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School blues

Haven had her school pictures taken.  She is just getting so grown up.  I can’t believe she’s 8 years old.  It’s amazing and crazy at the same time.  She loves these hair flowers she gets from her Uncle Kevin in Hawaii.  She has one for every outfit in most colors. Maybe some moms out there…
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Bullying, part 1

Looking for Heroes. As a survivor of childhood bullying, this is a very sensitive topic to address. We tell our children to be inclusive, ask loner kids to play, make everyone feel included. But what do I tell them when this advice blows up in their face? When befriending the unpopular kid gets them pushed…
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PTSO Budget Meeting

My job on the PTSO board is as parliamentarian. No, I didn’t know what it was either. It’s my job to read the charter and keep us on track legally and time wise. Yes, I find that extremely funny as well. I can be pretty shy and slow to warm up to a situation, but…
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Early French Immersion: Our Pros & Cons

Parenting is never without its difficult decisions and for the most part I feel like I have handled them with ease and tact and things have always flowed quite well for us in that matter…but there is one decision that is weigh in heavily on me and it is hard for me to wrap my…
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A bad day at Black Rock.

Apparently, I did not hold the exclusive rights to having a bad day yesterday in my house. Zach had a bad day at school yesterday. He didn’t get in trouble or anything, but when he was walking to the van when I went to pick him up he had his “woe-is-me” face on. So, when…
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Sink or swim, or more coddling?

Will is in 6th grade this year. It’s middle school, and as it goes with middle school, there has been less coddling this year by his teachers. Granted, they have been cutting all of the kids some slack since this is only week 3 of school (with lots of days off already thrown in the…
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Morning People We Are Not

So as I’ve mentioned several several times, John and I, we aren’t morning people. Not even a little. We are at our worst for several hours after we wake. Zach is the same way. Every morning we go through the following battle: 6:30 – “Wake up and go get Zachary out of bed.” “No, you…
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I Promise You, Its "E" not "I"

I’m having issues with Zach’s teacher. I started off the year on the wrong foot with his teacher. At the Kindergarten Parent Orientation I found out one of my best friend’s nieces is in Zach’s class. Her mom (my friend’s sister) was there with her fiance, and she was trying to get him to remember…
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Well, SOMEBODY’S Ducks ARE NOT in a Row

Go ahead, ask me how I spent a nice large chunk of my day. Well, how nice of you to ask. I spent a nice chunk of my day going back and forth arguing with the records keeper at Zach’s school and the records keepers at the Health Department. See to start the whole mess…
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Not liking this one little bit

I don’t even know where to start with this, but I’m angry and I have to get it out. I apologize in advance, if I ramble. Wait, no I don’t. I do like to ramble as my blog name indicates. 😛 Daniel started school this morning. I found out on Friday that they put him…
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