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THURSDAY, DEC. 10, 2009

Four Letter Words 

The other day something happened, can't remember what, but I said, "Oh crap." "Mom," my 8-year old son said, "you're not supposed to say that." Well, it was better than what I really wanted to say. While attending a Christian boarding school, I knew that...

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TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2009

THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2009

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Closet Tip Needed 

Need help from you do-it-yourselfers. We have a laundryoom closet that needs some sort of cover. We did not reinstall the bi-fold doors becuase it would have required drilling holes in our new tiled floor. One option is a curtain rod. Have any other ideas?

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TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2009

SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2009

Back to Work 

I am considering going back to work full time outside of the home. Our children are 12 (almost 13), 8 and 8. My husband works out of state on a 2-on and 2-off work schedule. Any advice? Childcare?

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THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2009

How Much Tipping is Enough 

A friend asked me to post this question:What is the norm for tipping these days? A friend who works in the restaurant business says that 20% is now the norm. What do you tip your hairdresser, pizza delivery? How much do you pay your babysitter...

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Summer Education 

A friend asked me to post this question:Do parents structure their kids' days during the summer months, such as working with them on reading, math, writing, etc.?What are your ideas for planning your summer and fitting learning in?

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THURSDAY, JAN. 22, 2009

Hmmm...What Was I Doing? 

The kids are off to school; think I’ll fix myself a nice breakfast with a pot of tea. I go to the sink, and start to clean up the dishes before I sit and relax. How about some music? I go to the bedroom to...

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