“I like to beat the brush” Bob Ross

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Yes…It’s really true!!! Target is now selling a Bob Ross board game called the “Art of Chill”. If you don’t know who Bob Ross is – quick, please go to Netflicks or You Tube and watch the show called ‘The Joy of Painting.’ Bob Ross created and hosted this successful instructional TV show from 1993 to 1984. After you watch … Read More

The 3 C’ s for teenage boys

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My teenage son was attending a program overseas where there were going to be 4 boys and 16 girls living together for 2 months. Hmmmm…..he definitely needed a refresher sex talk which I asked his father do. After much prompting ( a nice way of saying nagging) he had what he thought was a perfectly acceptable father to son discussion. … Read More

Your Cell Phone May BE Making You Fat!!

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Really….and not only your phone but your computer, tv and even some energy saving light bulbs. Think about this – because we are animals (some more than others) our bodies are conditioned to eat more when it’s light out. For our hunting and foraging ancestors, summers long days were the time to eat more and store fat to prepare for … Read More


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This could actually happen to you!  Imagine this morning drama: it’s 7:00 am and you are already late. You have to feed the kids and get them off to school, walk the dog, find the mate to the mysterious missing sock and hopefully have a chance to brush your teeth – all before 8:00 am.  To add to this frenetic … Read More


itsreallytime.comFamily Tips, Health & Lifestyle, Musings

  Disclaimer: According to health experts (not quite sure who these experts are) anyway they issued a statement saying not to wash poultry before cooking because the splashing water spreads the salmonella bacteria. The first dish I ever prepared was a roast chicken.  Sounds innocuous enough, but let me give you some color on what was going on in my … Read More


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You are walking down the street and get to a corner where you need to wait for the traffic to stop in order to cross…… Do you push the button?   You know that  black box with buttons and images of a green and red man installed at many intersections.  Just because one person wants to walk across the street and … Read More


itsreallytime.comFamily Tips, Musings, Venting

I want to acknowledge and thank everyone who responded to my first venting piece.  People commented that they felt much better after posting what really irritates them.  I want to share the following incident in response to what I’ll call the ‘Tuna Fish Vent’. Someone, somewhat reluctantly, confided that she was the tuna fish eating person on the tube and … Read More


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I usually shy away from talking politics, but with Trump now the American President (ugh – it feels uncomfortable writing Trump and President in the same sentence) I feel the need to just calm everyone down.  It is important to have a broader, longer term perspective of why Trump is where he is.  Think of it like this… for the … Read More