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So Easy You Can Do It Twice

So Easy You Can Do It Twice

I don’t proclaim to be the best cook in the world, but I don’t believe I’m the worst, either. I can make some really wonderful meals if I plan for it. Cooking is something I enjoy and if I thought I had a good knack for it ...
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 ...
Great Reasons to Spend Time with Family

Great Reasons to Spend Time with Family

Everybody has heard the phrase “Stop and smell the roses.” Do you? Seriously stop and smell the roses? If you’re a parent, you’ve probably had people tell you “Enjoy them (your kids) while you can because they ...
That’s Their Budget So Make Them Spend It

That’s Their Budget So Make Them Spend It

I’m an accountant by trade so when people talk about budgets, I tend to listen. I find myself often repeating “A budget is just a spending guideline. Just because you budget that much money doesn’t mean you need to spend t ...
Good Causes Abound – Help Fight Cancer

Good Causes Abound – Help Fight Cancer

I can’t tell you how many times I said to my mom “I’m always the last to find out.”  She would reply “Well, if you would move closer to home then you might hear it sooner.”  She wasn’t bashful of sh ...
Rebuilding for the Youth of the Community

Rebuilding for the Youth of the Community

Some of you may recall my “black eye” post in January about being introduced to baseball at a young age.  I was fortunate to have parents and neighbors who took an active interest in the youth of the community.  The lessons I le ...
It Has Green Written All Over It

It Has Green Written All Over It

My husband and I are generally pretty frugal.  We emotionally and financially calculate whether we really want or need something before taking the plunge to buy it.  It’s been a common practice of ours for many years and has worked we ...
If Your Teen Is NOT Camera Shy…

If Your Teen Is NOT Camera Shy…

Growing up in the 70’s and 80’s, I can probably count on one hand how many times I was videotaped doing anything.  When we got our first video camera when I was in junior high or so, I remember avoiding it like the plague.& ...
Your Inner Beauty. Literally.

Your Inner Beauty. Literally.

For the past few years, I’ve been exercising at the gym to try to physically get back into shape.  I’ll be 40 next year and I’m not getting any younger.  In addition to my physical appearance, I’m starting to refocus ...
Good Memories of a Black Eye

Good Memories of a Black Eye

In the course of my life, I can vividly recall two incidents where I got a black eye.  One was earned when I was walking on top of ladder-style monkey bars and lost my footings… a few days before my First Communion.The other was from ...