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Are We There Yet? archive for Feb. 2008

FRIDAY, FEB. 29, 2008


Is anyone getting enough? Not if you’re the parent of young children, it seems.I have a friend who has a teething 10-month-old. She’s not sleeping much these days. Neither is another friend, whose 4-year-old daughter wakes up at night wanting to crawl into bed with...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 26, 2008

Nanny Cam

Can you imagine being away from home, sitting at a computer and watching your children being treated this way? It was appalling to see these infants being tossed around like they were stuffed animals. Then you can only wonder what happened during the six weeks...

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SUNDAY, FEB. 24, 2008

Mother on strike

This is obviously a case of bad parenting: “A Central Florida mother of four boys was arrested on Tuesday after telling authorities that she went ‘on strike’ more than a month ago, leaving the teens home alone for hours every day because they would constantly...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 21, 2008

Life lessons after kids

Instead of “B.C.” or “A.D.,” the dating system my husband and I use at our house is “B.K.”B.K. – “Before Kids” – obviously refers to that period not so long ago when we could stay out late, sleep in, have leisure time to read books...

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MONDAY, FEB. 18, 2008

Words Do Hurt, continued...

My heart ached when I read the comments to Lisa P.’s Jan. 24 post, “Words Do Hurt.” It reminded me of a time in grade school when the girls in my class decided to ban together and stop talking to me. I still remember how...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 15, 2008

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 13, 2008

Car seat safety check this weekend

What: Certified volunteers for the Spokane County Child Passenger Safety Team will check child car seats to ensure they are properly installed.Where: Spokane Regional Health District, 1101 W. CollegeWhen: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16th.

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MONDAY, FEB. 11, 2008

FRIDAY, FEB. 8, 2008

MONDAY, FEB. 4, 2008

Kids and chemicals

Two stories in the news today highlighted how our children potentially can be exposed to toxins just by the foods we eat and the products we use around the home.“Harmful pesticides found in everyday food products" discusses a recent study that showed how kids eating...

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SUNDAY, FEB. 3, 2008

A Hero

(Let me preface this entry by writing that I am not attempting to diminish the acts of any person, but merely looking for the true meaning of a word.)Last night my kids and I had dinner with my parents in their home. My dad and...

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