Kids and Money

Whose Fundraiser Is It, Anyway?

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I got out of bed this morning with feet that ached so badly, I had to
“hobble” across the bedroom floor. Was it age finally setting in? No, just fundraiser burnout. I worked 3 ½ hours yesterday morning at a drill team bake sale, 4 ½ hours in the afternoon at the
elementary school carnival/auction, and an hour and a half selling “latecomer” tickets at a high school choir concert. I definitely wore the wrong shoes.

Kids and school

Bullish About Anti-Bullying Program

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We humans may have found a vaccine for Polio, landed a man on the moon and invented the Twinkie, but we sure
have a long way to go in getting a handle on school bullying, don’t you think? Just like our parents did many years ago, modern parents still (unless we are rabid helicopter parents) just shrug
our shoulders and say, “That’s human nature” and tell our kids to “stand tall” if they are teased/bullied. More phrases in the time-worn parent …

Travel With Kids

Permanent Vacation

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            Manatee and calf
We had a great vacation, but like Emmie says, the packing and traveling parts are the worst. And the unpacking. And, I would have to add, the “vacation withdrawal”. Oh, I’m glad to be back with my
sweet dog and my comfortable bed, healthier food and not getting lost everywhere we drive…but when you’ve had a wonderful time being away, getting back to reality is tough.

Random Thoughts

One Day On Earth: What Will You Be Doing on 10-10-10?

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I once mentioned the book A Day in the Life of America in a blog post, a popular book of photographs
taken across the U.S. all on the same day, 5/2/86. What I didn’t mention was how much I like that concept, of recognizing all the things that can happen at the same time on one day, or
at one moment. My children and I have even played a “Right Now” game a few times instead of a bedtime story, where we each …

Kids and school

Homecoming 101

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                  Double-bear mum top. Is there really
a mum in there?

North Texas parents of young kids, start saving your money now if you want your child to “fit in” in high school. And if your child happens to be a girl, take out a second mortgage on your
house. Because if high …