Yearly Archives: 2009

How NOT to Freeze in Iowa

How NOT to Freeze in Iowa

Have you been watching the weather reports lately? A blizzard just whipped through Iowa and closed us down. The snow plows weren’t even out. Neither were the tow trucks. As DH so politely puts it… “Where’s this globa ...
Get your Just Desserts the Easy Way

Get your Just Desserts the Easy Way

I’m the mom to six kiddos. It’s a diverse collection of children I have, ranging in age from 4 to 20. Three girls. Three boys. ALL very opinionated. The one thing we all have in common, without a doubt, is food. We love it. It&# ...
Christmas is only ONE Day

Christmas is only ONE Day

What is it about Christmas? It’s a holiday that I’m torn between loving and hating. Of course, I enjoy surprising someone with the perfect gift – or even giving something to a person who didn’t expect anything. Seein ...
Kids are so Perceptive

Kids are so Perceptive

I’m not sure I’ll ever figure it out. Kids, I mean, and their contradicting abilities. They’re able to memorize lyrics to songs and the best way to go through a particular video game to maximize points. Yet you ask them if ...
Positive Peer Pressure Rocks, err, Cheers

Positive Peer Pressure Rocks, err, Cheers

My brothers were wrestlers from the time I was in grade school until college. I attended so many meets and tournaments that I pretty much knew everything from scoring to every wrestling cheer in the region. Naturally, when I hit high school ...
Yes, I Compared the Baby to a Dog

Yes, I Compared the Baby to a Dog

If you’ve read my blog before, you have some idea that Miss M is a tech-geek while Miss K is a girly-girl. Miss M could get lost for hours and hours in a video game if we let her. Miss K, on the other hand, would play dolls, dress-up ...
Winner – Movie Tickets (plus teasers!)

Winner – Movie Tickets (plus teasers!)

Before I announce the winner of the General Mills promotion, I want to take a minute to give everyone a heads-up on what’s in the pipeline. With Christmas shopping upon us, I will be posting a lot of reviews for a variety of products. ...
Toy a Day Advent Calendars

Toy a Day Advent Calendars

When DH was growing up, he carried the title of “Army Brat”. While his parents weren’t in the Army, they were civilian military which often meant being stationed somewhere new every few years.Whether or not he was a brat w ...
Life on a Pollen-Free Farm

Life on a Pollen-Free Farm

I admit it, I love where I live. A farm is a wonderful place. It’s mostly quiet (unless you count the cows talking to each other) and it’s out in the fresh air with beautiful stars to look at every night. Climbing apple trees, playing with ...
My Memory vs Their Memories

My Memory vs Their Memories

When I was very young, I recall a trip to the St. Louis Zoo. My high-school aged uncle was living with us at the time and was along with us during the zoo excursion. While we were there, a frisky llama decided to snatch my uncle’s cig ...