Monthly Archives: March 2020

Should Children Be Given THC or CBD?

Last Friday, my sister’s Mother-in-Law called crying. No, there was no family emergency. No, nothing out of the ordinary had occurred. No, there was nothing that my sister, her husband, or anyone could do. In fact, her Mother-in-Law’s tears (tethering the line of a full-blown meltdown) had become so normal in the everyday scheme of things, that it barely registered ...

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Teaching Your Kid About COVID-19

Understanding COVID-19, how it works, what the symptoms are, and how to handle it is tricky for a smart-functioning adult to grasp. This is mainly due to the fact that it’s probably the first pandemic any of us have ever dealt with which means we DON’T really know how to deal with it. So, if fully-functioning adults don’t know how ...

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Is Your Kid a Victim of Dating Abuse?

If you have a teenaged girl as I do, then you know that dating and “first loves” come with a variety of problems and emotional upheavals. But did you know that dating can also come with some far more serious issues than the jealousy of friends and broken hearts? When you hear the term “domestic abuse,” you probably think of ...

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Tips for Working From Home

As a writer, I have worked from home for the past 11 years. During this time, I have worked full time as a staff writer for a magazine, freelanced for various publications, and blogged. I began my career as a single woman and now I take care of my three small kids while writing part-time. I had plenty of time ...

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How to Deal With Kids in Corona Quarantine Mode

In most places, it has been more than a week since schools have been closed, and we have been asked to “stay home,” due to the coronavirus outbreak. As a mom, I know how difficult this all can be on you and your kids. Here are some tips on how to best deal with kids at home in “corona quarantine.” ...

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French Children Have Less ADHD Than U.S. Kids

In France, far fewer children have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorders – ADHD – than their counterparts here in the United States. Inquiring minds want to know why almost 9 percent of children in the United States are diagnosed with ADHD, compared to less than 5 percent in France, another developed western democracy? The answer lies to a ...

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In Ohio, COVID-19 Business Closures Ignite Abortion Debate

Ohio’s Department of Health last week ordered all non-essential surgical and elective procedures to be postponed to preserve the state’s supply of surgical equipment and protective gear. The order immediately sparked a controversial question: should abortion be considered an “essential service?” The Department of Health defines “non-essential services” as any procedure that can be delayed without exacerbating a health condition ...

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Protecting Your Child Against Predators

Full disclosure: Writing this article is far from easy for me. It’s taken me weeks to process the information and I’m not doing a very good job with it. So as hard as this is for me to write, I hope that it will serve a purpose to protect you and your family. I’ve spent the last 6 years of ...

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How to Make Hand Sanitizer at Home

From time-to-time, I have posted various recipes on these pages, but none more timely or important than this one. I am sure the shelves of the grocery stores in your neighborhoods have long been empty of hand sanitizer. But, don’t panic – you can make your own at home! Here is how to make hand sanitizer. Alcohol content: Must be above ...

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Ben Carson Praises Trump for Calling for National Day of Prayer

A man of science as well as faith – Housing and Urban Development Secretary – Ben Carson, has praised President Trump for calling for a National Day of Prayer as the coronavirus outbreak grips the nation. As Vice President Mike Pence and officials of the White House Coronavirus Task Force provided updates to the public on the growing COVID-19 pandemic, ...

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