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“Screens and Teens”

“Screens and Teens”

In the past we have limited “screen time” to around an hour a day. That means TV, XBox, computer whatever it is. But the other day it occured to me that our kids that have iPads at school have 7 hours of screen time PLUS what they do at home. I’m trying to get as much information I can before ... Read More »

What were ya thinkin’ Wednesday? Winter Wardrobe

What were ya thinkin’ Wednesday? Winter Wardrobe

The girls insist on wearing t-shirts and shorts to bed every night. But in the morning it is a wee bit chilly at the Rasmussen house. Monday they solved this problem by wearing their new winter jackets, hats…and shorts. Whatever works!       Today at 10:00 send a quick text to your teen/preteen, just to let them know you ... Read More »

Tip of the Day: The Morning Marathon

Tip of the Day: The Morning Marathon

Marathons are often divided into groups, or running divisions, with each having a different start time. The Boston Marathon has the following divisions: Mobility Impaired: 8:50 Wheelchairs: 9:17 Handcycles: 9:22 Elite Women: 9:32 Elite Men plus Wave 1: 10:00 Wave 2: 10:25 Wave 3: 11:00 Wave 4: 11:25 We run our mornings quite the same. We tried “Complete Chaos Free-for-all” ... Read More »

Thanksgiving Weekend Wrap-up

Thanksgiving Weekend Wrap-up

Highlights of my Thanksgiving weekend: -eating out at Timberlodge, forget turkey, I had a Juicy Lucy -chatting with my mother-in-law -my 3-year-old niece, “I want a hot dog, fries, and ketchup!” -my mom’s homemade Thanksgiving dinner (she is a fabulous cook!, home-ec teacher!) -playing Mystery Mansion with the girls and my brohter (3 years older than me) and not having the game ... Read More »

What Were Ya Thinkin’ Wednesdays: Sporks

What Were Ya Thinkin’ Wednesdays: Sporks

Opened Callie’s lunch box last week, out poured 8-10 SPORKS! Cassie’s lunchbox…the same. “Um, girls, why do you have so many sporks from school?” “I-a-oh (the grunting version of I don’t know).” Then I tried to figure out what moral lesson was meant to be taught here…I couldn’t think of one. “You know some kids only have spoons at school ... Read More »

First Snowfall

First Snowfall

So the girls got up, ate breakfast and then headed outside to play in the snow. The first snowfall of every winter is always kind of special. This year we added the excitement of watching our “puppy” (60 lb Labradoodle) prance around in the snow. It was quite a site. Lots of giggles, lots of laughs! Watching your puppy enjoy ... Read More »

Dinner…again?

Dinner…again?

Mashed Potatoes CAN be the main course! Read More »

A Mid-Morning Mommy Boost!

A Mid-Morning Mommy Boost!

Are you looking for a little mid-morning boost? Something to look forward to every morning with your coffee and cronut? Then stop by my blog! You can even subscribe to get it delivered right to your email. *Short, lighthearted Mom stories (daily mateiral provided by my darling, clever children, six of them, ages 6-15) * Funny videos *Participate in  “What were ya ... Read More »

To Market We Go

To Market We Go

Anyone else’s fridge empty after the long MEA weekend? I’m off to the market (doesn’t that sound easy?). I loved this video becasue we do have sooooo many choices. But, before we even get to deciding whether we want the gluten-free organic seed crackers we have to decide which of the eight local “markets” we want to go to (or should ... Read More »

Bigger Kids, Bigger “Needs”?

Bigger Kids, Bigger “Needs”?

1st grader: Mom I need paper towel roll for a project at school. 5th grader: Mom, I need a tiny screw for my Bass Clarinet so one of the valve-thingy’s doesn’t fall off. 7th grader: Mom, I need 6 different bugs for science, we can freeze them in our freezer! 10th grader: Mom, I need a suit, tie, shoes, corsage…and ... Read More »