Category Archives: Parenting

How to shock a fast food server


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The work ethic of teens these days


Those of us of the Gen X generation and older often pass judgment on the teens of today with statements like these: They have it so easy. They don’t know what hard work is. Where’s the work ethic? I’ve been … Continue reading

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Cruising Arizona’s Apache Trail


I had a free weekend in mid-January 2014, so my oldest daughter and I took to Arizona’s open roads and checked the Apache Trail off our Arizona Bucket List. The roughly 5-hour loop begins just north of the town of … Continue reading

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My new year’s resolution: Dropping the F-bomb


I know what you are thinking.  Why would anyone want to make using the F-word a resolution?  That’s just it: I don’t want to start using the F-word. I want to drop it from my vocabulary altogether. For many of … Continue reading

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US Postal Service 2013 Holiday mail-by deadlines


Important dates to know if you’re sending cards or packages by US Postal Service this year

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Challenge: Give the gift of your full attention


Challenge for the week: Give the gift of your full attention. Give the gift of your full attention. That’s a gift few people give. That gift alone will make others want to be around you and remember you. You can’t … Continue reading

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Have you heard about the free travel services on Craigslist?


We’re on a tight budget these days but determined to do something fun out of town with the kiddos for Spring Break.  Since we’re new to Phoenix and only a six hour drive from the LA/Hollywood area, my wife and … Continue reading

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