Why Do Audiences Love “the Greatest Showman?”

P.T. Barnum may have died in 1891, but his name has lived on for more than a century through the circus he established. Although The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Baily Circus closed last year, a new movie may help to continue Barnum’s name into the future. “The Greatest Showman” was recently released and is [ keep reading ]

Emotional Abuse Is a Serious Problem for Us All

When one hears the term, domestic abuse, one may automatically picture a victim with a black eye or broken bones. While this is unfortunately much too common, there are other types of abuse that victims can face. One of the more insidious is the one that is invisible yet leaves victims damaged beyond the initial [ keep reading ]

A Special Teacher Leaves Lifetime Impression

So many young people moan and groan about having to get up and go to school every day. Even if they actually like school, it’s the thought of getting moving and going through the often mind-numbing routine that can cause most kids, teens especially, to want to throw the covers back over their heads and [ keep reading ]

Freaky Good Filipino Dessert

I have been sick with the flu for nearly a week and now that I’m FINALLY starting to heal and my appetite is coming back, I’m surprised to find that I want a yummy Filipino dessert. Actually, Filipinos consider it an afternoon snack, but it’s so good it tastes like dessert to me. It’s warm, [ keep reading ]

9 Ways to Get Your Kids to Eat Healthier

There is much discussion revolving around the diet and health of children in America. A balanced diet of plenty of vegetables, fruits, grains and dairy foods is recommended, but how do we get children to eat them? Although adults do forget that children must be taught to share, toilet train, manners and how to do [ keep reading ]

Bullying: Why My Kid??

I like to consider myself a kind and considerate Christian. In CJ-topia, where everyone is kind and her children are healthy and happy, it’s easy to feel good about life and hopeful about humanity. But when my kids get hurt, I get angry. And when I’m angry, I’m a little less Christian and a little [ keep reading ]

Do You Ever Question If You Have Purpose?

Do you ever question if what you are doing or where you are serves a purpose? There have been countless times in my life I have questioned my significance, worth and purpose in this life that God has given us. During my first year as a nurse, there were numerous days I questioned if anything [ keep reading ]

Oprah, War and the End of Protections

During the first few weeks of 2018, there has been no shortage of events for the media to discuss. Indeed, there is always something going on in the world that is worth the time and attention to discuss and reflect upon. Though three of these things may seem to be completely unrelated, they are all [ keep reading ]

What Makes a Movie Worth Watching?

In many families, the thing to do a couple of times a month is to check out the latest movies at the local theater. Movie makers spend countless dollars making trailers and spending money on advertisements in print and radio to try and vie for their share of the customers’ money. But what makes a [ keep reading ]

Is Lack of Sleep Negatively Affecting Your Child?

A plethora of scientific evidence shows that most children thrive in atmospheres of structure and routine. Providing a sense of normalcy in your child’s life is a key factor toward building a strong foundation of love and support to help a son or daughter reach his or her full potential. My youngest of 10 children [ keep reading ]


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