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More Last-Minute Teacher Gifts

Last year, we posted about last-minute teacher gift ideas if, like us, you tend to wait to the last minute. Here is a quick list of more last-minute teacher gift ideas that we thought were pretty brilliant: “Orange You Glad It’s Summer?” basket of goodies. Lynn is using this idea for her son’s Kindergarten teacher. So … Continue reading

War is old men talking, young men fighting

Originally posted on musingsofanoldfart:
The above title is a paraphrased line from the movie “Troy” and while I cannot find it among any of the quotes from Homer’s “Iliad” it still resonates with me. Achilles is highly frustrated with Agamemnon and the other kings celebrating the day’s victory in battle, which none of them fought…

Reblog: An Open Letter to Victoria’s Secret from a Father

Parents have a lot of pressure on them these days. We are assaulted with all sorts of challenges to the values we work so hard to instill in our children. Is it too much to ask for a little help from the media and companies who (like it or not) play an influential role in … Continue reading

Veterans Day – 2012

We Have a Winner!

No, no… we’re not talking about the U.S. Presidential election. (Although we might be the only blog NOT talking about the election today. Except to say, if you are eligible to vote, VOTE!) We’re talking about our $25 Olive Garden gift card giveaway. Thank you to all who commented here and on our Facebook page. … Continue reading

Themed Blogging: October is All Things Autumn

To celebrate the season, our posts all month long will be dedicated to all things autumn and October. We wanted to take part in some of the blog challenges going on right now, but with both of us trying to maintain busy family schedules and focusing on finding more paying gigs, it didn’t seem feasible. … Continue reading

Let’s Play a Game! Scattergories: The Blog Slump Edition

Dresden at CreatingMotherhood.com has a fabulous idea for when you’re in a bit of a rut, or “blog slump”. You can read her full post here: Scattergories: The Blog Slump Edition. If you’ve played the Scattergories board game before, then you get the gist of it. The idea is to answer the following series of questions, … Continue reading

Reblog: Crock Pot French Toast from The Cake Eccentric

Originally posted on The Cake Eccentric's Blog:
HEY!!!! THIS POST IS 2+ Years old— I updated it recently to help answer the questions and comments and traffic this post has received  The updated version is HERE. From December 2010: I love big weekend brunches!  Breakfast is a pretty big tradition in my family on the…

Five on Friday: 15 Twitter Accounts You Should Be Following

Today’s Five on Friday will be short and sweet. (Don’t you just love those types of blog posts? The rambling ones can be okay sometimes, but there are days when you just want to skim some useful information and move on, instead of reading someone waxing poetic on a touching story in their life or … Continue reading

Only the Lonely

Originally posted on Watch This Space:
Our son is an only child. I count my blessings but sometimes it’s hard. Today mine nearly broke my heart when he came up to me in the park, after trying unsuccessfully to join a game of tag with two other boys, and said, “Nobody never (sic) wants to play…

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