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Should schools be run more like businesses?
Perhaps you have heard it said that schools should be run more like businesses--that public schools are soft, undisciplined, ineffective and would do well to refocus their attention on the bottom line...
2/24/13 at 9:24 PM How to use your fear of loss for fun and profit 2/14/13 at 1:06 PM
5 ways to trick your brain into finishing what you start 1/31/13 at 9:51 AM
Keep Your Sanity this Winter…Add a Mudroom!
If you are unfamiliar with the term mudroom, it is a room in your home that acts as a portal between the outdoors and indoors. More commonly seen in country homes, theyre becoming more popular in ci...
1/21/13 at 11:14 AM
Somehow this post got missed. It is a bit late but one I really enjoyed putting together. Happy New Year! This year I have much to be thankful for. ...
1/3/13 at 8:00 AM What are your Christmas Traditions? 11/30/12 at 1:43 PM
Looking for the area's messiest desk!
Packrats everywhere claim that "a clean desk is the sign of a sick mind." If that's true we are about to introduce you to some very healthy people. The Messy Desk is a celebration of the messiest des...
1/2/13 at 5:10 PM Tickled Pink about Livin Up! 12/6/12 at 12:00 PM
We want your Christmas memories and traditions! 12/5/12 at 5:06 PM
Healthy New Year’s Resolutions You'll Actually Keep
Its that time of the year again - with Christmas and Thanksgiving in the rear view mirror, now is the time when most of us make our New Years resolutions. Healthy New Years resolutions are very popul...
12/27/12 at 10:06 AM
Replacing Furniture... At Last
Today I laid out a considerable amount of money in order to replace a very old piece of furniture. While there are various chairs and sofas out there taking the name of various French kings named Lou...
11/11/12 at 9:24 PM Lutefisk and Other Questionable Food-Like Substances 10/3/12 at 2:35 PM
I Got Engaged Last Night 8/27/12 at 1:32 PM
Over a decade ago we brought our nine-year-old son home from the hospital after a traumatic and life-threatening event. Uncontrolled seizures, a drug-induced coma and stressful three months passed bef...
9/16/12 at 4:42 PM
Small Town Saturday Night
Howl at the moon; shoot out the lights. The folksy folks of small town China reminded me of the community I grew up in. After chugging along 12 hours of train track southbound from Beijing, I arrived ...
7/28/12 at 9:57 AM One Final Trek: Off to Beijing 6/23/12 at 10:38 AM
Desperate Housewives: Thanks from a (formerly) Desperate Mom!
I'm a little melancholy today. Not overly sad or distraught. Just a little wistful and sentimental. Last night I said "goodbye" to an old friend, "Desperate Housewives." Yeah, I know it's just a TV s...
5/14/12 at 1:28 PM
For the Love of Scrapbooking: "Love Every Day" Layout
Looking for a new creative outlet or a way to preserve memories? Scrapbooking might be a great hobby for you, and you certainly wouldn't be alone. The Craft and Hobby Association reported in its 2010...
2/8/12 at 9:37 AM Extreme Coupons: Online Tools to Help You Save Money and Time 2/7/12 at 11:07 AM
Your Young One Can Make a Difference Too! 11/23/11 at 3:30 PM
The Love Letter
Growing up in a fatherless home, unprotected by her mother and sexually abused by a stepfather, Amy felt unworthy of love. Then one day a love letter arrived, one she had been waiting for all her life...
2/1/12 at 10:29 AM The real jewels 12/21/11 at 9:47 AM
Got thanks? Share them! 11/23/11 at 12:32 PM
Recently, my seven year old daughter looked up from lunch and said, "Mom, I want to get my ears pierced." Hm. I looked at Aaron, and asked what his thoughts about that particular subject were. And, ...
11/2/11 at 2:34 PM Half Of All Parents Are Men 11/1/11 at 10:24 AM
Most important meal of the day. 9/26/11 at 10:14 PM
Here's to wellness
For the past year or so, a group of 20-25 community volunteers in New Richmond, Wis. has been working on a grassroots effort to improve the health and wellness of all people in the community. Our effo...
6/29/11 at 11:03 AM
Roe Family Singers: I heard what you saw
From left: Adam Wirtzfeld (on the musical saw, with a spare musical saw), Kim Roe, Quillan Roe played the Brewhouse on Saturday night. I caught a bit of the Roe Family Singers on Saturday night at th...
11/16/08 at 7:50 AM