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Showing posts from January 28, 2007

Field Trip to Small Claims Court

Last week, my teen and I went to observe my husband, at work. He's a court clerk at the County small claims court. So, how did it compare to say "Judge Judy" or "People's Court"? First thing that we noticed is that there's lots of waiting going on. People have to wait for their case to be called before going infront of the judge. The seats were extremely uncomfortable. I actually ended up with neck spasms for the rest of the day.

People actually do show up without all of the evidence. And they do consider themselves blameless. Here's a sample of some of the excuses we heard. Someone else signed their name to the paperwork. No that's not them in the picture, it's just someone that looks like them.

There were a few cases that were dismissed due to the law, evidence, people not showing up, etc.

After two hours we left for lunch. I asked our son what his opinions were of the experience. He replied, "I got so bored that I actuall…

Homeschooler's Writing Club Field Assignment

The new Homeschooler's Writing Club assignment has already started! Kids will write about their local history. The admission is just the cost of a 63 cents postage and an envelope to mail their work. Projects will then be posted on the site. Kids will receive a certificate, stickers and a couple of prizes in the mail.

Visit the site for more details, to sign up and to review some submissions.

Oh, there's no deadline so feel free to participate anytime.

BerryMorins Bits and Tips Recommended Weekly Blog - 'Making A House A Home'

I originally found this blog through HomeCast, another Weekly Recommended Blog Pick. At Making A House A Home, Mrs. U describes her blog's focus as posts about homemaking, cooking, cleaning, gardening, a pastor's wife, from the South.

Check out her post and photos of the Cheese and Herb Biscuits. I just love biscuits and making them too. And this recipe has wheat flour so it will work for our family.

Stop by today and say hello.

DIY Network Super Knit Sunday - 5pm to 11 pm ET

Here's something for those of us that won't be watching the Super Bowl but love to knit or crochet. DIY Network is having a knit or crochet a square for charity event, Knit It. It will air on the DIY channel at 5pm to 11pm ET. Check your schedule for other time zones.

Wordless Wednesday - Microsoft Vista

Question is in comments.

My Teen Hates Our Youth Group by Rachel Paxton

My Teen Hates Our Youth Group
By: Rachel Paxton

A visitor to the web site asks the following question:

"I have had a pressing problem with making a decison about my church. I love my church and felt lead to go there but they do not have a youth group for my kids. My kids 13 AND 15 HATE IT! I have been forcing them to go! They like Sunday services but THEY WANT TO go to another church. And I know that they do need other kids their age to be with and I know teens have it so hard today! But I truly love my church and know God placed me there! Should I go find them another church? Or would it be right to let them say go to another church just for the youth on Wednesday? And not be a part of the church? I have talked to the pastor and he says they are praying for a husband and wife team for a heart of teens to come to our church. But what do I do in the mean time? They really hate going and they don't feel apart of it."

Families with teens face this same p…

January is National Radio Month

These days we have more choices, for listening to radio. You can listen to radio online, paid satellite, and on TV. There's Internet Talk Radio, that provides shows on specific topics, like shows for work at home moms, parenting, dining out and lots more.

Do you still listen to radio? If so, in what form? Have you discovered Internet Talk Radio?

Free Teleseminar - 'Cook Your Way to Wellness' at Urban Homemaker

You are invited to join Maria Atwood, author of Cook Your Way To Wellness and WAPF leader for a discussion with her friend Blair McMorran , another WAPF leader, and Marilyn Moll, Urban Homemaker. They will be discussing how to master the basics of Nourishing Traditions, including making kefir, whey, kombucha, fermented veggies, salsa, bone broths, butter (easy!), crispy nuts, and more.

Be sure to email your questions ahead of time to

Please join us Thursday, February 1, 2007, at 9:00 ET, 6:00 PST.

Contact Information:

Dial-in Number: 1-620-782-8800 Kansas

Participant Access Code: 754071

If you have never participated in a phone seminar before, here is how it works:

1. You dial in the phone number below to the seminar. (You pay only for the phone call.)
2. Key in the seminar access code.
3. Introduce yourself, if you wish.
4. Bring a notebook to take notes, a cup of tea, and have your questions ready.
5. Don't worry about background noise, you'll be muted o…