Setting Limits for Family Electronic Usage

April 11, 2014
Family Screen Time Rules

For quite some time I have been battling the girls with using the iPad.  They typically fight over the time the other spends on it and the phrase “That’s...
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College Campus Culture

April 4, 2014
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My eldest and I toured one college campus over spring break. The other college we wanted to see had all of their tours already booked up. Note to self:...
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May The Luck Of The Irish Bless You Today And Throughout The Year

March 17, 2014
Photo Credits WSJ.com

My maiden name has its origins in Ireland and thus, we look forward to St. Patrick’s Day with a bit o’ enthusiasm every year. It has been fun as...
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26 Disney Vacation Tips

April 17, 2014
26 Disney Vacation Tips

Summer break is on its way and everyone is coming up with fun ideas for travel.  I know many people are dreaming of a Disneyland getaway  (ok, maybe it...
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Sedona

April 6, 2014
Rocks

Spring break took our family to Sedona, Arizona. We were looking for escape, warm weather, some hiking, good food and to meet up with my parents and we got...
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Help Bring a Rec Center to Montrose

February 22, 2014
Proposed Community Rec Center

Looking for a way to create something worthwhile for your children and your children’s children? Help educate your neighbors about the upcoming election. Two years ago Friends of the...
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Good Food

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May The Luck Of The Irish Bless You Today And Throughout The Year

My maiden name has its origins in Ireland and thus, we look forward to St. Patrick’s Day with a bit o’ enthusiasm every year. It has been fun as a parent to come up with recipes the kids can help with and one’s they don’t. I love having one recipe that is all about...

Happy Lunar New Year

Happy Lunar New Year (Tet)

Chuc Mung Nam Moi (Happy New Year) and welcome to the year of the Dragon!  The Chinese Dragon was a mythical creature; a symbol of good fortune and a sign of intense power.  The oriental dragon is regarded as a divine beast, nothing like the western dragon -a creature to find and slay.  In...

The Flu

Power Broth

The flu… It’s going around! This was our kitchen counter around Christmas time…. Pure madness.  I can’t explain it.  It started about 12/19 with some minor cold symptoms, and then suddenly three out of the four members in our family were down-  Mom, Dad, and our 8 year old. The 11 year old with...

Dutch Oven Delight - San Juan Parent

Dutch Oven Delight!

Are you into one pot dinners or some hard to beat desserts?  Maybe it’s time for you to try some Dutch oven cooking.  A Dutch oven (DO) is a heavy cooking pot usually made of heavy cast iron that has a tight fitting lid and metal bail handle.  American pioneers brought Dutch ovens with...

Good Reads

curiosity

The Curiosity

The Curiosity by Stephen P. Kiernan (William Morrow, 2013) The Curiosity, by Stephen Kiernan,...

Teen Reading

To Twilight or Not to Twilight?

Yea, I read it. And I enjoyed it! The movies too!  But I’m not...

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The Dog Stars by Peter Heller

If you’re wondering what the end of the world looks like or are searching...

big boy books

Summer Reading for Boys

I cannot believe that summer break is almost upon us!  Everyone I know is...


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Calvin Coolidge

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