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Be Internet Awesome – 7 Tips to Respect Your Kids in the Internet Age

Be internet awesome - Teaching parents how to show respect to their kids through their online internet behavior. Thoughts and truths on safe internet usage for parents, teachers, and kids. Words and pictures posted without thinking can hurt. These life lessons will work for boys and girls and men and women. #SaferInternetDay #BeInternetAwesome #Sponsored

  The first day of my grad school residency at Penn State was a tough one. There was big stuff of all varieties happening with Joe, our girls, and my sister at home, and I was living in a hotel room at Penn State for a whole week, meeting the strangers I would work closely with for the entire semester. Despite the picture of me you may have formed from my witty repartee on my blog, social situations really stress me out, and I was uptight and scared about meeting new people and feeling tortured over not being able to … Read more

God Spoke To Me – And Not How You Think

God spoke to me

You’ll never guess where it happened. My Sunday School class is more like a book discussion group. We read a book together and discuss one chapter each Sunday. It’s led by our pastor and his wife, and they choose books that really push my thinking about God and what He does and does not do. Three weeks ago, we read a chapter on prayer. The main point of the chapter was that when we pray, we should be listening instead of talking. The author explained that God already knows what’s on our hearts, so our telling Him is more for … Read more

Tips for Tooth Brushing For Kids

I am delighted to be one of twenty bloggers featured in Arm & Hammer’s Switch & Save Challenge. During the next five months, I’ll be testing several Arm & Hammer products and sharing my experiences with you. After I posted my plea for toothbrushing help, dozens of readers emailed or commented with tips for convincing Grace to cooperate in the tooth brushing process. And we discovered that she has a cavity. She is going to have to go to the dentist and have work done. This fact is a source of anxiety for several of the members in my household. … Read more

Capture Your Adventure!

This is a place where the sun shines all day and where you’ll hear the crash of waves on a beach… The place? It’s a secret. World Harbors Marinades and Sauces is giving away a once in a lifetime, all expenses paid adventure on an exotic island (the exact identity of which remains a secret) and a video camera to capture the trip. I just entered the Capture Your Adventure sweepstakes at the World Harbors Facebook page. I answered a couple of questions (like where would I like to vacation and what I like to do on vacation) and then … Read more

Earn FREE Redbox Rentals

This is paid content. I chose to post it because I know that many of you will want to take part to earn free movie rentals. From now through St. Patrick’s Day (that’s next Thursday, the 17th), you can earn unlimited one-night rentals from redbox through their Lucky to Have Friends Like You program. All you have to do is: Sign-up at to get a unique web address Spread the luck!  Email it, post it to Facebook, Tweet about it – share your URL however you want. Watch your free movies! (Rental credits are valid for ten days after they’ve been … Read more

Are You Following Feels Like Home on Facebook?

Just a quick note, Dear Reader. I wonder if you’re following Feels Like Home on Facebook. The reason that I ask is that I’ve been coming across a lot of coupon codes, deals, and links, and I’ve been sharing them on my Facebook Fan Page. I don’t intend to post here on Feels Like Home more than once or twice a day. I haven’t in the past, and I won’t in the future. At the same time, when I find a great deal – like the free entree at Panda Express that I posted earlier in the week – I … Read more