Sixteen-year old Anna Sullivan is an outsider at her high school. Quiet and shy, as well as cursed with a tortuous family past, she can’t hope to attract the attention of popular Tyler Marsh, for whom she has a crush. How could a girl like her, a girl with a low social status, an alcoholic father and a mother who abandoned her, dare hope…
Added by Mayra Calvani on July 24, 2011 at 2:07pm —
Dear Liquor Store,
Perhaps you may have heard some rumblings about the impending summer vacation that's about to pounce on the town here any day now. Yes, kids will soon be out terrorizing the streets and pimping lemonade hardcore on every effing corner. They will be changing their clothes 357 times a day, thereby creating even more… Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on July 19, 2011 at 3:35pm —
(This story must be prefaced with the fact that it was nothing short of a miracle to get my son to write anything in school at all. His poor teacher had to practically hypnotize him to get any kind of writing topics to emerge from his little brain. So yeah, this story's about a giant turd, but hey, at least the kid wrote a story, right??!!)
Once upon a… Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on July 19, 2011 at 3:34pm —
I have been coming across blogs here and there about the stress of having their children home for the summer months. And I can’t help but wonder why. Summer is such a wonderful time of the year. There is so much to do. Homeschooling changes your view on things.
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Added by Zoila Nusbaum on July 8, 2011 at 9:46am —
I have been working hard to get myself organized. So far, I’ve gotten the kitchen(mostly done), the living room done, and our lil’ homeschool/therapy room. Actually the boys spend most of their day in here. We do all their therapy in this room, ALL their Legos, and of course our schooling.
Homeschooling can be very expense & so is Autism, diabetes, pacemaker, & hypothyroidism. Mix it all up, and we are constantly broke. We are constantly thinking out the box, and looking to… Continue
Added by Zoila Nusbaum on July 6, 2011 at 3:53pm —
We all know going back to school isn’t the most exciting part of any student’s school year. Of course we also know that once they get back in the groove of school work, football games, and friends the anxiety settles down. The best way you can help them head back to school as a parent is to jump in there with them and make it fun.
Here are 5 ideas to help kick-start their school year
1. Back to School… Continue
Added by Charissa Cowart on July 5, 2011 at 5:06pm —
If you've been following me then you know that I've been determined to get my driving permit, well yesterday I went to take my test again and See more>>>
Added by Bethanie Cabral on July 1, 2011 at 9:43am —
As the last days of school are gone, with three boys to thing about hosting all day, i had to think about my daily routine and what it was going to look like. So far it's been 7a.m. wake ups, cooking breakfast instead of fast get out the door cereal, a hot lunch for 4 instead of the t.v. dinners for 1 and lots of interventions! I thank god that summer is only two months long I don't know if any of us can handle any more than that! I keep the boys up to date with daily school work while the… Continue
Added by Rebecca Fry on June 4, 2011 at 6:03pm —
Oh, what a week it has been! Last Friday, we found out that our 11 year old sheltie, Benny, has incurable cancer. Sounds pretty bad, and it is, but we have decided to make the best of it and spoil him… Continue
Added by Jessica Gosney Kielman on June 2, 2011 at 11:56am —
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.
Added by Lanita Moss on May 27, 2011 at 9:06am —
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.…
Added by Queen Jenkins on May 2, 2011 at 12:07pm —
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… Continue
Added by Lanita Moss on April 18, 2011 at 8:29am —
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… Continue
Added by Diane Majeske on March 31, 2011 at 11:11pm —
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… Continue
Added by Lanita Moss on March 16, 2011 at 9:28am —
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 —
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.
Added by Lanita Moss on February 28, 2011 at 8:28am —
“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… Continue
Added by The Succulent Wife on February 21, 2011 at 3:30pm —
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 —
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. … Continue
Added by Megan Rebelo on February 9, 2011 at 8:54pm —
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… Continue
Added by Sarah Winborn on February 7, 2011 at 1:08pm —