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Is 16 too young to drive?

A few days ago there was a terrible crash on my street, just yards from my house.  The local CBS affiliate covered the story.   They called it the “Flag Challenge Crash” named… Continue reading

Mom versus the Mosquitos!

Have you ever had mosquitos in your house? I am not one to complain, but it’s horrible. I can’t even relax in my own bed without hearing that buzzing sound in my ear.… Continue reading

How hard is it to cut Gluten from the diet?

Now that I am officially signed up to run my first marathon I thought it would be a good time to be a little more selective about what I put in my mouth.… Continue reading

Your ultimate birthday!

Here we go again. Another year, another birthday.   I think this is the first year I haven’t been really excited about my birthday. And I can say for certain, it’s the first… Continue reading

To run a marathon or not! That is the question.

My dear friend, Julie, hit me up with a request I was not expecting.  She wants me to run the Twin Cities Marathon with her coming up in October.  Julie is an experienced… Continue reading

Competitive vs. Cumbayah Philosophies in Youth Sports

What would youth sports be without controversy??  And I am not talking about questionable calls that are forgotten soon after a game is over.  I am talking about coaching philosophies. And right now… Continue reading

Behaving Badly in a World of Viral Video

I had an interesting experience last week at the Costco gas pump near my house.  Costco crews were doing some digging with heavy machinery.  Dust was flying, maybe some little pebbles too.  They… Continue reading

Kids and Facebook! What they don’t know will hurt them.

The internet is a powerful machine.   It’s almost like a car, that requires training and a license before you are allowed to drive. Okay, maybe that’s a little extreme, but I worry… Continue reading

Good Job! Are we praising our kids too much?

I realize it has been a while since I have written.  I am not sure if that’s good or bad.   My kids might say “good job, mom! stepping away from your computer and… Continue reading

If parents graded their children’s teachers

We are coming up on spring school conferences for our kids.  The idea behind the conference is to find out how your child is progressing in school.  Usually the teacher pulls out examples… Continue reading