Recent content by On The Mark

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    Playing Together

    It makes me wish we could have given our daughter another sibling. There are challenges in raising children, and there are special challenges in raising single children.
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    Books For Young Teens

    Cassandra Clare, I'll check on her. Thanks for tip. She likes to read about social issues that teens face but with a little mystery thrown in for good measure. Kind of like how The Hardy Boys series were.
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    Books For Young Teens

    Can anyone recommend some good authors for 14 year old girls? My daughter has kind of a year long "assignment". She needs to read a certain amount of books by the end of the school year, and we're kind of at a loss as to which authors write books for that age level.
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    The Glare

    Where do you think she gets that from? Did she just see a movie or television show where characters do that? It's not a big deal really, but I would be curious as to where she picked up the habit.
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    Love This Age

    This too shall pass :D Two years is an adorable age, but the problem is they don't stay that way forever. Enjoy it while you can. Make as many "movies" as you can and snap a lot of pictures. It will be great to look back on.
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    1986 all over again

    The only way I would do it, could do it actually, is if everyone else did. It would be possible but you would be so disconnected from everyone else that you probably couldn't get much done.
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    Last trip to the drive-in

    You have a drive-in in your town? Lucky you. I haven't seen a drive-in movie since I was a teenager. I didn't even think they were around anymore.
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    NJ 5th-grader planned Columbine style massacre

    I wish I knew. My first guess is that the child has been exposed to a lot of violent images while growing up. It's possible that he's also been bullied.
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    Low Birth Rates

    I just heard that the birth rate among women is the lowest since they started keeping records of this back in 1909. Something like only 1 in 63 women that are of child bearing age, 18 to 44 I think, actually did give birth. Is this a good thing or a bad thing?
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    Saving for a new big screen TV

    I could live with a 52" flatscreen. Right now I have a big screen, like 32" or something, that has wheels you can move it around on that I picked up at a thrift store. It works great, but I won't say how much I paid for it. People will get jealous.:)
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    Bacon detailing on your car?

    Thanks, but no thanks. I like bacon, but not that much. It looks like a car a company uses to place or paint advertisements on.
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    Family that tries to one-up

    With family like that you don't need co-workers, right? I've never understood families that do that. They act like strangers towards each other and that's just weird I think.
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    Starting to Wish I Could Work

    Volunteer work is a good idea, especially if you can bring the kids with you. It's a good lesson for them to learn and gets you out with other adults.
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    Definitely not a role model

    Most people, if not all and myself included, don't agree with what she did. Miley is going to find out the hard way that without a majority base of people who are on your side, you're not going to go far in show business. Not only was what she did disgusting, it was stupid.
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    50 Years Ago Today

    How far do you think we've come in the civil rights movement that Dr. King helped start? Some people say that the fact that we have a black President is proof that we've come a long way, while others believe that discrimination, or prejudism to be precise, is still the same just not admitted to...