• Safety First!

    *First published on October 26, 2006 at 

    Several months ago I wrote an article about mandatory bicycle helmet laws and kids wearing helmets during other activities to keep their noggin’s protected. Well, here we go again! Thank goodness somebody is looking out for our children.

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  • Are You Going To Eat Those Frog Legs?

    *First published on May 31, 2007 at   

     Having always been somewhat of a picky eater, my time spent in the kitchen whipping up fabulous meals were few and far between. When I think back on the years I spent growing up at home, the only vivid memory of me in the kitchen with my Mom helping her cook is on Sunday mornings making cinnamon rolls. Pillsbury rolls, not homemade ones. This was not because my Mom can’t make homemade cinnamon rolls, but because it was Sunday morning and we were usually in a rush to get ready for church.

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  • Are We On The Same Page?

    *First published on September 28, 2006 at 

    When I left my last job at a bank to work at home, I gave up daily adult conversations, complimentary sodas and snacks, and the inevitable weekly paper cut. While I do miss the free Rice Krispy Treats, root beer, and chatting it up with co-workers, I’m not missing the corporate buzz words and phrases. I now have a whole new way of using them to get my troops fired up! This is what most of you hear at your offices…

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  • At Last She Speaks

    *First published October 11, 2007 at 

    My daughter will be two years old soon. Where has the time gone? She is sitting in a "big girl" chair at the table, can navigate up and down the stairs without falling, scoots around on a tricycle, attempts to climb out of her crib, and can handle anything her big brother throws at her - literally.

    She is also learning a ton of new words and singing along with the alphabet song and "Rainbow Connection," which is a nightly request in her rocking chair before she goes to sleep. "Daddy!" she screams from the top of the stairs after her bath. "Rainbow!"

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