Monthly Archives: May 2011

Cue the Music… “SuperDad!”

Cue the Music… “SuperDad!”

Miss M and Miss K expressed an interest in Pokemon and wanted to spend some of the money they received from our recent yard sale to purchase a starter deck to begin playing. At the store the other day, they each picked out a Pokemon deck to ...
Donuts for a Good Cause. Perfect.

Donuts for a Good Cause. Perfect.

When I was a kid, on special Sundays we would leave church and rush to the bakery behind the corner bar to pick up donuts.  If we dawdled too long, the best ones were always gone.  In some cases, all of them were gone. We didn’t get t ...
Arming Our Kids for Success

Arming Our Kids for Success

On more than one occasion by more than one parent – total strangers included – I’ve been told that I have the best…well-behaved…kids they have ever seen. Why, thank you!  We work hard at it. From as young as we ...

The Philathropic Power of the Pushpin

A few weeks ago, my daughters were invited to the zoo to celebrate a classmate’s birthday.  In lieu of birthday gifts, they asked that the children bring standard grocery items as a gift to the zoo.  I had never realized that zoos uti ...
The Point of the Check-in? MurphyUSA knows.

The Point of the Check-in? MurphyUSA knows.

As location-based apps started rolling out and making their way, I constantly asked myself a few questions… What’s the point? Why would I want people to know where I am? Why would people care? Then I started working on projects ...
Getting Cozy in the Backyard With Kmart

Getting Cozy in the Backyard With Kmart

Each year, we undertake some kind of project around our house. Whether it be painting and updating a bedroom or something more major like a kitchen remodel. A few years ago, we decided to give some love to our much-neglected back yard. The ...
Generic Does NOT Mean Worse

Generic Does NOT Mean Worse

When I was pregnant with Miss M, I was naturally nervous.  She would be my first child and I wanted to do everything right.  I read books, talked to people and surfed communities (like iVillage) online for information.  I took the opportuni ...
Community is Key to Right Choices

Community is Key to Right Choices

I’m not quite sure why but things have sure seemed hectic lately. I started off the year on the right track. Exercising both at the gym and at home. Trying healthier dinner options Refocusing when I went out to eat. Unlike some people ...
Winner – ProFlowers Gift Code

Winner – ProFlowers Gift Code

Thank you to everyone who entered the ProFlowers Giveaway.  In case you missed it, there’s also a $50 Shari’s Berries giveaway running which ends soon.  I’ve tried a few of their products and they’re delicious! Congr ...