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  • My baby is an "adult" now

    My oldest just turned 18 and he is considered an adult now! Doesn't the law understand he doesn't know how to make his own scrambled eggs? Well, he actually knows how to make his own eggs, but like Bartleby the Scrivener, he just prefers not to. I found an informative guide from Jackie Burrell at 

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  • Fort Worth ISD to put grades online, finally!

    The Fort Worth ISD is joining the 21st century by having grades available online. The systems is called Connects. They're training teachers now and it should be up and running for parents to be able to view grades and assignments online by the third six weeks - that's Nov. 15!

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  • Back to school: A few bumps in the road

    School is in session and not a minute too soon. I'm ready to have the house back. But I have to admit my kids are walking in to a sea of confusion around their high school. First, in early August the city started working on the streets around the school and it has been a mess. I can only imagine what a cluster it will be in the mornings and mid-afternoon now that school is in.

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  • Misspelled sign near TCU

    I know the city of Fort Worth is facing budget cutbacks but they really need a copy editor or someone to proof their large street signs. Especially since University is misspelled at University Blvd. and Berry St., right by TCU. Higher learning, indeed!

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  • Pool time in Fort Worth

    It's officially hot. The mercury rose past 100 yesterday. The kids are out of school and it's time to get in the pool! Problem is, this year, the city of Fort Worth closed most of the city's pools due to budget cuts. Thankfully, the YMCA has come to the rescue by opening four of their pools to city residents every day from 2 to 4 p.m. The pools are: McDonald Community YMCA , 2400 E.

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  • A case of the Mondays

    I'm suffering from a case of the Mondays, more like "What more can go wrong?" Perhaps I shouldn't ask that. There's plenty more that can go wrong! It started yesterday. I was enjoying my Mother's Day - the family had made a lovely brunch. We watched a movie and needed to take it back. We also needed to get some groceries. Easy enough.

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  • Meal planning

    Between TAKS, SAT and AP exams, we're looking at three straight weeks of testing for my high school junior. I know it helps so much if your student is eating properly. So I'm devising a plan. A friend of mine suggested that we have the week planned out so that my two sons and husband know what dinner is every night of the week.

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  • Awkward!

    I've just got to share with you this site. It's just weird enough, but everytime I check it out, I laugh out loud! I happened upon it through Facebook and it just cracks me up. It's awkwardfamilyphotos.com Who doesn't have a silly, posed, bad family photo lingering in their family photo album? It seems a lot of these are from the '70s, when bad photos were de riguer. Enjoy, y'all.

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  • My teenagers' future: college, summer jobs, yardwork

    Spring break is here and with it, both high schoolers are focusing on the future. First day of spring break: He took the SAT on Saturday. I made sure he went to bed early and that he had a full, big breakfast before he went. The test commenced at 8 a.m. and he finished somewhere around 1:30 p.m. Five-and-a-half hours of testing!

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  • The holiday blues

    It comes around every year, but in varying degrees. This season may be the toughest I've faced in awhile.  It's been a difficult year for many - I'm just a face you can put with all those 2009 statistics: Laid off from work, worrying how to afford healthcare, scraping money together to pay bills on time.

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  • What a beautiful smile

    My 14-year-old has a beautiful smile. They say a good smile will get you far in life. We have done everything possible to make this true. He's had quite a bit going on with that mouth recently. Over Thanksgiving, he had his wisdom teeth out. It was a pretty quick procedure and fairly humorous afterward when he kept saying, "This is awesome!" He asked to keep his teeth and they are freakin' huge!

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  • Time to talk - in the car

    My mother has said she loved having time in the car with my brothers. She said it was the only place they really could talk. As a mom with sons, I was reminded of this fact yesterday when I drove with my younger son to Dallas and back. We don’t always get a lot of time together, just the two of us, because when we’re at home –

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