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How To Get That "Stuff" That Fell Between Your Car Seats
Tuesday, November 1, 2011 2:51 PM
I was actually trying to think of a way to prevent small items from falling between my car seat and the front console. Don't you hate it when you drop a coin, a piece of gum you're about to put in your mouth or the only pen you could find when you really need to write something down between your car seat and the console? It's a large enough gap to... Read More...
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What The iPad Has Done For Reading
Friday, October 14, 2011 9:06 AM
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She Was Fed Up With School Lunch!
Friday, October 7, 2011 11:42 AM
In recent news, a teacher in the Chicago area, Sarah Wu, came forward to be the anonymous "Mrs. Q". "Mrs. Q" was known for blogging about the lunches provided by her school. She would apparently take a picture of the food and then post it on her blog with descriptions that made parents cringe! She says that she started the blog because she... Read More...
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Hurricane Preparation Hints
Friday, August 26, 2011 1:46 PM
My apologies to those now evacuating and those who are bearing down for the arrival of Hurricane Irene in their city. Living in Florida, I know that it is extremely important to have some sort of disaster kit handy when preparing for the worst. For those who do not reside in Hurricane Irene's path, it is best to have these items purchased and prepared in... Read More...
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Garage Door Warning For Parents
Tuesday, May 11, 2010 2:00 PM
A four year old boy in Colorado was saved by his mother from being crushed by their garage door. The mother pressed the garage door opener, wanting to let her children take their bikes out to ride. As the door was going up, a small piece of metal on the door caught the young boy by his shirt and took him up as it continued to rise. The boy screamed and was at... Read More...
School Zones and Work Commutes
Friday, May 29, 2009 3:40 PM
Well, school ended in our county today. That means that from now until the middle of August, we can drive to work and on our lunch breaks without those flashing yellows! Don’t get me wrong, I am the first one to complain if someone speeds through a school zone. I recall at least one small child killed this year when they were hit by a driver while going to school... Read More...
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Jon & Kate Plus 8
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 2:17 PM
We started enjoying watching this family not long ago because we thought they were, well, fun to watch. Being a parent of two and watching parents of 8 and their struggles (lack of sleep; dealing with constant noise & crying, etc) helps to make things a little bit easier to handle. Just knowing that someone out there has 8 young children to raise shows you... 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...
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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Home Schooling: The First Month
Thursday, March 26, 2009 10:05 AM
We are well into our first month of educating our children at home and I must say that it is going much smoother than I had planned. It was quite easy to get a routine going where we plan what they will do each day the night before, go over any concepts or instructions that are confusing to them, do a few practice problems together to be sure they understand... Read More...
Preschooler Brings Marijuana to School
Thursday, March 12, 2009 1:47 PM
This is awful! How in the world does something like this even happen? This was a 4 year old little boy whose brother uses marijuana. The boy knew what it was because he showed it to a classmate and told them it belonged to his brother. The 4 year old even called it “weed.” The little boy was asked about where he obtained it from and he explained that it was his... 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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Octuplets Born To A Mother of Six!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009 4:06 PM
I have been hearing in the news, off and on, about a single mom who has given birth to octuplets. Yes, she had 8 babies at once! Well, it wasn’t until today that I have heard more about the real story and I am just amazed. I have two daughters who are spaced apart by a little bit over 4 years and I am constantly calling my best friends for support when I feel... 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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