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A Whine Tour through France

A Whine Tour through France

I read a *lot*, averaging more than one book a week, and close to half of what I read is non-fiction mostly spread across history, biography, autobiography, and memoirs. I actually prefer autobiographies and memoirs because it tends to brin ...
No Appliance Rebate? What Can You Do?

No Appliance Rebate? What Can You Do?

March 1st at 8:00 am. All I wanted was a small piece of the appliance rebate program to apply toward a new dishwasher. $200 was the allowable amount for a dishwasher. Is that so hard to ask for when the state of Iowa has (or should I say HA ...
Stickers are Good…

Stickers are Good…

I became a mother of four overnight, via the foster care system. So my acquisition of Mom skills and techniques was a madly fast combination of trial-error, parent-modeling of my 26-year-old nanny, and dashing off desperate questions to fri ...
STILL Not Just For Babies

STILL Not Just For Babies

Do you have a trivial memory from your childhood that sticks? Sometimes I wonder why silly things are so ingrained in my brain – memories of everyday stuff that really didn’t have much importance. Whenever I comb my daughters ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
Only Thing Better than a Good Movie

Only Thing Better than a Good Movie

Ever since the kids got old enough to sit through full-length motion pictures, we’ve been in heaven. If it’s a G-rated movie, chances are that we’ve been to see it… except for the occasional one that gets put on time ...