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Monthly Archives: November 2019

Avoid Holidaze Stress With This 1 Tip

People are counting down the days to December 31, 2019 – the number is 47 as of this writing – and for many people, there’s as much stress and merriment. Planning to have fun can be hard work, ironically, and visiting friends and relatives you don’t see all that often can lead to awkward situations and tense conversations. Don’t let ...

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A Simple Cough or Bronchiolitis? What Moms Need to Know!

That terrible cough. You know the one, that phlegmy, raspy, cough that sounds like your kid has been possessed – it can be very frightening for any mom, but especially for moms of young children. Even more terrifying is when your doctor says it “could be,” or is bronchiolitis. Bronchiolitis does sound like a scary word to parents, and not without ...

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How to Get an Exemption From State Vaccine Requirements

If you are among the many parents nationwide who object to being forced by the government to vaccinate your kids and are finding it more and more difficult to get an “exemption,” here is a way that may help you to more easily get around the mandate. All 50 states have legislation requiring specified vaccines for students. Although exemptions vary from state ...

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Thank God For This Virus

This summer, I decided that I wasn’t going to let being sick ruin my day. We have three kids under the age of 6, so sniffles and sneezes are a common occurrence in our household. During our third round of viruses this year, I decided to have a good attitude regardless of how I felt physically. My sinuses might be ...

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Teaching Your Kids Gratitude Is Good for Their Health

The Thanksgiving Holiday is upon us, and among the frantic preparations for traveling, and/or cooking the holiday meal, let’s not lose sight that at the core of this special day is thankfulness. I have always believed that teaching your children to be grateful is one of the most valuable life lessons you can give them, and now researchers are saying ...

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Cowboy Movie Showcases Conservative Values

Along with many other ranchers, my family and I are featured in the newly released movie Cowboys: A Documentary Portrait. The movie chronicles life on America’s big cattle ranches. Filmmakers John Langmore and Bud Force traveled to historic ranches in eight western states to capture footage of all aspects of ranch work, from branding calves in the spring to feeding ...

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Yoga Takes On Fat Shaming – Sort Of

Is it okay to be fat? Americans have disturbingly schizophrenic views on the issue of body weight. In today’s politically correct culture, it’s considered deeply offensive to stigmatize people because of how they “look”, especially based on their weight alone. But tens of millions of women are so obsessed with weight loss that they’ll spend a third or more of ...

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In Support of Traditional Gender Roles

In our family, my husband is the breadwinner and I am our children’s primary caretaker. We didn’t casually slip into stereotypical gender roles or succumb to society’s expectations for husbands and wives, though. We discussed our household needs (money and cleaning/cooking/childcare) and declared our preferences. I wanted to take care of the kids, keep the kitchen stocked with yummy food, ...

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