Childcare: Simplicity

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School Notes for Special Needs Kiddo!

Hi Ladies! Ok this is only the second day of school but, I'm not sure what to do. My son is in Special Education and he is non verbal. The notes we get from the teacher are appreciated but, so far she uses the smilie face, strait face and frownie face method. While I understand this is much's not very informative. Today my son got a frownie face in art for refusing to work. Am I out of line in wanting more information? I don't want to be overactive but I also don't want to be underinformed! Agh!! What to do?

After School Care

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Best Baby Shower Gift You Received

I am invited to a baby shower for a woman who's first child goes to school and after-school care with my own children. Her first son is six and she is pregnant again with another boy. I've been to their house a couple of times and they seem to be the type that could go out and buy anything they wanted or needed at anytime - where as we're living paycheck to paycheck and still trying to make ends meet. So my question is, what can I buy her or make for her that wouldn't look too cheap and would be something that she would want to brag...

Home Schooling

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I Have Made the Decision to HOMESCHOOL and Have Some Questions

I have decided to homeschool and am very excited about the decision, but have many questions!! I hope that you all can help me! I am Texas so I am very lucky. I have a 4.5 year old so I am planning to start her at the kindergarten level. She has been tested a couple of times and already found to be gifted and has a HUGE desire to learn and with her not being able to go into kindergarten in school until a year from this coming August, I feel that this is a great option for us. I just finished my undergraduate degree in Education and...

Preparing for Kindergarten

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What's a Good Career for an Educated, Experienced Mom Whose Priority Is Family?

Hello Ladies, I'm a SAHM of two great little guys, ages 2 1/2 and 4 1/2. In the next couple of years, I would like to go back to work. The thing is since I now have two kids, they are my priority. My question is, what do you do for work? Is it flexible for a family life and still fulfilling? Do you like it and why? I did inside sales and inside sales management for ten years but I don't want to go back to that. I need ideas...I love working with people, am very outgoing, a little competitive (in a good way) and I like to help...

Social Skills

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Over What Are You Nostalgic?

I miss having neighborhood mom and pop stores, having friends who 'dropped by', and I miss the simplicity of home cooked holiday meals--now my extended family 'orders' turkeys...


The Name Game

Ok, this has got to be the simplest question ever asked :) What did you...