A Poem A Day

My 10 year old daughter Amy is very good at writing poems. That’s true, at least in this mom’s mind. I think I am not exaggerating. She actually won the 1st place for her poetry collection at the Minnesota State Fair two years in the row, in 2009 and again this year, Each time we selected 100 poems…
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My Girl

Last Friday my 10 year old girl Amy was invited to a birthday party by the daughter of a good friend of mine. A group of 6 girls went to Mall of America after school for fun rides and shopping. Personally I don’t like to go to Mall of America. I haven’t been there for  a…
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My In-house Editor

Sometimes when I am writing my blog or have my blog on the screen, my kids are interested in checking what I am writing or have written lately.  My daughter likes to say: "Mom, this is not correct." She likes to correct mistakes I make. Usually they are minor mistakes that I think only native…
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Parents, There Is Hope

My cubicle got a face lift today. It was painted fresh with a new color. The painter is a nice guy, a grandpa with two grown up kids and two grandkids. I had a casual conversation with him, about kids. I told him that my kids are getting on my nerves more than ever this…
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A Poet In The Making

My daughter Amy prefers writing poems than doing the dishes or playing piano. Today when I asked her to wash the dishes after dinner, she asked: "Can I write five poems instead of washing the dishes?" She hadn’t written any poems lately. I would like to see her doing that again. So I said OK. Later when…
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