Arrow-right Camera
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper
Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

Are We There Yet?

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…

Continue reading this post »

TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2009


 (The Spokesman-Review)

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?

Continue reading this post »

TUESDAY, MAY 5, 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?

Continue reading this post »


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…

Continue reading this post »

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?

Continue reading this post »

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…

Continue reading this post »

This blog is intended to provide a forum for parents to share knowledge and resources. It's a place for parents young and old to combine their experiences raising families into a collective whole to help others.