• Dealing with Surprises in Life
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    Dealing with Surprises in Life

    When people mention the word “surprises,” we tend to think of good ones, like an unexpected raise at work, flowers from a loved one “just because,” or the little win on a lottery ticket. But surprises go both ways. Sometimes life throws bad surprises at us, like when we get fired, a relationship ends, or car repairs decimate our vacation funds. Life is all about balance. So we need to prepare for the surprises. It’s hard to prepare for the unexpected; but in truth, there are some things we can do to prepare. This is more than saving a few dollars every week for unforeseen costs or having a spare…

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    Is College Still Good Idea?

    My oldest just played in his league’s basketball championship game last Saturday. He’s sort of looking away towards the angle of where his dad is taking the picture. They didn’t win by a few points, however he has came a long way this season. This is his third year playing and I guess his hard work has finally payed off. He lucked out and was on a great team this year and got a little taste of what playing sports can offer. When he was younger, he leaned more towards playing football, but luckily (because what mother wants to possibly face those type of injuries) basketball has seemed to stick…

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    Suburban Housewife

    One of the great things about the internet is youtube and the fact that pretty much anyone can rise on the scene with whatever. I’m a fan of the facebook page “Moms Who Drink And Swear” and she posts some pretty hilarious stuff…obviously. Recently she shared a youtube video of a lady who performs some raps around her character “Suburban Housewife” and I must admit I have also found her skits to not only be hilarious but also to serve as a national public service announcement. There’s nothing funnier than the truth and this woman has found a great avenue to tell it. There are a few different videos that…

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    Parent Teacher Conference

    So not too long ago, I got a request for a parent teacher conference for my daughter. Her dad and I went to pretty much hear mostly what we already knew about her (and me in some ways, lol). Apparently she thinks school is more of a place for her to socialize. She likes to “do hair” at gym. She got a comb stuck in her friend’s hair to where it took the teacher over 15 minutes to get it out and almost traumatized her friend with the thoughts of them having to cut it out. My daughter was brought to tears. I think a friend of mine and I…