My Call With Mae West [PODCAST]

Mae West

Joe Westerberg tells a funny true story about the time he went to Los Angeles as a kid and decided to call up Mae West.  I mean, why not? Her number was listed right there in the phone book! [ Read More ]

Dressed For The Occasion

It was one of those days. It didn’t help that it was rainy and cold. I was frantically trying to get the kids out of the house on time, to do kindergarten drop off, and my three-year-old was not co-operating. [ Read More ]

Score One For The Little Guy


My dad always used to play pranks on me as a kid. One day, I found the perfect opportunity to get him back. [ Read More ]

Preschool Dreamboat


Most of my memories about preschool are general: I remember circle time, my teacher playing a guitar while we sang, and falling off of various pieces of playground equipment. [ Read More ]

Lost in Thought

One day while eating lunch, I noticed my four-year-old, Alex, staring out the window. He sat motionless in a pensive daze, completely transfixed on something in the back yard. I looked out there to see what was so captivating. Nothing in particular caught my eye. [ Read More ]

What Kept Me Smiling


At elementary school, I told my friend that if she wants to get her hair straight, she needs to soak her hair in hot water and go to bed without drying the hair. [ Read More ]

A Helping Hand

helping hand

When I was a child I loved to help other people and I was always the first person to jump up and offer assistance. [ Read More ]

Seeing is Believing [PODCAST]


Shelley tells the story of her son having a curiosity in all things science. It leads to some pretty funny questions! [ Read More ]

The Baby Whisperer


Last year, my husband and I went to visit family in Chicago and to meet the newest member of our family, our nephew. [ Read More ]

Star Wars Chess

star wars

My oldest daughter is quite a fan of the Star Wars fan base. She even made this chess set out of it. [ Read More ]

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