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Tears Of Pride and Joy
College Move in Day: Goodbye with tears of pride and joy Well I did it! I dropped off my oldest child at school in another state.make that two states away and I am doing pretty good and going on al...
9/26/12 at 9:53 PM I Declare War on Socks 7/13/11 at 10:20 AM
A Neighborhood Boy with No Parents Around
Last night I was walking home when a faint voice got my attention. I looked toward the houses on my left and saw a boy looking at me sitting on the steps of a house. "What's that?" I asked back. "Yo...
9/4/12 at 9:53 AM
When I Am A Parent...
I'm not expecting a child anytime in the near future, but my colleague and his wife are. I suggested he write a list of things of things he will or will not do when he is a parent, but then I thought:...
6/19/12 at 2:34 PM
Doing the twist
The twists and turns of life can be painful and mysterious, especially when we dont see them coming. I didnt see a major twist coming, and either did a 47-year-old pastor who went from being an ultra-...
6/14/12 at 6:50 PM Doing the twist 6/14/12 at 6:44 PM
The Love Letter 2/1/12 at 10:29 AM
minorities in our schools and the bigger picture
I grew up in West Central Minnesota and then lived in the Twin Cities for many years. My family (my husband and three children) and I moved back to this rural west central communityabout two and half ...
6/5/12 at 2:37 PM
You may be wondering where the hell I've been. Almost nine months ago, I stopped blogging. I was simply burned out and could not bring myself to make another post, so I just let this blog sit. Every ...
6/1/12 at 12:03 AM
What It's Really Like to be a Mom
Before I had kids I remember hearing the phrase, Youll never really understand what its like to be a mom until you are one. I have to admit to thinking that geez, I have a pretty good imagination an...
5/9/12 at 10:38 AM Spring Clean to Help Others Succeed 3/12/12 at 11:04 AM
Tomorrow's Child 3/9/12 at 10:30 AM
Dreams for My Son
The sun was hot in the cloudless sky the first time Kurt and I volunteered at Community Homestead, a non-profit rural community living and working with people with special needs. We followed Nadine, t...
3/22/12 at 8:04 PM
Grease cast polishes music
The Grease cast rehearses with the pit orchestra. Tickets are on sale now at 446-2010. Click pictures for larger view. ...
11/19/11 at 8:04 AM South High Presents "Grease" 10/30/11 at 9:24 PM
Help! My son is a devil?
I'm writing on behalf of myself today... my son, who is delightful in so many ways, likes to hit. He hits me after I scold him for ordinary things like knocking over expensive flower vases or nearing ...
9/20/11 at 11:03 PM Jamestown to hold baby sign language class 9/14/11 at 12:55 PM
Would you give your child a breast-feeding baby doll? 7/29/11 at 3:26 PM
There's more to Gooseberry than the performances. Each year Gooseberry Park Player cast members can apply to be part of the Gooseberry Advisory Council Kids (GACK). GACK does promotional events, com...
7/18/11 at 9:39 PM Dress rehearsal photos 7/15/11 at 6:03 PM
Gooseberry presents Cinderella x4 7/12/11 at 4:10 PM
I Could Parent Without It...But I Just Don't Want To.
As parents in the current age, weve all heard and probably have said: We didnt have stuff like that when were young and we came through just fine. Yes, we did, but how much more fun is life now with t...
6/8/11 at 10:07 AM Keep your eyes open and your windows shut! 4/6/11 at 1:05 PM
Concussion Management 3/31/11 at 3:36 PM
We won't be summer shut-ins
One year olds can be a tough crowd. Theyre discovering independence and yet dont have the words to express what they want and when they want it. On top of that, they have small attention spans. So wi...
5/17/11 at 7:37 PM Karma is a you-know-what 1/10/11 at 10:06 PM
Minivan Invasion 1/4/11 at 10:29 PM
Tiger Mothers and Productivity
In light of all the uproar about Amy Chua's book "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, what impact do you think parenting has on how productive we are as a society? Does the extremely strict parenting out...
1/26/11 at 10:31 AM
Insane stuff my kids say - Post #5
My twin 6-year-old daughters sometimes like to introduce what they're about to say with some sort of opening phrase. They might say something like, "Dad, this is great news ... I lost a tooth today!...
10/5/10 at 3:50 PM Insane stuff my kids say - Post #1 9/23/10 at 8:54 AM
My twin daughters turn 6 today; reminds me of Talia's Christmas present video 6/17/10 at 7:22 AM