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[7 May 2010 | by Andrea Anglin | 5 Comments]
[shop] The Dos and Don’ts of Mother’s Day Gifts

As Mother’s Day approaches, there is still time to get your mom a gift. A good gift. But just as the Christmas Eve shoppers know, the selection of thoughtful, decent gifts starts to dwindle quickly, so don’t wait until Sunday morning to make your selection. To help you out, I’ve compiled a list of the top five things NOT to get your mom/wife on Mother’s Day.
1. Exercise DVDs or equipment – Unless Mom has been dropping hints about absolutely wanting the kettlebells she’s seen on “The Biggest Loser” …

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[9 Mar 2010 | by Andrea Anglin | 2 Comments]
[do] Family Activities for Spring Break

One of the most challenging jobs as a parent is managing spring break for their children. A blessing and a curse, spring break can give your family a lifetime of fun memories and tradition or be a horror show of annoying, whining children. Here are fun ideas to save your sanity this year.
YMCA Camp – Are you a working parent? Check out the YMCA’s School Day Out programs. You don’t have to be a member to take advantage of the camp-like activities for kids, including field trips, games, arts and …

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[25 Feb 2010 | by Andrea Anglin | One Comment]
[read] Everything Matters

If you knew the exact date the Earth would be annihilated how would your life be different?  Now imagine having that knowledge literally from birth.  This is the position in which “Junior” finds himself in the novel Everything Matters! by Ron Currie, Jr.
This interesting book poses the philosophical question, “If the world is assured destruction, does anything really matter?”  Junior goes through his life, starting in the womb, hearing voices that inform him about events and people including the past, present and future.  He is told how his dad really lost part of …

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[18 Jan 2010 | by Andrea Anglin | 22 Comments]
[think] East vs. West: Long Live the Wild West Side

Hold on Eastsiders, before you get your Bradley Fair-purchased panties in a bunch about this post, you should know it’s the first in a two-part “duel” between a passionate Westsider and an equally passionate Eastsider. So while we encourage you to comment away about why YOUR side of town is superior, the East side will officially get its turn tomorrow.
I was born and raised on the West Side of Wichita and I’m damn proud of it. I know Eastsiders think Westsiders are all farmers and rednecks, but it …

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[6 Jan 2010 | by Andrea Anglin | 6 Comments]
[read] Five Books to Read in 2010

If you are pressed for time (and face it, who isn’t?), you may not have time to read a book a month. But if you want to keep yourself entertained and informed, there are five books you should add to your list for 2010 (if you haven’t read them already):

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner – As someone who doesn’t like math, I think the concept behind this book and its sequel, Superfreakeconomics, is fascinating and even, dare …