Chicago 2013 – Part Three


Apparently the place we had lunch the last two times we were in Chinatown had gone out of business, so this year we ate at House of Fortune. The restaurant itself wasn’t as big as the other place, but the food was just as good. As usual, Chuck had ordered…

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Chicago 2013 – Part Two

  When the bus slowed I surfaced from my book and noticed that there was a LOT more traffic. We’re getting closer!   And there’s one of my favorite sights; the Chicago skyline. Get out of the way truck; can’t you see I’m trying to take a picture here?  …

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Chicago 2013 – Part One


Early Thursday morning I woke up and rolled over to look blearily at the clock. “4:40 AM. At this time tomorrow I’ll be on the bus. I am SO glad it’s not tomorrow.” I rolled over again and went back to sleep.   Every year when I’m getting ready for…

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Entrepreneurial Kids: What We Can Learn From Them

Please welcome guest author, Andrea Porter. Andrea is a painter, mom, wife and photographer who always has material to write about. Finding the time to write is another story altogether. (Sounds like me!) As always, time saved and a great article are the only benefits I receive from guest authors.…

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Here We Go Again – Chicago 2013


Guess where Teacher and I are… Come on, guess! Here’s a hint…   Yup, we’re on our way to Chicago again!   Once again I’m planning to take lots of photos and chronicle the entire experience or at least a good deal of it but in the meantime I thought…

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Mothers Day Craft – Sun Catchers


If you’ve been a frequent visitor here you’ll know that it’s not uncommon for me to be scrambling at the last moment for a quick and easy Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, or Christmas craft to do with the children. In fact, it’s not uncommon for the children’s gifts to…

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Homemade Granola Bars


Our family is fueled by granola bars. In the morning the kids grab a granola bar to munch on in the car on the way to school. After school they grab a granola bar to munch on as a snack. Since granola bars are fairly healthy I don’t mind too…

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Outdoor Ambiance on the Cheap

Now that the weather is finally warming up in Wisconsin, I’ve started planning improvements to our back yard. Lucky for me guest author Jenna is here with some tips on entertaining outdoors on a budget. As always, time saved and great tips are the only benefits I receive from Jenna’s…

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