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Ovation: Hector Montoya Buys Smoke Detectors Instead Of PlayStation 4.

04/24/2014 12:41:52 PM

We recently renovated our kitchen.  We had new countertops installed and, as a part of the process, emptied all of the cabinets in our kitchen.  Underneath the kitchen sink, way in the back against the wall, we found two old fire extinguishers that we’d bought years ago after a small..

Diatribe: The $275,000 Duck Attack.

04/23/2014 15:12:54 PM

I’ve never been afraid of animals.  Like many, I was taught at an early age that animals can sense fear and that you should never let them know that you’re afraid of them.  Over the years, I’ve had encounters with a variety of animals.  I’ve worked with rodeo b..

Ovation: U.S. Postal Service Takes Pre-Orders For Harvey Milk Forever Stamp.

04/22/2014 13:29:56 PM

As a youngster, I was an avid stamp collector.  If I remember correctly, my grandmother got my started with my first little cellophane envelope filled with post-marked stamps from around the world.  I may have ordered them from an advertisement found at the back of a comic book but I&rsquo..

Well Loved Animals

04/10/2014 20:10:05 PM

We believe that kids need to relate to animals to grow up into well balanced, caring adults who can relate and feel connected to the natural world not just technological society. Michael and I love animals almost as much as we love kids. That love has been a powerful source of energy that has trans..

Living With Lots of Little People

04/08/2014 23:20:16 PM

If I had to divulge one secret that I was fortunate enough to discover early in my mothering career, it would be, "Never let them get tired and never let them get hungry." There is a universal image stuck in our brains of a screaming toddler throwing a tantrum on the floor of a grocery store. Even t..

How do pheromones affect people?

04/05/2014 09:44:27 AM

If you're currently unfamiliar with pheromones, I recommend reading "what are pheromones" and "pheromones and attraction" to get yourself started. If you're in a hurry, the low down on pheromones is basically this: Pheromones are secreted naturally on the skin and through sweat. These pheromones can..

The Mummy Drivel Trap

03/23/2014 00:04:33 AM

I have become aware of a writing flaw, an annoying self-righteous, ego centric point of view, often found on mother's blogs called Mummy Drivel. Mummy Drivel: definition Constant analysis of how to become a better mother combined with a narrow focus on self and one's children to the exclusion of an..

Ovation: Ray Niedzwiecki Bowls A Perfect 300 At 81.

03/19/2014 11:35:40 AM

I used to be really into bowling.  It can be a lot of fun if you have the right attitude.  It’s something to do while you drink a few beers, share some snacks and have laughs with friends on a Saturday night without investing a lot of time or money.  I’ve belonged to sever..

Is a Mother's Life Her Own?

03/16/2014 22:24:27 PM

Is it true once you have a child, you life is not your own? A child’s whole world revolves around his mother for at least 3 years. In fact infants have no sense of an identity separate from their mother till after the “terrible two” are over. The bonding between mother and baby is..

Switcheroo: You Want Me to Pretend?

03/14/2014 02:16:42 AM

Daily Prompt: Switcheroo. If you could switch blogs with any blogger for a week, with whom would you switch and why? How could I possibly step into another writer's shoes and take over their blog for a week, especially if I had to assume the tone, voice and opinions of the author? I suppose some pe..

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