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One of my fondest memories is the day I came home from work on my birthday, several years ago, to find my loving father in my front yard planting a Sugar Maple tree. He told me he wanted to surprise m...
4/15/14 at 11:43 AM The Gentle Giant 4/14/14 at 8:57 AM
Be Still and Listen 4/7/14 at 4:49 PM
Stopped in my tracks
"You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you." - John Bunyan Out on a short run, I heard my phone make a ping sound, letting me know I had just received...
4/12/14 at 2:36 PM Around the corner 3/1/14 at 8:52 AM
Great anticipation 2/16/14 at 1:15 PM
Freedom Friday: Landmark settlement for employment of people with disabilities
(Information from Dan Barry, The New York Times) The Justice Department announced today that it has entered into the nations first statewide settlement agreement vindicating the civil rights of indiv...
4/11/14 at 8:08 AM What's Wrong Wednesday: Chili cancels National Autism Association fundraiser 4/9/14 at 2:31 AM
Motivational Monday: Reaching for the stars 4/7/14 at 8:56 AM
For St. Patty’s Day, an Irish Pasty Recipe
I like to make different foods to keep the dinner table interesting for my family. This is a great meat and potato recipe and in time for a St. Patricks Day celebration! You could serve this up with b...
3/11/14 at 3:45 PM Not Another Super Bowl Appetizer! 1/28/14 at 5:21 PM
Chicken Pizzaiola 1/6/14 at 7:35 PM
Why We Orthodox Won't Take up the Suggestion of Adam's Joint Forgiveness Vespers Idea
In the last post, Adam DeVille suggested that Orthodox and Roman Catholics serve Forgiveness Vespers together. Would that we would! It is a suggestion that makes sense on so many levels. So, why won't...
3/1/14 at 12:34 AM Can Reason Really Discern Complex Realities? 10/11/12 at 11:31 AM
meaningful mondays: my weekly date with God
Sunday night, I had a date with my husband on what has been declared by the Worldwide Marriage Encounter movement as World Marriage Day. We made good use of an Applebee's gift certificate and enjoyed ...
2/10/14 at 1:04 AM faith fridays: trusting God with the details 8/10/12 at 12:07 AM
mama mondays: first plane ride 8/6/12 at 12:03 AM
Superbowl Kids' Snack: Gio's Easy Faux Escargots
Click on the play button to watch Gio's video. If the video box doesn't appear on your screen, you may need to refresh your browser for the page to reload. Enjoy! Our son, Giovanni, had to present a...
1/31/14 at 7:46 PM Cooking with Kids: Gio's Meatballs 10/23/13 at 6:17 PM
Federal Education Laws and Local Schools
There are eight Federal Education Laws that have not been renewed for several years, yet the laws have influence on local decisions about delivering quality education for our students. By Superintende...
1/31/14 at 9:00 AM Myths and truths about special education 2/7/13 at 5:02 PM
Educators "Go Wild with Health" 6/11/12 at 11:50 AM
After a fun filled weekend with the kids, I was in the mood for something simple for dinner last night. Those delicious tubes of biscuits were on sale at the grocery store and I knew exactly what I wa...
1/20/14 at 10:26 AM
Environmentalism Grows Up
Today's environmentalists are using a more cooperative approach to see a cleaner planet. Maybe you saw the video of a teacher blowing up her students who dont volunteer to participate in carbon reduc...
11/26/13 at 4:38 PM
From ghosts and goblins to elves and reindeer
I saw something shocking while I was watching TV Sunday. Not the Vikings loss to the Green Bay Packers that was hardly surprising to anyone considering how the Minnesota team has played so far this ye...
10/28/13 at 3:07 PM Super-Duper Snacking 1/23/13 at 8:41 PM
Squashing any difficulties 11/9/12 at 2:20 PM
MONDAY MIX: Lip synching contest
You get to see Stephen Merchant twerk. You get to see Joseph Gordon-Levitt slide around on stage, and Jimmy Fallon "sing" "Tiny Dancer." Hope you enjoy and happy Monday. Click here for other Monday m...
9/30/13 at 12:35 PM MONDAY MIX: Let's play 7/29/13 at 2:47 PM
Read With Me
Summer is fading, but also warming up again here on the northern plains. My reading life is reflecting the urgency of shorter days coming and dark so early coming and long winter days promised by the...
8/20/13 at 12:31 AM Read With Me 7/16/13 at 4:56 AM
What to do when the news is sad
Expert advice on how to deal with upsetting events from Time For Kids and MCT. If you read TIME For Kids, then you must be interested in the news. Thats a good thing. It means you care about what is ...
8/9/13 at 10:11 AM Resources to assist parents in talking with their children about the recent school shooting 12/17/12 at 3:43 PM
How Can I Get Rid Of This?
I get the call to help from a client. I enter their home and I start to assess the situation. Weroll up our sleeves and get to work. But then we have to stop. The reason we have to stop iswe...
7/26/13 at 10:19 AM Penne a La Vodka Casserole 3/4/11 at 10:23 AM
Beef Satay with Peanut Sauce 2/1/11 at 12:06 PM