Category: Parenting

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The Weirdest Hodgepodge Of Content Ever

The weird thing about blogging daily is that there are many days where I have 12 things I really want to talk about, but I can’t figure out how to make them good blog entries (or if I even should) so I just don’t write anything. That has been my last week. And it’s funny, it’s not even like I could do a bulleted list because it’s such a wide range. Like, after our local Pride Parade some stuff came up on Facebook where I really wanted to unload and write about why it is so offensive to compare alcoholism...

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Thoughts On Dress Codes

Here’s a topic I actually don’t think I have ever discussed here! DRESS CODES! Dress codes are getting quite a bit of media attention lately as people start to get a little outraged that schools seem to be adopting the stance that, to keep boys from getting distracted, we need to shame girls for what they wear. (For the sake of this entry, I’m talking about dress code rules that mandate length of shorts/skirts or widths of straps/sleeves. Not dress code rules that say you can’t wear certain logos or words on your outfits. Those are different issues all together...

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My Runner Girl

I don’t know a lot about Cross Country Running as a sport that kids in school do. I know where it’s done locally because we have “Summer Runs” there every summer where Fleet Feet brings out their clock and people can run the 1-mile course at 6:15, the 3-mile course at 6:30, and then the 2-mile course at 7:15. I’m assuming the teams have meets at the same park? At least the local schools? Oh! And I also know it’s abbreviated XC because every summer they use that on the registration forms. Last night was the first one of the...

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Week 1: Success

If you’ll recall, last year I had just started working from home right before school let out for the summer. My summer was basically a hodge-podge of days spent yelling and stressing over how to work from home with two very destructive children under foot. I didn’t want them to spend all day in front of the TV, but I didn’t want to spend all night cleaning up the messes they made during the day while I worked. And once there was a sword-fighting incident that resulted in an eye surgery. So, you know, not the best summer ever. I’ve...

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Repetition Is Useless.

One of the most annoying things I’ve had to accept as a parent is the truth that Repeating Yourself Over and Over Does Not Guarantee Shit. I always assumed that, if you said something often enough, eventually your kid would remember that thing. I wasn’t naive enough to believe it would only take a few reminders…no! I knew it would take a long time, but I did assume they would eventually remember the thing I had been telling them. You know, after 30 or more times. THIS IS NOT TRUE. At least, not in my house. Not with my kids....