Home School Groups In The Woodlands?
Posted in
Homeschool, Teaching, Tutoring by Cari
August 25, 2010  10:02am

Hi. I'm going to homeschool, but I need to find a network can you help me?

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Houston Symphony's Sounds Like Fun!
Posted in Family Entertainment
by Roger
June 9, 2010  09:44pm

The Houston Symphony's Sounds Like Fun! family concert series is in full swing - 10 free concerts held throughout the greater Houston area - with performances in Kingwood, Spring,
Conroe, Katy, Clear Lake, and Cypress, to name a few. This year's theme is "Russian Tales," featuring music inspired by Russian fairy tales. The concerts are one hour long, and no ticket is required. Bring the family!

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Helping Kids In The Bathroom
Posted in Child Development 
by Mary
June 1, 2010   06:43pm

I know boys develop differently than girls, but my daughter was pretty independent when it came to cleaning herself in the bathroom.  Now my son is a different story.  While he does want privacy, he still wants me to help him get clean.  He is 4 by the way...so my question is when is a child too old to help in the bathroom?

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Just A Mom
Posted in General Discussions by Bonnie C.
May 27, 2010  01:08 pm

I have received this email several times.  It is always fun to read


A woman, renewing her driver's license at the County Clerk's office,was asked by the woman recorder to state her occupation.  She hesitated, uncertain how to classify herself.

"What I mean is, " explained the recorder,
"do you have a job or are you just a ..?"
"Of course I have a job," snapped the woman."I'm a Mom."
"We don't list 'Mom' as an occupation,'housewife' covers it," Said the recorder emphatically.

I forgot all about her story until one day I found myself in the same situation, this time at our own Town Hall. The Clerk was obviously a career woman, poised,efficient, and possessed of a high sounding title like, "Official Interrogator" or "Town Registrar."

"What is your occupation?" she probed..
What made me say it? I do not know.The words simply popped out..
"I'm a Research Associate in the field of Child Development and Human Relations."

The clerk paused, ball-point pen frozen in mid-air and looked up as though she had not heard right.

I repeated the title slowly emphasizing the most significant words.Then I stared with wonder as my pronouncement was written,in bold, black ink on the official questionnaire.

"Might I ask," said the clerk with new interest,"just what you do in your field?" 

Coolly, without any trace of fluster in my voice,I heard myself reply,
"I have a continuing program of research,(what mother doesn't)In the laboratory and in the field, (normally I would have said indoors and out). I'm working for my Masters, (first the Lord and then the whole family)and already have four credits (all daughters).Of course, the job is one of the most demanding in the humanities, (any mother care to disagree?) and I often work 14 hours a day, (24 is more like it). But the job is more challenging than most run-of-the-mill careersand the rewards are more of a satisfaction rather than just money."

There was an increasing note of respect in the clerk's voice as she completed the form, stood up, and personally ushered me to the door.As I drove into our driveway, buoyed up by my glamorous new career,I was greeted by my lab assistants -- ages 13, 7, and 3. Upstairs I could hear our new experimental model,(a 6 month old baby) in the child development program, testing out a new vocal pattern.  I felt I had scored a beat on bureaucracy!  And I had gone on the official records as someone more distinguished and indispensable to mankind than "just another Mom."Motherhood!

What a glorious career!
Especially when there's a title on the door.

Does this make grandmothers
"Senior Research associates in the field of Child Development and Human Relations"
And great grandmothers
"Executive Senior Research Associates?"
I think so!!!
I also think it makes Aunts
"Associate Research Assistants.""

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Free Family Entertainment
Posted in General
Discussions by Kathy
Mfay 20, 2010  04:34pm

I am always looking for free entertainment. One of my favorites is Story Time at Barnes and Noble. Ours along with the stories has snacks, provides coloring etc... What are some other things people have found to do that are free?

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Church Part of Child Development
Posted in Child Development 
by Kathy
May 20, 2010   03:03pm

Just wondering if there are Moms willing to share their ideas on why taking children to church is a healthy part of their development.???

