Are We There Yet? archive for Oct. 2007

MONDAY, OCT. 29, 2007

Remembering Laura

It was a year ago yesterday that Laura Crooks died unexpectedly at her home. She was just 37.Laura was my friend and editor, and the founder of the Parents' Council here as well as this blog. (And also the tireless mom of two young children,...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 26, 2007

Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere

Behold, the great pumpkins. The fuzzy cell-phone photo above shows just a portion of the display of our Halloween coloring contest entries at Mobius Kids. All 680 entries are lining the walls of the museum. The pumpkins will be up through Nov. 4, and the...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24, 2007

Mom, I need money

How should parents deal with fund raising for their kid’s school activities? If a sixth grade class is going on a leadership training camp for a day, should the parents pay because it’s a school activity? If fund raising opportunities are available, should the kids...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 23, 2007

What to do with all the artwork?

You could fill a museum with my child's creations -- and he's only been in school for about a month.So, how do other parents deal with that massive accumulation of scribbles and handprints and paper hats festooned with feathers and googly eyes?I bought a few...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 19, 2007

Are you a veggie-sneaker?

Jerry Seinfeld's wife, Jessica, is making waves with a recently published cookbook detailing dozens of ways to "sneak" pureed vegetables into kid-friendly foods. Earlier this year, a similar book came out. (Now, there's some controversy about whether Seinfeld lifted some of the material for her...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 12, 2007

From The Falls

Question: What's the best way to get a baby to stop crying?Sometime there is no "best" way, and you've just got to cry along. Any tips for new parents out there?

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TUESDAY, OCT. 9, 2007

Birthday Gifts

With small children in school, the birthday party invitations add up. One way we help our children share in the occasion is to have them write the birthday card. They use some nice paper and draw pictures and write birthday greetings.Any special way your kids...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 4, 2007

'Helicopter parents'

From a story we'll be running on Monday:As a consultant to several universities, Helen E. Johnson has noticed a huge increase during the past decade in bright students who lacked the maturity to handle college on their own.“They need constant reinforcement and support,” said Johnson,...

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