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18watt_fan replied to 18watt_fan's discussion Honeybee Removal from downed tree in Winter Haven
". Great to see, Shawn. Thanks for sharing. ."
4 hours ago
Shawn Spivey replied to 18watt_fan's discussion Honeybee Removal from downed tree in Winter Haven
"I love it.   My son, Ethan,  started his own apiary (Eichar Apiary) and does hive removals.  As mom, I seem to be stuck as the free sidekick for him jarring honey, harvesting wax and moving bees.   We will be at a booth in…"
5 hours ago
18watt_fan replied to 18watt_fan's discussion Please do not expand mosquito spraying due to Zika panic
". Look what happened in SC. This Zika hysteria needs to stop! “My wife called a short time after the flyover and said, ‘We have a mass killing,’ ” he said. “ ‘We have thousands and thousands of bees dead all…"
11 hours ago
Laura Davis posted a discussion

Talking to kids about death of pet

At what age should parents talk to their kids about the death of a pet or person? Our 10-year-old dog is not doing well and the vet says it may be time to put him down since he is in constant pain. My kids, ages four and six, are really close to our family pet. I am just not sure what I should tell them and when.Our cat died of natural causes but still everyone took it hard as she was just like a member of our family. My kids were a little older than yours are and they understood more or less…See More
Lorrie Walker posted a blog post

September Exhibitions & Events at Polk Museum of Art

EXHIBITIONSUnforseen Light: A study in reflectionSept. 3 – Dec. 4, 2016A showcase of photographer David Woods’s experimentation with High-dynamic-range photography. HDR is a digital technique that captures a more dynamic range of luminosity than other photographic processes.Lessons from the ShadowsSept. 24 –…See More
Laura Davis posted a discussion

Getting child to give up blankie

Our daughter insists on taking her favorite blankie with her everywhere. It's a huge hassle to even get it away from her to wash it. What is the best way to wean her from it?Each day, cut the blankie in half. In a week or so, the child will be carrying around a four inch square of the blankie and will no longer care about it. When I taught kindergarten, a girl in my class had the same issue only with an old cloth diaper. As I requested, her mom cut it in half each day. The girl dropped the…See More
Aug 22
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Aug 19
Ivette Gonsalo replied to Ivette Gonsalo's discussion currently 371 unfilled positions in Polk County Schools
"sorry Watt but that would mean getting your vaccinations!!!  And you would have to enforce the vaccination requirements!!!  As a school nurse you would have no choice!  And a school nurse is NOT a teacher!!!!  If you check the…"
Aug 15




Honeybee Removal from downed tree in Winter Haven 3 Replies

Started by 18watt_fan in Your Home. Last reply by 18watt_fan 4 hours ago.

Please do not expand mosquito spraying due to Zika panic 10 Replies

Started by 18watt_fan in Topics of Today. Last reply by 18watt_fan 11 hours ago.

currently 371 unfilled positions in Polk County Schools 5 Replies

Started by Ivette Gonsalo in Announcements and Introductions. Last reply by Ivette Gonsalo Aug 15.

Adult Art Classes

Started by Nijuana Jones in General Chat Mom to Mom Jul 24.

Babysitter is not mommy

Started by Laura Davis in Parenting Column by Jodie Lynn Jul 18.

Rules for the PolkMoms Exchange 7 Replies

Started by Shawn Spivey in The PolkMoms Exchange. Last reply by geekyreader32 Jul 17.


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