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Monthly Archives: June 2019

Trump Updates What Counts as Food under SNAP

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is seeing a major overhaul regarding what is allowed to be bought as nutritious meals with food stamps, according to NPR. During the Obama administration, retailers that accepted SNAP benefits were required to stock a minimum amount of fruits and vegetables, meat, dairy, and grain options. This requirement at face value seemed like a ...

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What Warning Signs Should You Look For In Kids

When we think of kids, we normally imagine the happy go lucky child who sees life as an adventure. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the reality of the situation. You only need to turn on the news to see how mental illness and trauma impacts the lives of many young people. Worse yet, many young people experience anxiety, depression and an ...

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You Don’t Have to Be “Normal” to be Happy

I remember a popular bumper sticker that read “Why Be Normal?” It is a good question. It seems that as human beings we strive for “normalcy” – if by normal we mean conformity, since most would agree that there has to be some level that a society defines as “normal” – or we run the risk of total anarchy. As ...

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How Helping Others Helps Ourselves

“Do Unto Others…” The well familiar “Golden Rule” is not only great words to live by. Many experts agree that the key to achieving your own success and happiness – starts with helping others find theirs. And it seems from corporate America to individuals, people are getting that message. While a recent USA Today study found that charitable giving in ...

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Avoid the Temptation to be Your Teen’s Best Friend

Every mother wants to be loved and appreciated by her daughter. This is especially true for our teenage girls. We all want our daughters to forever look at us the way they did when they were 5 years old…when they trusted everything we told them, didn’t question our judgement, and when they actually thought we were super heroes. Something happens ...

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The Life Lessons Our Kids Teach Us

“Show we some patience!” I screamed over the sound of boiling water, the timer going off, and a voice two feet off the ground that was whining again about lost Play-Doh. Of course, as soon as the words left my mouth – biting in tone and disdain as they hurled at my toddler – I realized how silly I sounded. ...

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The Skinny on Creating a Positive Body Image for Your Kids

“Ewww! Fat pants!” “This dress is too puffy, dress makes me fat…” “You’re only really cool if you’re skinny…” These are the typical wails of 7-year-old Lindsay about clothes mom thought were cute. This country’s obsession with being fat is spilling over to our kids, with dire consequences. Research has shown that kids as young as 5 worry about being ...

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Mother Supports Child’s Decision Build Trump’s Wall

Jennifer Stevens and her husband are both active members of the Republican National Committee organization and they are both strong believers in national pride and economic growth. They don’t take the issue of migrants illegally sneaking into the U.S. lightly and they often attend rallies to learn new ways of supporting President Trump and his initiative to build a wall ...

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