Are We There Yet? archive for April 2009

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2009

MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2009

Hooked on Comics 

Some kids “read” the newspaper long before they can actually read. While my husband and I take turns reading the Local and Business sections of the Sunday newspaper, the little ones at my house fight over the full-color Comics section. They love Dennis the Menace...

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THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2009

Lactivism

Great news for children and breastfeeding moms: Nursing your child in public in now a civil right – one that’s protected by Washington’s anti-discrimination law. In his article today, “Law protects mothers’ right to nurse in public,” Spokesman-Review reporter Rich Roesler covered the signing into...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2009

A rash of diaper theft 

Spokane Police are looking for a couple who punched a security guard at Safeway after trying to shoplift about $18 worth of diapers, according to today’s story in The Spokesma-Review, “Huggies theft may be linked to the recession.” The incident, which happened last week, is...

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SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2009

Tag-team parenting

This excellent piece in The Oregonian – “Two parents, two kids, two jobs … and only 24 hours in a day” – shows in detail the day-to-day struggles of working middle-class families. The Garretts have to scramble just to survive. Dad works during the day....

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2009

Used toys and clothes for kids

I’m a fan of hand-me-downs. Most of the stuff that my kids own – from winter coats and hats to toys -- have been used by others. In the last few years, my son and daughter have been the recipients of stylish, gently worn clothing...

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MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2009

Moms and Internet addiction 

Since I started working part-time from home almost two years ago, I noticed a disturbing trend: I’m constantly on the computer. I turn it on first thing in the morning after snuggling with my kids, then sneak a peek at Facebook, my three e-mail accounts...

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2009

Taming the Travel Tantrums 

When my son was almost 4 and my daughter was 13 months old, our family traveled to Nicaragua for a two-week vacation. Although we had flown before as a family -- to Alaska and Mexico and other places with our children, that flight to Nicaragua...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2009

Child Dies While Mother Works 

In today's paper, a few paragraphs sum up the lonely death of a year-old baby.No matter how many times I read stories like this it still takes my breath away. I think about this little boy. Did he cry for his mother? Of course he...

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MONDAY, APRIL 6, 2009

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