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Are We There Yet? archive for May 2009


TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2009

Math in Spokane

Laurie Rogers, one of the original members of the newspaper's Parents' Council, asked us to post this on the blog:On May 27 at 7 p.m., Spokane school administrators are scheduled to address the school board about proposed teaching materials for mathematics. I’m asking parents and...

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MONDAY, MAY 25, 2009

"Mom, I'm bored..."

Summer can be a challenging time for tweens and young teens. They’re old enough to stay home alone, but many can’t work or find regular activities to do without adult supervision. Today’s story in The Spokesman-Review, “Keeping kids busy during break on a budget,” acknowledged...

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The blowout bash for graduation 

To celebrate the culmination of high school next month, hundreds of area graduates will stay up all night partying with friends at a bash complete with karaoke, casino-style gambling and raffle prizes that include iPods and gift certificates to local stores and restaurants.It’s called the...

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SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2009

Cleaning house

Are some people just messy by nature or is it really possible to “train” our loved ones to be tidy? I was once a neat freak – the kind that couldn’t sit still in a room if there was dust on a shelf or a...

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SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2009


Gen X Parents 

A recent story on asserts that the children of my generation – those born between 1965 and 1977 – are among the rudest in history. “Today’s tykes: Secure kids or rudest in history?” claims that Gen X moms and dads have forsaken compassion and...

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TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2009

SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2009

Mother’s Day: A day of rest, not gifts 

Mother’s Day can be a lot of pressure – especially on dads and adult children. When the holiday comes around – and it’s happening this Sunday – people find themselves scrambling to find the perfect gift. They send flowers, buy chocolates, purchase certificates to the...

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