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Upcoming Events Fall 2015

6-week Classes beginning September 14, 2015, 9:15-11:15am, Minnetonka Community Ed Center Sharpies and Shakespeare: An Art Class and Book Club in One! Instructor: Cindy Rasmussen A fun, relaxing art and literature class for adults through Minnetonka Community Ed.   September 14, 2015, 7:00-8:30pm, Oak Knoll Church, Minnetonka Minnesota Christian Writer’s Guild Speaker: Cindy Rasmussen First Things First:Elements for success. First ... Read More »

What Were Ya Thinkin’ Wednesday?-Beaver Badminton

What Were Ya Thinkin’ Wednesday?-Beaver Badminton

Yesterday I searched for “Educational Websites” so that my kids can expand their horizons. They have been on the site “Cool Math Games” which sounds educational except for the part that “math” is rarely included in any of the games. They play this game creatively called Red Ball in which a red ball rolls around jumping through obstacles to get ... Read More »

Snowflakes-Take 5

Snowflakes-Take 5

Sometimes I forget that our youngest kids haven’t done all the same crafts/activities etc. that I did with the older kids. I would have been the Pinterest Queen 10 years ago when our oldest was five, but I’ve kind of moved on from some of that. However, the girls came home chatting about snowflakes so we made paper snowflakes this ... Read More »

Bumper Stickers you Won’t See: “My Child Dropped Out and Lives in My Basement”

Bumper Stickers you Won’t See: “My Child Dropped Out and Lives in My Basement”

Here is a great article for Faith-n-Family Friday. Creating a High Definition Home from Focus on the Family   October 31, 2014 Text-Your-Teen-at-Ten: Send a fun text to your teen everyday at 10:00am, guaranteed to avoid the eye-roll! Todays Text: “What was your favorite costume as a little kid?”     Read More »

Life Beyond the Minivan

Life Beyond the Minivan

When our last kid leaves the house, I am going to sell the minivan and get a yellow VW Bug…with daisy wheels! What would you trade in for? Thursday, October 30, 2014 Text-Your-Teen-at-Ten “Who would be the most fun person to go to Disney World with?” Photo Credits: pinerest.com   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 »

Life Skills for 1st Graders

Life Skills for 1st Graders

Yeah, we all know the importance of reading, writing, and arithmatic (and apparently coding-new to our curriculum this year) but what about the important life skills that every child needs to learn before graduating, ready to face the rigors of college (or vocational school, or a job, or whatever it takes for the child to be able to support themselves and ... Read More »

Wholesome Homemade Lunches…

Wholesome Homemade Lunches…

that’s where I started…in my planning for the new school year.  I made an Excel spreadsheet of everything I would make for the kids’ lunches, replicating the Government approved Myplate precicesly (apparently the food pyramid I grew up with was insufficient and produced a generation of nuerotic overachievers who make Excel spreadheets of what to feed their family…good thing they changed it).  But it doesn’t ... Read More »

“How’s it Going with the New Puppy?”

“How’s it Going with the New Puppy?”

Remember in the 10th grade when your English teacher had you write a descriptive essay? She emphasized how you want to draw your reader in by writing about all five senses. Here’s my descriptive essay about our drive to the cabin for the 4th of July…with the new puppy. The sun shone bright through the windshield like a beam of ... Read More »

Barren to Bonkers: The Dog Years

Barren to Bonkers: The Dog Years

Introducing the newest memeber of the Rasmussen family: We brought home a new puppy last Friday. He is a 12 week old Labradoodle! I have found there are two camps of people, those who say, “Oh my gosh what are you thinking!” and those who say, “Ohhhh, that is so great, a new puppy!” Yeah, I get it. I know ... Read More »