Archive for History

Should First Ladies Get Paid?

August 9, 2012 1 Comment

Should First Ladies Get Paid? Yesterday, at a fundraiser in Denver, Colorado, President Obama lamented that first ladies don’t get paid even though they work hard. What do you think? The First Lady (FLOTUS) does have a budget (although when the government doesn’t have a budget, I’m not sure how she kn... continue reading...

7 Tips for Teaching Patriotism to Our Kids

July 2, 2012 No Comments

7 Tips for Teaching Patriotism to Our Kids In two days, we celebrate the birth of our nation. It was 236 years ago Wednesday that our country declared “No More” – we are our own nation. “We don’t need your stinkin’ taxes, Britain” – we are taxed enough already. Do your kids get this? For... continue reading...

Camps Teach Kids about Our Founding

June 27, 2012 1 Comment

Camps Teach Kids about Our Founding The American people continue to amaze me in their resolve to ensure our children learn about the basics of our country’s founding. One such group that continues to educate our youth about the things public schools no longer adequately teach is the 9/12 Pikes Peak Patri... continue reading...

Is There Anything Christian about Halloween?

October 28, 2011 No Comments

Is There Anything Christian about Halloween? Not much. At least as it stands in today’s culture. Let me clarify. Halloween is fun and thrilling and scary and usually harmless but to a true Christian, most of what we do doesn’t quite line up to their beliefs. Some believers don’t celebrate at all, b... continue reading...

You Have GOT to See These Kids!

September 21, 2011 No Comments

You Have GOT to See These Kids! Last weekend, I had the immense pleasure of helping celebrate Constitution Day in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with Constituting America (www.constitutingamerica.org) founded by actress Janine Turner and political activist Cathy Gillespie. The celebration capped off ... continue reading...

The Surprisingly Violent Roots of Labor Day

September 5, 2011 No Comments

The Surprisingly Violent Roots of Labor Day Today is the unofficial last day of summer for most Americans. For many, school starts tomorrow and today is for barbeques, football and an extra day to sleep in. But why? Why do we celebrate the labor force by not working? The roots of this h... continue reading...

3 Tips on How to Build a Family Tree

August 17, 2011 1 Comment

3 Tips on How to Build a Family Tree Finding out about your family history can be so interesting for everyone in your family but where to start? The website Family Seek (www.familyseek.com) offers 3 great tips for families who want to get started searching for their own family’s history and bac... continue reading...

Fun Facts about the Founders Part II

July 3, 2011 1 Comment

Fun Facts about the Founders Part II Yesterday I wrote a few fun facts about the Founding Fathers because I love them and can’t get enough of the stories. Today, I’ll write a few more fun things to know about our founders from the book “Lives of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence,” publish... continue reading...

Fun Facts about the Founders Part I

July 2, 2011 No Comments

Fun Facts about the Founders Part I I love the Founding Fathers and I can’t get enough of the stories about their lives and the circumstances around the Declaration of Indepedence and the ratification of the Constitution. Since we are getting ready to celebrate our country’s 235th birthday on Monday, I... continue reading...

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