January 2012 Blog Posts (554)

Speech and Debate for Homeschoolers

Please feel free to visit my blog to read this post as well as some other homeschool related posts.  Thank you for reading!  http://www.sonshineclassicalacademy.blogspot.com

Ok, so on Saturday I had the opportunity to be a judge at the Inland Northwest Qualifier (3 States were represented) for the National Christian Forensics & Communications Association (NCFCA).  Since both of my…


Added by Kristie Doty on January 31, 2012 at 11:52pm — No Comments

Organic vs Natural - What's it all Mean?

Added by Tamara Laschinsky on January 31, 2012 at 10:38pm — No Comments

A lesson in humility for mom, from the ground up

The morning was hectic; we were running late. We had finally pulled into the parking lot of the elementary school when I looked down at my son's feet, clad in clunky snow boots.

"Your shoes are in your backpack, right?" I said.

"Ummmm," he answered. I sighed. He had forgotten them. Again. The shoes I had put right by the front door were probably still right there. Why couldn't he remember?!

"Sean!" I said sharply. "C'mon! You need to work on…


Added by Diane Majeske on January 31, 2012 at 9:07pm — No Comments

A Much Needed Girl's Day Out!

A few weeks ago I finally got together with a friend. My friend Tiffany, whom I have known since our middle school teen days when she lived three houses away from me and we'd spend the summer swimming in her pool and eating top ramen.

Tiff and my husband share the same birthday. Last year this time, things just got in the way and I was supposed to take her out for sushi for her birthday and we both got busy. This year I was determined not to let…

Added by Heather Jones on January 31, 2012 at 3:38pm — No Comments

1st REAL post in a while...

I've been a nervous writer.  Want to read?


Added by Angelique Lorence on January 31, 2012 at 2:28pm — No Comments

What's New?

Moving soon!!!!


Added by Christina on January 31, 2012 at 1:59pm — No Comments

Family Photo Wall

I was pretty happy after I sat back and looked at my family photo wall, so I decided to blog about it.  My friends seem to ask me for tips all the time on the subject, and my friend Jenny and I are known for rearranging photo walls at our mutual friend’s homes.

If you want to see more, I’ve blogged about How To Arrange Art and I also did a post on a…


Added by DIY Inspired on January 31, 2012 at 11:34am — No Comments

Time Flies When You're Nucking Futs!!!

It's so hard to believe that this month celebrates THREE awesome years of writing my little Nucking Futs Mama blog.  This right here is my 642nd published post, y'all!  Holy crap, that's a lot of rambling, isn't it??!

And since there's no red carpet roll-out or awards show ceremony to commemorate this monumental occasion (*snark*),…


Added by Jennifer Marshall on January 31, 2012 at 10:58am — No Comments

It May Be Time To Find A New Pharmacy

I get my drugs where I shop. It's easy to drop off the prescription, get my groceries, and go. Everyone at our grocery store knows Z, so they usually expedite my order making it a fast and easy process.

It's fabulous.

A few days over a month ago, I told you about how I am all old and infertile. The doctor gave me a handy-dandy prescription to get things…


Added by Heather Bush on January 31, 2012 at 9:28am — No Comments

Show Off Moms

We've all had a conversation with THAT mom at one time or another.  The one who can't talk to you like a normal human being because she's so busy telling you how talented and smart and perfect her child is and "don't you think he's amazing?"

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Added by America's Next Top Mommy on January 31, 2012 at 9:21am — No Comments

12 x 12 in 2012 Picture Book Writing Challenge



Added by Vivian Kirkfield on January 31, 2012 at 1:13am — No Comments

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Do you love to save money?  eat sweets? …


Added by 24/7 Moms on January 30, 2012 at 2:38pm — No Comments

Cooking from Scratch (low entry giveaway)

As you all know we are trying to live fast food free and it is doing wonders for our energy level as well as our waistlines and our bank accounts! For years I've had a cookbook sitting on my counter looking all pretty and decorative because, really, who needs cookbooks these days anyways? I mean all the convenient food options we have why do we need to cook from scratch? Before we started this journey I had cooked very few things from scratch and when I did I measured everything so…


Added by Rebecca Keithley on January 30, 2012 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Repurposed Nursery Furniture

Over the past few months we’ve had a few cool DIY tutorials perfect for a baby’s nursery.  I posted a step by step how to for a DIY Ribbon/Organization board to hold hair clips and photos. I also shared some DIY Nursery Letters that my best friend made, and perhaps…


Added by DIY Inspired on January 30, 2012 at 1:49pm — No Comments

Taking a Knee in Prayer

A  little boy got hurt at my daughter's hockey game on Saturday. It wasn't serious, but it did cause a stoppage of play during the game. My daughter's coaches have taught her team that when someone is hurt on the ice, they need to "take a knee." They all drop to one knee and wait for the coaches and referees to tend to the injured child.

Taking a knee has two purposes. It gets the kids out of the way of the adults who are trying to help the injured child, and it keeps the kids from…


Added by Lori Fairchild on January 30, 2012 at 11:50am — No Comments

Slacker Volunteer

I took on a volunteer position with one of my kids' schools this year and have been doing a pretty good job (if I say so myself).

Then I got sick. That was three weeks ago and I'm just now working on getting rid of my second (or is this one my third?) sickness. I hesitate to say "cold" too loudly because if it hears me, it might come running and lick me on the mouth. Again.


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Added by America's Next Top Mommy on January 30, 2012 at 11:08am — No Comments

Equality for Men: The Right to Father

My husband turns mean and defensive when people say things to him like, "Oh can I hold baby? Is it okay with her mother?"  or "Can you ask your wife if I can give her a cookie?"

"I'm her father!  Why can't you ask me?" he'll demand, face beat red and nostrils flaring.  He can't understand why he's never looked at as the one in charge or responsible for making decisions on our daughter's behalf.  I always try to remind him that this new gender role reversal is a culture…


Added by Nicole Wolfrath on January 30, 2012 at 10:38am — No Comments

Letting Go Of Facebook

As you may know, I have been on a Facebook fast for the last 20 days. And while my blog posts have been showing up there on the regular, that is due to nifty little tricks that my blogging friends and I call auto-posting. It's pretty awesome.

At any rate, I think I may be done with Facebook. I have found that anytime I remember anything about Facebook all I hear is the chatter of my 200 some "friends" in my ears. And sometimes it is just too much to try to…


Added by Heather Bush on January 30, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Give Time To Our Family

After 21 years of marriage, my wife wanted me to take another woman out to dinner and a movie. She said, “I love you, but I know this other woman loves you and would love to spend some time with you.”

The other woman that my wife wanted me to visit was my MOTHER, who has been a widow for 19 years, but the demands of my work and my three children had made it possible to visit her only occasionally. That night I called to invite…


Added by May May on January 30, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

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