Monthly Archives: March 2010

College Education Is Not for Everyone?

I just read this article about whether or not college is for everyone: http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2010-03-16-1Acollegeforall16_CV_N.htm Personally, I grew knowing (I was quite sure) that college was the only way to succeed in life. I spent a large chuck on my life getting an education, and I knew that I was doing the absolute right thing. During […]
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Babies Never Have Gas During the Day

Sorry I haven’t been around, but I was being reminded of law 47 (or so) of Murphy’s law: Babies never have gas during the day. Monday night seemed like a normal night. We watched Chuck with the neighbors. Mark was a little under the weather, so he went to bed at 10:00 while I chatted. […]
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The Worst Tooth Fairy Ever

I have a confession to make: I am the worst tooth fairy ever. Let me share why–I’m sure you’ll agree. Elena lost a tooth on Thursday. She couldn’t find her tooth fairy pillow and was a little concerned, but I told it would be okay if she put the tooth under her pillow in an […]
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Flashback Friday: Trust Me, You’re Going To Need a Stroller

I’ve decided to make Friday an official flashback day. It is the day that I can share some of the crazy things that have happened to me in years past. This flashback is in honor of Micah. When I was in my last trimester of pregnancy ever, my son Micah decided that he should be […]
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Mom vs. the Wii

I regret asking for a Wii for Christmas. There, I admitted it. Or more accurately, I regret letting my kids know that we got a Wii. I’m really okay with having it around for me and Mark to enjoy. Let me explain… On Saturday it was BEAUTIFUL outside. The temperature had to be near 70 […]
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Beautiful Is Looking Like Everyone Else?

The Oprah show had a special report entitled Beauty Around the World. I found it very disturbing and just had to react to it. Part of the show was about how western (aka. American) culture has influenced the rest of the world. Just 40 years ago Chinese women were forced to dress like men and […]
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I Stand Corrected

I was incorrect in my last post. Mark read my blog and rightly accused me of not listening to his story. SO, Tabitha and Shabitha (not Sabitha) did not, in fact, have rainbow socks. Their story was lame, so Mark had started a new story about the magical socks. The jist of it is this: […]
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George Washington Lives in South Dakota

Christina asks me the other day, “Do you know who George Washington is?” “Yes. He was the first president of the U.S.” “Well, he lives in South Dakota. Can we go see him sometime? Here’s a map.” She hands me a picture of a colored rectangle, a line going from the rectangle up, then it […]
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Magical Stories

Tonight Christina begged to sleep in our bed with us. I tried my best to explain that we don’t go to sleep right away. I left out the part that we stay up as late as possible so we can have as much fun as possible without kids. Instead, I told her to sleep with […]
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The Famous Shoeless Christina Friesen

Christina and shoes have never gone together. Ever. In the summer she loves to run through rocks, bark, mud, and sand in just her bare feet. Cold? No problem. She has been known to run outside shoeless in winter weather. I really wasn’t sure how to remedy this situation. For example, almost every day my […]
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