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Praise Works Best For Encouraging Academic Performance

According to a new study, students have better focus in class if teachers praise them for being good rather than scolding them for being bad. Researchers spent three years observing more than 2,500 students in 19 elementary schools across Missouri, Tennessee, and Utah. The children came from 151 classes from kindergarten through grade 6. The students exhibited a 20%-30% greater ...

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How to Speak to Your Kids About the Coronavirus

With all the headlines about the spread of the deadly coronavirus, it’s natural for parents to be concerned. But, kids not with a real grasp of how real the risk to them is, could be genuinely frightened by the reporting. Here are some tips from the experts on how to speak to your kids about the real, and imagined, dangers ...

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The Royal Prince Who Acted Like An American

Like the rest of the world, I am still reeling from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s shocking announcement on January 8 that they are distancing themselves from Britain’s royal family. Well, like the rest of the world except for those in Australia, Puerto Rico, and places plagued with actual problems. I’m definitely reveling in the deliciousness of watching a real-life ...

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What Were the Most Popular Baby Names of 2019?

Did you receive a bundle of joy in 2019? Did you name him or her one of these popular baby names? Or, maybe you are expecting this year, and you either want to break with the crowd and come up with something new, or you want to stick with the trendy. In either case, here is a list of the ...

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California Lawmakers Erode Private Property Rights

Everyone wants a safe place to live, but moving into an empty house without the owner’s permission is illegal. It’s theft of private property, but this is exactly what a group of homeless people have done in Oakland, California, and some California legislators are vocally supporting them. Democratic Senator Nancy Skinner is advocating for the coalition Moms 4 Housing, a ...

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Insight Into Why Mothers Kill Their Babies

An article recently published on Conservative Mom and written by Stewart L. asks the question: Why do mothers kill their babies? It’s an answer we’d all like to know. Filicide, or the killing of one’s son or daughter, happens about 200 times per year in the United States. When filicide occurs, especially when the mother is the perpetrator, the incident ...

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The Swamp is Unlikely to be Drained

I didn’t admit it to many of my hardcore Republican friends, but I thought Trump was in the wrong regarding his conversations with the Ukranian President. Not that we talk politics a whole lot; SAHMs in their thirties tend to chat more about our kids’ sleeping habits, our husband’s new jobs, and household budgeting tips than what just happened in ...

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Brooklyn Teacher Sacked For Telling 1st Graders There Is No Santa

A substitute teacher in Brooklyn recently made the news for telling first graders that Santa and the Tooth Fairy aren’t real. This leads us all to wonder what’s going on in the world of academia today – where a child’s belief in Santa needs to be shattered. Parents were outraged at Park Slope school in Brooklyn after their children came ...

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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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