Yearly Archives: 2011

Skipping School is the ONLY Option

If you’re anything like me, talking about difficult things with a pen and paper has always been easier than saying it out loud.  Whether I’m upset with someone that has hurt or offended me in some way, or I’m unhappy about ...
Everything Is All Clear Now

Everything Is All Clear Now

Recently, I told you about my young friend, Marcy and how she would drive without her glasses. Yes, young and irresponsible. And reckless.  Don’t worry, I’ve nagged her about it plenty – and I encourage others to do so als ...
No Dessert? Hogwash!

No Dessert? Hogwash!

As we sat in a restaurant this past weekend with friends, DH pointed out a sign that he had never seen before. “Stressed spelled backwards is dessert.”  I’ve heard it before but it always rings true. Whenever I’m str ...
Vitamins… Never too Young to Start

Vitamins… Never too Young to Start

Wisdom is a wonderful thing… I’m just a little sad that it took me until I surpassed 40 before it started to kick in about some things. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying I’m not smart. Actually, I’m a ve ...
Rolling in Fun

Rolling in Fun

A while back, I watched an episode of Undercover Boss which isn’t one of my typical must-watch shows.  The reason I was interested this time around was because it focused on Lucky Strike, a chain of bowling facilities.  Having attende ...
Dancing the Summer Away

Dancing the Summer Away

As we wrapped up the summer, we made one last trip to Chicago for some family quality time.  On the way back, we stopped by the outlet mall to see if there was anything that we couldn’t live without. As luck would have it, the state o ...
Driving Blind

Driving Blind

Teenagers are a lot of things… ambitious, creative, energetic, optimistic… Unfortunately, they are also opinionated, sassy and reckless.  Yes, reckless.  They have the notion that they are indestructible.  It’s nothing new ...
Shop, Clip and Share for Your School

Shop, Clip and Share for Your School

When I was growing up, I remember the battle we had between who got to tear off the top to the cereal box and at what point. At the time, by turning in the entire top to the cereal box, we helped our school get things like playground or gym ...
The Wax is Off, Now Time to Wax On

The Wax is Off, Now Time to Wax On

Like 148% of the households out there, I am the primary car caretaker in the family. Whether it is changing oil, topping of fluids or applying a thick coat of wax, I am the only one who practices “A stitch in time saves nine”. Twice a year ...
Hunting for Dance Central at Sears

Hunting for Dance Central at Sears

I’ll be the first to admit that we’re a bit of a geek-filled family. We love seeing how the everyday things in our lives change over time and we’re often first-on-the-block to try out new technology. Take, for instance, ou ...