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Monthly Archives: March 2018

Rebooting Our Kid’s Brains

If only we could “ctrl alt delete” our brains.  As adults, we tend to become set in our ways. But what about our kids? Truth is children will change the moment they see their parents change.  In fact, the hard part is rebooting ourselves, rebooting our kids’ brains isn’t as hard as one might think. Kids these days are very ...

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Rex Tillerson Is Out

It appears yet another Trump appointee has left the Whitehouse. This time Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was the one to step down. According to media reports, he will be replaced by CIA Director Mike Pompeo. Although Tillerson and Trump didn’t necessarily see eye to eye, Tillerson had always been adamant about staying on the job. His departure surprised us ...

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Kiss Ireland Goodbye after Dirty Migrant Deal

Ireland is home to an ancient island culture that is unique in the world. Irish settlers helped shape the emerging United States after a series of severe potato famines, beginning in 1845, drove them from their native shores to seek opportunity in the New World. Irish culture is famous for song, literature, and is steeped in folklore with tales of ...

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What’s in Your Lunchbox?

More and more working adults are bringing their lunch to work. With Americans spending an average of $2450 annually on lunch, and $3000 on coffee, its no wonder, we have morphed into lunchbox carrying adults. Not only do we pack our kids lunches in the morning (or the night before) but ours as well. I have been visiting office buildings ...

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Praise Is Not Indebted To Your Child – It’s Earned

Last week, my two-year-old son “graduated” from PreK 1 into PreK 2. His daycare celebrated this milestone with a cap and gown ceremony. In order for our family to participate, his father and I had to pony up $40 for a cap and gown and take a half day from work so we could watch him walk across a makeshift ...

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Florida To Start Arming Teachers

A compromise in the form of gun legislation was recently passed by the Florida Senate after the Parkland shooting reignited the fiery gun debate between Democrats and Republicans. On Monday, the Florida Senate passed a bill that implements new gun restrictions but also allows some teachers to carry guns in school. It took three hours for both parties to come ...

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Children Are Hormone Monsters

Even if you don’t have children of your own, you’ve heard the horror stories revolving around the terrible twos and the dreaded teenage years. To be fair, this bad behavior isn’t necessarily the child’s fault. During these stages, hormones are rushing through their bodies, controlling their thoughts and behaviors. We all know that teenagers are full of estrogen and testosterone ...

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Employable Mom’s Series – Thee Most Important Job

Help wanted: female, non-judgmental, with great humility. Applicant needs to be a nurturer, educator, practitioner of extreme patience, composer of on the spot lullabies to soothe the wailing soul of a baby, and determined enough to ensure a child grows up able to take on the world.  The list is endless when it comes to the requirements needed for this ...

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I Need All You Husbands To Listen Up

A recently-divorced family friend came over a few nights ago. He was going through a rough time and needed to vent/cool off. The night started pleasant enough but as the booze continued to pour, he began discussing his breakup – and things got somber… pretty fast. According to Elizabeth Kubler Ross’s “Five Stages of Grievance,” my friend is still in ...

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