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A Real Treat
This past week was substantial for many reasons. I landed in NYC Tuesday to prepare for the very first annual Family Dinner Conference on the campus of NYU presented by Time at the Table. We w...
4/21/13 at 1:56 PM New Chapter? This is a New Book! 1/14/13 at 7:00 PM
Time to Celebrate 11/2/12 at 9:13 AM
More than a house...
A house, no matter how large or majestic, is really just a shell. It is what you put into it that makes a home. And it is what you take out of it that makes it hard to ever see it again as just a hous...
4/11/13 at 10:32 PM Pass the Miracle Grow. 2/9/13 at 10:28 PM
You call it chaos... 1/12/13 at 6:01 PM
Here’s Peter Cottontail
Easter is behind us, but the fun-loving memories are ever upfront. My grandchildren, Ethan, 8, and Elyn, 10, had a great time helping me make and decorate this bunny cake which, along with ice crea...
4/5/13 at 3:14 PM The fish will be fryin’ on Friday night 2/28/13 at 3:37 PM
Nikki captures her grandpa's essence 11/29/12 at 5:25 PM
The Skinny on Bountiful Baskets
Oilfield life often comes with living in small towns with inflated prices on groceries. Selections are scarce, prices are high, lines are long, and trying to find good-for-you foods is just plain inc...
4/3/13 at 9:37 AM So You're Moving to BoomTown, USA... Now What? 3/4/13 at 1:42 PM
Happy Easter Coloring Page
Happy Easter! Here's an Easter Coloring page for you to download and print by clicking here. ...
3/30/13 at 3:22 PM Don't miss the Art Wise Elementary Art Show! 3/18/13 at 9:43 AM
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus 12/23/12 at 11:10 PM
Technology, Bonding, and Vacations
I heard a statistic the other day that got me thinking about the influence of Facebook, Twitter, and the overwhelming constant newsfeed that bombards our everyday life with many times negative opinion...
3/27/13 at 9:48 AM Shopping and Vacations 12/18/12 at 10:27 AM
It's been one of those days... I need a vacation! 8/31/12 at 4:41 PM
Do's and Don'ts for Youth Sports Parents
Encouraging your kids to play sports is a great way to get kids involved, stay active, let them meet new friends, stay out of trouble and have fun! Furthermore, some parents take the fun right out o...
3/3/13 at 8:38 AM 20 Ways to Light Up Your Community with Kindness! 12/26/12 at 2:35 AM
Traveling with Toddlers 11/26/12 at 11:36 AM
Should schools be run more like businesses?
Perhaps you have heard it said that schools should be run more like businesses--that public schools are soft, undisciplined, ineffective and would do well to refocus their attention on the bottom line...
2/24/13 at 9:24 PM How to use your fear of loss for fun and profit 2/14/13 at 1:06 PM
5 ways to trick your brain into finishing what you start 1/31/13 at 9:51 AM
Make a heart connection at the North Dakota Heart Gallery
By Michelle Kommer For most of us, it's hard to imagine what it would be like to grow up without parents to go to bed without a goodnight kiss from mom or dad to not know if your parents will be th...
2/21/13 at 10:44 AM Hoax message on Medicare rate hike 10/9/12 at 1:22 PM
Helping kids move to better health 10/4/12 at 1:14 PM
A Special Saturday
It was an unusual but wonderful day yesterday. There were the normal things like my longest run of the week which turned out to be over nine miles, but it was also different because the weather was n...
2/10/13 at 9:33 PM It Was Just a Tractor 1/13/13 at 7:13 PM
Itasca State Park, 2012 8/20/12 at 9:08 PM
Honesty -- It's Still a Lonely Word
Note: This post is simultaneously published at This Woman Writes, the new name and new location of Middle Aged Plague. Transition -- it's never easy. I just finished reading one of those inspirationa...
1/24/13 at 6:31 PM If Pumpkins Were Money, I'd Be Rich 1/17/13 at 6:21 PM
Life's -- and Death's -- Lessons 1/10/13 at 3:06 PM
Service can lead to meaningful connections. True service comes from a desire to help others, rather than from an expectation of rewards or recognition. Youth may choose to serve family, friends, membe...
1/22/13 at 11:00 AM The Influence of Family Political Discussions on Youth 12/11/12 at 10:49 AM
Thanks Family Fun Day Volunteers! 7/30/12 at 9:20 AM
Keep Your Sanity this Winter…Add a Mudroom!
If you are unfamiliar with the term mudroom, it is a room in your home that acts as a portal between the outdoors and indoors. More commonly seen in country homes, theyre becoming more popular in ci...
1/21/13 at 11:14 AM
Pretty Little Liars marathon event
If you've been following my blog for awhile, you may know that I'm obsessed with Pretty Little Liars. I love this suspenseful, drama-filled show about love, deceit, friendship, betrayal and secrets. ...
1/8/13 at 2:46 PM Christmas No. 3: White elephants 12/29/12 at 10:38 AM
Day 6: Keeping it comfy 11/19/12 at 12:05 AM
New Year, Old Habits
Hello and Happy New Year! I hope that you and yours had a wonderful holiday. I myself enjoyed a very busy lead-in to mine, as evidenced by my infrequent posts here of late, but now that I've solidly ...
1/6/13 at 1:51 PM Surviving Power Struggles 11/28/12 at 10:36 AM
Music for Academic Enrichment 9/18/12 at 10:38 AM