Oh School, How I Mistreated You! When I was in elementary school, I didn’t enjoy school like my daughters do. I dreaded the alarm clock buzzing next to my head every weekday morning and looked forward to the weekend with much anticipation. That specific alarm clock sound still resonates in my head, even decades later. My like […]
Clever ideas to Live Your PARENTING to the Fullest!
At the northwest corner of our neighborhood, there is a huge dirt lot that attracts trash, weeds, and whatever else you can imagine. QT, aka QuikTrip, wants to build their latest generation 20-pump gas station on a small part of the lot. A few weeks ago, the Homeowners Association held a meeting at our elementary school to […]
The “Sunday Struggle”…we’ve all been there. I can remember from the time I was just a small kid trying to get ready for church on Sunday morning, and having Mom be really upset with at least one of us kids for not having everything necessary to be ready to head out the door; not only […]
When you were growing up did your parents go straight to the belt, hairbrush, or what my grandpa referred to as a “switch”? Each of course was a fine tool of discipline and tough love for breaking the house rules. Fortunately, I never experienced a “switch”. My parents were way too creative in finding other […]
Commonly Clever is ALIVE! Please note this is probably best said in the voice of Dr. Frankenstein; however, you can choose the voice of your liking. Welcome to Commonly Clever! Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could simply plug in a link cable between you and your ‘idols’ brain and transfer only the very best […]