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  • National Suicide Awareness Day: Letter from Mom

    Posted by Bryan Scott

    Please pay special attention to your children and take time to talk to them about what's going on in their life.  Remember, just because their problem might not seem like a big deal to us, it could be a super big deal to them!

    Here's a letter from a friend of mine who lost her son, Cody, last year...

    Hi Everyone I wanted to make you all aware that today September 10th is National Suicide Awareness Day. As some of you are aware on April 26th 2011 my life was forever changed when my youngest son at the age of sixteen took his own life. Suicide has so many faces and so many different stories, whether it be like Cody due to a broken heart or do to bullying, or just plain old depression. We need to help our society to see that suicide does not make the victim a Bad person. They are still somebody's son, daughter, mother, father, sister, brother or friend and because they made the discussion to leave this world earlier than expected does not make them any less the people that we loved. Cody will be forever missed by my family his friends, team mates, and my CHN family. Please always keep your ears and heart open to someone in need. Sometimes all it takes is a shoulder to cry on or a chance to speak of their feelings.

    I ask you all to please take just a moment of your time today and say a little prayer not only for my son but for all the men and woman who have held such secret sadness that they chose to end their own lives.
    Thank you all, and God Bless-
          Amy Hietpas

    http://www.suicidehotlines.com/wisconsin.html

    1-800-SUICIDE
    1-800-784-2433

  • My 4-year-old went missing last night!

    Posted by Bryan Scott

    Yesterday, after his fisrt day of school, our 4-year-old went missing around 5:15pm.  We searched all over the yard and in the house before finally finding him in his room...IN BED!!!  Looks like the little guy was tuckered out from school.  LOL

  • Deleted video from 2004 Olympics

    Posted by Bryan Scott

    Looking for a reason to stay up all night and watch Olympic coverage?  You never know what you're going to see.  Check out this hilarious video of Mary Carillo discussing badminton during an overnight broadcast from the 2004 Olympic games...

  • Chores Make Men Happier!?

    Posted by Bryan Scott

    I call bull!  There's no way that cleaning the toilets at home will make me happier at work.  Really?! - Bry

    A new study finds that men who do more chores are happier and have less conflict at work.   

    Researchers asked couples how much time they spent on tasks like cooking, washing, or shopping. They expected to find that where men shouldered more of the burden, women’s happiness levels were higher.

    Instead, they found that it was the men who were happier while their wives and girlfriends appeared to be largely unmoved.

    Story

  • Best Bookclub Ever

    Posted by Addi Scott

    A few months ago, a friend of mine on Facebook added me to her Facebook book club. This book club has changed my life. I have made fast friends with all of the women in this group, including some of my favorite authors. I have been inspired to finally follow my dream of becoming an author myself because of these phenomenal women, and Fred. 

    About a week ago, one of them posted a video of herself singing along to her favorite song in the car, which triggered a bunch of us to do the same. I finally got a chance, and the courage, to do my video yesterday and I thought I would share it with you all. And encourage you all to do it and post it on your Facebook page as a way of saying that you don't care what people think, you are loving life. Come on, do it, if I can, you can.

     

  • My favorite measuring device!

    Posted by Bryan Scott

    This summer I am going to make sure that I have plenty of these measuring devices stocked up at my house! 

    You never know when a neighbor will need to borrow one :)

     

  • Siri is Awesome

    Posted by Addi Scott

    Those of you who know me well know that I am a super geek. Yesterday I finally got the new iPhone with Siri. Now I don't know really if she is necessary, but she is darn funny! I found this website that has all kinds of funny things to ask her, so if you have Siri, check this out!!

     

    http://appmodo.com/57164/fun-things-to-ask-siri/

  • They Grow So Fast

    Posted by Addi Scott

    I try every year to take a picture of the kids on the first day of school and the last day of school so that we can see how much they grow from year to year. Its bittersweet though because in my head they are not THAT different...here is this years....you be the judge.