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good luck! i didn't realize you guys were moving??? where did you buy? will you still be at our preschool next fall? hang in there with cleaning up after the mess of kids while trying to sell a house. i truly can not imagine :)
Toggle Commented Jun 2, 2009 on Sparing our kids from our stress at Philly Moms
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Great post Beth. And yes the whole story sickens me too... I just don't get it and am curious to learn more about why this Mom would do this along with only taking 1 of the 3 children with her on the crazy Disney stunt.
Toggle Commented Jun 2, 2009 on Seriously Sweeten? at Philly Moms
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I feel your pain. Kenzie is crazy about her swimming lessons. Tantrum crazy. And yet we've finally gotten her to "love" the water and do everything they do in the lessons with us -but she hates the actual lessons. AFter 30 mins of crying before her last lesson yesterday, we got her in the car to go. Right before getting in the pool she LOST it b/c my husband did not bring her goggles. (Which she rarely uses anyhow?) He ended up needing to evacuate her from the area - took her swimming in the outdoor Pool at the Y and she did great. She missed graduating from her lessons, getting a ribbon and everything......
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Wow. So happy you stuck to your guns. It is incredible how many "companies" try to take advantage of the Mommyblogging community. Hard to believe they'd think you'd be a "spokesperson" for free! I also find the exclusive invitations for a "free" trip to learn about a company somewhat frustrating as well. If I go away on a trip - I need someone to than watch my kids plus I miss time away from my "work" which is my blog. And then they expect free expert consulting from savvy Moms during their trip. When really - that is a focus group scenario and these "Moms" should be paid as the experts they are. Keep up the good work and another amazing opportunity that is PAID will come your way!
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Very well said. I always say "Yes" to everything and I'm finally realizing I'm just stretched beyond my limits.... and feeling like I'm not able to do anything well when I'm saying Yes to it all. So, I'm trying to say No more often no matter how difficult it feels. And lately, I've been "that mom" who forgets things left & right and I dare to imagine what the preschool teacher thinks of me! I've been trusting my 3 year old daughter's answer when I forget the details on her school agenda. She's been hat-less on "Silly Hat" day when I believed her answer that she didn't need to bring a Hat since she told me she made one in school that is just waiting for her to wear.....You might remember me cringing in the parking lot as troops of children in wild hats, headbands, or animal ears skipped into school!
Toggle Commented Mar 30, 2009 on I used to be that mom at Philly Moms
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I think you made the right decision... my daughter is 3 and we've been considering the "Pet" situation as well. She is desperate for a kitty cat but honestly I can not handle a "real" pet at this stage of my life! I had a cat for 19 years who sadly passed when Kenzie was about 6 months old (my childhood cat who actually moved in here with me!) Kenzie is so saddened even now when we speak of Pip and how she "moved on" that I can't imagine if her "My Pet" had died. If I ever run into this situation, I'm totally going to make a fish swap too. Creative parenting at it's best! And now I'm inspired to go get a goldfish!
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What a story. Tough call but I think I'd trust the nurse - who obviously I presume has performed this test before - over Google. Cause depsite Google's prowess, for a rare occuring side effect, the results just might not show up. So I'd get a 3rd opinion first and/or just take the drugs to be safe prior to the test. Keep us posted. I used to sell pharmaceuticals and there are all kinds of "rare side effects" on just about everything that show up in the Product Insert. And they are for real but rare. Unlikely to happen to most of us, but do happen to people every day from ordinary doses of antibiotics etc.
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wow. i'm now in tears after reading this beautiful post about your mom - and the significance of 8. i'm so sorry for your loss.your husband made a wonderful decision to link your engagment, marriage and future life together to this special number.
Toggle Commented Dec 15, 2008 on The Significance of 8 at Philly Moms
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