Are We There Yet? archive for Oct. 2008

THURSDAY, OCT. 30, 2008

Bunny princess

My daughter is only 2, but ask her what she wants to be for Halloween and she'll quickly tell you: "Princess!"I've always been kind of a tomboy so I just don't quite understand the princess fascination. In fact, I'm a little opposed to the gender...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 24, 2008

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 22, 2008

FRIDAY, OCT. 17, 2008

Mommy Cliques

It doesn’t end in the 10th grade, apparently. While many of us worry about our kids getting bullied at school, it seems that some of us moms do it to each other.This occurred to me while reading an excerpt from “Queen Bee Moms & Kingpin...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 14, 2008

Why We Had Children

Sometimes in the midst of sleepless nights, toddler tantrums, endless carpools and teenage angst, it's hard to remember why we wanted children in the first place.Tonight my third-grader reminded me. He came into the kitchen and said, "Mom, I'm writing a book. Wanna know the...

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SUNDAY, OCT. 12, 2008

Voting as a parent

We’ve certainly heard a lot about the presidential and vice presidential candidates’ roles as parents. What we haven’t heard, however, are their views on work life policy, New York Times reporter Lisa Belkin points out in her blog, “Motherlode: Adventures in Parenting.”“Ask people with children...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 9, 2008

Free math tutoring at Gonzaga for students grades 3-12

I would like to tell parents about a local mathematics tutoring program, currently held at Gonzaga University during both semesters of the school year. It’s held on Saturdays, about three times a month, from 10-11:30 a.m.The tutors are handpicked engineering and mathematics students from Gonzaga....

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MONDAY, OCT. 6, 2008

Cultural competence

Youth shouldn’t wait until high school to study a foreign language, according to numerous experts including Mary Lynn Redmond, an associate professor of education at Wake Forest University and a member of the National Network for Early Language Learning.“Children should start learning a foreign language...

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