Not knowing what new gadget to buy my 75-year-old dad for Christmas in order to show that I love him, I instead wrote down 52 things I love about him.
Budgeteer News, 12/03/2010
While studying the Middle Ages this fall, I ran into a fascinating, ancient parenting philosophy: When a wealthy landowner had a son, they loved him so much that they gave him to somebody else to raise.
Budgeteer News, 11/07/2010
Author Jeff Mapes wrote in “Pedaling Revolution: How Cyclists are Changing American Cities” that a bicycling revolution has truly taken hold in a city when you see women commuting to work.
Budgeteer News, 10/04/2010
Did any of you get a recall notice from the FDA notifying you that your eggs might be carrying salmonella? We didn’t at our house. We’re still making cookie dough and eating it raw by the handfuls because we have become egg-independent.
Budgeteer News, 09/05/2010
On a recent foggy and cool evening in Duluth, a distinguished crowd gathered to dedicate the new Japanese garden surrounding the Peace Bell in Enger Park.
Budgeteer News, 08/30/2010
Two kids got hurt this summer making the 90-foot jump into the Lester River. This worries me.
Budgeteer News, 08/03/2010
This year our neighborhood is going to have the biggest Fourth of July parade we’ve ever had in the short, four-year history of the event.
Budgeteer News, 07/04/2010
One day last August Danny was talking to me with dark brown crumbs around his mouth ... like he’d been eating an Oreo. But that just wasn't the case.
Budgeteer News, 06/03/2010
Last week Annie returned from a birthday party, happy and satisfied. There had been swimming, pizza, cake, giggling girls, and party favors to take home.
Budgeteer News, 05/06/2010
An acquaintance of mine cornered me at a public community meeting and said, “I sent you a friend request on Facebook, but I haven’t heard anything from you yet.” The day I signed up for Facebook I was afraid something like this might happen.
Budgeteer News, 04/08/2010
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