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Are We There Yet? archive for April 2009

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2009

MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2009

Mon., April 27, 2009, 7:20 a.m.

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

Thu., April 23, 2009, 8:57 p.m.

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

Tue., April 21, 2009, 9:30 p.m.

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

Sun., April 19, 2009, 10:45 p.m.

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

Wed., April 15, 2009, 11:13 a.m.

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

Mon., April 13, 2009, 10:39 a.m.

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

Wed., April 8, 2009, 11:43 a.m.

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

Tue., April 7, 2009, 11 a.m.

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

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2009

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