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Blogroll, roundup, thanks, and see ya later bye bye!

I am a big fan of having LOTS of information – to look at later.  I find tons of stuff and I either get sidetracked, don’t have time, or…hey!  Did … Continue reading

May 14, 2014 · 20 Comments

Garbage In -Garbage Out

I read a lot about health and healthy eating precisely because you would never know it to look at me. I think there are two kinds of people: those that … Continue reading

May 13, 2014 · 8 Comments

Coupon Book follow-up

In case you didn’t know, I’m a big fan of coupon books.  Not the cute gift ones your kids hand make with love…the one I made for my son.  (Get … Continue reading

May 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

Dear K-Evil, I want to say no…

Dear K-Evil, I know, from being the kid in question, that if a mother prohibits said kid from spending time with a certain friend, the kid is just going to … Continue reading

May 9, 2014 · 7 Comments

I’m home, why aren’t they?

Ok, if you read an earlier post of mine, you know I have issues with using the phone. I don’t know why it makes me feel so awkward, like I … Continue reading

May 7, 2014 · 10 Comments

A letter to myself on the first day of school.

Breathe.  You’re room looks fine, you look fine, you’ll be fine.  They are just as anxious as you are. You know the cliche: They don’t forget what you say 😉  … Continue reading

May 6, 2014 · 6 Comments

What Students Really Need to Hear

Originally posted on AFFECTIVE LIVING:
It’s 4 a.m.  I’ve struggled for the last hour to go to sleep.  But, I can’t.  Yet again, I am tossing and turning, unable to…

May 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Use others as motivation!

A blogging 101 challenge was to write a post in a different format. Man – I was stumped…until I decided to have my Girl Scouts inspire me. It’s so much … Continue reading

May 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

3/8 of a table…who needs division when there’s no reason?

Originally posted on Overthinking my teaching:
Question 6 A catering company rents out tables for big parties. 8 people can sit around a table. A school is giving a party…

May 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Promote Your Blog

Originally posted on trying to make things right:
This post is not all about me, this post is for anyone who has ever went a day or two with out…

May 2, 2014 · 1 Comment

Liar Liar Ring of Fire

So this is my twist on the daily prompt – being a mother and spicy food.   I’m a big fat liar, especially when it comes to my kids.  I … Continue reading

April 30, 2014 · 11 Comments

Leah: I know!

Yeah, you think you know everything, but you’re 11.  I thought I knew everything when I was 11 too, but you don’t, and you won’t, believe me, until you have … Continue reading

April 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

A not so gentle reminder about why I teach math.

I tell my students all the time, “If I can do it anyone can do it”.  They are often surprised to hear I was not a stellar math student.  I … Continue reading

April 30, 2014 · 4 Comments

LIEBSTER AWARD!

    Thank you Penultimatiafor nominating us for the Liebster Award!  Then it took us so long to get our acts together that we got nominated again by You Handmade Me{happy} (I … Continue reading

April 29, 2014 · 11 Comments

A Not So Lost Weekend

  In an effort to catch up this weekend on the reading and commenting assignments of the Zero- Hero Blogging Challenge I had to put my kids on auto-pilot. Andreas … Continue reading

April 27, 2014 · 5 Comments

Is it vandalism if it’s done in the name of Girl Scouting?

  My girlfriends and I have regular get togethers where I have a legitimate excuse to make crafts from Pinterest  and share the coolest things I read about on the … Continue reading

April 22, 2014 · 15 Comments

My “Dream Reader”?

You of course!  A lot of people are motivated by money, popularity, or pride.  Me, I’m motivated to stop the hate, the hate people have for math. My students are … Continue reading

April 22, 2014 · 2 Comments

Dear K-Evil, We have a Pick Pocket

Dear K-Evil, Our daughter, the older one, who couldn’t tell a lie, has begun taking money from us without permission. It started with my husband looking for $6 he was … Continue reading

April 19, 2014 · 5 Comments

It’s so shiny.

Since I made a statement piece for Leah I thought I should make one for Julia too.  This also came from Mandy at Vintage Revivals (I must have been stalking … Continue reading

April 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

‘Oh Crap, She’s Up’ Was Already Taken

When Michelle and I started our blogging adventure we gave the site the name Girls Gifts and Giggles. I thought she was accommodating my admiration of alliteration. But in her … Continue reading

April 17, 2014 · 3 Comments

Coupon books…as punishment

Who doesn’t love a coupon book, especially a homemade one.  I can feel the love just talking about it.  But what if your kid is a smart aleck-y button pusher? … Continue reading

April 16, 2014 · 19 Comments

Easter is another excuse to do crafts!

It’s time to start thinking about Easter – especially if you have kids and need to prep those crafts!  Here are some things I have done in the past.  You … Continue reading

April 14, 2014 · 4 Comments

*Bad pun alert* Sub officers don’t like crew cuts (but he likes his Dad’s).

Today is submarine day! I have the coolest son (don’t tell Scott because I tell him the same thing).  My oldest, Ford, is a submariner and I couldn’t be more … Continue reading

April 11, 2014 · 7 Comments

Phonophobia, pick up already will you?

Write a letter to the personality trait you like least, convincing it to shape up or ship out. Be as threatening, theatrical, or thoroughly charming as is necessary to get … Continue reading

April 11, 2014 · 1 Comment
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DFW Writers Workshop

Writers helping writers since 1977

The Social Norma

"I don't cut the ribbon at the opening of markets. I don't stand next to the mayor. Hit your baseball into my yard, and you'll never see it again." - Tom Waits

autismthoughts

My experiences with autism, depression, and life

LisaListed

The best things in life aren't things at all

The Zero-Waste Chef

No packaging. Nothing processed. No waste.

Notes From Dawn

with hope, life is more than just bearable

Properly Ridiculous

Mostly Pleasant [Possibly Offensive] Perceptions

Officially Gluten Free

Have your cake and eat it too, without feeling sick.

Chaos Girl & the Real World

{A Slightly Disjointed Life}

5powerdotorg.wordpress.com/

Chronicles from the Mama Duck - Raising teenagers...family...faith...

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AM Roselli's art & writing site

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