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What the kids eat for lunch at school is a topic of real difficulty for me.  One article I read noted that much of the meat in school lunches is bought by the USDA at very low prices because it has been turned down by other major buyers, such as national fast food chains, because it doesn't meet their quality standards.  One side of the argument says that all-in-all, school lunches are healthy, especially if a child comes from a low income family.  It's tough to know what to do.

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I blogged last week about us considering foster care.  We filled out the contact form online and the nonprofit organization that the state contracts to run the system called us.  Today we had our interview.  It was very informative, and also a bit scary.

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I've recently discovered that my son has developed a sophisticated excuse and evasion maneuver that quite frequently gets him out of trouble when he should be in trouble.  The battle plan?  Call his bluff.

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Learn the benefits Scouting offers your children, read a sampling of the many activities Scouts participate in, and take this opportunity to wish Scouts a big Happy 100th Birthday!

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Foster care is nothing to take lightly.  Your home and family must pass a list of requirements.  In our state, you have to take eight weeks of classes.  Then, if you're approved, you have to be willing to bring a child that likely has special needs into your home and commit to keeping them there as long as they need a place to stay because they've already been uprooted and tossed around and stability is HUGE in a kid's life. 

You have to open your heart to a stranger, promise to give them acceptance, support and affection--all knowing that at any moment, they may leave your home and you may never see them again.

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