All Blog Posts Tagged 'school' (281)

Savoring the Silence

The house is still.  The only noise I hear is the hum of the refrigerator.  I’m basking in the quiet and trying to make it last as long as I can.  Because…today is the last day of school.  A day I’ve been dreading more than a gynecological visit or a root canal.

 

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Added by Lanita Moss on May 27, 2011 at 9:06am — No Comments

Purity Clothing accessories chosen for "yellow, black and white affair"

Purity Clothing Co would like to thank the Atlanta public school system for choosing our accessories for their "yellow, black and white affair" on May 14,2011. May God always bless you and to Him be ALL the glory.…





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Added by Queen Jenkins on May 2, 2011 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Kindergarten Coiffure

Last Friday was like any other day.  The girls came home on the bus.  They played outside until it started to get dark.  We were all tired from the long week so we decided to have pizza for dinner.  After dinner we watched a movie together, and then it was time for Hunter to go to bed.  She went to her room, put on her pajamas and brushed her teeth.  As she was leaning over to kiss us goodnight, I noticed something wrong.  She had bangs where she didn’t have them…

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Added by Lanita Moss on April 18, 2011 at 8:29am — No Comments

Banished to beyond the double doors

At the beginning of the school year, I was among the privileged few, allowed to walk into the classroom.

In the mornings, when I walked my son to school, we'd see parents dropping off their kids from their cars. But my son wasn't interested in that. He wanted me to park, to walk with him into the school, into the classroom. We held hands. He waved a sleepy goodbye.

By the beginning of the second semester, things had changed a bit. I still parked, but I had been relegated to the…

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Added by Diane Majeske on March 31, 2011 at 11:11pm — No Comments

Old High School Hurts

The other morning, I awoke to a cold, rainy day. I got the kids off to school and made the long commute to my office via the staircase. I sat at my desk, my coffee in my hands and my feet propped up, listening to the rain. It was a few minutes before 7:00a and it was still dark outside. I knew any motivation I might have to get dressed and go to the gym was slowly fading away. I needed to do something to cheer me up a little, and to keep me from commuting back to my bedroom and crawling…

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Added by Lanita Moss on March 16, 2011 at 9:28am — No Comments

7 Questions New Mom's Should Ask Themselves before Returning to School.

This guest post was written by Kellen Thompson who has also written at length about receiving accounting degrees online as well as enrolling in online classes.



When I was seven months pregnant, I graduated with my Master's degree. At the time, I thought that if I was blessed to stay home with my baby even for a short time while my husband worked, a Master's degree would benefit me when I re-entered the workforce. My employer was also… Continue

Added by Heather Jones on March 2, 2011 at 10:09am — No Comments

Ejected

Saturday was Elliott’s basketball tournament. We live in a small town, so her tournament was not an all day, all weekend kind of event. There were only four teams in her league with a single elimination tournament. Being from a small town, every team had at least one of Elliott’s best friends on the roster. Since the start of the season, I think she had played each team at least four times, so she kind of knew what she was up against.

 

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Added by Lanita Moss on February 28, 2011 at 8:28am — No Comments

The Girl Store - Buy Her Life Back

“Experience the sensation of buying a girl… her life back”. That’s the baiting, provocative but so very clever intro of the Girl Store website, effective at demonstrating how a girl child in India can be “bought back” from the perils of being sold for marriage, sex slavery, labor slavery or terrorism.

The Girl Store, run by…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on February 21, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

My students are the best!

It's been a while, and this week has been packed. I work at a boarding school for underprivileged kids and every year we have "Creativity Week" where teachers split up into groups with students to work on projects. The students and teachers come up with ideas for the projects and then get to pick which they want to participate in. It's a great week where we get away from textbooks and homework and have FUN! My group is doing "Pamper Day". We are volunteering at a homeless shelter giving the… Continue

Added by Evelyn on February 16, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Girlfriends = Sanity

Looking back at my life, I see how important my girlfriends are and were in my life.  From keeping me out of trouble; being the voice of reason; having my back; providing free therapy sessions; making me laugh through my tears; and just plain listening when it seems no one else could -- my girlfriends have all made lasting and important contributions to strengthening and supporting me in times of need. …



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Added by Megan Rebelo on February 9, 2011 at 8:54pm — No Comments

Four-Day School Week!

