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BUSY IN BRISTOW: Back in ‘The Day’

BUSY IN BRISTOW: Back in ‘The Day’

| March 22, 2015 | 0 Comments | Busy in Bristow

Just for laughs, I thought I’d compare (or rather, contrast) a typical weekend these days with one back in “the day.”

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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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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: Snow Day

Busy in Bristow: Snow Day

| March 18, 2013 | 0 Comments | Busy in Bristow

Lying there in the darkness of my room, I found that my mind was wide awake with the thrill of possibility: what could I accomplish today, with this “found time”? What hadn’t I reached yesterday or the day before?

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Busy in Bristow: Don’t Be a Martyr Mom When Your Daughter Needs Surgery

Busy in Bristow: Don’t Be a Martyr Mom When Your Daughter Needs Surgery

| January 22, 2013 | 2 Comments | Busy in Bristow

Take it from me: You don’t have to be overly stoic or Super Mom, or – God forbid – a martyr when your child’s gotta have surgery. Our oldest daughter was only one when she had the first of three eye surgeries. Now, she’s 7, and she’s got to go back “under the knife.”

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Busy in Bristow: Home Alone, Again

Busy in Bristow: Home Alone, Again

This week, my youngest daughter is home – her Spring Break differs from the rest of the family’s. We haven’t had time like this together since last year when she was in half day preschool.

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