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Learning how to make a difference


Posted Nov 25, 2009 4:03 PM

I struggled to find a way to make it okay for Noah to surrender the coat he'd outgrown - especially since it was already in the trunk of my car, destined for the 'Coats for Kids' box at the grocery store.
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What's up with those itty-bitty chairs at parent-teacher conferences?


Posted Nov 18, 2009 12:35 PM

I know I’m not alone when I say that parent-teacher conferences are a good time. Parents glow with pride one moment and then find themselves sweating about ‘areas needing improvement’ the next, all while perched on itty-bitty chairs that make their knees lock up and their butts ache. What's up with that?
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Anniversary of Election Night, 2008: Priceless Memories for this Mom


Posted Nov 12, 2009 2:58 PM

Along with an estimated quarter-million other fans of history who poured into Chicago's Grant Park on that unusually balmy November night, we got to hear Obama make his victory speech in person. I still can't believe we were there to see it happen - to feel it happen, alongside so many.
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I'm not a "normal parent," apparently ...


Posted Nov 12, 2009 2:53 PM

Have you ever met an eight-year-old? They are truly magical creatures, in my opinion, with preferences that shift with the wind.
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Go apple picking with your kids and make some great memories. And some great pie.


Posted Nov 12, 2009 2:51 PM

Oh, how I look forward to apple-picking time.
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Sex and condoms and STD's! Oh my!


Posted Nov 12, 2009 2:49 PM

Sometimes I feel like Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz. Whatever happened to Goodnight Moon and Santa Clause? Where has the time gone?
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Public Breastfeeding is 'Indecent?'


Posted Nov 12, 2009 2:48 PM

What’s that expression? Don’t bring up religion or politics unless you wanna pick a fight? Well, go on and add public breastfeeding to the list.
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eat planet. Discover the World


Posted Nov 12, 2009 2:47 PM

Yesterday, apparently, was Andorra’s national holiday. Never heard of Andorra before? You're in good company.
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What is your child's mis-behavior really all about?


Posted Nov 12, 2009 2:46 PM

We parents often scratch our heads and wonder about our kids’ undesirable behaviors, but what if they serve some very real purpose?
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First Day of Middle School: One Mom's pathetic stakeout


Posted Nov 12, 2009 2:45 PM

School started last Wednesday, for my kids. I made sure Noah and Holly had their new backpacks and school supplies, but they had their own strategies for getting ready for the big day.
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