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Are We There Yet? archive for Feb. 2007

TUESDAY, FEB. 27, 2007

Tue., Feb. 27, 2007, 9:12 a.m.

Stay at home parents

In today's SR article Panel rejects day-care rules the reason by some for rejecting it appeared to be that they thought moms should stay at home and raise their kids. This is a belief I too share but not to the extreme of letting day...

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SUNDAY, FEB. 25, 2007

SATURDAY, FEB. 24, 2007

Sat., Feb. 24, 2007, 1:11 p.m.

A Difference of Opinion

How do you manage when you and your spouse grew up with different backgrounds, which then leads to different opinions in raising your children? How do you work it out together?

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FRIDAY, FEB. 23, 2007

MONDAY, FEB. 19, 2007

Mon., Feb. 19, 2007, 11:20 a.m.

Parents Council meeting this Saturday

Just a reminder that we'll be having our quarterly meeting this Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Review Tower downtown. Coffee and snacks will be provided.Our primary topic will be how well (or poorly) The Spokesman-Review is serving the needs of parents and families, and...

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SATURDAY, FEB. 17, 2007

Sat., Feb. 17, 2007, 11:51 a.m.

Busy is O.K. for Kids--Time Magazine

A recent article in Time Magazine (Jan 29, 2007), discusses indications that children actually "flourish" when their schedules are packed. A study by the University of Maryland's Sandra Hofferth tracks how children spend their time and seem to show that kids are spending more time...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 15, 2007

Thu., Feb. 15, 2007

Kids and Bad News

What do you do to protect your kids from the ugly realities of life? How can you protect them somewhat but provide them the skills to cope with the facts that bad things happen? I am very straightforward with my kids for any questions they...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 9, 2007

Fri., Feb. 9, 2007, 2:34 p.m.

Temporary Kitchen

We’re planning a kitchen remodel. It’s exciting; yet the thought of keeping 3 young children fed is daunting. Will we require a separate budget just to feed everyone? With paper plates, disposable cups, etc. and also takeout food, the cost could get high. I’m thinking…cooking...

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MONDAY, FEB. 5, 2007

Mon., Feb. 5, 2007, 11:57 a.m.


Diet is a four letter word. I enjoy eating too much to diet. Yet I have found a way to eat and have my cake too. Workout! As I pump weights I keep chanting, “Chocolate cake, chocolate cake, chocolate cake.” It has been proven that...

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SATURDAY, FEB. 3, 2007

Sat., Feb. 3, 2007, 6:42 p.m.

Are your kids picky eaters?

I've been having a good discussion about 'picky eaters' with friends. Some of them have some pretty wild stories (e.g. one child vomits at the site of grapes and cherries. even if someone ELSE is eating them). My kids are pretty adventurous, but whether that...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 1, 2007

Thu., Feb. 1, 2007, 11:21 a.m.

Happy campers

It's hard to believe, but it's time to start planning for our annual summer camp guide (you can look at last year's guide here). Anybody got any ideas for stories they'd like to see in this year's edition?

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