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Sat, 03-02-2013 - 3:33pm

Here is a SAHM who takes careful budgeting to new heights. It must, of course, be noted that since her DH is military, the family is probably covered in terms of health insurance. 

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/how-a-family-of-four-manages-to-live-well-on-just--14-000-per-year-174803218.html

"Wagasky, 28, lives with her her husband, Jason, 31, and their two young children in a three-bedroom family home in Las Vegas, Nevada. While Jason, a member of the U.S. Army, completes his undergraduate studies, the family's only source of income is the $14,000 annual cost of living allowance he receives under the G.I. Bill. Despite all odds, the family has barely any credit card debt, no car payment, and no mortgage to speak of."

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"By the time Wagasky's husband came home from Iraq, they had managed to scrape together the $30,000 they needed for a downpayment on a home. 


"But we decided the best option would be not to have a mortgage payment at all," she said. "We found a fixer-upper that didn't have a kitchen ... and we paid cash." "

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Thu, 03-07-2013 - 5:53pm

pumpkinangel wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">jamblessedthree</em> wrote:</div>So how does that work, If a student is distrubed by someone else's cellphone the student with the phone is asked to put it away? Please explain. There are actual studies that support the disturbance cellphones cause, Our schools are either stupid or more proactive for having these kinds of policies but that probably depends on who you ask, Lol.</blockquote></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif">How would a student be disturbed?   </span></p>

I find it very distracting, personally, when someone is using their cell phone to text or surf the web during class. Not to mention, it's pretty rude.  As long as it's not during actual instructional time though, I don't really care.

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Thu, 03-07-2013 - 4:14pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
The same way picking your nose is a distraction to somebody else.. It doesn't need to be going off to be a disturbance to others, YMMV. Lol.

LoL, then I'm thinking they should be controlling much more than cell phones in class!

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Thu, 03-07-2013 - 2:18pm

pumpkinangel wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">jamblessedthree</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;I have to agree about the HS ring thing, I got a high school ring but that was the 1980s.  I don't wear it nad it's just become a bit of nostalgia like other things!  I don't hear about HS rings now and I doubt my kids will ask for one, The thing now are professional senior pics with backdrops in beautiful/lush settings.   I have a photographer friend at the Y who is already trying to sell me his services, Lol.&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>I agree, that is the trend around here as well.  I also miss the lettermen jackets that were popular, remember those?  </p>

Same here, jackets are not popular.  My dd just earned her first letter recently & I asked her about buying one & she said nobody buys them.  I meant to ask about the rings,since that came up here.  I hope no one gets class rings, who really cares about them once you graduate.  (I did get a class ring when I was in hs).  The senior pics are a big deal here--and yes it looks like many people go to some location to take the pictures.  

My nephew went here for his senior pics (not this photographer, the place)

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Thu, 03-07-2013 - 2:05pm
The same way picking your nose is a distraction to somebody else.. It doesn't need to be going off to be a disturbance to others, YMMV. Lol.

 

 

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Thu, 03-07-2013 - 1:39pm

lifespeachy wrote:
<p>"So how does that work, If a student is distrubed by someone else's cellphone the student with the phone is asked to put it away? "</p><p>Yeah, pretty much. </p><p>If a child is texting while the teacheris talking, then it needs to be put away, if it rings in class, put it away, etc.  If this happens more than once, the teacher takes it, and gives it back to the child at teh end of class..... I know teachers who have banned them from their class b/c of recurring disruptions.</p>

OH okay...I'm thinking of my kids, their phones never ring, they are silent.  

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Thu, 03-07-2013 - 1:38pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
My kids are linked to their 76 yo grandmother on Facebook, That's how they stay in touch.

That's great!  

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Thu, 03-07-2013 - 1:37pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
So how does that work, If a student is distrubed by someone else's cellphone the student with the phone is asked to put it away? Please explain. There are actual studies that support the disturbance cellphones cause, Our schools are either stupid or more proactive for having these kinds of policies but that probably depends on who you ask, Lol.

How would a student be disturbed?   

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Thu, 03-07-2013 - 11:39am
My kids are linked to their 76 yo grandmother on Facebook, That's how they stay in touch.

 

 

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Thu, 03-07-2013 - 11:28am

"So how does that work, If a student is distrubed by someone else's cellphone the student with the phone is asked to put it away? "

Yeah, pretty much. 

If a child is texting while the teacheris talking, then it needs to be put away, if it rings in class, put it away, etc.  If this happens more than once, the teacher takes it, and gives it back to the child at teh end of class..... I know teachers who have banned them from their class b/c of recurring disruptions.

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Thu, 03-07-2013 - 11:21am

lifespeachy wrote:
Most of my kids' activities are at the opposite end of town as the grocery store. I rarely have enough time to get shopping done during a practice...unless I make arrangements for another parent to give the kid a ride home. That's one thing that has happened more and more often with older kids, that didn't happen as often when the kids were little.... I will often take a group of kids to an activity, then another parent will give that same group of kids rides home, so that we aren't all doing drop off AND pick up.

Luckily, our grocery store practically shares a parking lot with the dance studio.  An hour was just about perfect for dropping her off, going to the store, and then being back in plenty of time to catch the last couple of minutes of her class.  Now that I think about it, that's what I did for her Acroflex class as well.  

DS's swim class on the other hand, requires me not only to be there, but to be in the water with him.

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