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Undiagnosed

Undiagnosed

A lot of illnesses are easy to diagnose. Other illnesses are not so easy to diagnose. A lot of people suffer for weeks, months, or even years, and other pass away before getting an answer. It’s very frustrating for them and their families. My oldest daughter has been suffering with a condition that has yet to be diagnosed for the past seven years. It gets worse and worse each year. She was originally diagnosed with asthma at the age of…

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College Acceptance

College Acceptance

Every parent hopes their child will want to continue his or her education after high school and obtain a career that will serve them will in life. Most kids don’t start thinking about what colleges they would want to attend after high school until their junior or senior year. Then all of a sudden they are concerned about their grades and GPA My oldest daughter is a senior this year. She has been preparing for college for a very long…

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“I’m Sorry” Only Goes so Far

“I’m Sorry” Only Goes so Far

I would wake up at 5:30 am during the week when I would have to go to work.  I would also wake up my kindergartner at that time so she can eat breakfast, get ready for school and so I can drop her off at a friends house who then gets her on the school bus, with their son who is the same age. On this particular day in 2014, the kindergarten class took a class trip to the Roba’s…

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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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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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Working Parents & Sick Kids

Working Parents & Sick Kids

I am not a stay at home mom.  I work full-time and my husband worked two full time jobs, just to get us through the holiday season.  We lived 300 miles away from most of our family.  So what do working parents do when their children get sick, daycare is not an option when kids are sick, and there is no family close by to help? When my five-year old at the time was sick.  We were hoping it was…

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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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Summer Homework

Summer Homework

Does your child’s school give them homework to do over the summer? My family and I are originally from Connecticut. In CT, the schools give the students summer reading to do and a math packet. This starts in first grade and carries on until they complete high school. We live in Pennsylvania, and have for about three years now. My teenage daughter and preteen daughter have not had summer homework since we moved here. My teenage daughter has some summer…

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