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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 Thanksgiving is All About

What Thanksgiving is All About

Cassie and Callie came home with their Thanksgiving project, a turkey picture that lists all the things they’re thankful for. Callie is thankful for food, her home, Tango her dog, her mom and dad (awh, see we’ve done something right) and then the last one…Mind Craft. Proud…so proud. Happy Thanksgiving!!   Read More »

WANTED: Snowman Makers

WANTED: Snowman Makers

At breakfast this morning Cassie says out of the blue, “When I grow-up, I want to be a horse back rider, skier, snowman maker and…an elf.” I know the elf gig is very seasonal, so we’re going to steer away from that one. But the snowman maker has a lot of potential. Saturday she had her friends over and they ... Read More »

Bring Back the Punch! Poetry and Punch

Bring Back the Punch! Poetry and Punch

The first graders had their poetry program on Friday. Each kid memorizes a short little poem and presents it to the class. Parents and grandparents show-up to listen to their star recite their 12-second poem. It is very cute. In the past (our four older kids all did this) the program was follwed by dixie-cup sized shots of punch, and maybe ... Read More »

What Were Ya Thinkin’ Wednesdays: Nametag Stickers

What Were Ya Thinkin’ Wednesdays: Nametag Stickers

I love finding the kids’ nametag stickers from church in all kinds of unique places. I’m pretty good about checking their clothes before sending a nametaged dress through the wash, but do you ever find nametags stuck to things you wish they weren’t? And the best part is when you ask, “Did you wrap this around our patio door handle?” ... Read More »

After-School Popcorn Club

After-School Popcorn Club

The 6th Grade Middle School play was this weekend, Charlie Brown. Johnny is in 7th grade so he couldn’t be in the play but he wanted to do something, so he joined the Sound and Lights Crew. For three weeks he stayed after school and learned how to do the sound board and run the lights. Thursday was opening night. ... Read More »

How to Install an In-Ground Fence in Four Easy Steps

How to Install an In-Ground Fence in Four Easy Steps

Tango (our dog) ate Australia. Not the whole country, but the nice (i.e. expensive)Lakeshore Learning Store laminated map that we had posted to the wall (it was a world map and now is missing a whole continent). “Big dogs need lots of exercise or they will resort to destructive behaviors.” Thanks Cesar. The daily walks a couple times a day ... Read More »