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Bellaire Music Lessons
Posted in Arts & Music by D & D Music School
May 11, 2010   03:44pm

Private Instruction on: Piano, Guitar, Percussion, Woodwind & Brass Instruments
Beginner Guitar Class
9-11 years old
Mondays or Wednesdays from 10:00-10:45am
Beginner Guitar Class
12-14 years old
Mondays or Wednesdays from 11:15-12:00pm
Minors (3-4 years old with an adult)
Children sing, play rhythm instruments and move to the music during structured while improving their ability to concentrate and follow teacher’s instructions.
Tuesdays or Thursdays from 9:30-10:15am
Minors (3-4 years old with an adult)
Children sing, play rhythm instruments and move to the music during structured while improving their ability to concentrate and foll ow teacher’s instructions.
Tuesdays or Thursdays from 9:30-10:15am
Recorder Class
7-9 years old
The recorder is a pre-band instrument. The student blows into the whistle-type mouthpiece and covers or uncovers the holes on top the instrument to produce the different notes. Basic music concepts will be taught.
Tuesdays or Thursdays from 11:45-12:30pm

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Baby Got Back Burger Commercial For Kids???
Posted in General
Discussions by Sherry
April 23, 2009  10:49 am

I am often accused of being too sensative by my husband to "bad words" or questionable material in movies that are geared towards kids. (I thought the kids making out in the car in the Monsters vs Aliens movie was too far, hubbie thought it was no biggie) So when I saw the new Burger King commercial about square butts sung to "Baby Got Back", I thought this too was out of line since the commercial and product is geared to kids. Am I alone in thinking this stuff is crossing the line?

If you haven't seen it:

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Katy Texas Summer Family Fun
Posted in
Family Entertainment by Sarah
April 22, 2009  03:03pm

My mother lives in Katy, Texas (Lone Prairie Way Rd.), and my husband and I are planning our family vacation to visit her this summer. We have 4 children ranging in age from 2 to 12 years, and we are looking for some inexpensive entertainment ideas. I visited your website and saw a listing of swimming facilities in the area, but was wondering if you could help me narrow my search based on certain criteria? We would like to visit a pool that has a neighborhood feel (not like Sea World or Six Flags), has both zero-entry, and diving areas, and some water slides and other fun water activities? Could you make any recommendations?

Any other suggestions for family fun on a small budget (mini-golf, farm, etc.) would be appreciated.

Thank you.

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Healthy Kids Snacks
Posted in 
Sweets by Christine
April 21, 2009  09:35am

I am looking for healthy sweets, cupcakes, snacks for kids. I don't want my kids to feel left out at lunch without a snack in their lunchbox, but my kids are a little overweight and I need some better options than Little Debbies and Lays!

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Birthday Party Clowns
Posted in Parties & Entertainment by Erika's Mom
April 18, 2009 10:50am

I need a clown/entertainer for my daughters birthday this summer. I would like another parents opinion of who to hire. 

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Find Conroe Child Care Centers
Posted in Child Care by Maria L.
April 16, 2009  10:18pm

I need to find a good pre-school in Conroe. Any recommendations?

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Vet Won't Perscribe PetMeds
Posted in 
Pet Resources by Kimberly
March 16, 2009     10:36pm

My Veterinarian won't sign off on us using the cheaper PetMeds.com or other online companies that offer less expensive pet medications. Not fair in my opinion. Is this standard practice for all Vets?

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Family Pictures
Posted in Family Photography by Kathryn
March 16, 2008  10:06pm

Our last several family pictures have been at Sears or JCPenny or Picture People. I would like some ideas on something different this year but still affordable. Any ideas?

PS. I am in the Friendswood area but am willing to travel across town.

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Young Chef's Academy Sugar Land
Posted in Homeschool, Teaching, Tutoring by Arlene
February 16, 2009  9:41pm

We teach a life long skill -- COOKING in a fun, stimulating and entertaining way! We reinforce what children learn in school -- math, science, reading, social science...plus we teach food and kitchen safety, etiquette and nutrition.

(281)242-2665 (COOK)

Classes and workshops in Sugar Land location. Check out our classes and workshops including mini camps for the spring.

