Tag Archive 'family time'

An extra two in our zoo

My daughters are baby-sitting today. Of course, they’re watching the kids over here, where I’m available if they need something. As my regular readers and close family and friends know, I love kids.  However, having a 2-year-old and an 8-month old who is crawling added to the mix is enough to make even the most […]

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Driving limits

I’m not originally from the great rural state of South Dakota, though I’ve lived here for the past, gulp, 17 years. (Wow, has it been that long??) I spent my formative years in Boise, Idaho, and St. Louis, Missouri, so the whole agricultural/country living thing is still fairly alien to me in many ways. Perhaps […]

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My post from last February about homework in kindergarten has attracted such a large number of readers, I decided to revisit the subject. This year I have another kindergartner and the homework that started to trickle in at the beginning of the year has been gaining speed by the week. Last week, when I went […]

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Cookbook Giveaway: Baking Kids Love

I received a complimentary copy of this beautifully illustrated cookbook, Baking Kids Love for review. The bright colors alone make you want to page through it, the layout is adorable and fun, and the easy recipes are perfect for kids. Product description from Amazon: Ready, set, bake! Baking is fun, a great way to connect […]

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Confession: Tunes to Drive By

OK, I confess: I listen to the kids’ music even when they’re not in the car with me. Today I was headed to town by myself, blasting “High School Musical 2” and singing in that loud and obnoxious way you do when you’re alone. By the time Track 5 started though, it occurred to me […]

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Now that the blogathon is officially over, I’m having major blogathon letdown. It’s rather like post-Christmas letdown, I think. We had quite a productive Twitter party this morning, discussing the positives that we all got out of this year’s blogathon. If you’re interested, you can read all about it here on WordCount. So, now it’s […]

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I wrote the following for my local newspaper’s editorial column in 2005, but it’s one of my favorites, so I thought I’d go ahead and post it here (it’s on my website too). Wish I could still say I’m 30!     Ahhh . . . Remember the good old days? The days when families […]

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