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Keeping Opioids Out Of The Family

America is gripped in an opioid crisis of epic proportions, we are told by health care experts. Recent lawsuits have found big pharmaceutical companies guilty of paying financial incentives to doctors who pushed dangerous drugs to an unwitting nation. Is anyone in your family at risk of opioid addiction? Opioids are powerful feel-good drugs made from natural opium poppies or ...

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The Guilt Only Working Parents Understand

You could say my parents and my parent’s parents and anyone in my extended family have always been quintessential, hard-working Americans. Salt of the earth, as the old saying goes. They wore soiled, tattered boots. A sweaty handkerchief dangled from the back of their jeans. They kept their heads down, never complained, and provided for their wives and children. Conversely, ...

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Trump Wants To Fix Higher Education

The Trump Administration has issued a proposal to reform the Higher Education Act. School loan debt is finally being addressed by President Trump. His new plan may prove helpful for students, and their parents, currently burdened by repayment across the United States. Trump’s new plan includes a revision of the current Student Loan Forgiveness structure which allows individuals working in ...

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Before You Say “I Do,” Find Out Their Favorite Cream Cheese.

In 1956, Ed Norton (Wiki him if needed) once told a bridegroom…who wanted to be agreeable and didn’t want to have any arguments with his future wife… “Well, if you don’t want to argue, what are you getting married for!?” Truer words were never spoken, and even in the strongest of marital unions, it’s not the major disagreements which cause ...

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Are You a Stabilizer or Do you Know Someone Who Is?

You all probably know someone who is “The Stabilizer.” There is a good chance that it is your mother or your father. But it can also be that guy at work who is always willing to put in overtime or pick up the slack on any project. Or that gal at the gym, who takes the same classes, at the ...

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Your Right To Freedom Of Speech Isn’t Negated By Family Ties

Social media raises a lot of new questions when it comes to freedom of speech. When I first opened my Facebook account, I’ll admit, I was one of those high-key rant and ravers who posted all my passive aggressive anxiety about something said to me online. When anyone, be it a family member, ex-husband, or some random stranger on the ...

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When Is The Right Time To Talk About Sex?

My daughter, who attends a small learning center for homeschooled children came home last week announcing that one of her peers decided to discuss how babies are made over lunch. Thankfully, I have had candid talks about sexuality and her body since the time she could walk. Not because I felt that the topic was easy to discuss, but I ...

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Elizabeth Warren’s Universal Child Care Plan

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has rolled out her universal child care plan. The intention is to make preschool and childcare more affordable for working families by taxing wealthy families with net worth of $50 million and higher, then creating government subsidies and grants that are extended to private schools, cities, and states. In her plan, she says that her tax ...

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Our Favorite Parenting Book

Years ago, while raising two teen boys of my own, a sermon preached by Dr. Bob Barnes encouraged my heart. He jokingly said that parents might not get a book on how to raise a child right, but “you’re only responsible for input, not output.” That voice in my memory replayed one night at 3 am when my phone beeped ...

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