Tag Archives: life lessons

Chores? Allowances? What works for you?

A few of us were talking this morning on Facebook about how to go about getting kids to do their chores. Laura put the question out there and Nikki and I both commented and I thought it would be a … Continue reading

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I Feel Safer Now

yyyuup…. this one speaks for itself….

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Racist?

The big question today, and probably this week, is “Should Harry Reid step down?” The simple answer to that question is a resounding and deafening, “YES!!!”  But it should be a resounding and deafening “Yes, but…” Harry Reid is a … Continue reading

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Long Distance

I received my phone bill for the month of November and about fell over!  I could not believe what my long distance part added up to!  It has NEVER been that!  EVER!  I thought, WTH did I do?  Who did I … Continue reading

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Church Attire

I want to start off by saying I hope you all had wonderful holidays!  It’s a great time of year that we get excited for and can’t wait for it to get here, but when it’s over we are oh … Continue reading

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Winning…..or not??

I was talking to my sister-in-law Nancy a few weeks ago and I was kind of making fun of a girlfriend of mine who entered all these dumb contests online. She really thinks she going to win a laptop or … Continue reading

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Go Elf Yourself!

Merry Christmas to all of our blogging buddies!  May your holiday be joyous and your new year bright and if they aren’t you can get a laugh from us here: http://elfyourself.jibjab.com/view/glFHtPNZtVsixGCBFfEp

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A Well-Trained Christmas

As soon as I get all cocky about how well I’ve trained Cruiser, I see something like this, and realize that I have a long way to go!

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Kids moving back home

This was on the news a few weeks ago and I’ve been thinking about it ever since. What to do when you 20 something moves back home. I personally don’t think this is anything new. I know more kids who … Continue reading

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No alcohol allowed

We just built a new stadium for our University of Minnesota Gophers. It’s called the TCF Bank Stadium. All very fine and good. But some “do gooders” have decided that it’s going to be an alcohol free zone. Okay, that’s … Continue reading

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Griswold Strikes Again

Good news is that I truly out did myself this year with my Christmas  decorations. The bad news is that I had to take him down after 2 days. I had more people come screaming up to my house than … Continue reading

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Try It, You’ll Like It!

“Oh, just try it, it’s not bad!  Go on, try it, you’ll like it!” How often did we hear those words growing up?!  I hated when I had to eat something new because my parents made me!  There were no … Continue reading

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Question of the Day

Do you put up Christmas lights/decorations outside?

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Thanksgiving Question of the Day

Happy Thanksgiving!!!  What are you thankful for?

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Tough Love

Most people nowadays think it improper to spank children, so I have tried other methods to control my kids when they have one of “those moments”. One that I have found very effective is for me to just take the … Continue reading

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An Invasion Of Privacy?

This was on our news on something called Inside The Box and I wanted to know what everyone thought about it. “A teacher in Northfield, MN is now changing a method he used to help motivate his students. After a test, … Continue reading

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It’s not the Cape

Recently, Glenn Beck has been lamenting an experience he had with his son, Raphe, who, I gather, is around five years old.  He had been discussing “heroes,” and  referring to regular men.  Raphe looked at him and said, “They’re not … Continue reading

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Mom’s getting schooled (SKL)

With my 2 daughters rounding age 3, they are now “preschoolers.”  This fall, they transitioned from a nanny’s care to a well-regarded preschool/daycare near my home.  I was pretty excited by many good things about the school – the academic … Continue reading

Posted in activities, advice, behavior, childhood, children, choices, differences, education, emotions, kids, learning, life lessons, memories, parent's, parenting, peer pressure, people, school, teachers, things, toddlers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Donate in Peace

Give, give, give.  Donate, donate, donate.  Volunteer, volunteer, volunteer.  More, more, more!  Seems like everybody wants more all the time.  Part of me can’t blame them because everyone needs more, but then part of me says everyone needs more so quityourbitching! … Continue reading

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The END!

What’s wrong with me? Do I have sucker written on my forehead? Is there some neon sign on my back I don’t now about? I’m telling you I have thee worst luck when it comes to meeting normal people. I … Continue reading

Posted in adulthood, behavior, best friends, character, choices, differences, disappointment, emotions, feelings, friends, friendships, getting along, growing up, life, life lessons, live and learn, people, relationships, things, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 21 Comments

COFFEE FILTERS from Don and Mary

Coffee filters ..who knew! And you can buy 1,000 at the  Dollar Tree for almost nothing. 1. Cover bowls or dishes when cooking in the microwave. Coffee filters make excellent covers. 2. Clean windows and mirrors. Coffee filters are lint-free so … Continue reading

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One Expensive Cup

For those of you who have been with us for a while, you may remember my coffee post awhile back.  I have never been a big coffee drinker even though my family (mom, dad, aunts, uncles and grandma) live on … Continue reading

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The Creeping Terror

A school in New Jersey has narrowly avoided disaster.  Unbeknownst to the administrators, terror lurked in the hallways, stalked the children as they went about their daily duties.  Slowly, quietly, it crept, moving from the playground in the morning, to … Continue reading

Posted in adults, children, choices, control, dangers, discipline, dumb, education, embarassing, kids, life lessons, overbearing, parenting, people, politics, responsibility, rules, safety, school, stupid people, teachers, violence | Tagged , , , , , , | 22 Comments

Prep Time

Everyone who loves trying to think of something new for supper please raise your hand!!  Yeah, that’s what I thought!  It’s hard trying to decide what to make for supper let alone coming up with something new that your family … Continue reading

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Question of the Day

Do you scrapbook?

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