Yesterday, I saw several of my friends on The Twitter and Facebook link this story. I’ve actually been thinking about writing this post for a while, as it always seems to be a popular topic of discussion. I do not expect to be popular for my opinion. I expect negative comments. I’m cool with that. About two years ago, when my girls were 10 and 7, they really starting bugging me to let them get Facebook accounts. Of course I…

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Last Thursday, my mom asked if she could pick up the girls after school for a bit. I KNEW they were going to go Mother’s Day shopping, so I casually mentioned that I needed new pajamas. I’m nothing if not subtle. On Saturday, Miss V and I went out to my mom’s to do a bit of swimming and sunning. My mom and I were talking and she was telling me about taking the girls shopping. “I want to tell…

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Before, or even after I had kids really, I never thought much about what it meant to be a single mom. Growing up, my parents divorced when I was nine, but my dad was always really involved and we saw him practically every day. When my girls were little, I stayed home and worked (very) part time jobs here and there, mostly for the perks of things like free Gymboree classes, discounted preschool tuition, etc. I rarely had help. It…

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I don’t want to get out of bed, I don’t want to drive the kids to school. I don’t want to work. I don’t want to clean the kitchen, or do the laundry. I don’t want to make sure there’s something for dinner, and that everyone does their homework. I don’t want to get the mail, or pay the bills. I simply want to pull the covers back over my head and sleep while someone else handles it. All of…

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As more and more families choose the option of homeschooling their children these days, there has been an ever-increasing acceptance of this choice. As such, the way in which parents homeschool their children has become much easier when complying with individual states’ requirements to teach children at home, thanks to a curriculum that has those requirements in mind. With that issue resolved, the one burning question remaining has become: can my homeschooled child get into college? First, it needs to be emphasized…

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If you’re not sure in what way these types of schools differ, read on, and you’ll understand. A community college (also referred to as junior college, city college, or technical college) is typically offering 2-year college degree courses and programs in some majors. On top of these 2-year degrees (called associate’s degrees), some community colleges are also offering vocational training and professional certificates. Community Colleges are offering their students usually lots of flexibility, both when it comes to the choice…

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So today I put forward a proposal to my company. Here is what it said: I would like to work less, be paid more for each hour I work and I’d like to do all those hours from home. Here’s what they said. You want WHAT? I explained again that I wanted more money (because I wasn’t being currently compensated appropriately for the caliber of my work), I wanted to work fewer hours (so I could have the flexibility to…

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Have you ever compared your child to another child? I’m sure you did. Even if you were just checking some age milestones to pass, you were comparing your kid to what´s expected in his or her age development. But how about comparing your child to some friend´s child, have you done that? You probably did, and that’s normal for all parents to do, I say it’s unavoidable. Even if it´s just in your mind, you might think, “Oh that kid…

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I’ve learned that people come into your life for many reasons. God uses people for a specific purpose. Many times that purpose is not revealed for years to come. Reflecting back on my adolescentlaptop years, I realized that God placed an extraordinary woman in my life, my mathematics teacher Mrs. Williams. By sharing her love and wisdom, she has played a part in the woman I’ve become. Sadly, in those days they didn’t have this awesome ratemyprofessor website, because I…

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I’ve been going at this site the entire day. Updating to the new wordpress, changing the layout and installing plug-ins left and right. I love the New WordPress, but I blame it for using up all my time today. Or should I just blame myself for sitting here. Mr. WordPress sure didn’t glue me to my seat, I did. *tsk tsk tsk* I hate myself for not even starting on that term paper that’s due Thursday, led a long that…

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