Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Lake Ada Cabin for Sale- $159,900

My parents are selling their awesome cabin on Lake Ada in Backus, MN!!

Via Bill Hansen Realty-
The finest sand beach and frontage on Lake Ada. Very charming 2 bedroom cabin with a million dollar view of the lake is nestled among towering pine trees. Located in the Old Point Comfort Lake Association. Come and enjoy the cabin and all that Lake Ada has to offer without having to waste time putting in docks or mowing the lawn. Association fees are only $600 per year. Includes boat slip.

For more information contact Greg LeMair @ 866-611-7653

Click Here For the Online Listing!!!









Please contact Greg LeMair about this listing.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Why Does Having a Son Reduce the Likelihood of Divorce?

Why Does Having a Son Reduce the Likelihood of Divorce?
There’s very little that fathers (or mothers) can do for daughters
Published on September 5, 2010 by Satoshi Kanazawa in The Scientific Fundamentalist

Sociologists and demographers have discovered that the presence of sons decreases the probability of divorce. Couples who have at least one son face a significantly lower risk of divorce than couples who have only daughters. Why is this?

That couples with sons have a lower probability of divorce than couples with only daughters is even more amazing given the fact that, as I explain in previous posts, violent men and sexually promiscuous people are more likely to have sons. I would think that domestic violence and sexual promiscuity (and extramarital affairs that result from it) would contribute significantly to the likelihood of divorce. So why, then, are couples with sons less likely to divorce?

Recall that a man’s mate value is largely determined by his wealth, status, and power, whereas a woman’s mate value is largely determined by her youth and physical attractiveness. This means that the father has to make sure that his son will inherit his wealth, status, and power, regardless of how much or how little of these resources he has. A working-class father still has to make sure that his son will inherit what little wealth he has, because the more the son inherits, the greater his expected reproductive success.

In sharp contrast, there is relatively little that a father (or mother) can do to affect the daughter’s expected reproductive success. Once she is born, there is very little parents can do to keep her youthful or make her more physically attractive.

The evolutionary psychological logic therefore predicts that the continued presence of (and investment by) the father is important for the sons, but not as much for the daughters. Strictly in reproductive terms, there is very little that fathers (or anyone else) can do for daughters beyond keeping them alive and healthy. The presence of sons therefore deters divorce and departure of the father from the family more than the presence of daughters, and this effect should be stronger among wealthy families.

Of course, strongly wedded to traditional social sciences as they are, the sociologists and demographers who discover that the presence of sons decreases the probability of divorce explain this finding by saying that fathers are considered to be more important for their sons’ lives than for their daughters’, and that the presence of sons encourages fathers to get more involved in child rearing, thereby lowering the likelihood of divorce. Of course, they are right; fathers are generally considered more important for sons than for daughters, and the presence of sons does encourage fathers to get more involved. But the social scientists cannot explain why this is so. Evolutionary psychologists can.

Monday, May 2, 2011

More about ME :-)

I have been a stay at home mom for over two years, but before that I was a working mama!!

I received my bachelor's degree from St. Cloud State University in Political Science and I minored in English.  I started off as a Elementary Ed major, but changed after the Gore/Bush election in 2000... I was glued to the tv and I was hooked on politics!!  I ended up getting a great internship my senior year of college at the State Capitol as the Speaker of the House's Personal Page for 6 months.  I learned so much and made life long friends while there.

Me and my Besties!!
Stanley Cup in the Governor's Office

I actually returned to the Capitol two years later as a Legislative Assistant to a Senator in the MN Republican Caucus.  Yes, I am a full fledged Republican!!  At this point, I was married with a baby and I seemed to look at politics a little different than I had when I was in college.  Daily caucus meetings frustrated me... these people who held office (and at one time I looked up to) were more interested in themselves being in the spotlight and not the true problems our State was going through at the time.  Also, my Senator was the "Devil wears Prada" all over again... no joke!

I realized that it was better to volunteer and support people running for office that I truly believe in.  I enjoy working elections and feel I can put good positive energy into what I love :-)

After that, I worked for a federally funded company that specialized in natural disaster relief... it was a very fast pace place to work, I like it a lot!!  While I was there, we were cleaning up from Hurricane Katrina and the hurricanes in Texas, along with a bunch of small levee jobs.  I loved working there and it worked out so well... Landon was at a daycare down the street and we were 15 min from home!!

The only problem was, I missed Landon sooooo much during the day.  To the point where it was literally painful to drop him off at daycare.  Everyday I got to my desk, looked at his picture and cried... everyday.  As much as loved working, I loved Landon more.  So, when I got pregnant with Brock, we decided I was going to stay home full-time once he was born.

It was the best decision I ever made.  I love being home with the kids... my heart it full of happiness now, no more tears :-)
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