Blake leaving for Scout Jamboree

To Jamboree or Not to Jamboree?

I am having such a tough time making a decision.  So, I thought I’d take it to the blogosphere to get some perspective.  I have a chance to send my son to the National Scout Jamboree in 2013.  A lot of the other boys from our Troop are going to be going and they are […] Read more…

Do you Suffer from Hostess Neurosis?

Do you suffer from “hostess neurosis”?  I know I do.  I get very stressed out if I have people coming over and I don’t feel like my house is in acceptable shape.  I think it’s the one time when my family truly dislikes me.  I have to say, I don’t blame them.  It’s not my […] Read more…

Devin Wolfe – One Talented Kid!

This is my friend Niki (and her husband Drew – obviously at New Year’s Eve!):     This is her son Devin Wolfe   This is Devin on YouTube.  Yes, I know *everyone* and his dog (literally!) are on YouTube, but how many of them are on there with a professional band and professional musician […] Read more…

The Entitlement Trap – book discussion

I had a chance to learn about a new book that will be coming out soon from Richard and Linda Eyre called The Entitlement Trap.  I was really interested in this book because I have enjoyed one of their previous volumes “How to Teach Your Children Responsibility”.  They have a whole line of parenting books […] Read more…

Law of Attraction – An Attitude of Gratitude

If you’ve known me for a while, you probably know that I am a big fan of The Secret and the Law of Attraction.  I have both the movie and the audio tape and I listen to them frequently, especially when things aren’t going the way I would like.  Over the years, I’ve had some pretty […] Read more…

Time to Refinance? Your Largest Money Saver

Got an Email from my Mortgage lady the other day. Apparently it’s time for another refi. Rates are down to between 4.25% to 4.5% and she has a streamlined refi deal that won’t even cost us any fees. Took me about 3 seconds to decide and I sent her a one word response – YES. […] Read more…

The Disneyland Solution

When I think of a Disneyland Solution, I think of how they do it at Disneyland.  They don’t post a sign that says “Keep off the grass” or “don’t stand here”.  Instead, they use clever bits of engineering to make it difficult or uncomfortable to do the undesired behavior.  Accomplishes the same thing, but with […] Read more…

Glenn Doman on Working Mothers

Glenn Doman is my hero and I figured it was about time I devoted a post to him. He’s a little old Santa Claus of a man, but over the last 50 years, he has given children SO much more than toys. His name is Glenn Doman.  He’s literally devoted his life to helping parents […] Read more…

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