Category Archives: Helpful Advice

Deep Freeze

Here’s a cold weather tip. When the temperature drops below zero, don’t leave an unopened can of Diet Coke in your car. Advertisements

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Like A Rock

No, not a Chevy pickup…my early 60s Electrolux Model G vacuum cleaner!  We inherited this from my Grandmother a few years ago and it has outlasted just about any other household cleaning device or appliance we’ve purchased since.  The thing … Continue reading

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Selective Listening

My kids don’t listen to me.  My wife says they do, but I don’t believe it.  If they ARE listening to me and actually hearing me then they’re ignoring me…which come to think of it might be worse.  If only … Continue reading

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Box Tops For Education: Why Join?

So you already buy all your groceries based on whether or not they participate in Box Tops For Education (BTFE), you clip and save religiously and are still wondering what else you can do?  Well have you been to the … Continue reading

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So You Want To Drive Cross Country?

Sure you do.  I firmly believe that every American should do it at least once, especially if you have kids.  Our family has done it five times to date.  We’re talking East Coast to West Coast and back again, not … Continue reading

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Got Snow?

OK I understand that it’s winter and that I live in the Northeast so I should expect some snow.  I like snow…I grew up with snow in Massachusetts.  We made forts, had snowball fights, went sledding the whole nine yards.  … Continue reading

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ER

As parents of three children we are extremely luck to have only made one, yes ONE trip to the ER for a real ‘injury.’  We had been twice before when Kid A had a late night ear infection and a … Continue reading

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