September 17, 2013

Anytime I reflect on whether I have been “lucky” in my life, the number “460” comes to mind. It’s not a season batting average, or the number of yards passing in a football game. It most certainly is not related to anything sexual in nature, either; with the possible exception being the number of times […]

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The Best Gift

September 5, 2013

I love giving gifts!!! Nothing beats the satisfaction of seeing the look on someone’s face as they open a present, knowing you got them something they absolutely wanted. Even better still are the occasions when you got them something they never expected!! The beauty of gift giving is that it allows me to let someone […]

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Being Thankful

February 21, 2012

I absolutely love Apple TV! I mean, it’s a little device, no bigger than a couple of cubes of butter. It costs about $100, and it plugs right into your TV. It seems pretty simple, but once its hooked up you can access every picture or video you have on your computer and watch an […]

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The Importance of Spelling

April 11, 2010

There are a few things I wish my children would know about the importance of spelling.  First, to my daughter, I love it that  you are interested in Origami!!!  However, when you go on the internet to find detailed instructions on creative origami patterns, please remember that there is no letter “S” in the word […]

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Kids Say The Darndest Things!

January 12, 2010

File this one under “Be careful what you do around your kids.” My son is 4 years old. And after a long period of trial an error, he is finally fully potty trained. The payoff in all this is two-fold: First, no more expenses for diapers. Those suckers are expensive!! And the second, he is […]

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Attack of the SBD!!!

December 21, 2009

So there I was with my two kids in the McDonald’s drive thru. My four year old son was in the back seat, and my nine year old daughter in the front. It’s the holiday season, and I didn’t feel like cooking. Plus, if the commercials are correct, McDonald’s uses all white meat from real […]

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October 13, 2009

Have you ever noticed how often the concept of “parenting” is reduced to a two-step process of Identification and Coercion? Step 1: Identification of the child’s desired goal or object (i.e. a trip to Disneyland, A new toy, etc). Step 2: Constantly threatening to deprive the child of the Item in Step 1 if the […]

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