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Archives for August 2010

Looking to a New School Year

by Jacob P. August 30th, 2010| Teen Perspective, Teens
Around 6:20 tomorrow morning, I will be walking up my street (literally up, it's a hill), where, at the top, I shall catch the school bus to my first day of school. With this, my high school years will begin, and yet another chapter of my life ends. But,


by Ronald A. Rowe August 27th, 2010| Product reviews
Webkinz World is a website in which you can 'adopt' a pet (represented in the real-world by a plush toy) that lives and moves within the virtual world. Webkinz eat, sleep, and play within the online realm of www.webkinz.com. This world is completely safe for the young ones, with

Children Are a Reflection of Us

by Joe Lawrence August 25th, 2010| Elementary
We all want our children to grow up to be well adjusted adults in this crazy world. I even have an image of the type of woman I want my daughter to be. However, if I don't model the person I'm hoping for, 18 years from now will I

How To: Help Your Kids Pack for College

by Louise August 23rd, 2010| Teen Perspective
Helping your child pack and subsequently move into college can be a huge ordeal. The whole process is typically very stressful, and that's coming from the teen perspective. Here are a few tips to make the process run as smoothly as possible:

  • Make checklists and keep questions to a minimum.

“Dozen May Kenny Cents Tomb He”

by Kendall Ryan August 20th, 2010| Product reviews, Teens
Remember the days when you stayed in to play a board game. Remember when you were a kid and enjoyed Monopoly and Candyland? Today, society is all about technology moving as fast as the internet. However, in the midst of all of this, I found a way to slow

Back to School Time

by Ronald A. Rowe August 18th, 2010| Elementary
It's that time again. The bittersweet time of year when we send the kiddos back off to school. Time to check off the list of to do's before we drop them off for the first day.

1) Back to school shopping. Timing is everything. Many states are now offering

Vacationing With Grandparents: From the Teen’s View The Final Volume

by Jacob P. August 16th, 2010| Teen Perspective
As you can see, this is the third episode in an epic saga. For all you Twilight freaks/aficionados, I was actually referring to my series of articles about vacationing with grandparents, not your beloved book/movie series. My first volume is essentially where I established my creditability on this subject

Cell Phones- Part 2

by Michele August 13th, 2010| Product reviews, Teens, Tweens
A couple weeks ago, I discussed the advantages associated with teens and tweens have their own cell phones. If you're thinking this might be a good purchase for your child, I have some suggestions regarding the purchase of the phone and choosing a contract.

The phone

Most cell phone carriers

Playing Alone Time

by Ronald A. Rowe August 11th, 2010| Preschool
Somewhere along the way, progress started to interfere with our children's ability to entertain themselves. Somewhere between the advent of the hand-held video game and the introduction of 200 channels of on-demand programming, kids have lost the knack for playing with plain, old fashioned toys.

Don't get me wrong. It's

Vacationing with Grandparents: From the Teen’s View Volume 2

by Jacob P. August 6th, 2010| Teen Perspective
As I am writing this article from an awesome room in Jersey City, I am peering across the Hudson, with my sister, mom, and step-dad on a lovely vacation to New York City (specifically Manhattan). Now this trip reminded me of my last article, about my past travels with

Souvenir Pennies

by Ronald A. Rowe August 5th, 2010| Product reviews
My family and I just returned from a week in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee where we did all the touristy things that tourists do. Traveling with two children means that atevery gift stand,souvenir stand, lemonade stand,and band standwe pass I hear two voices clamoring with urgency to buy something.

Without any

Having an Infant in the House will Solve Everything

by Joe Lawrence August 4th, 2010| Infants/Toddlers
I came across an article the other day where someone stated having a baby might fix his relationship. After wiping the tears from my laughter, I wanted to reach through the monitor and slap him. He believed the problems with his wife would be solved by adding a baby.