DYK Thread - August/September

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Registered: 07-26-1999
DYK Thread - August/September
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Mon, 08-06-2012 - 8:44am

**For those uncertain to what a DYK thread is......**

 

DYK stands for Did You Know or Do You Know

 

It is simply a chit chat thread where every thought is written in sentences and each sentences starts with the initials DYK---it is fun, entertaining and a great way to meet the board members.

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Community Leader
Registered: 07-26-1999
Sun, 08-26-2012 - 3:25pm
Sorry they lost chelle! Is this mostly the same group from last year? Keep at it, they'll get things together eventually!
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Registered: 07-26-1999
Sun, 08-26-2012 - 3:28pm
It is tough, and eating habits are hard to change! I've been working on it with jordyn and she is so resistant to it, so I have just realized that I can provide as many healthy alternatives and keep introducing new foods at home and hopefully some will stick. She's off to college in a year, so there is only so much I can do. Hopefully if she does athletics in college, I know U of O has a nutritionalist that works with the team. And I just have to concentrate more on creating healthier habits with the little girls.
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Registered: 03-30-2003
Sun, 08-26-2012 - 5:33pm

Jordyn still thinking about the far away school next year? 

Cheryl

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Registered: 11-19-2010
Sun, 08-26-2012 - 7:17pm
No, I have a whole new group this year. Last year we played in the mornings and this year he has us playing after lunch and it's not working for my group at all. I'm going to have to send them reminders about what to eat and what not to eat. Maybe start having a family bring in grapes, bananas, oranges or things like that.
Have them eat in between matches.
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Community Leader
Registered: 07-26-1999
Sun, 08-26-2012 - 8:50pm
I'm sure things will click for them eventually chelle! Fruit is a great idea for a halftime snack.
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Registered: 07-26-1999
Sun, 08-26-2012 - 8:54pm
Yep, she's pretty well set on it. We've had discussions that it's going to only be if she makes the team, which has scholarship money attached to it, and she better end up with some more financial aid. By junior year it wouldn't be horrible because it'd be a 3/4 scholarship and senior year a full scholarship, but the first 2 years would be where she'd end up having so many student loans. I THINK she understands and knows I have the best in mind fo for her, but I know what an opportunity it would be for her to be on this team.
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Registered: 03-30-2003
Mon, 08-27-2012 - 8:21am

The guidance office at her high school should have some sort of a binder with a zillion scholarship applications. 

I wasn't really pro-active with Kristen in that sense.  If she stays where she is (and so far she seems to like it) she'll end up with 20K in student loans.  She went in with the understanding that if she loses the 20K in scholarship money she's got- she's going to have to come home.  I can't let her graduate college with 100K in student loans- and if she has to pay everything the last 2 years- it will be that much.

Cheryl

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Mon, 08-27-2012 - 12:23pm
I'll remember to point her in that direction. She filled out 5 scholarship applications on her own last week and said she had 2 more to get started on. I was a bit surprised just becuase I haven't mentioned scholarship stuff lately to her, but have been saying for over a year now how important scholarship stuff will be. I am still paying off my student loans, which weren't even that bad considering I only needed loans for 2 years of my bachelor's and one year of my MBA, but I'll be paying them off even after she's out of college and being an art major, I really don't want the same for her.

My brother who just finished his MBA and got his CPA exam, he took several years off of college and paid off his student loans from the first go round, but needed to take them out for the second round, his payments will actually be more than his house payment Luckily other than his mortgage payment and basic living expenses, he is debt free and his first accounting job he landed pays well. But we all know on this board that not everyone is that lucky.
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Registered: 11-19-2010
Mon, 08-27-2012 - 1:26pm

Tim had a G.I. Bill to help with college but it didn't cover it all and we are still paying for his over 14 years later.  He had scholarships too and a few Pell Grants.

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Community Leader
Registered: 07-26-1999
Mon, 08-27-2012 - 1:39pm
The GI bill didn't cover near as much all those years ago. Its amazing what it covers now. Before DH started his company he debated whether he would go back to school full time and use his, and it may have been a better idea in the short term for us, but since he still wasn't sure what he wanted to do in terms of another career, it didn't make a lot of sense.
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