Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Leap From Thankful to Helpful

Among the heaps of thankful messages flooding the airwaves this week, one quote really hit home for me:   What if you woke up today with only the things you thanked God for yesterday?   Of course the first reaction … Continue reading

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A link for your Friday morning enjoyment:,0,3605772.story#axzz2lO8AovkB As a female structural engineer, I’ve known about GoldieBlox toys for a few years.  Unfortunately my daughter fell far, far from this engineering tree so I haven’t bothered to purchase any of their toys … Continue reading

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Rainbow Loom vs Moldy Cheese

If you’re the parent of an elementary school child, and you haven’t heard of the Rainbow Loom, you must be living under a rock.  Or in a bubble.  Possibly residing in outer space.  Even boys are crazy about this friendship … Continue reading

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The Unpopular Ending

Despite all my endeavors to become a published author, I will always be a book fan-girl first and a writer second.  No question. The recent release of the final book in the Divergent Trilogy, Allegiant, generated much gleeful jumping on … Continue reading

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The Origin of Candy

This week as my daughter became obsessed with all things Halloween, she announced a surprising fact: Cavemen invented candy and were the first trick-or-treaters.  I paused and scratched my head.  Really? Keep in mind, my daughter is the same kid … Continue reading

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