• Safety First!

    *First published on October 26, 2006 at 

    Several months ago I wrote an article about mandatory bicycle helmet laws and kids wearing helmets during other activities to keep their noggin’s protected. Well, here we go again! Thank goodness somebody is looking out for our children.

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  • Too Many Questions, Not Enough Answers

    *First published on April 11, 2007 at 

    At the bottom of every Quirkee.com page there is a tidbit of trivia or knowledge that refreshes with every page view. Most all of it is funny, useless information (unless part of a drinking game), but some of it is suitable for me to write an entire article from! Take for example, this piece of interesting trivia...

    In an average day, a four-year old child will ask 437 questions.

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  • Are We On The Same Page?

    *First published on September 28, 2006 at 

    When I left my last job at a bank to work at home, I gave up daily adult conversations, complimentary sodas and snacks, and the inevitable weekly paper cut. While I do miss the free Rice Krispy Treats, root beer, and chatting it up with co-workers, I’m not missing the corporate buzz words and phrases. I now have a whole new way of using them to get my troops fired up! This is what most of you hear at your offices…

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  • At Last She Speaks

    *First published October 11, 2007 at 

    My daughter will be two years old soon. Where has the time gone? She is sitting in a "big girl" chair at the table, can navigate up and down the stairs without falling, scoots around on a tricycle, attempts to climb out of her crib, and can handle anything her big brother throws at her - literally.

    She is also learning a ton of new words and singing along with the alphabet song and "Rainbow Connection," which is a nightly request in her rocking chair before she goes to sleep. "Daddy!" she screams from the top of the stairs after her bath. "Rainbow!"

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