Meaningfully Frugal Christmas Tip #5

A Holiday Tradition is something you recreate year after year. Repetition of a similar event culminates into one big happy memory for children and adults alike. A really huge, expensive gift - say an electric Barbi car or Jeep Grand Cherokee…

On Fear

I have to give my first Toastmasters Speech tomorrow and I'm scared, I announced at dinner last night. Everybody gets scared Mommy. It's okay to be scared. But, brave is when you are scared but you do it anyway. What's your speech about?…

Seamstress Apprentice

This is Ainsley's first sewing project, a really cute hot pad. Lately, now that I have a functional kitchen I don't loath, I've resurrected this foundation of knowledge about cooking. I can cook. Well. I can make, like, anything I would want…

Top 20 Women Bloggers

Check out All Diva Media's list of 20 Women Bloggers to Watch in 2009. I'm on the list. How exciting. Thanks DJ!

Soccer Season Over

Soccer season is over. Ainsley played on a local church league this year. No scoring, no winning, only one team to play against. I think we'll consider putting her in a competitive league next year. I see no point in pretending not to keep…
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Body Competence vs. Body Talk

(photo courtesy: Shaping Youth) The more I use my body the better I feel about it. The less active I am, the worse I feel about my body. There is a definite cause and effect relationship. My feelings follow my actions. No matter how much…

Local Culture: Partake

The grandparents came to town and we took them to the Community Dance. Live band plays Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson. Bring your own drinks and snacks or buy some there. $5 adults, kids are free. So, we're the only people there not collecting…

Exclusive Gender Segregation Interview

Last month I had the opportunity to participate in a group podcast with several different women about the American Civil Liberties Union's lawsuit against a Kentucky School Board for gender-segregating an algebra class in a public junior high.…