Jackpot

by Becky Lately, water coolers across America have been buzzing with activity about the Powerball. If I won the Powerball — “I’d pay off all my bills and buy houses @ the world” “I’d buy a yacht and sail to paradise” “I’d hire a chef, a chauffeur, and a personal trainer” “I’d donate some to…

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.…

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…