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Busy in Bristow: The Joys of Being a Beach Bum Family

Busy in Bristow: The Joys of Being a Beach Bum Family

| August 24, 2014 | 0 Comments | Busy in Bristow

It takes a lot of effort to get to the beach, but it only takes one crash of waves and the panoramic expanse of blue water to remember why you come back each year.

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BUSY IN BRISTOW: When the Kids are Away, Does Mom Remember How to Work or Play?

BUSY IN BRISTOW: When the Kids are Away, Does Mom Remember How to Work or Play?

When kids are away at camp or visiting relatives, does mom remember how to be alone?

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BUSY IN BRISTOW: Are Children Born to Believe in their Dreams?

BUSY IN BRISTOW: Are Children Born to Believe in their Dreams?

Kathy explores whether parents should encourage their children to pursue their dreams, even when those dreams seem impractical or far-fetched.

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BUSY IN BRISTOW: For All Ways We Appreciate Dad

BUSY IN BRISTOW: For All Ways We Appreciate Dad

On Father’s Day, Kathy takes time to recognizes her husband’s contribution to their happy family.

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BUSY IN BRISTOW: Mother’s Day Blessings

BUSY IN BRISTOW: Mother’s Day Blessings

Although I’m one of those bookish moms who sometimes grumbles that I don’t get enough peace and quiet to read, I am also one of those moms who almost didn’t get to be a mother at all, so feelings of gratitude are just a quick stroll down Infertility Memory Lane.

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BUSY IN BRISTOW: The ‘Party Circuit’ Choosing Home Made or Pre-Packaged Kids Parties

BUSY IN BRISTOW: The ‘Party Circuit’ Choosing Home Made or Pre-Packaged Kids Parties

| March 16, 2014 | 0 Comments | Busy in Bristow

Along with the warmer (ahem …) weather comes the flurry of birthday party invitations. Today, I’ll look at the PreK-first grade parties, and upcoming columns will poke fun at, I mean examine, those parties geared toward our kiddos in the upper grades.

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BUSY IN BRISTOW: Role Model, You Too Have Fears

BUSY IN BRISTOW: Role Model, You Too Have Fears

| December 22, 2013 | 0 Comments | Busy in Bristow

“I don’t want to, Mom. I’m scared,” my 6-year-old daughter said today on our way to her very first basketball game. This is her first organized sport, and it turns out that even though she’s quite the performer at home, she’s shy when she’s in the spotlight.

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BUSY IN BRISTOW: ‘Tis the Season to Be Liars

BUSY IN BRISTOW: ‘Tis the Season to Be Liars

| December 10, 2013 | 2 Comments | Busy in Bristow

Somehow, somewhere – probably Macy’s and the Miracle on 34th Street – someone decided hey! Let’s make up a new version of St. Nick and put him in a sleigh and have him deliver presents — many of which their parents can’t afford — through 24-time zones all in the space of one night.

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Busy in Bristow: Breaking the Silence about Head Lice

Busy in Bristow: Breaking the Silence about Head Lice

| September 15, 2013 | 0 Comments | Busy in Bristow

It’s the last part I’d like to speak to: why am I so embarrassed to post this? To make my Facebook status: “The kids have lice!” To tell anyone but my closest friends that the reason we’re not … accepting slumber party invitations is that our kids have head lice?

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Busy in Bristow: Honey Badger Don’t Care What You Wear When You’re Camping

Busy in Bristow: Honey Badger Don’t Care What You Wear When You’re Camping

When we’re camping, it doesn’t matter how my hair looks or that I don’t have makeup on… Honey badger don’t care what you wear when you’re camping.

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