THE NEW FORTY Pity the Childless Couple...
Years ago I caught in Ann Lander's column a piece called Pity the Childless Couple. The original piece was penned by Rosalyn South in 1957 for a magazine called The American Mercury (thank you Barbara... Posted on 6/16/13 at 11:09 PM
SLOWINGTHERACINGMIND Expectations and Influence
by Tim Mueller
My moms great expectation for my brothers and me was that we would all become Catholic priests. To her, that was the highest calling for her boys and pressure was applied early in our l... Posted on 5/31/13 at 6:15 AM
MODERN-DAY JANE Back-to-Summer
Today was our last day of homeschool. FINALLY. I am not the only mom thinking that (Jen Hatmaker speaks for those who send their kids off to school) and I'm not even the only HOMESCHOOL mom thinking, ... Posted on 5/30/13 at 7:23 PM
REAL OILFIELD WIVES I Miss Daddy!
When Hubby started in the oilfield last year, our daughter wasn't really phased by his absence. I'm not sure if she just didn't notice it or if she was just used to Daddy being gone whenever the Arm... Posted on 4/19/13 at 12:29 PM
Teens think parents exist just to embarrass them
NEW YORK - Mom is not cool in her jeggings and Uggs. Dad’s a dork who drives a wreck. Together they’re unbearable, singing along in the supermarket to “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”
Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press
, February 01, 2011
Blake Lane, a dimple-cheeked, well-spoken ball of energy, wanted the reporter in his Fargo home to take a stab at guessing his age.
“Mom, did you have to give it away?” the chatty 10-year-old said when he discovered Sharon Lane had already told his secret.
If you didn’t know the situation, the word “mom” might have given you pause.
When Children’s Dental Services identified Clay County as one of the two least-served counties in the state in terms of available dental care for children of low-income families, the Moorhead School Board readily agreed to a service that could change that.
It’s a darn good thing that my oldest son and I have football to talk about or entire weeks might slip by with nothing more than unintelligible grunts and shoulder shrugs serving as our means of communication.
Since September, an average-size cardboard box has become part of my kitchen décor.
And every Sunday, I scour The Forum’s advertising inserts, looking for sales on kid-friendly food – macaroni and cheese, juice boxes, soup, individual-size containers of cereal, etc.
NEW YORK – “The Smurfs’ Village,” a game for the iPhone and other Apple gadgets, was released a month ago and quickly became the highest-grossing application in the iTunes store. Yet it’s free to download.
So where does the money come from?
Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer
, December 13, 2010
Parents across country debate merits of new doll’s technology If Barbie’s disproportionately thin waistline and professed view that “math is hard” caused parents to worry about her influence in the past, then a warning from the FBI regarding her latest antics certainly didn’t help her case.
Vikki Ortiz Healy and Bonnie Miller Rubin, McClatchy Newspapers
, December 12, 2010
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