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Sara Entering Adulthood

Sara Entering Adulthood

Dear Sara As your high school years come to an end and the re world begins you will feel different emotions. Not only is it an exciting time, but it is also a scary time. Everything is changing. Yes, everything is changing. You are no longer that little girl who was playing with my hair and doing my makeup while watching Blue’s Clues. My silly Sara has grown up to be smart, sassy Sara. Not only have you changed, but…

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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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Teenage Driver # 1

Teenage Driver # 1

Every teenager dreams of the day they get their drivers license.  They go into it with the normal teenage mind set of” I know how to do this,” “This is easy, I’ve got this.”  And every parent has the same fears of a hurt kid and smashed up car.  It’s not as quick and easy to get a license like it was 17 years ago. Every state has its own laws about teenage driving.  For instance a teenager can obtained…

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The Middle Sister

The Middle Sister

Anyone who has younger siblings things it’s hard to be the oldest.   They feel that their younger siblings get away with everything and get whatever they want.  It’s also not fair that they have to babysit them as well. Anyone who is the youngest feels they have it the hardest.  They never get to do what their older siblings get to do.  It’s just not fair.  I too am the youngest.  I have five older siblings.  I felt that if…

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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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