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Archives for July 2009


The Swine Flu

by Ronald A. Rowe July 30th, 2009| Elementary
It started innocently enough. The three year old, Lex, who normally has enough energy to power a small city, was pooped out. "Everyone gets tired," I said, "even our little Energizer Bunny." My lovely wife was unconvinced.

The next day he had a fever. Up to 103 it went. "He's got
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How to Prevent Kids from Fighting

by Gumer Liston July 28th, 2009| Elementary
Fighting among siblings or playmates is a natural part of being a child. If you think that it is not right for a child to sometimes pick a fight with one of his siblings or playmates, then you are quite wrong. Fights are part and parcel of being a child,

Summer on a Dime

by Ronald A. Rowe July 21st, 2009| Elementary
Kids love summertime and the freedom it brings. Moms, not so much. Finding ways to entertain the children all day can be taxing on mom and on the budget. But there are some ways to take the strain off both.

A number of restaurants offer free kids meals

Room Changing: From the Teen’s View

by Jacob P. July 16th, 2009| Elementary, Teen Perspective, Teens
Recently, I was offered a larger room because I am the oldest and Ihave the smallest room in the house. I currently am debating if I should take the offer, but I am almost positive I will. So, I thought, what are some good room change guidelines and ideas?

Here are

Diary of a Deployed Dad-to-be, Part 2

by Joe Lawrence July 13th, 2009| Pregnancy
As I am writing this, it is the 4th of July back in the United States, a day where we celebrate our independence from the tyranny of England since 1776. Meanwhile, I am deployed to the Middle East in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. I can't

Ice Age 3

by Ronald A. Rowe July 9th, 2009| Elementary
Has Hollywood lost its collective mind? I keep lowering my expectations, and they keep slithering underneath. I'm already irritated by the early reports that Transformers 2 contains some sexuality that just isn't appropriate for the audience that should be going to see the film (like my 8 year old. How

Children & Music

by Louise July 7th, 2009| Teen Perspective
A previously posted article, "The Best Time to Teach Your Child How to Play a Musical Instrument," addresseswhen a child should be taught how to play a musical instrument. This article addresses why children/teens should be taught to play musical instruments. While I agree with the crux