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Monthly Archives: March 2019

How to Throw the Perfect Dinner Party

Have you longed to be called “The hostess with the mostest.” There are a few gal pals I know who have earned that moniker. “Perfect food and perfect company – thank you for a memorable evening” typical messages from Special Ed teacher Judy’s dinner party guests. What’s her secret? Warmth, hospitality, and making guests feel special. No matter whether your ...

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Are You a Stabilizer or Do you Know Someone Who Is?

You all probably know someone who is “The Stabilizer.” There is a good chance that it is your mother or your father. But it can also be that guy at work who is always willing to put in overtime or pick up the slack on any project. Or that gal at the gym, who takes the same classes, at the ...

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Your Right To Freedom Of Speech Isn’t Negated By Family Ties

Social media raises a lot of new questions when it comes to freedom of speech. When I first opened my Facebook account, I’ll admit, I was one of those high-key rant and ravers who posted all my passive aggressive anxiety about something said to me online. When anyone, be it a family member, ex-husband, or some random stranger on the ...

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When Is The Right Time To Talk About Sex?

My daughter, who attends a small learning center for homeschooled children came home last week announcing that one of her peers decided to discuss how babies are made over lunch. Thankfully, I have had candid talks about sexuality and her body since the time she could walk. Not because I felt that the topic was easy to discuss, but I ...

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Should We Be Concerned About Facebook?

We’ve all heard about the dangers of social media and its effect on young minds. However one aspect of this that people don’t think about is how the type of content allowed on social media affects our kids’ realities. Facebook, and by association Instagram, has been earnestly imposing its politically correct “community standards” on all of us to enforce a ...

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Elizabeth Warren’s Universal Child Care Plan

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has rolled out her universal child care plan. The intention is to make preschool and childcare more affordable for working families by taxing wealthy families with net worth of $50 million and higher, then creating government subsidies and grants that are extended to private schools, cities, and states. In her plan, she says that her tax ...

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Our Favorite Parenting Book

Years ago, while raising two teen boys of my own, a sermon preached by Dr. Bob Barnes encouraged my heart. He jokingly said that parents might not get a book on how to raise a child right, but “you’re only responsible for input, not output.” That voice in my memory replayed one night at 3 am when my phone beeped ...

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Help Make Caring For Aging Parents Affordable

In the last year I have personally spent more than $2000 in travel expenses to help my aging aunt when her dad, my paternal grandfather was admitted into the hospital to die, and then out-of-state, to give my aging mother relief when her father, my maternal grandfather was on his deathbed. Both my mother and my aunt had spent the ...

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Snow-plow Parenting Isn’t The Problem, Society Is.

Kids aren’t growing up according to a new survey It states that snow-plow parents are the worst of all parents. They still helping their adult children complete certain tasks that they should know how to do at the time of adulthood — which is right after high school graduation. What tasks are snow-plow parents doing? Here are some examples: Scheduling ...

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Lawn Mower Parent: Good Or Bad? It Depends.

A teacher recently wrote an angry anonymous letter on WeAreTeachers.com that stemmed from frustration that a parent brought a water bottle to school for their child vs. letting them drink from a water fountain. She called this form of parenting the ‘lawnmower parent.’ What is a lawn mower parent? According to social media, it is a parent who prevents their ...

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