Birthdays: The First Years

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Fall B-day and Kindergarten

We had our identical twin girls tested for Kindergarten readiness. They will be 5 September 2nd 2008 and we were told they are "Kindergarten Ready". I've heard a lot about starting kids too early who were not developmentally ready but what about delaying Kindergarten a year for kids who are developmentally ready? Is there some negative consequence to doing that? Will they be bored? I've been at home with them since they were born and they will have had one year of preschool (two days a week for three hours a day).

Birthday Party Preparation

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First Birthday Party Theme

I am looking for a first birthday party theme for my daughter. Some basic info: She is turning one in late July. I am renting picnic tables at a large local park. There will be kids primarily age 6 and under. I would like to find plates and napkins online that match the theme. Thanks in advance.


Daughters 2Nd B-day

Hi Moms, I'm starting to think about where & what to do for my daughters...

Gift Ideas

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Gift Ideas for a Caregiver

I have been blessed to have a wonderful woman privately care for all 3 of my children for a total of 5 years while I worked. She watched my boys each for the first 2 years of their lives and my daughter for her first year. Because she has an ill husband that requires a lot of attention, she is now through watching my children. There is no way for me to explain how much she means to my family and no way to describe how much my kids love her. I want to present her with a very special gift to show her how thankful we all are, but I have no...