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Author Archives: Mcclain W.

How To Talk To Your Child About Suicide

There have been more high-profile suicides in the last year than in a few decades combined. While that number is skewed by the fact that accidental overdoses and other random deaths are unverifiable, it would appear that blatant suicides in recent months have left no doubt as to the intended purpose. As an admirer of Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade, Chris ...

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The Internal Hell That Is Postpartum Depression and OCD

My postpartum depression hit me almost immediately after delivering my son. It came on like this wave of inexplicable fear; like some invisible force was dragging me underwater. The first few days I chalked it up to exhaustion and hormones. By the second week of being in what I can only describe as a perpetual state of paralyzing anxiety, I ...

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Why I Won’t Take My Kid To Gay Pride

I have always supported the gay community. As a Christian conservative, I have repeatedly encountered like-minded people that balk at my acceptance of homosexuality. If being gay is a sin, that’s between them and God. It has nothing to do with me, just like people that succumb to infidelity, lying, greed, and divorce have no impact on my life. It’s ...

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Chemicals and Mass Hysteria

How the debate on vaccinations is still alive and well on the forefront of medicine and childhood development is absolutely mind-boggling. It’s a prime example of how planting a seed of doubt can turn into a deep-rooted network of paranoia and bad information. Reason has no place here. As more data and studies come out, buttressing the long-standing notion that ...

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Be Independent, Just Like Mommy

Unless you’re a narcissist or lack a moral compass, you want what’s best for your offspring. All parents do. But the means to that same end vary from parent to parent because…well… we all have different ideas of what “the best” looks like. Teaching our kids how to make their own, informed decisions is not a new concept. It’s this ...

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