August 19, 2013
Daughter number two is preparing for the SAT test, and I now have a love-hate relationship with the calculator option on her cell phone. I have learned that just because someone gets a good grade in a math class does not guarantee the critical thinking skills needed to pass a standardized test, one that could make or break the chance at a college acceptance letter. The big discussion in my circle of mom friends concerns how we feel that the SAT does not accurately represent our child's skill and ability level regarding current and higher education. Yet, outside the SAT and the ACT, we have nothing. So, what do we do? Pay for extra classes and tutors to help prepare our kids to take a test that we don't really believe in. But, because it is the only option, it's just what we have to do. Here is to the class of 2014.
A recent Lever 2000 survey shows parents say they are at least 75% more affectionate to their kids than their parents were to them.
Does she fear identity theft? (in a recent USA Today article, 53 percent said yes)
Should using a cell phone while driving be banned?
Are some people going overboard when it comes to spending on their pets?
Does she know how much a gallon of regular milk is; Organic milk?
Is she a coupon queen?
More and more retailers like Costco, CVS, Target, and 7-Eleven are now accepting food stamps, which are now known as "Electronic Benefit Transfers." Approximately 39 million people received EBTs in April 2012
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