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Monthly Archives: December 2019

Did Kids Always Have Too Much Homework?

If you think your child is overwhelmed with homework, you are not alone. In fact, even from the times of “one room schoolhouses” it seems that parents have always felt that their kids have been given too much homework by their teachers. More than a century ago, in January 1900, Edward Bok wrote a scathing editorial in Ladies’ Home Journal ...

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Great Ideas to Keep Christ in Christmas

Every year it seems that the Holidays get more and more commercial, and for the devout, that means it becomes that much more challenging to “keep the Christ in Christmas.” Here are some great activities parents have done that focus on Jesus, that have helped their families celebrate the birth of our Savior, as well as draw closer together as ...

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How to Get Your Kids to Tell You About Their School Day

Does this sound like the typical after school conversation with your kids? “So, how was your day honey?” “OK” “What did you do in class today?” “I don’t know” “Did you have a good day?” “Yeah” If so, you are certainly not alone. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Wendy Mogel, a clinical psychologist and the New York ...

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Protect Your Mental Health From Becoming SAD

Winter can be brutal. Short days and long nights in the Northern Hemisphere make for decreased exposure to sunlight. Absorbing fewer rays from the sun has a negative physiological effect on most people, which can lead to Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). The effects of SAD range from feeling a bit blue to full-blown depression. Untreated depression can lead to missing ...

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The Christian’s Case for Santa Claus

Along with about half of my small town, I took my kids to visit Santa Claus behind city hall today. We knew it was the real Santa Claus because he had a real beard, not an obviously fake white beard like some imposters. We stood in a long line and chatted with other families before we made it up to ...

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‘The Pill’ May be Killing Women’s Sex Drives

There’s a reason so many libido-challenged Americans are turning to Viagra these days. It’s because so many of the other drugs they’re taking are killing their sex drive. The latest evidence?  The “pill,” the oral contraceptive so many women take to keep from getting pregnant. A just-released study has found that women on the pill suffer a decrease in the ...

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How to Avoid Political Arguments at Your Holiday Table

We come into this holiday season politically divided more than any time in recent memory. Unfortunately, we all have those in our families that do not agree with us politically. In this hyper-divisive climate, how can we keep holiday dinners from erupting into food fights? Here are some tips to keep the peace this year at your holiday tables. Set ...

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Binge Drinking Among Women Is Skyrocketing

Sadly, in a little over a decade, binge drinking among childless American women has doubled — suggesting that the ‘wine aunt’ pop culture figure is actually a real thing.     The study comes out of Columbia University and revealed that “More than four in ten (42 percent) of childless 30 to 44-year-olds were having five or more drinks on any ...

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Dangerous Trend? Wedding Bud Bars

Weddings are a time of great joy and celebration, laughter and tears, music and dancing, champaign and – cannabis? With so many states relaxing their laws on marijuana use, couples are including bud bars supervised by skilled budtenders on their special day. Newlyweds who shun alcohol are turning to smoky tokes instead of traditional beverage toasts. Mike Whittaker and Jordan ...

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The Holidays of my (Childhood) Dreams

My parents divorced when I was 12. After that, my older sister and I alternated celebrating Thanksgiving with each parent. For a couple of years, we celebrated Thanksgiving by going to the movie theater with my mom. Some years, she made a small, ordinary meal and we ate it at her silent house with the thermostat set to 65 degrees ...

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