Thursday, June 11, 2009

BENDING THE RULES for Thoughtful Thursday June 11, 2009

Written By Lisa Olstein from Wondertime

Sure, routines are the stuff of life, necessary for maintaining structure and sanity with children, but bending the rules can be wonderfully liberating.

1. Instead of a wake-up call dictated by schedule, let dawn's first rays draw everyone out for a misty backyard safari.

2. Let go of the notion that picnics are for lunchtime: Take breakfast or dinner into the great wide open.

3. Skip the raincoats: The next time it rains, pull out the bathing suits and let the kids get as wet as they want.

4. Bring the outdoors in: Adorn walls, dressers, and bookcases with flowering tree branches (apple and cherry blossoms smell great).

5. Read a bedtime story under the starry night sky, flashlight in hand. Simply being outside in pj's is a thrill for kids, more so if you're in pj's too.

It's worth a second read-repost from 2007

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Thoughtful Thursday, June 4, 2009


Ninety-eight percent
of the atoms
in our bodies
are replaced
each year in
a continuous process
of death and birth.
Since we are born anew
in every second,
we can stop
pretending to be fossils,
as if our opinions
and behaviors
were carved in granite
and not changeable.
-Reprinted from Out-Smarting Your Karma Copyright ©1996 by Barry Neil Kaufman.

I've often caught myself saying that "I've been this way for so long, it's hard to change."

The fact is, we're constantly changing-our thoughts, tastes, opinions and behaviors.

If we want to change, we will.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009


On Wednesday, June 3, SONIC will thank its customers with Free Float Night, giving away free 10 ounce Root Beer Floats from 8 pm until midnight (at most participating restaurants).

Monday, June 01, 2009

A booklet from my daughter...

"I do what mom says"

"I eat what mom cooks"

"I listen to my mom"

Aw, if it were only true 100% of the time!