Are We There Yet? archive for Aug. 2008

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 27, 2008

Saying ‘sorry’

Lately, I've been playing referee around my house.My kids often end up wanting the same toy (even if there’s two of the same thing) or my son gets too rough or one commits some kind of injustice to the other.After getting in the middle of...

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MONDAY, AUG. 25, 2008

Struggle with the Juggle

While working on a story about mothers of multiples and a local organization called Miracle Bonus, it occurred to me how most parents have no choice but to learn the art of multi-tasking. It doesn’t really matter how many kids we have or whether or...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 19, 2008

Back-to-school shopping

Some of you indicated that school is high on your list of important parenting topics, so here’s another education-related blog post…A recent story on ABC news indicated that the average family is expected to spend up to $600 this year on back-to-school supplies and clothes....

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SUNDAY, AUG. 17, 2008

Are children still allowed at weddings?

Moderator's note: This thread is being re-posted to allow the discussion to continue...Barry Long, a wedding planner for more than three decades, was recently interviewed by the BBC for a story, “Should children be banned from weddings?” He said children are no longer allowed at...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 13, 2008

Why Kids Hate School

In their upcoming book, “I Hate School: Why American Kids are Turned Off Learning,” authors Ben Agger and Beth Anne Shelton contend that by the time students reach junior high or high school, they hate school.“Our schools are failing because they are warehouses and work...

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MONDAY, AUG. 11, 2008

Parenting alone

Moderator's note: This was originally posted in another thread, but I've moved it to start a new discussion topic.How many single parents do we have out there? I mean, truly single - without a boyfriend, girlfriend, or other adult companion to provide that security and...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 8, 2008

Dying Young

I have been out of touch for a while with the blog. My thoughts have been mostly with my girlfriend (thank you for your previous comments) who is now dying of cancer. She does not have much time left. I have never had a friend...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 7, 2008

What else should we talk about?

I’m really not a bossy person. But by looking at the posts on this blog, you might conclude that I tend to dominate conversations. Although I moderate this blog, please know that I would love it if others started posting threads of their own.Is there...

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MONDAY, AUG. 4, 2008

Breastfeeding and the law

As a new mother almost five years ago, one of the things I felt very self-conscious about was breastfeeding in public. I remember having to go to the mall when my son was just a few weeks old and needing to nurse. I was really...

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