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I am a GLEEK to the core. It's my one TV obsession. Would love to win this DVD!
Toggle Commented Sep 15, 2010 on Gleeky Giveaway at Socal Mom by Donna Schwartz Mills
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Just posted on my blog: http://justadaisy.blogspot.com/2010/06/hp-printer-giveaway.html
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What a cool device. I would be able to print my many coupons, all of these pictures that are pouring out of our flash drive and still use it to maintain my work at home office. This is what a mom wants!
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Yvonne...thanks for this post. I volunteered with Homeboy Industries back in college and their program is phenomenal. I'll make an effort to share this with my network and am looking forward to buying the book.
Toggle Commented Jun 4, 2010 on Save Homeboy Industries at LA Moms Blog
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Ally, this is so alarming. Having worked with CPS students for a few years, I know how vital teachers are to their overall development. It makes me sick to my stomach to think that education is something that the city administrators are comfortable with cutting.
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Catherine, I loved your post and I agree compassion is complicated. My husband and I have had many conversations about how we feel the same way now about the Haiti earthquake as we did during Katrina. I feel as if my heart crumbles more and more as I read and view the stories and helplessness overwhelms me. I think we have become more numb because tragedy is on such a global scale now. In the past, you only heard of tragedies that were local and I think that made it easier to connect with people and be compassionate. But, now, almost every day, you can open a newspaper or log onto a website and you are bombarded with the pain that infiltrates our society. At the end of the day, my faith is the only thing that allows me to be compassionate, but not overwhelmed.
Toggle Commented Jan 20, 2010 on Compassion is the answer at Chicago Moms Blog
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I have heard about this type of arrangement and definitely think it could work for us. I'm sure once we make a decision I'll blog about it again. Thanks for reading my post and commenting.
Toggle Commented Dec 5, 2009 on Are We a Preschool Family? at Chicago Moms Blog
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Wow, Meredith, it's great to know that there are other moms in the same position. Although it's challenging at times to have her home all day, I agree with you, she will leave my nest sooner rather than later and I want to spend as much time with her as possible. Hey, maybe our two girls can find a friend in each other. Thanks for replying to my post.
Toggle Commented Dec 3, 2009 on Are We a Preschool Family? at Chicago Moms Blog
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Tracey, thanks for your advice. We live in the city and have no family nearby. So, we try to make the right choices with who she is around. I always try to remember that this is just where we are right now and we have to make the best of it.
Toggle Commented Dec 3, 2009 on Are We a Preschool Family? at Chicago Moms Blog
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Wow, Meredith, it's great to know that there are other moms in the same position. Although it's challenging at times to have her home all day, I agree with you, she will leave my nest sooner rather than later and I want to spend as much time with her as possible. Hey, maybe our two girls can find a friend in each other. Thanks for replying to my post.
Toggle Commented Dec 3, 2009 on Are We a Preschool Family? at Chicago Moms Blog
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Farrah-I've got the itch too. We SO need a bigger place and the homes down south are too appetizing. We recently visited my parents in VA and drove around looking at homes for sale. It made me sad. I want to move and want a change of lifestyle, but I know it will take time. Keep scratching!
Toggle Commented Apr 10, 2009 on The Seven Year Itch at Chicago Moms Blog
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Hi Kim. Thanks for your comments. I appreciate your sincerity and can understand your concern. I do believe though, that although Obama is now president, we won't see a large shift in fairness to all depsite race for some time. A bi-racial man may have become president, but there are still a lot of issues within our American culture. If you look at the Senate, we still only have one black male and the rest are white males or females. This is a first step toward hope, but we still have a long way to go.
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Diana, Thank you for the book. It was a great read and I couldn't wait until I could find time to open it up. I love how you displayed Asher. As a Christian, I was really hoping that he wouldn't be displayed as insensitive or disconnected. But, he was so real and sensitive. You did him justice as you did to most of the characters. I have to say, my least favorite character was Ellie. What a mess! I could not understand how a mother could deceive her children so much. That was really hard to grasp. But, every character has a part in the story and in the end, I could see Bits and Asher doing very well in life.
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Better late than never...my post is up at: http://justadaisy.blogspot.com/2009/01/what-defines-you.html
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I'm pretty surprised I didn't see it either. You know, certain things strike you differently at different times in your life. Maybe it was just meant for me to see it now at this pivotal point.
Toggle Commented Jan 19, 2009 on Be careful what you purge for at Chicago Moms Blog
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I hear you, Jean. We actually had planned to be there, but changed our minds due to the crowds and not being able to bring strollers, etc. I will definitely be celebrating from home and we're in Barack's neighborhood in Chicago, so I feel his spirit with us.
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I have tears in my eyes every time I think about this upcoming Tuesday. What an amazing day that will be. It's almost unreal. Thanks for sharing your comments.
Toggle Commented Jan 16, 2009 on Ascending the Mountain at Chicago Moms Blog
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Liz, I totally feel your pain. That's why Jada and I ONLY take the Metra or a bus. And, I absolutely agree that the assistance I receive while out with her shows true humanity. Once, we got off at the Metra Roosevelt station and a gentleman carried the stroller all the way up the stairs for me. Wow!
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