Asian Cuisine Workshop - Ages 5+
Saturday, February 28th 6:00-9:00pm

Luck O' The Irish Workshop - Ages 5+
Tuesday, March 17th 10:30-12:30pm

College Survival Series Workshops -
Part 1: The Basics - M arch 27th 5:00-
Part 2: Eat Smart - April 3rd 5:00-

March 17-19 1:00-4:00pm

Puppy Love Workshop - Ages 5+
Friday, April 10th 2:00-4:00pm

Easter Brunch with the Easter Bunny -
Ages 4-6
Saturday, April 11th 12:30-2:30pm

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National Pancake Day
Posted in General Discussions by Mary Altemus
February 4, 2009  09:49 am

February 24, 2009 is National Pancake Day, and to celebrate Ihop is giving a free short stack of their yummy buttermilk pancakes to all of their guests! Bring the kiddos or have a nice breakfast for mom! All that they ask in return is a small donation for the Children's Miracle Network.

Known also as Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras, National Pancake Day dates back several centuries to when the English prepped for fasting during Lent. Strict rules prohibited the eating of all dairy products during Lent, so pancakes were made to use up the supply of eggs, milk, butter and other dairy products…hence the name Pancake Tuesday, or Shrove Tuesday.

Since beginning its National Pancake Day celebration in 2006, IHOP has raised nearly two million dollars to support charities in the communities in which it operates. With your help, we hope to raise $1,000,000 for Children’s Miracle Network in 2009!

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Sugar Land 24 Hour Emergency Room
Posted in Child Development by T.M.
January 19, 2009   08:46pm

I recently visited the Sugar Land 24 Hour Emergency Room. The prompt service was greatly appreciated and I was referred to a local cardiologist upon leaving! Everything checked out great and now I have peace of mind! I would recommend this facility to anyone!

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The Tale of Despereaux
Posted in
Family Entertainment by Angie
January 9, 2009  05:10pm

We hated the movie The Tale of Despereaux. Okay, hate is a strong word, but we thought it was a total waste of money and a horrible story. I think we must have missed something. What was the moral of the story and why did you like or dislike it?

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Kids Say The Darndest Things
Posted in
Family Entertainment by Kathy
January 6, 2009  12:22pm

The last one is the funniest thing I have ever read!!!

No adult is this creative!!

JACK (age 3) was watching his Mom breast-feeding his new baby sister.After a while he asked: "Mom why have you got two? Is one for hot and one for cold milk?"

MELANIE (age5) asked her Granny how old she was. Granny replied she was so old she didn't remember any more. Melanie said, "If you don't remember you must look in the back of your panties. Mine say five to six ."

STEVEN (age 3) hugged and kissed his Mom good night. "I love you so much that when you die I'm going to bury you outside my bedroom window."

BRITTANY(age 4) had an earache and wanted a pain killer. She tried in vain to take the lid off the bottle. Seeing her frustra tion, her Mom explained it was a child-proof cap and she'd have to open it for her. Eyes wide with wonder, the little girl asked: "How does it know it's me?"

SUSAN(age 4)was drinking juice when she got the hiccups. "Please don't give me this juice again," she said, "It makes my teeth cough."

DJ (age 4) stepped onto the bathroom scale and asked: "How much do I cost?"

MARC (age 4) was engrossed in a young couple that were hugging and kissing in a restaurant. Without taking his eyes off them, he asked his dad: "Why is he whispering
in her mouth?"

CLINTON(age 5) was in his bedroom looking worried. When his Mom asked what was troubling him, he replied, "I don't know what'll happen with this bed when
I get married. How will my ! wife fit in?"

JAMES(age 4) was listening to a Bible story. His dad read: "The man named Lot was warned to take his wife and flee out of the city but his wife looked back and was turned to salt." Concerned, James asked: "What happened to the flea?"

TAMMY(age 4) was with her mother when they met an elderly, rather wrinkled woman her Mom knew. Tammy looked at her for a while and then asked, "Why doesn't your skin fit your face?"

