LESSONS FROM THE PLAYGROUND – PERFECTION

Today My Toddler Taught Me – Don’t Waste Time Waiting for the Perfect Day. Take the Time to Make Your Day Perfect.

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WE GOT LUCKY FOR THE GET LUCKY 7K – MAMAVATION POST

Today we’re getting more snow. That fact is about enough to make me pull my hair out, but I’m thankful that the snow demons held off until today. Their snowy tardiness meant that the weather was still wonderful for last Saturday’s Get Lucky 7k race.
My good friend, Nicole, and I signed up for this race months ago, forgetting the unpredictability of Minnesota weather. At least the snow-mathon that has been this winter let up long enough for us to have a great race.
We finished in just under an hour, which isn’t record breaking we know, but it stills feels great to be able to say “we finished.”

Now I’m talking her into doing the Minneapolis Marathon with me as a relay. I’m hoping that my powers of persuasion will be strong enough. I might have to use the “Jedi Mind Trick” but if we can get a team of four of us together, we can break that race down to about six miles a piece. Sizeable chunk, I know, but I promised her that she won’t die during the race 🙂

In the meantime, back to shoveling snow around here and back to the treadmill till the roads clear. Keep it frosty.
 

OUR TODDLER TORNADO TAKES THE TWICE A DAY CHALLENGE – DAY 1

Remember all those stories and photos with Matthew McConaughey brushing his teeth all the time. Did you think he was weird? I didn’t. First of all, because he’s hot and I’d watch him do just about anything. Secondly I’m also a chronic tooth brusher and might be found brushing my teeth in the car or wherever else the compulsion might strike.

Toothbrushing comes easy for me, but we’ve been having a heck of a time passing on the habit to our Toddler Tornado. We’ve been working on good oral hygiene habits for a while now. But it’s like putting your finger into the mouth of a snapping turtle whenever we try. Left to his own devices, he would just use the toothbrush as a spoon to shovel the tasty bubblegum flavored toothpaste into his face.

We needed some incentive to get back on track, so we are taking the Metro Dental Care “Twice a Day Challenge.” Starting today, we’re committing to brushing his teeth twice a day, for at least 2 minutes. It’s going to take some work, but if it was too easy they wouldn’t call it a “challenge” now would they?


 


Dad helping the Toddler Tornado w/ his chompers 
We know, thanks to Metro Dental Care and other dental professionals, that prevention and education are keys to oral hygiene success. When you brush your teeth twice a day, you’re helping to prevent tooth decay, gum disease and extra procedures down the line. Active prevention saves time, money and stress. It can also improve the overall health of your child.
They’ve even got a little video with some past “Twice a Day Challenge” participants.
So we know you can do it, too.



Jump onboard the toothbrushing band wagon with us and be a part of the “Twice a Day Challenge.” If we can make is work with our Toddler Tornado, you and your kids can join the challenge along with us.
   
It’s easy, just leave a comment and pledge to join the challenge like we did. We’ll enter you in a drawing to receive 4 awesome tickets to see the Minnesota Twins play at Target Field. Join the challenge with us. Plus keep check back  to see if we loose a finger going into the Toddler danger zone. 🙂

*** I am not being paid to participate in this challenge. The Twins tickets giveaway is hosted by Metro Dental Care and the winners will be selected by and notified by them. A few lifestyle bloggers throughout the Twin Cities are participating in this challenge and all readers are welcome to participate in this challenge/enter to win the Twins tickets. ***

DUSTIN DIAMOND – ESCAPING "SCREECH"

I opened for Dustin Diamond this weekend. Of course, after all the negative press he’s gotten, I was worried he was going to be a jerk. Can you blame me? I watched Celebrity Fit club and followed his exploits on TMZ.

But when I actually met him, Dustin was a very nice guy, who just wants to make some folks laugh and make some money like the rest of us.

Dustin seems to go from one extreme to the other. First, he’s the squeaky clean and beloved geek you grew up with on the small screen. Then he’s the villian on Celebrity Fit Club and doing sextapes. Now he’s the dark and dirty comic ready to shock those memories of “Screech” right out of you.

Like a lot of people, Dustin’s looking for a paycheck. He told me some crazy stories. The craziest – Dustin’s story about a drunk audience member pulling a knife and threatening to stab him during his show. Yeah, I’ve never had that happen at a show. Don’t want it. Would you?

It’s gotta be tough – Spending so much of your life trying to find yourself. Having all these people think that you’re someone that you’re not. Then having them dissapointed in the real you. At least, it sounds pretty tough to me.

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