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Question of the WK: How do you say ORANGE?

How it works: Each Monday I ask a thought provoking question about life.  Pose the same question to your blog readers on your own blog along with your answer to the question.  Then come back here and post a comment with a link to your blog post so we can all read everyone’s answers!  It's been a lot of fun getting to know my readers and their readers and so on and so on... This week’s question: Ok this week's not as thought provoking but it is FUN!  How do you say ORANGE?  Would an AHRENJ by any other name taste as sweet? JoJo’s Answer: Until a few months ago, my kids were raised in Southern California where everyone pronounces...

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12y/o's Abortion Speech: "A person's a person no matter how small!"

This is 12 y/o Lia from Canada.  After initially being disqualified because her topic was Abortion and she mentioned the Creator in her speech, she is the winner of her school's speech contest.  It is an excellent speech using not only good debate points but she is gracious in doing so.  I love the ending as she quotes from Horton Hears a Who, "After all, a person's a person no matter how small!"

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Pride Goeth Before the Blog Gremlins

After taking quite the many days to get my new blog just exactly the way I wanted it, I was so proud of myself that I posted my naive exuberance here on Communication FUNdamentals to many congratulations and At-A-Gals!  Immediately following, I posted another few blog posts  that somehow, without provocation, caused most of my blog to enter the Witness Protection Program becoming invisible to the naked eye when viewed by those with Internet Explorer (IE). As many of you know, JoJo don’t know HTML so, if kicking my computer doesn’t fix the problem, I’m at a loss!  I turned to those more Technologically Savvy than I and was told the following: 1.    My habit of copying and pasting from...

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Dr. Seuss Meets the CPSIA!

I have been blogging about the Child Protection Safety Initiative Act for a few months now.  It went into effect under cover of darkness and was supposedly designed to protect our children from lead poisoning which was a real concern born out of the state of toy making in China.  It blossomed as UNTHINKING legislators threw law together with the intent only to make themselves look like they were actually doing something about the problem. However, instead of requiring testing from toys coming from China or other foreign countries, the law requires every product manufactured for children 12 and under to go through rigorous and expensive testing in order to be compliant.  This included things that were never known to...

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For Moms of Gifted Kids: Learned an important parenting lesson yesterday

My folks just got back from a trip to California to visit my brother and his wife.  They are having their second child.  My mom was the perfect doting grandma telling me all about my niece and how smart she is.  They brought back pictures and oh is she adorable too! It had me thinking back to the things my kids did at that same age and my mom and I began talking about the adorable things my son used to do. Both my kids are gifted.  Gifted kids are precious, but they can also be difficult to parent at times.  It’s tough to be the one in charge when your kids think they know more than you…especially if they...

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