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She Needs Glasses
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 12:53 PM
My oldest daughter has always been very good at reading and she just loves school. She loves to learn new things and most importantly, she loves a challenge. We recently found her squinting a lot when she reads and we have been asking if her eyes hurt or if she has a headache. Since she doesn’t know what the end result will be if she says “yes”, she usually answers... Read More...
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The Punishment
Monday, December 15, 2008 2:23 PM
Why not have their clothes out the night before and stand over them every moment to be sure they get their teeth brushed and face washed before leaving? Well, at one time I did pick out their clothes the night before. Every night, I would go into their room, choose their clothes and be sure they had everything they need for the next morning. This left them with... Read More...
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The Room
Monday, December 15, 2008 2:21 PM
My daughters have had quite a time with keeping their room clean. Yes, I know that children are just messy, but we are talking about a major mess that will linger for weeks, maybe even months if we don’t intervene. I am talking about the typical morning being: -Finding a shirt and jacket that goes to a three piece outfit, but not the matching pants. Where are... Read More...
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A New Jacket
Tuesday, November 25, 2008 4:37 PM
Parents, have your children ever come home from school with clothes that they don’t own? My oldest child has come home many times without her jacket, but never with someone else’s! Well, my youngest has yet surprised us again. She went to school with what we call a nice, warm coat. She calls it a coat that makes her look “fat.” FAT! At 5 years old, less than... Read More...
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“I Forgot”
Friday, November 07, 2008 9:53 AM
If you have children, then you probably don’t need to read any further than the title. How many times have you had to ask your child to do something as routine as: -take a bath -clean your ears -choose your clothes for school -finish your homework -put your homework in your bookbag -sweep the floor -clean your room ….and the list goes on and on and on. But then... Read More...
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The Science Project
Thursday, November 06, 2008 4:14 PM
My daughter just did an interesting science project and I just have to write about it. About one year ago, I received an email that stated a small child died from drinking diet coke and eating a piece of mentos candy. Apparently, the reaction between the two was lethal. I told my daughter that if she was interested, she should do that as a science project. She... Read More...
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The Fair Is Here
Thursday, November 06, 2008 3:44 PM
Well, it is that time of year in our area for the fair. The fair is so much fun for small cities and towns that don’t have much to do. Several different rides to enjoy and so much junk food you can hardly contain yourself. I will be taking my children to the fair this year for fun and food and I hope that the weather will be favorable for it. We had a cold spell... Read More...
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Just One Of Those Days
Wednesday, October 08, 2008 10:05 AM
This morning was one of the worst mornings I have had. My children and I got up early to get ready to leave home for work and school (our daily weekly routine) but things just went terribly wrong. My youngest did not want to get out of bed and so it took longer than usual for her to get up. Then she decided not to wear the clothes that I picked out for her to... Read More...
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Learning to Read
Friday, October 03, 2008 12:22 PM
It is so exciting to go through your children’s “firsts” when they get to certain points in their lives. Their first smile, first crawl, first word, first step, etc. Well, we are five years into the life of our youngest daughter and doing more homework with her for kindergarten than with our older daughter for fourth grade. My life has seemed to be such chaos... Read More...
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Identity Issues
Tuesday, September 30, 2008 3:38 PM
After 5 years with no problems, my youngest daughter seems to be having identity issues. I believe that most parents pick a name for their child before they are born. Some wait until the day of birth to choose a name. We decided to name her before she was born and it seemed to be the perfect name both during pregnancy and once she was born. Even to this day,... Read More...
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Language Concepts: Kansas and Arkansas
Monday, September 22, 2008 11:03 AM
My husband is so happy this time of year because it is football season and there is plenty to go around. College and Pro football games. Unfortunately, even though I have "partially" watched these games with him for years, I still don't know one team from another or who plays for what team. Once I do finally figure out what player goes with what... Read More...
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Typical Family Dinner
Friday, September 19, 2008 11:12 AM
We were having the normal family dinner. You know, the one where the kids really don’t want what you cooked because they were looking for hamburgers or chicken nuggets instead of real food. Of course, we had to go through the normal parent ‘stuff’: “make sure you eat it all; don’t waste food; that costs money” etc, etc. Well, if you are a parent, you realize... Read More...
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Kindergarten: What A Year
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 1:01 PM
Well, my youngest daughter is well into her kindergarten year now and boy have we had some experiences with her teacher. We started off with orientation. This was the week before school started. Unlike the rest of the kindergarten parents, our class had to stay in the classroom for an abnormally long period of time in order to listen to our daughter’s teacher... Read More...
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Kicked Out of School
Thursday, August 21, 2008 9:18 AM
I took my 5 year old to school to begin her kindergarten year on Monday. She really enjoys being at school with the big kids, it is so much more exciting for her than pre-school. I guess I am the one having the problem letting go. Wanting to hover around her and make sure she knows to line up when the school bell rings, she knows to stay in line and follow the... Read More...
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Back to School Shopping
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 2:50 PM
Being a parent is a lot of fun. However, I must say that for those of you who have chosen not to have children, you sure are saving tons of money. I love blogs like this so that I can vent about things that just don't seem to make any sense. We had to go shopping for the kids to go back to school and I can’t believe how much money it takes to buy clothes... Read More...
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