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Purpose – An Important Thing to Learn

Purpose – An Important Thing to Learn

From the time I was in sixth grade until I graduated from college, I attended a Catholic school.  Through high school, we had dress codes so that all kids have a foundation of equality. Equality. It’s an important thing to learn. We h ...
Back to School with Bonus Box Tops

Back to School with Bonus Box Tops

It’s time for the kids to head back to school. As much as they love each other, they’re ready to not be in the same house with each other 24×7. And as much as I love them, I’m ready to have a quiet house for at least ...
Chinese Dinner in a Rush

Chinese Dinner in a Rush

Somewhere along the line, life with kids turned overly hectic. Dash here, rush there… Practices, meets, games,  play dates, activities…. We could restrict them to less but right now, we’re letting them make some choices an ...
Things are definitely flaming here…

Things are definitely flaming here…

Here’s the problem with my reviewing Duraflame Stax: I am married to a Canadian, former Army officer, who is capable of growing a very full beard. You KNOW what that means. The second he spotted the Duraflame Stax by the fireplace, he ...
Winners – Various Giveaways!

Winners – Various Giveaways!

Is anyone besides me wondering where days and nights go when the kids are out of school? I used to surf and blog during the day while the kids were at school then really focus on my blog when the kids went to bed. Well… things are a b ...
Bonding with Rice

Bonding with Rice

There are some things about past jobs that have really stuck with me.  In some cases, it has been a co-worker who has intentionally tried to make things difficult for me.  Other times, it has been a challenging project that has pushed me to ...
Positively SHREKtacular

Positively SHREKtacular

Most adults are familiar with the concept of word-of-mouth marketing… You, know… Have a good experience with a product/restaurant and you’ll tell one person. Have a bad experience and you’ll tell 10.  In 2003, I star ...
Who Inspires You?

Who Inspires You?

Although my husband was considered an army brat, I had only moved once in my childhood  then again into an apartment after college. There was never a time when I was far from home and family – I went to college just blocks from the hi ...
Toothpaste on the Mirror

Toothpaste on the Mirror

It’s a rite of passage… toothpaste on the mirror.  Not a gob or even fingerprints.  I’m talking full-on toothpaste graffiti.  Across the mirror. And now my kids are among the adults and children initiated into this select ...
Dragon Trainer at your Service

Dragon Trainer at your Service

When we lived in Los Angeles, I had the opportunity to participate in advanced screenings of movies.  I always loved it and it’s one thing that I miss about living here in Iowa.  It was a time before we had kids and we frequently saw ...