Friday, January 30, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
This was inspired by a post from Dad Stuff on Stuff in My Brain. I was tagged (albeit indirectly): all you have to do is go to your "My Pictures" file and find your sixth picture, then write a post about it.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
On this day we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. But behind every great man... is his proud mother who instilled her values and morals in him. Without Alberta Williams King, there would be no MLK.
According to the King Encyclopedia, Martin Luther King, Jr. acknowledged his mother's positive influence on his life and moral development, deeming her "the best mother in the world." He described his mother as being "behind the scene setting forth those motherly cares, the lack of which leaves a missing link in life." He remembered his childhood as one of harmony spent "in a very congenial home situation," with parents who "always lived together very intimately."
"It is quite easy for me," King, Jr. wrote, "to think of a God of love mainly because I grew up in a family where love was central and lovely relationships were ever present."
Makes you realize how important we mommies (and daddies) are!
Friday, January 16, 2009
"I told him he was going to be so happy he picked me as a mom. I was gonna love him and support him no matter what he wanted to grow up to be... except a mime.... They just always freaked me out."
-- Jenny McCarthy, about holding her newborn son for the first time, in Baby Laughs.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
I know it's been a long time, but it's back! As you may remember, Dinner Table Topics are family issues in the news that you can discuss at the dinner table (making sure to edit as necessary). So, set the table, pull up a chair, and get ready to discuss these things with your family!
Friday, January 9, 2009
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Monday, January 5, 2009
Resolution: Help the kids learn something new every day.
Mid-Year Modification: Hook up the kids to pbskids.org for 30 minutes every day.
Year-End Modification: Have the kids count to 30 while in time-out every day.
Resolution: Stop yelling.
Mid-Year Modification: Close the garage and windows before yelling.
Year-End Modification: Glare back at the neighbors who stare at you accusingly after yelling.
Resolution: Become more spiritual.
Mid-Year Modification: Try to avoid grimacing at the kids.
Year-End Modification: Pray for an end to daily bouts.
Resolution: Get out of debt.
Mid-Year Modification: Look at the bank balance once in a while.
Year-End Modification: Hope for a really good tax rebate.
Resolution: Remodel the house.
Mid-Year Modification: Give the house a good cleaning.
Year-End Modification: Rearrange the junk drawer.
Resolution: Start exercising more.
Mid-Year Modification: Take the stairs instead of the elevator.
Year-End Modification: Take the stairs instead of yelling at my kids from the first floor.
Resolution: Reach my ideal weight.
Mid-Year Modification: Stop eating my meal and the kids' leftovers.
Year-End Modification: Revisit this goal in early 2010.