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Are We There Yet? archive for Sept. 2008

MONDAY, SEPT. 29, 2008

Mon., Sept. 29, 2008, 2:39 p.m.

New blog on public education

I just finished writing a book about public education called “Betrayed.” The book attempts to answer the question of why so many classrooms aren’t effective for the students. My vision of the problems changed completely as I conducted this research. With the November election coming,...

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 28, 2008

Sun., Sept. 28, 2008, 7:32 p.m.

Good Book Alert

Thought I'd let you know about a fun book Sam and I are reading together, "Could You? Would You?" by Trudy White.It's a very engaging book filled with questions and simple activities for you and your child to answer or do together.For example: "What's the...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 26, 2008

Fri., Sept. 26, 2008, 3:52 p.m.

Car seat check this weekend

The Spokane County Child Passenger Team will be holding a car seat check this Saturday at Dishman Dodge, 7700 E. Sprague from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. A team of nationally certified technicians will be on hand to provide free car seat checks and information.

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 23, 2008

Tue., Sept. 23, 2008, 10:41 a.m.

Politics Hits the Playground

It seems there was a bit of a dust up during recess at my son's elementary school."Jackson" said he was voting for Obama which didn't go over well with "Harrison," an avid McCain supporter.The fact that eight-year-olds cannot vote didn't deter the harshness of the...

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 21, 2008

Sun., Sept. 21, 2008, 4:48 p.m.

How Often do You Check Your E-mail?

The RSVP thread prompted me to wonder how often the average parent checks their e-mail?I'm no judge because I'm online several hours a day for work and keep my e-mail up and running while I'm at my desk.But how about the rest of you? Would...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 19, 2008

Fri., Sept. 19, 2008, 9:13 a.m.

Money, Money, Honey

With the recent crisis in the financial markets, I couldn’t help but think about money –- what it means, what it buys, managing money and how much money we really need.Several parents on this blog have told me in the past that one of the...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 16, 2008

THURSDAY, SEPT. 11, 2008

Thu., Sept. 11, 2008, 1:58 p.m.

Party favors

I’ve never been a big fan of party favors. By the time we make it back home from a birthday party, the backseat of our car is often littered with candy wrappers, ripped-up stickers and plastic toys that the kids barely played with. The best...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 8, 2008

Mon., Sept. 8, 2008, 1:28 p.m.

A slight delay...

Just an update - we're still going ahead with renaming the blog, but I'm going to wait until the new website is up and running, which won't be for a few weeks yet (it will really happen, I promise). Last I heard, we were shooting...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 5, 2008

Fri., Sept. 5, 2008, 4:33 p.m.


In a recent essay titled, “Split Family, Shared Responsibility,” Oregonian columnist S. Renee Mitchell discusses her experience sending her boys off to another city to live with their dad.“When I decided to divorce my children's father and move to Portland when our twins were 2,...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 1, 2008

Mon., Sept. 1, 2008, 12:36 p.m.

Motherhood and identity

Sorry to keep talking politics, but there have been so many conversations in recent weeks about women in the political arena, the glass ceiling and the juggling act that parents have to maintain in order to take care of their families and contribute to society.Last...

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