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Month: September 2017

The Marching Band Life

The Marching Band Life

My 17-year-old is in marching and.  She has played the since she was in 4th grade.  Marching band has been a part of our life for past 3 years now. Marching band isn’t just another after school activity.  It ends up being like an extended family.  Not only do the band parents car pool, but the upper clansmen who drive also help the under clansmen with transportation to and from events.  Sara has had to find her own way to…

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Junior Year was a Blur

Junior Year was a Blur

My oldest teen just finished her junior year of high school a few months ago.  It feels like she just started last week.  My straight A, smarty pants teenage daughter did not disappoint this year.  She was taking a mix between honors and IB classes. I give her a lot of credit getting straight A’s and a 4.0 GPA.  On top of her studies, she also babysits her siblings and starts or makes dinner depending on what time I get…

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SURPRISE!!!

SURPRISE!!!

You know that moment when you think that you are done having kids.  You say no more, we are all done.  And then one day you wake up and SURPRISE! there is another baby on the way.  Yeah, that was my husband and me last August. We kept our little surprise quiet for quite some time, due to m history of complicated pregnancies.  I was considered high risk right away, and had to be followed by a team of doctors….

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Concert; Teen Knows Best

Concert; Teen Knows Best

My first concert was Oz Fest.  I was definitely not mentally prepared for I saw at that concert. When my teen was going to her first, we’ll say grown up concert.”  She’s been to concerts like Selena Gomez, but that’s a kiddie, preteen concert, and absolutely nothing like the Wiz Khalifa / Fall Out Boy concert that she will be attending today. I tried to prepare her for what she would see, and of course because she is a teen…

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Grades

Grades

As a parent, I expect my kids to do well in school.  My teen has always been a straight A student, so for her I expect nothing less than a B.  I don’t except anything less because I know that she can do it.  However, my tween is another story. My tween has a learning disability.  We kept her back a year so that she wouldn’t be 1.5 yrs behind in school.  She has caught up quite nicely since keeping…

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Ummm… Where is Your Coat?

Ummm… Where is Your Coat?

It is starting to get really cold again in January 2015.  At 2:00 pm it was 30 degrees out, but the windchill made it feel like it was 20 degrees out.  The temperature is continuing to drop along with the windchill.  My lovely teenage daughter decided it would be a wonderful idea to go to school this morning, while it was snowing, with no coat. Yes, this is the same teenage daughter that I had purchased a nice new winter…

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When Life Gets In The Way Of Life

When Life Gets In The Way Of Life

We take so many things for granted in our daily lives.  We don’t appreciate things until they are gone.  Simple things like electricity, heat, even our vehicles. After last year, when everything that could go wrong, was going wrong.  It was one bad thing after another, after another.  We have really had enough.  So begins the tale of the past 15 months. November 2013, our landlord informed us that our rent would be increased by $200 on January 1, 2014. …

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How Wal*mart Ruined Christmas 2014

How Wal*mart Ruined Christmas 2014

We were doing our Christmas shopping & purchasing the big gifts for the girls.  We had order  for the teenager.  We purchased a battery operated Volkswagen for the 6-year-old.  We just had one more big gift buy for our preteen. Here is where the problem begins.  My husband goes online to order the Nexus Tablet on December 19th.  Wal-Mart.com declined his card (which had more than enough money on it).  My mom offered to let us use her card.  Her…

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