Are You Keeping Score?

The woman with the most elegant home,

Wins an all-paid vacation to the city of Rome.

And the mother who births the smartest babies,

Gets a brand-new, red, convertible Mercedes.

And the woman who chants, “I’m so busy” the most,

Gains the respect of all, on account of her boast.

So for goodness sake, I hope you’re keeping score,

Cause if there ain’t no prizes, then what’s it all for?

Stressed

Bad Theology or Bad Parenting?

wp_20170104_14_18_20_proAlrighty gang, our judgment on last week’s Bad Theology post was considered not harsh enough for some readers (though one defended the picture), and I pledged I’d condemn with greater vigor from here on out.

Later, I found myself saying, “Meh. I’ll do what I want.”

In any case, I want you to know it’s not that I’m waffling on this week’s entry. It’s more that I’m not sure how I stand on it.

Is it bad theology, or is it just bad parenting? See for yourself: Continue reading “Bad Theology or Bad Parenting?”

TeacherScape – A Game of Strategy and Broken Dreams

Create a World of Epic Learning!

The Battle against ignorance is set to begin!

Objective: Educate students and reach retirement without suffering burnout or loss of hope for the next generation

Battlefield: Your Public High School

Ready to begin? Select a game figure:

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What Was I Thinking?

In which both kids’ wisdom teeth are removed and I live to tell the tale.

Remember last Friday, when I told you both my kids were getting their wisdom teeth removed? As in, BOTH kids.

AT THE SAME TIME?!

Image33Usually I’m so much smarter than that.

Oh, and let’s not forget we did this while Husband was out of town.

Yeahhhh

But hey, beings how this here’s a full-service blog, I’ve managed to derive some helpful tips from this situation.

You know. Should you ever find yourself in a similar oral-surgery hell.

You’re welcome. Continue reading “What Was I Thinking?”

As the Cookie Crumbles

Both kids are getting their wisdom teeth out today.

In light of that, I took them to their favorite Chinese buffet last night. I think they ate every crunchy, fried item there. I even gave them my fortune cookie to split.

Now, I’m not sure how donated cookies play out in fortune cookie rules, but the one that would have been mine seemed to contradict Daughter’s. See for yourself:

Chinese fortune cookies

We hoped Son’s fortune cookie would settle the issue. But… well, seems like there’s a fortune cookie worker with a sense of humor:

Funny fortune

Very inspirational, don’t you think? 😀

Magnify the Past to Find Your Story

Recently I started a writing course with WordPress, titled Shaping Your Story. Week one was finding your angle. It’s one thing to have a subject for your story, you also need an angle for telling it.

The first workshop included this tip from Amy Tan:

I try to see as much as possible — in microscopic detail. I have an exercise that helps me with this, using old family photographs. I’ll blow an image up as much as I can, and work through it pixel by pixel.
–Amy Tan, from an article in the Atlantic

old photos and magnifying lensInspired, I dug out my box of old photographs and a magnifying lens. Continue reading “Magnify the Past to Find Your Story”

A Mother’s Day Carol

Brady BunchCarol Brady was dead, to begin with. Actually, she was never alive to begin with, as she’s a fictional character. But beings how she is the epitome of a perfect mother, Carol Brady was dead as a doornail.

That doesn’t change the fact that on this Mother’s Day, Carol Brady visited C.J., late in the evening, when kids and Husband were out of the house because, let’s be honest, they knew that’s what she wanted.

CeeeJaaayyy,” Carol Brady said, in a tone most spooky and weird for a 70s sitcom mom.

“Yeah?” C.J. replied, sipping her blueberry margarita, which she made because she had some leftover blueberries she didn’t know what to do with, and she’s not sure how she feels about the margarita because, you know, blueberries.

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