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Are We There Yet? archive for Sept. 2009


Babysitting co-op

Around our neighborhood, it takes a village to get our children to and from school. Because some parents have to be at work before the school day begins, some kids stay with other families until the school bus picks them up. After school, some children...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 28, 2009

Disciplining other people’s kids 

I try to mind my own business, but every once in a while, I can’t help but say something on the playground when a kid gets pushy or aggressive – especially with other kids. Even when the child is not my own. Sometimes the parent...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 25, 2009

Fear-based Parenting 

So. It's my son's 10th birthday and he's having his first sleepover.Except. One of his friends has never been allowed to spend the night away from home. That's cool. Not all kids are ready for sleepovers at 10. But he so wanted to stay.Yet this...

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Talking to kids about race 

HolaWe’re an interracial family but since our kids are so little, we have never had an in-depth conversation about race. And to be honest, I really wouldn’t know where to start. But the topic has come up. While drawing and coloring one day, my son,...

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 20, 2009


SUNDAY, SEPT. 13, 2009


Family-friendly event: Picnic with the Beavers

If your kids enjoy wildlife and being outdoors, you might consider taking part in “Picnic with the Beavers,” a free, educational event at Liberty Lake County Park on Sunday, Sept. 20. Hosted by the Lands Council, the 2 ½ hour-long gathering includes an easy hike...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 7, 2009

Life after kids

I’m not really sure what I did before having children. I know I had lots of fun and did a bit of traveling, but looking back, it’s not clear to me anymore what I did with all my free time. I know I read a...

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Sleep training 

Sleep remains elusive at my house. My kids are 3 and 5 and even though they start off in their own beds each night, they often end up with mom and dad (or with mom, and dad having to move to one of their beds)...

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