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Filed Under:Lifestyle / Parenting
Posts on Regator:1505
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Archived Since:August 20, 2009

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Would you prefer a March or April spring break?

Our school district follows the college spring break schedule so my kids are out of school this week. The University of Georgia is out of school this week as is the University of Arizona. I think at least one of the Catholic high schools in Georgia is out (based on a Facebook post.) But I know Gwinnett is still in. Show More Summary

Can parents say my rules or no money?

A judge has denied the initial request of  New Jersey honor student who is suing for support after she moved out of her parent’s home. The judge said it was a slippery slope that could lead to other teens suing their parents. The crux...Show More Summary

Husband returns after 7 weeks: What I’ve learned as a solo parent

In 44 hours my hours my husband returns home after being away for seven weeks – most of that time in Russia — and I am literally counting down the minutes until the plane lands. Seven weeks is a pretty long time to be alone with three kids without any reinforcements in sight. Show More Summary

What parts of college should parents pay for?

One of our regulars wants your input about how much financial backing parents should give to their college students. Here is what she is thinking about. From Techmom: “Our son is planning on moving off campus for his sophomore year so he’s looking at apartments. Show More Summary

Licking and twerking: Should concerts have ratings for parents?

2 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : MOMania

A friend and her 13-year-old daughter are debating whether concerts should have a rating system or warnings like albums, video games and movies. The Daily Beast looked specifically at Miley Cyrus’s Bangerz tour. From The Daily Beast: “Miley Cyrus’s Bangerz tour kicked off in Vancouver on Valentine’s Day. Show More Summary

Are you using period/ovulation apps? How helpful are they?

2 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : MOMania

My Samsung Galaxy IIs died about a week ago. I wasn’t that upset about losing some of my contacts but I was upset about losing my period tracking app. I had no idea when I was going to start again. I was using a free app that only allowed you to store three months at a time. Show More Summary

Disney World hikes daily pass price to $99

2 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : MOMania

If you’re heading to Disney World for spring break or this summer expect to pay more for a single-day admission for your family members that are 10 or older. The rate went from $95 a day to $99, according to USA Today. Epcot, AnimalShow More Summary

Gwinnett to make up snow days by extending days: Good or bad idea?

2 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : MOMania

Gwinnett County Public Schools has announced that to make up snow days it will be extending the school day by 30 minutes from March 3 to May 14. From the Gwinnett County Public School website: “To date, GCPS students have missed 7 days due to inclement weather. Show More Summary

New book: Internet safer for teens than parents may think

2 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : MOMania

A new book, It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens, suggests that internet may be safer for teens than moms and dads may think. The author of the book is Danah Boyd, who holds positions at Microsoft Research, New YorkShow More Summary

Mean or OK fun? Dad tapes kids falling on ice at school pickup

2 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : MOMania

This video is making the rounds on Facebook. It’s from a dad who is waiting for his daughter at school pick up. He starts video taping on his phone kids slipping and falling on an ice patch near his car. He chuckles through the whole five minutes and likes to try to predict who is going to bite it. Show More Summary

Is gender bias preventing approval of ‘Female Viagra’?

2 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : MOMania

Men have 24 approved drugs to treat their sexual dysfunction. Women have none, and now some women’s groups are wondering if this is because of gender bias and a societal squeamishness in talking about women’s sexual pleasure. According...Show More Summary

Would you give chronically ill child medical marijuana?

2 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : MOMania

USA Today wrote a fascinating story about chronically ill children moving to Colorado to be able to use medical marijuana to treat their condition. The story specifically looks at children who are having massive amounts of EpilepticShow More Summary

Should we rethink spend-the-night parties?

2 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : MOMania

A friend shared an interesting article about whether or not you should let your kids spend the night at friends’ houses or even family members’ houses for that matter. The article is featured on a Mormon lifestyle website (LDS Living), but I don’t think people should disregard the information because it comes from a religious publication. Show More Summary

Should teachers give snow day assignments?

2 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : MOMania

I am hearing via Facebook that some teachers in Georgia sent home two days worth of homework so students won’t waste their snow days. Some of the friends are pro assignments saying it gives them something to do other than video games,...Show More Summary

Another one bites the dust: 3 kids home with the flu!

2 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : MOMania

Lilina came down with the flu 10 days ago, Walsh came down it five days ago and Rose came down with it Monday night. Despite all having our flu shots, and three of us taking Tamiflu, our family has been knocked out by the flu. (Michael...Show More Summary

How is your school using Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)?

2 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : MOMania

I am hearing more and more from friends in Gwinnett County about their schools using Bring Your Own Device to class, and I want to know more about how the kids are actually using the technology. (Here is a PDF about Gwinnett’s BYOD program.) Devices are outlawed at our middle school and I assume the elementary school too. Show More Summary

My Winter Olympics: Clean out the house, repair a pool deck

2 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : MOMania

My husband is in Sochi, Russia, helping to lead AP's coverage of the Olympics. I believe this is at the airport. (Photo courtesy of Michael Giarrusso's Facebook page.) My Olympic event is cleaning out the playroom. It takes peseverance, good decision-making and a lot of patience. Show More Summary

Should moms be put on Tamiflu when kids are?

2 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : MOMania

My 6-year-old came downstairs Sunday around 5 a.m. barking, wheezing and crying. Initially I just thought she was having an asthma attack because we had hiked the day before and everything is starting to bloom here. But then I felt her and she clearly had a fever. I treated her asthma with multiple inhalers, gave her ibuprofen and put her in my bed. Show More Summary

How are you getting rid of old family financial documents?

2 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : MOMania

I am currently clearing out our garage to put our house on the market, and I know I have several boxes/bags of old financial documents that I need to eliminate. They probably go back 10 to 15 years but a lot of our account numbers are...Show More Summary

Super Bowl: GoldieBlox toys aim to make girls engineers

2 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : MOMania

Very few Super Bowl ads caught my attention but I stopped cold and watched little girls drag their pink toys down the street to the tune of Quiet Riot’s “Come On Feel the Noise.” They appeared to be making a bonfire, but it was actually...Show More Summary

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