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Are We There Yet? archive for Jan. 2007

TUESDAY, JAN. 30, 2007

Parent Hacks--great website

Not sure if any of you are familiar with this site, Parent Hacks. It's an offshoot of 'Lifehacks' and gives fun/timesaving/"why didn't i think of that" hints for family life. Sometimes there are book recommendations or online bargains but mostly it's helpful hints. One of...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 26, 2007

Our first column

Be sure to check out the first Parents Council column on Monday's family page (B3). Lisa Paolino has expanded the Teaching Values thread from earlier this month. We've got a couple more columns in the works, and I'd really like to make this a weekly...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 23, 2007

beating the winter blues....

Anyone else ready for spring? I look forwad to having my very active boys being able to fun and play outside for hours on end... In the winter they seem to feel like they are stuck inside a jail cell when the weather outside is...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 18, 2007

Give Up Your Seat

In The Slice today, Paul Turner put in a mass transit etiquette statement from Liz Bourdon. She told of how young adults were sitting in the elderly reserved area and taking up more room than necessary. It is a shame to see any person, young...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 17, 2007

SATURDAY, JAN. 13, 2007

Pacifiers and toddlers...

So what is the deal with 2 year old's or even older ( I have seen them up to age 5) using a pacifier? It is absolutely ridiculous. None of my children used one after the age of 4 months ( that includes my preemie...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 10, 2007

Letting Your Feelings Out

There is a new Kleenex commercial on TV. It is about letting your feelings out. This guy had a couch and a chair on a busy city street and invited people to sit and talk. For example, one wife was sad because she would never...

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MONDAY, JAN. 8, 2007

She's back...

Hello fellow parents and happy new year.Nope, I haven't forgotten about you all - I just had some time off, and moved to yet another spot in the newsroom. This should be my permanent home for now, so you should be hearing from me a...

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SUNDAY, JAN. 7, 2007

Kids and Soda

If it were not for my husband, we would have no soda in our home. (I don’t like soda and I do the shopping!) I am dismayed to see the number of kids who drink a soda before school, who come home from school and...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 5, 2007


I recently went to San Antonio to visit a girlfriend. The day after returning, my husband asks what is with my clothes and says that he never knows what to expect after my weekend out. (He probably thinks that I’m going through a midlife crisis.)...

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Parenting Teens

I am in a new phase in life: The parent of teens. I was so excited to see my precious babies venture into life and I had always looked forward to the teen years....I was going to do it different than my parents.....Think again... I...

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Being Seven and lying

Our seven year old (nearly eight) has told two lies to us in the past couple of months. They haven't been significant or important ones, and as he's a terrible liar they were pretty easy to catch. We've done the talk about how the lie...

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Cleaning the Closet

I am very good about getting rid of stuff that we no longer need-clothing, toys, misc. household items. I continually go through my children’s closets and give away or donate anything that is too small. Yet I recently noticed that I have not been doing...

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