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Why People Are Rude and Unkind

by Becky How people treat other people is a direct reflection of how they feel about themselves. By nature, I am a happy, optimistic, idealistic person. I have always been one to look on the bright side and see the good in people (unless you treat me unjustly). My usual philosophy in life is that…

Parenting

Real Inconvenient Truths Of Motherhood: #1 – There Is No Official Set Of Instructions On Parenting

by Andi As Moms, we could all benefit from the elusive Parenting Manual that is always mentioned, unfortunately, only in reference to the fact that it, in fact, does not actually exist. That’s right. There isn’t any such thing as a parenting manual, the How-To be a mom, dad … person in charge of another person. Yikes.…

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Befriending The Enemy

by Becky It’s the oldest phrase in the unofficial book of life: People come and go. Everyone has had his or her fair share of temporary lovers and friends. These people enter and exit our lives because they were only meant to be in them for specific amounts of time. But what about the ones who…

your thing

What’s Your “Thing?”

by Kara How Do You Stay Connected With Your Child? I started reading the Harry Potter series in the fall of this year. Yes, I know I’m 42. I wanted to find an activity to do with my 10-year-old that would give us something to talk about. I asked her if I could read the…

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How Are Smartphones, Social Media, And Selfies Affecting Your Family?

by Andi Mom and Dad have smartphones. Kids have smartphones. And for some reason, they’re always there, around, involved with everything you do. They’re in your hand, your pocket, your purse, and on the table in front of you. In the middle of a face-to-face conversation, your smartphone calls. Your response is immediate. It goes…

LIfe

Life is Short. What’s The Point?

by Andi What’s Important in Life? It’s all relative. Everyone has their own perspective. The only question here is, will the Future Old You agree with Present Day Young You? So many people spend an unbelievable amount of time waiting for something, all the time waiting, waiting, waiting. In the beginning of life, your mom…

farted

Who Farted?

by Kara Second Grade Boys. Who farted? Snips and snails and puppy dogs tails, that’s what little boys are made of. Sugar and spice and all things nice, that’s what little girls are made of. My second grader’s new word, sound, bodily function, and favorite punch line to any joke is the word FART. I…

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To Mammogram or Not to Mammogram…

by Andi That is The Question At some point in your life, you may find yourself scheduling a mammogram. Maybe because someone told you, you need one. Maybe you remember the women in your family diligently mammogram-ing. Or maybe it’s because your 40. Maybe you were in for your yearly checkup and your doctor asked…

pregnancy

Pregnancy: How Does Mom’s Lifestyle Affect Future Health of Baby?

by Andi Mounting Evidence Suggests Mom’s Decisions During Pregnancy Play a Big Role in Longterm Health of Her Children What is happening to American children? Learning disabilities and autism are at all-time highs and continue to rise. Childhood cancers, diabetes, and obesity are almost average. What is causing all of this?  Is there anything you can…