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Junior Achievement Volunteering
I just completed my fourth set of sessions volunteering for Junior Achievement. Junior Achievement is a program where business people volunteer in classrooms in the area to teach children about busi...
2/5/13 at 10:01 PM Money Toys at Toys R Us 12/6/12 at 9:54 PM
Money Secrets for Students 10/22/12 at 6:45 AM
Tear Down Attitudes of Entitlement
My financial schooling was subtle growing up. My parents bought items when they could afford it not relying on credit. They paid a bill when it came and didnt wait for the due date. In teaching my ow...
1/29/13 at 11:11 AM For Better or Worse, Children Learn Financial Skills from Parents 6/5/12 at 7:36 AM
Raising Money-Wise Kids 4/20/12 at 8:06 AM
Ask the Dietitian: What is the best pre-workout meal?
Q: What is the best pre-workout meal? A: The answer is different from person-to-person and depends on what the workout entails. That being said, here are some general guidelines: What to include in ...
1/29/13 at 10:43 AM Healthy New Year’s Resolutions You'll Actually Keep 12/27/12 at 10:06 AM
Roast Those Pumpkin Seeds! 10/24/12 at 1:38 PM
Back in the saddle
It's been a few days since I've focused on my life as an endurance athlete - mainly because I've had a couple of travel days and a few days at a work conference in the Twin Cities. Still, the ending ...
1/27/13 at 12:46 PM Rest and recovery 1/14/13 at 6:23 PM
Time slipped past 1/11/13 at 2:55 PM
Black Beans and Rice Chili
Everyone loves a bowl of hot chili on a cold day. And add a little bit of rice to the mix and you have a meal that hardly needs any accompaniment. Here's a recipe from Zatarain's for Black Beans and ...
1/26/13 at 4:15 PM Scrambled Eggs, Bacon and Tomato Panini 1/14/13 at 2:54 PM
Ham and Cheese Casserole 1/2/13 at 2:13 PM
Loving my layers
It's been freezing in Minnesota, so I've been bundling up with a lot of layers the last couple days. Earlier this week, I wore a purple body-con dress with leggings, leg warmers, a cardigan and scarf....
1/19/13 at 7:00 PM For the love of (thick & colorful) scarves 1/15/13 at 10:57 PM
Freezing for the sake of fashion 1/14/13 at 9:28 PM
Education should be encouraged, not denied
8:10 on a Wednesday morning in a lecture hall, waiting for the first class of the day to start. It is one of the introductory classes which provides students studying English with an insight to lite...
10/25/12 at 8:36 AM Round Lake, Minnesota: An example of where the job growth should be 10/12/12 at 6:41 AM
Flensburg Point System Reform: A necessity for travel in Germany? 4/26/12 at 3:55 AM
AMTA 12 Post Conference Recap
It's hard to believe more than a week has already passed since I presented at my first ever national conference for the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) in St. Charles, Illinois. AMTA always ...
10/21/12 at 8:00 AM Transitioning through Music 10/9/12 at 11:27 AM
Music for Academic Enrichment 9/18/12 at 10:38 AM
Take a dip with the dolphin in October skies
Without the moon to brighten the evening sky, mid-October's a fine time for a dip with the celestial dolphin. All you need are your eyes to see one of the most delightful of the 88 constellations: D...
10/14/12 at 11:00 AM
SSA benefits to adopted children / employed children & benefits
Two questions about children and Social Security benefits arrived today. Here they are: Q: Can my adopted child receive Social Security survivor benefits from my deceased spouse? A: Perhaps. Did you...
8/8/12 at 2:11 PM If receiving SSA as a spouse, should I work to become insured? 7/27/12 at 9:38 AM
Will my spouse’s earnings lower my Social Security benefits? 6/22/12 at 1:27 PM
Summer salad easy to tote to Independence Day picnics.
If you've been to a Twins baseball game at Target Field on a Sunday afternoon, you may have satisfied your hunger pangs with a refreshing healthful salad from the Roots for the Home Team Garden Goodie...
7/2/12 at 10:34 AM Flatbread: All-Purpose, All Delicious 3/18/12 at 3:13 PM
Breakfast Cookies get a vegan makeover 11/13/11 at 2:13 PM
Decorative Duct Tape?
I used to be a staunch Wal-Mart patron. I have no idea when this changed, and it may change again now that a new store is going up close to my house. But recently I have found that I am in Target stor...
6/9/12 at 8:00 AM To Be Gracious 5/31/12 at 7:30 AM
I Get Lost in My Mind… 5/1/12 at 5:30 AM
The Hatfield-McCoy feud: What made them do it?
I was glued to the History Channel last night, watching the first two hours in the "Hatfields and McCoys" original miniseries. It's a grim story, based on two actual clans in 1800s Appalachia who col...
5/29/12 at 4:23 PM Words and medicine: the doctor as storyteller 7/15/09 at 5:11 AM
Homegrown Day 5: Superior
So much pageantry when it comes to a Sexhawk show, the only band of Homegrown Music Festival that has a guy introduce the guy who introduces the band. Then there are the jabs at other local musicians ...
5/4/12 at 3:45 PM Homegrown Day 3: Power trios, Booms and Big Bands 5/2/12 at 12:37 PM
Homegrown Day One: New Band Night 5/2/11 at 2:21 AM
A Wall Paint Disaster
It's easy enough to share our successes with the blogging world. I'm typically proud of the projects I have posted here for all to see...but I'm going to be brave here and show you a major mistake. I'...
4/23/12 at 10:15 AM