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Are We There Yet? archive for Jan. 1, 2006

THURSDAY, DEC. 21, 2006

Time to decompress

By the time many of you read this post (I'm running a promo for it in Monday's features section, which we are put together before the weekend), Christmas will have come and gone. And by now, you've probably had time to reflect on the annual...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 12, 2006

Drawings at Mobius

Just wanted to tell you all that every single entry in our Thanksgiving coloring contest is now hanging at Mobius (downstairs at River Park Square)The museum once again lent us space to hang all the drawings - it's a great show and a great chance...

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SUNDAY, DEC. 10, 2006

small children and hospitals

So one of my twins has to go to the hospital this week. They are going to preform a procedure where he will be sedated ( knocked out..:) and they will put a camera down his throat to see what is going on in his...

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Emergency plans?

As we recover from the bomb hoax at Lewis and Clark High School today, I'm curious as to which plans people have in place for emergency situations?If you can't get to your kids on the spot - do they know what to do? Do you...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 5, 2006

Seeking generous kids

Hi all --Some of you may have seen this e-mail. For those who didn't, I could use your help.With the holidays approaching, we're looking for a few good kids ?kids who do things from their own motivation to help others.We're talking about young people who...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 1, 2006

Fun at the Museum of Arts and Culture

This just in:FAMILY MACFEST -- OLD-FASHIONED HOLIDAYS AND MORESaturday, December 9, 2006, Noon to 3 p.m.Explore Campbell House and winter holidays around the world. Make and take projects highlight far away places like India and Israel. Make holiday cards, see a display of holiday items...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 29, 2006

And now that we are at it...

... how about homemade gifts?Asides from cookies - which are always a hit - do you have any other great ideas?My family always appreciates homemade cards and drawings from the kids, but what about your family?

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MONDAY, NOV. 27, 2006

Children and Skiing Alone

My husband takes our seven-year-old child downhill skiing at a local ski resort and lets him ski down runs alone . . . I'm not a skiier and I've not been there to make a judgment call but even though he's a pretty good skiier...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 21, 2006

Moms rising

I belong to a Web-based group called "Danish mothers overseas" which connects Danish moms all over the world. Today, someone in the Danish forum recommended this site: Here are a few quotes from the site - check it out and let me know what...

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MONDAY, NOV. 20, 2006

Moms with tattoos

OK - So the article in the Monday paper about mommies having tattoos made me laugh! I, too, am one of those moms not with one tattoo, but three of them! Of course mine usually can not be seen unless I am in a bathing...

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Amazing history race in Spokane

Just a heads up that the city of Spokane is celebrating its 125th anniversary starting this week.On Saturday, Nov. 25, from noon to 4 p.m. the city will put on "an amazing race through Spokane history."Start at City Hall, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., any...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 16, 2006


In today's mailbag is a note from a woman who puts on etiquette classes for children.She writes that, "my focus for now is children and youth. I chose this profession out of concern for the decline of respect, honor andkindness in our nations youth."Ouch.My personal...

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MONDAY, NOV. 13, 2006

The world is my oyster ... right?

At our meeting Saturday morning, someone brought up the subject of the sense of entitlement that many children seem to have these days. I shared a conversation I had with a college professor the day before about some of the more outrageous examples of spoiled...

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FRIDAY, NOV. 10, 2006

Meeting details for Saturday morning

The parents' council meeting on Saturday, Nov. 11 will begin at 10 a.m. and run no longer than noon.The meeting is held at The Spokesman-Review, 999 West Riverside Avenue (on the corner of Riverside and Monroe street) in the Masthead Suite on the 7th floor.You...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 9, 2006

Boys versus girls

O.k. so maybe I am a bit biased...I prefer raising boys to girls...not that I do not like girls...after all I was one! It seems that in many ways boys are easier..let's face it boys/men are less complicated than the female mind. When a male...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 7, 2006

MONDAY, NOV. 6, 2006

Agenda for parents' council meeting

I've gotten a few questions about what the agenda is at the meeting on Saturday.I'm sure we'll talk about Laura - and I'll need a little update on how you've been doing things.Mostly, I want to talk about how to carry the Parents' council forward,...

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Parents' Council Meeting

The next meeting of the Parents Council will be on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 10 a.m. roughly to noon.The meeting will be held at The Spokesman-Review building, downtown, in the Masthead Suite.Please RSVP no later than Wednesday to Pia K. Hansen at (509)459-5427 or via...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 31, 2006

Funeral services

Services for Spokesman-Review assistant features editor Laura Crooks will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the New Heights Open Bible Church, 708 W. Nora Ave. (Nora at Wall Street). The church phone number is 509-443-2631.

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Memorial information

Steve Smith said today that a memorial fund for Laura Crooks has been established at the Spokane Media Federal Credit Union. Also, the funeral is scheduled for Thursday afternoon. More details will be posted on Daily Briefing as they become available.

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SATURDAY, OCT. 28, 2006

It is a very sad day at the newspaper

It’s with much sorrow in my heart that I have to tell you Laura Crooks passed away, on the morning of Saturday October 28. She was at home with her family.This blog was very important to Laura, and we are committed to keeping it and...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 18, 2006

School bans tag at recess

Have you read this article about a Mass. school banning tag and touch football since it is risky and they worry about getting sued?? Do lawyers rule the world? Are risk management officers going to micromanage our lives until we all hide away in a...

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MONDAY, OCT. 16, 2006

Computer Dumb?

Are today's parents too computer dumb to know what their kids are really up to online?How are you watching your kids' online moves? What do you do to keep them out of danger on the Internet?Are you a teen who is being spied on by...

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