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Are We There Yet? archive for July 2009


Having a baby later in life 

By the time our second and youngest child graduates from high school, my husband will be two years shy of the official retirement age. (I’ll be 51, just for the record.) On one hand, that seems old to me. When I turned 18, my mother...

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TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2009

SUNDAY, JULY 26, 2009

Squabbling siblings

Spokesman-Review reporter Becky Nappi’s Sunday story, “The power of siblings,” shows us how our brothers and sisters not only provide us with company especially in the early years; but they also keep us healthy and sharp as we get older. Becky focused on three families,...

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Free babysitting?

Need a break from the kids? If you lived in the Seattle area, you could head over to Ikea. According to this New York Times’ story, “A Cheap Date, With Child Care by Ikea,” a growing number of moms and dads are taking advantage of...

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MONDAY, JULY 20, 2009

Trusting your own parenting instinct 

As a mom of young kids, I often look to other parents for advice.By seeking their wisdom through experience, I’ve learned more about childbirth, breastfeeding and other issues that I never even thought about before having kids. One mom has inspired me to cook more...

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Saving for college 

Parents who want to help pay for their children’s college tuition are often advised to start saving right away – even if their kid is still in diapers. During the 2008-2009 academic year, the average tuition (not including room and board and other expenses) at...

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TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2009

Wombs for rent

Women from the United States, Great Britain and other parts of the world are now going to India to have babies. In this article published earlier this year in Marie Claire, reporter Abigail Haworth tells us the story of the Akanksha Infertility Clinic, located in...

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Is the war taking a toll on kids?

A growing number of children of U.S. military troops are seeking mental health care, according to “Military kids seek more care,” an Associated Press story published in today’s Spokesman-Review. Here are some statistics from the article:From 2007 to 2008, some 20 percent more children of...

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SUNDAY, JULY 5, 2009

Waiting to have kids

During the Great Depression, the U.S. fertility declined from about 3.5 to 2.3, according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control. The same thing happened in the 1970s as Americans struggled with a recession and oil crisis. With the current economic downturn, some couples...

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