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Maria-Helena Miranda March 25, 2013 at 04:38 pm
It will be nice when all foreclosures short sales leave the inventory. Then home prices willRead More increase to make a big difference.
Judy Christie March 27, 2013 at 05:30 pm
I'm a Realtor with Long and Foster and the days of multiple contract on one home seem to beRead More returning. A lot of people are relocating to our area becuase of the job market. If anyone needs a Realtor please contact me at judychristie@mris.com.
Carole Taylor April 1, 2013 at 06:42 pm
Sorry, but I don't believe a word these so-called experts, or real "estate people say. TheyRead More want you think all is getting better. I don't even believe what our Government tells me, much less what they say about the housing market. My house has lost 14% of it's value in the past 6 months! Sure, I believe everything they just wrote and houses in my neighborhood have been on the market for 2 to 3 years. My friends in Mongomery County are no different.
Dave DeBlasis December 27, 2012 at 12:29 pm
Channel 5 just reported a story from Newtown that they are pleaing for everyone to stop sendingRead More things. They simply cannot process everything they are receiving. Check out Fox 5 DC website for details.
Jean Winegardner October 25, 2012 at 12:43 am
I love that smile too. All of mine have loved having me in the classroom with them. And you'reRead More right—I love getting to know the other kids too. They're all such fun kids at that age.
Tom Termini October 31, 2012 at 08:19 pm
I second your sentiments. Post-divorce, I am fortunate to be able to spend extra time with my kidsRead More at their school, weekly. Just day I had to do the mad dash between the boys' two classrooms, to help out as much as a parent can between the two grades.
Jean Winegardner November 1, 2012 at 12:10 am
It does get complicated when you have to dash around to more than one class, doesn't it? EspeciallyRead More for things like parties, where they happen at the same time.
Heather Macintosh October 18, 2012 at 03:16 pm
Jean, this is funny stuff and I'm flashing back to my kids' early years (although I can hardlyRead More remember anything due to the braincel die-off that went along with it). I wanted to mention a related issue - something you moms of young kids have to look forward to - and that's sleep deprivation during the high school years. What? Yes. Your high school student, whose sleep needs will have shifted during puberty to a much later hour due to melatonin release around 10:30-11 pm (it's not just the books/texting/whatever that's keeping them from going to sleep), will be forced to wake at 5:30 a.m. to catch a bus to school some time around 6:30 a.m. and begin classes somewhere in the 7:00 hour. One parent compared this schedule and its disastrous effects on teen mood, alertness, health and well-being to the ridiculous idea of holding a toddler play-group at 6 p.m. without a nap. A group of parents in Maryland banded together about a year ago and began a grass-roots advocacy effort called Start School Later to ask school districts to consider a healthier schedule more in sync with adolescent and teenage sleep needs. You can connect with us at www.startschoollater.net to learn more. Some of us have been working for this change for over a decade. If you join us now, we might succeed in time for your kids!
Gayle Day October 23, 2012 at 06:46 pm
When she was a little over three years old, my daughter spent a 4-month-long period gripped by nightRead More terrors. Every single evening at 10 minutes before midnight (you could set a watch by it) she would sit bolt upright in her bed and scream. These were unearthly, terrified screams, and she was inconsolable. She seemed to have no idea that we were even there--cuddling, soothing, desperate to calm and reassure and failing, miserably. After about an hour or so, the screaming would finally subside and she would collapse, waking in the morning with no memory of what happened. I've endured the desperate, sleep-deprived haze of newborn parenting--twice. And if you're struggling with childhood sleep issues, I'll be happy to come over and babysit so you can catch a quick nap. But if you tell me you have a child suffering from night terrors, I will give you tickets for a weeklong stay in Aruba and babysit your child for free. There is no sensation worse than holding your anguished, terrified child in your arms and being completely unable to help her--except having to relive it night after night.
Jean Winegardner October 25, 2012 at 03:06 am
Oh, Gayle, that sounds horrible. Not being able to comfort your child sounds so, so traumatic. YourRead More poor girl. And poor you.
Jean Winegardner September 19, 2012 at 11:39 am
My kids didn't learn that lesson. I've tried. Or I'm too much of a bleeding heart. Maybe I'll tryRead More again.
Meesh September 19, 2012 at 07:04 pm
I love all your articles, but this one really resonates! Everyone tells me I have well behavedRead More children, but I find their behavior towards me unbearable at times. When did MY dinner become YOUR dinner? Just because I ate a sandwich from a fast food restaurant WHEN YOU WERE AT SCHOOL does not make me a horrible person (evidently I am ALWAYS supposed to bring something home for them when I eat out). But you forgot human napkin/tissue! If my kindergartener wipes his nose on MY sleeve one more time . . . But I love them desperately. That's just the way it is, I guess
Jean Winegardner September 20, 2012 at 12:29 am
Thank you! I can't believe I left out human napkin. You are so right. And, seriously, if you'reRead More going to eat something delicious while they're gone, you have to hide the evidence and be prepared to lie to them. :)
MS September 18, 2012 at 02:03 pm
Pepco is owned by Pepco Holdings, Inc. (PHI), a publicly traded energy holding corporation that alsoRead More owns Delmarva Power (the electric utility on the Delmarva Penninsula), Atlantic City Electric, and other energy companies (stock symbol POM, now trading at $18.84 per share). Berliner doesn't need to have the county purchase Pepco. All he needs to do is have the county purchase more than 50% of PHI's stock to control the company. He can then direct management to do as he wants. Berlinger should invest his life savings in it, so as to set an example. Of course, if he ruins the company he will face other challenges in retirement.
AntonFisher September 18, 2012 at 04:48 pm
I am in total support of what Berliner proposes. Public utilities should be owned by the County andRead More their bottom line should be the interest of the people who they serve, not the stockholders.
Bill Hussein O'Stalin September 19, 2012 at 10:35 am
The investment scene is all about risk. For Montgomery Country to purchase any private company theRead More risk would have to be shifted somewhere. The risk would be shifted to the taxpayers who wouldn't see lower utility bills. They would see some county tax go up on the premise or promise of reduced power bills in the future. The reduced costs will be a forgotten promise and then the county could go on a line burying frenzy that will costs taxpayers many more billions as county unions take over the work environment and soon you will be hearing about how they retired on county funded disabilities just like they do on the county owned police department. In short, PEPCO profits and responsibility to shareholders protect the public from stupid vote buying schemes. In the long run those schemes and promises already promise to bankrupt the county.
Polly September 11, 2012 at 12:34 pm
That room is adorable. And you are so right about "things". I recently moved intentionallyRead More to get rid of stuff and simplify my life. Things are stressors, therefore, less things equals less stress.
Katie Griffith (Editor) September 11, 2012 at 04:21 pm
I'm the same way, Polly! I find I'm more calm in spaces if there isn't clutter everywhere.Read More Unfortunately, I also have to be in a mood to de-clutter and clean.