2020 Needs to Chill

I remember it like it was yesterday.  It was a time of hope, a time of optimism, a time of exuberance, a time of youthful splendor. It was midnight, January 1st, 2020. We hugged, we kissed, we celebrated endless possibilities. The glasses we toasted were half-full. We were ready for a fresh start, ready to [ keep reading ]

All the World is Irish in March

Irish, woman waving wearing green hat and jacket

My family raised me to believe I was Irish. My grandmother taught us to root for Notre Dame, we listened to Bing Crosby, and we knew all the words to “The Unicorn Song.” Keller is my maiden name, and my father insists the name derives from the Irish “Kelleher.” This plus my great-grandmother’s Fitzgerald surname [ keep reading ]

Why is Friday the 13th Unlucky?

Do you believe the number 13 is unlucky? How about Friday the 13th? There are two of those dates this year, and the first happens this month. But do you know exactly where the superstition comes from? Even if you do, you might wonder why this particular date still exerts any kind of hold over [ keep reading ]

PSA: How to Use Highway On-Ramps

A major highway intersection

If we’re being honest with ourselves, driving is probably one of the most frustrating tasks in our everyday lives. It’s not the actual act of operating a motor vehicle that’s so frustrating, that part is actually kind of enjoyable. What makes driving so incredulous are the clueless drivers who fill our roadways. Some days, just [ keep reading ]

Stop the Madness: End Daylight Saving Time

I grew up in Saskatchewan, Canada. Twice a year, I had to do mental gymnastics to figure out when my favorite TV shows, generally broadcast from other parts of Canada and the US, would be on. Why? Because of Daylight Saving Time. Fast-forward to adulthood, when I moved to the US with my family, and [ keep reading ]

Strange paradoxes that will shock you!

strange paradoxes, mouse in a science lab

Humans are complex beings. If you’ve ever studied biology, you know that even the simplest life form or bacterium is anything but simple! One can ponder a single flower, grain of sand or seed for hours and still have more questions than answers about the amazing features of creation. Within nature, particularly concerning human beings, [ keep reading ]

World records: “Lowest ever” stats will amaze you!

world records, golf ball at hole

There are people in this world who can do some amazing things. I recently did a post about a guy who jumped more than five feet into the air from a standstill! No one in human history has recorded a higher jump. Today, we’re sharing more world records about some astounding “lowest ever” feats! For [ keep reading ]

Fun Facts about Leap Year

Did you realize that 2020 is a leap year? That’s right – it’s that special time when our calendars add an extra day. It adjusts our Gregorian calendar to match the actual time it takes the Earth to travel around the sun. It’s the day when people pretend to cry so that “Leap Day William” [ keep reading ]

February is a little more interesting in a leap year

leap year, february in scrabble letters

Okay, lazies, you can’t drop the “R” in Feb-RU-ary. It’s not pronounced FebYOUary, like JanYOUary. Just want to get that out of the way. Some may see the extra “R” as too complicated to pronounce, but it is part of the charm of the month. Even more charming this year is that it is a [ keep reading ]

A potty training tip I promise you’ve never thought of

potty training tip, toilet paper on a roll

Especially when you have your first child, you want to do everything right. You want to be the best parent you can be. If God blesses you with additional children, you hopefully continue to want to be a loving parent. You want to teach your children everything they need to know to get a good [ keep reading ]


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