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Vacation Gone Wrong
Thursday, July 30, 2009 8:42 AM
My husband and I decided to “get away from it all” and go on a family vacation for about 5 days. Just get some much needed R&R and enjoy being with the kids. It all started with a night out roller skating with friends, before leaving town for a little trip to Orlando. What a bad idea! I have loved to roller skate since I was at least 10 years old. I have... Read More...
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Would You Accidentally Run Over Your Own Family?
Friday, July 10, 2009 9:59 AM
When I saw the headline for this story, it immediately caught my attention. Before looking into the entire story, I had to wonder - Who could run over their family? Was it intentional? What were the circumstances? Would you accidentally run over your own family? Well, the details were much different than I had expected. This is the story of a young family in... Read More...
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How To Pack An Item To Be Returned
Thursday, June 4, 2009 9:44 AM
Have you ever purchased an item, either from the store directly or online and taken it out of the box only to realize that at some point you are going to have to return it in the original packaging? Well, I just figured out that they have you do that to deter you from returning the item in the first place. Shoot, you need some sort of manual to tell you exactly... Read More...
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Panacea Blue Crab Festival
Thursday, May 14, 2009 2:47 PM
Our family and some friends went to the Blue Crab Festival in Panacea this year to enjoy some fun in the sun and some great seafood. Although I am very sensitive to being in the sun too long, this was well worth it! The Blue Crab Festival offers all sorts of fun outdoor activities, along with great seafood (and other foods for those who don’t care for it). I... Read More...
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Tallahassee Pink Slip Party
Tuesday, May 5, 2009 10:11 AM
The local business owner of Eventions decided to host the first Tallahassee area Pink Slip Party. I attended (as a recruiter) and felt that the event was a great idea for those who have either lost their job and were looking for a new job or opportunity for income, or for those who were graduating college in the area and looking for the same. Media coverage was... Read More...
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More Reasons Why I HomeSchool
Friday, April 24, 2009 11:06 AM
I read not one, but two appalling stories today in the news about children and the public school system. I could not have decided to homeschool at a better time. Not sure what area this story is from, but two fifth-graders were recently arrested for selling marijuana at their elementary school. My oldest daughter will be in 5th grade next year and I can’t imagine... Read More...
Extreme Makeover Home Edition
Monday, April 13, 2009 10:53 AM
I normally don’t watch the Extreme Home Makeover show, however, friends and family contacted us last night to watch this special Tallahassee, FL episode of a large family who desperately needed a new home. I regret that I missed the beginning of the show and the introduction of both parents and their large family of 1 biological son along with about 6 adopted... Read More...
The Perfect Storm
Friday, April 3, 2009 11:03 AM
What does that term really mean? What is the perfect storm? To me, when you say “storm”, that means something bad. It could mean thunder, lightning, hail, strong winds, flying debris, falling trees, power outages and more. None of that seems to be the perfect circumstance to me. There was a movie with this title released back in the year 2000 or so that starred... Read More...
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Spanking Children
Thursday, April 2, 2009 10:54 AM
Is “spanking children” a part of the job description for a school official? Yes, those of you who read my blog know that I homeschool now, and although this is not the reason why, it does help me feel it was the right decision. A local vice principal “paddled” an 11 year old boy last month for bad behavior (I assume, although the update on this story does not... Read More...
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Migraines
Monday, March 30, 2009 2:02 PM
I believe that when I compare child birth (I’ve been through it twice) and migraine headaches, I prefer to give birth. Isn’t that a crazy thing to say? And yet, I meet many migraine sufferers who say the same thing. The pain associated with a migraine headache, combined with the sickness your body goes through, is absolutely awful. Nausea, fever, vomiting, and... Read More...
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Home Schooling
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 9:42 AM
In July of last year, I did a short blog post about school vs. home school and how the academic benefits of home school are great, however, the social interaction is quite a concern. Our children, in kindergarten and 4th grade, have been coming home with quite “offensive” homework and classwork in that they were not being challenged. Both children were showing... Read More...
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Grocery Shopping: Individual vs. Family
Wednesday, February 4, 2009 1:03 PM
How do you prefer to do your grocery shopping? Do you like to go by yourself and do you save money that way or do you spend more? I like to go alone, because I get in, get what the family needs, and get out. When I go with the family, it seems that the grocery bill increases by, let’s say, 100%! Mostly because of our small children, who don’t have the slightest... Read More...
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A Man Visits His Brother In Jail - Permanently
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 10:49 AM
Have you ever wanted to go to jail, just to be near a family member? Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? And yet, apparently this was the case when a young man broke into a gas station in Michigan and then called 911 while inside to report himself! TheTimesHearld.com reports that his reason for calling 911 while breaking & entering was to be with his brother who was... 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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