The Sermon I think this Mom will never forget.... this particular Sunday sermon...
"Dear Lord," the minister began, with arms extended toward heaven and a rapturous look on his upturned face. "Without you, we are but dust..." He would have continued
but at that moment my very obedient daughter who w! as listening leaned over to me and asked quite audibly i n her shrill little four year old girl voice,
"Mom, what is butt dust?"

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Irish Dance Classes
Posted in Dance & Gymnastics by Richard
January 4, 2009  9:51pm

Due to the success of our classes, we are now offering a new classes for anyone interested in Irish dance. Age isn't important. All you need is to be in good physical shape and have a desire to learn.

Classes start at $50/month.


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Twilight Saga Books
Posted in Family Entertaiment by Allison Baker
December 17, 2008, 2008  06:35pm

My daughter wants to read the twilight books. She is 12, but I have read that some of the books are too racy for kids her age. I would love to get the opinion of other real moms, and not just writers or teachers saying whatever gets kids to read is a good thing.

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The Mom Song
Posted in Family Entertainment by Mary Altemus
December 14, 2008

This goes out to all the moms all over the world.  What a perfect Christmast Treat.


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Holiday Events
Posted in Family Events by Christine
October 13, 2008   08:44am

We are new to houston. I was wondering what does Houston have to offer during the Thanksgiving and Christmas season. Like everyone else, we are on a pretty strick budget, but still want to enjoy getting out with the family.

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Whale Sounds
Posted in Family Entertainment by Shannon
October 13, 2008  09:14pm

I found this website the other day and thought it would be a good time filler for the kids on a rainy day or when they need something new to discover.


There is also a link to space sounds, storm sounds and dinosaur sounds. I am not exactly sure about the dinosaur sounds though.

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Nia Technique
Posted in Sports & Recreation by Christine
October 13, 2008   09:44am

I have been hearing all this talk about Nia, and how much fun it is. I am not a member of a gym and was just wondering if anyone has tried it and what they think.

I think I read the instructors have to have black belts or something like martial arts.

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Katy Guitar Lessons
Posted in Arts & Music by Katy Mom
October 14, 2008   10:27am

I am looking for a guitar teacher in the Katy area. My son is only 6, but wants to start learning and I have always wanted to learn an instrument as well. Are there any parent/child classes?

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Houston Arboretum & Nature Center's Winter Camp
Posted in Parks & Camping by Abby Haun
November 24, 2008  04:02pm

Kids tend to go stir-crazy once the holidays are over but school hasn't started back up yet. The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center's Winter Camp is the perfect solution! And hey, they might learn a thing or two.

Sign up now for Cool Critters – Winter Break Camp at the Arboretum.

Join Arboretum naturalists as a nature detective and investigate the cool critters of the Arboretum’s 155-acre forest. Sign up for one day or all three. Camps are for ages 5 to 12 years old.

Dec. 29 – Forest Sentinels
Dec. 30 – Birds, Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
Dec. 31 – Mammals

Camps are from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Cost is
$170 for all 3 days or $60/day for
members; $220 for all 3 days or
$75/day for non-members. Call 713-366-
0421 to register.

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15th Annual Christmas Concert
Posted in Family Events by Rob
November 24, 2008  04:57pm

The 15th Annual Christmas Concert is December 5, 6 and 7, 2008 at the First Baptist Church of Conroe.  This is a 100 member choir and orchestra and is a great way for everyone to usher in the Christmas Holiday.

Tickets are $12.00

Call 936-756-6601 for more info.

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Award Winning Toys
Posted in
Toys & Games by Cheryl
November 24, 2008  08:23pm

I always hear about certain toys being the best toys of the year or winning some important kids special award, but I never know which toys they are talking about. I have a six year old and a three year old. What are the award-winning toys for them?

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Tomball, Texas Dance Classes
Posted in Dance & Gymnastics by Willis
December 3, 2008  10:08am

My daughter wants to start dance classes and I was thinking about getting her classes for a Christmas Gift. I am located in Tomball and don't really have time to visit many gyms. Does anyone have any recommendations?

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