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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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Nightmare in August…Back to School

Nightmare in August…Back to School

Back to school time is every parents dream and worst nightmare all rolled into one.  We all know that by the end of day 2 of summer vacation we are ready for our lovely little monsters to go back to school.  For those of us with two or more kids, we have had enough by the end of day 2. The more kids you have, the worse it is.  You have the constant fighting that started as soon as they…

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Thoughts From My Teenage Daughter

Thoughts From My Teenage Daughter

“Boy, when you’re dead, they really fix you up. I hope to hell when I do die somebody has sense enough to just dump me in the river or something. Anything except sticking me in a god damn cemetery. People coming and putting a bunch of flowers on your stomach on Sunday, and all that crap. Who wants flowers when you’re dead? Nobody.” – The Catcher in The Rye Honestly, this quote makes a lot of sense to me. Mostly…

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Ramblings of a Worn Out Mom

Ramblings of a Worn Out Mom

What am I thinking?  I am thinking that I have no idea what to write about this week.  I have been sitting here, in m living room, lap top open for an hour now, and I am at a loss. I could go on and on about the kids going back to school.  I don’t really want to write about the hottest backpack, clothes, uniforms, shoes, and must haves for this school year.  Those topics have been written about so…

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Travel Lesson Learned

Travel Lesson Learned

We send my 17-year-old to CT to visit her best friend every summer for a couple of weeks.  Money has been tight this year, and we were unable to send her.  Her best friend’s family surprised us by pooling together the money for Sara’s round trip plane tickets. These girls have been besties since the 1st grade.  We all consider them “sisters”.  We try to get the two of them together at least once or twice a year.  So Sara…

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Trying Out For The Team

Trying Out For The Team

You hear so much about kid’s soccer, baseball, softball, basketball, football, and volleyball teams.  Sports are great for kids.  Sports are jot only fun, good learning experiences, but great forms of exercise as well. How do coaches choose who makes the team and who doesn’t?  What reasons do they have for choosing one child over another. A lot of the time it is who you know, unfortunately.  Some coaches choose kids they know over someone who is more skilled.  The…

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