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Toggle Commented Jan 27, 2011 on Share Your Dream Getaway and Win $500! at Life Scoop
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Toggle Commented Jan 27, 2011 on Share Your Dream Getaway and Win $500! at Life Scoop
I have always dreamed of going to Egypt. I started being interested when I was in the 5th grade and wrote an essay contest sponsored by the Kiwanis club. And somehow it has stuck... I think it would be magical.
Toggle Commented Jan 27, 2011 on Share Your Dream Getaway and Win $500! at Life Scoop
We use Google Calendar. It synchs to my work outlook- and to my iCal (iphone calendar). My husband has one- and we have access to each other's so when I need to make an appointment for both of us, I can see if he is available. It has been a lifesaver to keep track of everything. We also have a separate google calendar (that we both access) for family birthdays, and another for my daughter's custody schedule with my ex-husband. It allows us to take info from a zillon places and see it all at once!
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Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2010 on Back-to-School 2.0 - Enter to Win! at Life Scoop
I tweeted as CiaoMom
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2010 on Back-to-School 2.0 - Enter to Win! at Life Scoop
A new Mac Laptop so that my daughter could use my old one.
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2010 on Back-to-School 2.0 - Enter to Win! at Life Scoop
Doctors really need to get a clue sometimes. I guess the good news is that if it did happen again, one would be ---I wont say prepared, but at least, ready to accept PDD for what it is and get help. I did not have PDD, (though am dealing with depression now)-- but my daughter's birth went against everything the doctors had predicted. boo for doctors (except the ones that give out much needed medicine!) xo
Toggle Commented Jun 19, 2010 on How dare he! at Deep South Moms
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I think you are right Debbie! My daughter really enjoyed the movie and ice cream last year. The year before we had her party at my gym--- with 10 children. Definitely not a blow out but was a bit more "partyish." Sometimes I wonder if children's parties are more for the adults--the kids would probably be happy almost anything :)
Toggle Commented Jun 12, 2010 on The Joy of a Birthday at DC Metro Moms
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June 12th is my 12th birthday. Well, not really. This year, June 12th marks the 12th anniversary of my bone marrow transplant at Georgetown Hospital. Thinking about this anniversary led me to thinking about birthdays in general and then about... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2010 at DC Metro Moms
Yes, yes, and yes! The other piece of this is that although we have all of July and all of August---for most teachers, we end up going back mid-August. So by the time we get to the middle of July it feels as if summer is done already. :(
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Funny! Congrats on winning the stroller-glad you both made it home ok :)
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Jun 6, 2010
I only have one daughter but I can totally relate to feeling like I have the scarlet letter with her. I call her "spirited" and though her teachers (she is also in montessori) love her, I know that she is a handful in the classroom. I think I have fallen into the pattern of selling her short at times, forgetting all the wonderful things she does, and only focusing on the not so wonderful. Thanks for the reminder.
Toggle Commented Jun 6, 2010 on My Scarlet Letter H at DC Metro Moms
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I had no idea that Eat Pray Love was being turned into a movie! I can't wait to see it!
Toggle Commented Jun 4, 2010 on Summer Movies I Can't Wait to See at DC Metro Moms
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Ha! love it! I have never heard about the worms--- something to research. :)
Toggle Commented Jun 3, 2010 on Do you jump in puddles? at DC Metro Moms
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You are right- I should! Today would have been a good day for it. And your suggestion of stripping down and heading straight into the tub is fantastic!
Toggle Commented Jun 3, 2010 on Do you jump in puddles? at DC Metro Moms
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This morning (despite a stuffy nose and sinus pressure), I put on my running shoes and left the house, leaving my husband and daughter to fend for themselves. As they made French toast, I jogged down the wooded Accontink Creek... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2010 at DC Metro Moms
I am not at all musical, and I only know a handful of children's lullabies--- my solution was to expose my daughter to a variety of music- sung by others, and at 5 1/2 I think she turned out ok. Infact she loves music of all types and is constantly creating her own songs about anything and everything. Pandora radio (www.pandora.com) is a great internet radio site that we love!
Toggle Commented May 24, 2010 on Songs in the Key of Me (or Poop) at DC Metro Moms
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I keep thinking about trying to go for a day without my computer or iphone- and admittingly I have not gone through with it out of fear. Being connected has become second nature and is somewhat of a comfort. As a teacher I marvel at how savvy kids are about technology, and at the same time, I am sad by their dependence on all things techy. (I know, somewhat hypocritcal of me). I wonder what it will do for their socialization, areas of interest, hobbies, and participation in sports.
Toggle Commented May 24, 2010 on Jumping the Computer Gap at DC Metro Moms
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Great Post! I have an only- and now being newly remarried the baby conversation is starting to come up. I am not even sure I could because of my own medical history- Principessa was a total medical fluke!--- but I go back and forth and what I think. Especially now that Principessa is 5 1/2-- they would be so far apart in age that I am not sure it changes the "only" issues.
Toggle Commented May 22, 2010 on On Having An Only at Jodifur
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Funny that you mention that, when her tooth finally came out this week my husband saved the day by remembering that he had a roll of them in his car! :)
Toggle Commented May 21, 2010 on Life Cycles Big and Small at DC Metro Moms
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Life cycles are events that mark major moments in our lives. My daughter's next big “event” will be her bat mitzvah in eight years and I am putting in black and white now that she will not have the "wedding"... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2010 at DC Metro Moms
As a teacher I see the Do-Lots and Do-Littles all the time, and I think you made a great suggestion for both sides of the aisle as the school year winds down. Even if it is once a month for an hour, teachers are always looking for volunteers to work with students for extra reading or editing, as well as clerical/organizational stuff and children love seeing their parents as part of the classroom equation. Another great contribution is offering to come in and talk to the class about an area of expertise- teachers are constantly looking for ways to make what they are teaching authentic and meaningful, and what better way than to hear it from an expert!
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I absolutely love this idea! You are brilliant!
Toggle Commented May 19, 2010 on How To Get Exactly What You Want at DC Metro Moms
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