This is going to be a bit of a short post as I have once again been hit by the crazy stomach bug (my second this year already!) and even sitting here at the computer is taking up valuable energy. However, before I hop into bed I needed to comment on an article that caught my attention through the British Mummy Bloggers forum about one of the…

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Added by Sarah Winborn on February 7, 2011 at 1:08pm — No Comments

The Day School Closed

I am watching the great blizzard of 2011 raging outside my window. There is a fire in the fireplace, homemade salsa simmering on the stove, and a glass of Irish whiskey within reach. Life can’t get much better. I had nowhere I needed to be today, and I have an appointment tomorrow, but if I don’t make it, it’s OK.

 

School was closed today and it has already been cancelled for tomorrow. I don’t think the girls have gone to school for a full week since before Christmas. I am…

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Added by Lanita Moss on February 2, 2011 at 9:33am — No Comments

A Sexting Failure

There were three things I promised myself I would never write about when I started my blog…first, I would never write about my mother…second, I would never write anything that would cost me a presidential election…and last, I would never write about sex.

 

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Added by Lanita Moss on January 26, 2011 at 7:54am — No Comments

High School Sucks...And Then It's Over! Mary's Story

Yesterday, my daughter Mary, who is 22, and I took Sandor out to play tennis. I've always wanted a child to play tennis with and now my hopes lie with my youngest boy.

 

  As a pre-teen, Mary tried to play tennis, and several other sports, but they were all miserable and almost embarrassing failures.  We laughed and had fun on the court but she was a beautiful, smart, spaz who refused to even…

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Added by diana hampo on January 24, 2011 at 4:20pm — No Comments

Mean Girls: My Daughter's Best Friend is a Bully

Photo courtesy S.A.F.E. Network


My daughter has always been the quietest child in her class. She is PAINFULLY shy.…
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Added by Momniscient on January 22, 2011 at 11:59am — No Comments

Long Term Concerns & Wishes

I spent the better part of my afternoon filling out a school application for Norrin. One application. Nine pages long. I took my time, printed as neatly as possible - even at the end, as my wrist began to ache. I needed his application to be perfect; the application was…

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Added by Lisa Quinones-Fontanez on January 9, 2011 at 10:52am — No Comments

The Common Denominator

What do teachers and students have in common?  They're all people.  Too often, this similarity is overlooked if not entirely forgotten.  Teachers good and bad fall into their roles, and students, often with some resistance, follow suit.  Ignoring humanity in our school systems does no one any favors, and it only gets worse as the government focuses on test scores and statistics instead of on students.



As I considered who to highlight here, the choices seemed endless.  I could choose… Continue

Added by Darlena Cunha on January 7, 2011 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Back To School: mUm, Where Did I Put My Book?

http://crikeymum.blogspot.com/2010/08/back-to-school-now-where-did-i-put-my.html

If, like me, you are counting the days 'til Summer holidays take a hike, then you are also getting ready for the back to school madness that, somehow clings to my, almost 11, step-daughter, and probably, most children this age!



This whole back to school madness, with missed lunches, dog ate…

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Added by Trudi Webster on December 13, 2010 at 3:28pm — No Comments

Becoming a stay at home mom part four....

Jay blew into our lives like a whirl wind. He was my cousin’s fiancé’s cousin (kinda confusing, I know) and we met because my cousin lived in the apartment upstairs from me.





We started talking slowly – my car got stuck in the snow a few times and he would come down and get me out.

Then we started actually hanging out, and the first time he came over, we talked nonstop for 4 hours! It was great. I was actually happy when I was with him, and I felt so…

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Added by Jessie @ MomVantage on November 27, 2010 at 9:51pm — No Comments

11 things schools do not and will not teach our kids

This should be posted in all schools and work places



Bill Gates recently gave a speech at a high…

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Added by Sofia Byrd on November 20, 2010 at 12:24am — No Comments

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