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09/17/2012
Enlisting in the United States Navy Recently you asked, "What is the smartest decision you ever made?" I don't even have to think about it. It was the day I decided to drop out of college (in my third year) and enlist in the United States Navy. More >>

Tags: EducationFriendshipFriendshipsRelationships
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09/14/2012
Kids' Kooky Friends One day my oldest daughter came home from school and was telling me about another young girl (4th grade) who seemed to pick on everyone. In my daughters's eyes, she got the brunt of it. More >>

Tags: AttitudeBehaviorCompassionEducationFamily/Relationships - ChildrenFriendsFriendshipsMemoriesParentingValues
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09/13/2012
Now There's a Term for Letting Kids Be Kids: 'Redshirting' 'Redshirting' is a term that describes college athletes who practice in red shirts but do not compete in games to receive an extra year of eligibility. Recently, the same idea has been applied to young kids entering school. Now more schools and parents than ever are delaying kids' entry into kindergarten... More >>

Tags: EducationFamily/Relationships - ChildrenKindergartenParentingSocial Issues
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09/12/2012
Being There for a Hug This week my 2 kiddos returned to school. My first grader (who is characteristically mature and socially well-adjusted) had a rough morning. Following the morning drop-off by Dad, he was quiet and tearful in class and was struggling to recover his emotions. More >>

Tags: Back to SchoolEducationMotherhoodMotherhood-FatherhoodParentingRead On-AirSAHM stay-at-home momStay-at-Home Mom
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09/11/2012
Back to School Blues My son and daughter started full-time school last year. As I dropped them off, I fought back the tears as I drove away watching them walk into their school for the very first time. More >>

Tags: Back to SchoolEducationMotherhoodMotherhood-FatherhoodParentingRead On-AirStay-at-Home Mom
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08/27/2012
Seven Tips for School Success Many families find the start of a new school year to be exciting while others dread it in anticipation of homework, early mornings, and school stress. But all parents want their children to have a successful school year. Here are seven tips to help every child reach that goal... More >>

Tags: EducationFamily/Relationships - Parent/ChildHigh schoolHomeworkKidsParentingSchoolTeacher
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08/23/2012
A 'School's' Automated Answering Message This is a faked automated answering service message was. It's supposed to be at a school -- in this case: Australia. Although it is not real, in many ways, it is a humorous listen. More >>

Tags: EducationHumor
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08/22/2012
What I Wish I'd Known Years Ago... Years ago I wish I had known that acquiring an education would assist in 'being someone'. Finding my passion, my purpose before getting married would have been a smart move. I married to become me and it didn't work. More >>

Tags: EducationMarriagePersonal ResponsibilityValues
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08/20/2012
A Case for Year-Round School As a kid, I loved the thrill of returning to school after a three-month summer break. And later, as a teacher, summer vacation was an essential recharge for the next school year. Yet, it's time we rethink the traditional school calendar that's been in place for over a century in America, and alter the much beloved summer vacation... More >>

Tags: back to schoolEducationHigh schoolKidsParentingStay-at-Home MomTeacher
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08/20/2012
Two Young People, Two Very Different Lives in 'Timothy Green' and 'Sparkle' Both opening this past weekend, 'The Odd Life of Timothy Green' and 'Sparkle' take two very different looks into the lives of young people... More >>

Tags: EducationFamily/Relationships - Parent/ChildHigh schoolMovie ReviewParentingPG-13 ratingRelativesSiblingsTeens
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