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Should schools be run more like businesses?
Perhaps you have heard it said that schools should be run more like businesses--that public schools are soft, undisciplined, ineffective and would do well to refocus their attention on the bottom line...
2/24/13 at 9:24 PM How to use your fear of loss for fun and profit 2/14/13 at 1:06 PM
5 ways to trick your brain into finishing what you start 1/31/13 at 9:51 AM
Make a heart connection at the North Dakota Heart Gallery
By Michelle Kommer For most of us, it's hard to imagine what it would be like to grow up without parents to go to bed without a goodnight kiss from mom or dad to not know if your parents will be th...
2/21/13 at 10:44 AM Hoax message on Medicare rate hike 10/9/12 at 1:22 PM
Helping kids move to better health 10/4/12 at 1:14 PM
Proctor Historical Society
It looks like according to the Duluth Budgeteer News that the Proctor Historical Society is looking for financial donations for their railroadmuseum They are matching dollar per dollar from another do...
2/16/13 at 7:33 AM Your DNA Could Be Good or Bad 10/23/12 at 2:13 PM
Contemplation by Peggy Anderson 2/24/12 at 8:50 AM
"My monster ate my Valentines"
One of my 8-year-old, twin daughters made this super-cool Valentine box to take to school. I thought you all might enjoy seeing it. (Click an image below for a fuller view). It's a Valentine-eating mo...
2/14/13 at 10:57 AM I love my strange children! 7/23/12 at 6:30 PM
I Auto-Tuned my 3-year-old singing "Jesus Loves Me" 1/19/12 at 12:57 PM
A Special Saturday
It was an unusual but wonderful day yesterday. There were the normal things like my longest run of the week which turned out to be over nine miles, but it was also different because the weather was n...
2/10/13 at 9:33 PM It Was Just a Tractor 1/13/13 at 7:13 PM
Itasca State Park, 2012 8/20/12 at 9:08 PM
Honesty -- It's Still a Lonely Word
Note: This post is simultaneously published at This Woman Writes, the new name and new location of Middle Aged Plague. Transition -- it's never easy. I just finished reading one of those inspirationa...
1/24/13 at 6:31 PM If Pumpkins Were Money, I'd Be Rich 1/17/13 at 6:21 PM
Life's -- and Death's -- Lessons 1/10/13 at 3:06 PM
Service can lead to meaningful connections. True service comes from a desire to help others, rather than from an expectation of rewards or recognition. Youth may choose to serve family, friends, membe...
1/22/13 at 11:00 AM The Influence of Family Political Discussions on Youth 12/11/12 at 10:49 AM
Thanks Family Fun Day Volunteers! 7/30/12 at 9:20 AM
Keep Your Sanity this Winter…Add a Mudroom!
If you are unfamiliar with the term mudroom, it is a room in your home that acts as a portal between the outdoors and indoors. More commonly seen in country homes, theyre becoming more popular in ci...
1/21/13 at 11:14 AM
Pretty Little Liars marathon event
If you've been following my blog for awhile, you may know that I'm obsessed with Pretty Little Liars. I love this suspenseful, drama-filled show about love, deceit, friendship, betrayal and secrets. ...
1/8/13 at 2:46 PM Christmas No. 3: White elephants 12/29/12 at 10:38 AM
Day 6: Keeping it comfy 11/19/12 at 12:05 AM
New Year, Old Habits
Hello and Happy New Year! I hope that you and yours had a wonderful holiday. I myself enjoyed a very busy lead-in to mine, as evidenced by my infrequent posts here of late, but now that I've solidly ...
1/6/13 at 1:51 PM Surviving Power Struggles 11/28/12 at 10:36 AM
Music for Academic Enrichment 9/18/12 at 10:38 AM
Why you shouldn't take the day off.
This is cleaner than normal. Its owner is off today. ...
1/3/13 at 11:00 AM Gift wrapping station or desk? 1/2/13 at 5:44 PM
"Yes, there is a desk under there." 1/2/13 at 12:36 PM
Somehow this post got missed. It is a bit late but one I really enjoyed putting together. Happy New Year! This year I have much to be thankful for. ...
1/3/13 at 8:00 AM What are your Christmas Traditions? 11/30/12 at 1:43 PM
Looking for the area's messiest desk!
Packrats everywhere claim that "a clean desk is the sign of a sick mind." If that's true we are about to introduce you to some very healthy people. The Messy Desk is a celebration of the messiest des...
1/2/13 at 5:10 PM Tickled Pink about Livin Up! 12/6/12 at 12:00 PM
We want your Christmas memories and traditions! 12/5/12 at 5:06 PM
Feeling like you're ona "holiday hangover"? I personally have a hard time letting go of the holiday season, and keep the decorations up for as long as I can. I didn't get my Christmas goodies pos...
12/30/12 at 12:02 PM
Blood Orange Showcase: Sicilian Christmas Salad
The following is the unedited copy of our column from the December 26, 2012 edition of The Forum. Our column appears every Wednesday in the SheSays section. We celebrate Christmas Eve with my famil...
12/27/12 at 3:44 PM The Very Versatile Norwegian Gravlax 12/20/12 at 3:40 PM
Al Secolo! Prosecco & Blackened Sirloin 12/6/12 at 3:06 PM