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BUSY IN BRISTOW: Can’t Buy Me Love

BUSY IN BRISTOW: Can’t Buy Me Love

| February 8, 2015 | 0 Comments | Busy in Bristow

When Valentine’s Day is less about romance, hearts and cupcakes and more about family.

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LIVE & LEARN: More Rigor, Less Encore

LIVE & LEARN: More Rigor, Less Encore

| December 21, 2014 | 0 Comments | Columns

In my last article, I discussed the ramifications of No Child Left Behind and the push to focus on math and reading improvement. Yet another unintended consequence of No Child Left Behind is the fact that Encore classes in America’s schools are rapidly becoming a dying breed.

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BUSY IN BRISTOW: Captain of Control Learns to Let Kids Steer Own Ships

BUSY IN BRISTOW: Captain of Control Learns to Let Kids Steer Own Ships

| September 21, 2014 | 0 Comments | Busy in Bristow

There’s nothing I dislike more than uncertainty. Parenting, however, continues to teach me dozens of lessons, and one of them is just how little control I have over regulating the lives of my children.

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BUSY IN BRISTOW: Hey Hey, I’m Going to the Bathroom and the Gang’s All Here

BUSY IN BRISTOW: Hey Hey, I’m Going to the Bathroom and the Gang’s All Here

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments | Busy in Bristow

When – really, was the last time I had any actual privacy when my kids were around?

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BUSY IN BRISTOW: Show Me the Money, Mom!

BUSY IN BRISTOW: Show Me the Money, Mom!

When parents pay kids to do chores, what are they really teaching them?

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BUSY IN BRISTOW: Getting DILiberate this Summer

BUSY IN BRISTOW: Getting DILiberate this Summer

Despite the sun and the pool, Kathy contemplates how summer can also be a time to decide to live a more deliberate life.

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Busy In Bristow: Learning to Be Happier Homebodies

Busy In Bristow: Learning to Be Happier Homebodies

Quite simply – our nomadic streak is still there, but in our middle age, Husband and I have both become, gulp, Home Bodies.

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BUSY IN BRISTOW: Sub-Divided Cul-de-Sacs or Country Campfires?

BUSY IN BRISTOW: Sub-Divided Cul-de-Sacs or Country Campfires?

Kathy wonders if her family might prefer living in a subdivision than in a neighborhood on the edge of the country-side.

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LIVE & LEARN: When Did Education Become an Extracurricular Activity?

LIVE & LEARN: When Did Education Become an Extracurricular Activity?

Many years ago, I received an email from a parent that said, “Please don’t give my child too much homework. He is involved in many extracurricular activities and homework gets in the way.”

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BUSY IN BRISTOW: Are Yesterday’s Safety Nets Insufficient for Today’s Internet Age?

BUSY IN BRISTOW: Are Yesterday’s Safety Nets Insufficient for Today’s Internet Age?

| April 27, 2014 | 1 Comment | Busy in Bristow

It was the 70’s, and we came and went as we pleased. We rode banana seat bicycles without wearing helmets or shoes, and paddled around in our above ground pools without ever having had swim lessons.

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