The Sometimes Dangerous Power of Nostalgia

Spoiler alert: Your childhood probably wasn’t as great as you remember. Even if it was, that doesn’t make it better than the childhoods that today’s kids are enjoying. Disagree with me? That’s because the power of nostalgia is a funny little thing. Nostalgia lets you look back on your past and get a warm, fuzzy [ keep reading ]

Mom’s Viral Disney Rant as Hilarious as It Is Horrifying

Disney Parks are the places where magic and wonder spark with every step. Reality stops at the gates, and what’s beyond fulfills the dreams and fantasies of everyone from the smallest children to the oldest fans. That is, unless you’re the mom of a 3 year old and just kinda angry at, I don’t know, [ keep reading ]

Is the Bystander Effect Real?

You’re walking down the street. Or strolling along a river bank. Who knows, maybe you’re climbing the slide at your kid’s favorite playground. Suddenly, disaster strikes. You’re being mugged or tripped and fell into a river. A car is about to run you over and you are panicking and you can’t breath and no one [ keep reading ]

Why I Don’t Have Kids

I am 38 years old, married, with no children. I chose not to have any. Contrary to popular belief, I don’t hate kids – in fact, I adore them. I’m not sure why people care so much that I don’t have any. I have literally had cashiers in stores (yes, plural) ask why I don’t. [ keep reading ]

Homeschooling: Which Style Best Fits Your Needs? Part 1

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All good parents have their kids’ best interests in mind. I’m grateful to live in a country where parents are free to choose which style of learning they’d like to provide for their children. More and more parents are jumping on board to homeschool. However, I’m continually astounded at how dinosaur-ish some people’s thinking continues [ keep reading ]

Should Biological Males Compete as Females?

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The world of track and field is immersed in controversy regarding transgender and intersex athletes competing as female runners. The two issues are slightly different; yet, the base questions when males compete as females remain the same. I believe such issues will continue to proliferate in the coming years. We can’t deny that every human [ keep reading ]

Energy Drink Dangers: Parents, Be Alerted!

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One of my daughters recently suffered an adverse health condition due to dehydration. We’re a big water-drinking family. This particular child, however, never drinks enough water. (She does now, thanks to an app she downloaded to remind herself.) Many parents think that as long as their kids drink something, they’re hydrated. This post will hopefully [ keep reading ]

Listen Up, Joe Biden

The march towards the 2020 presidential election continues unabated. The field on the Democrats’ side seems to be widening every single day. It’s beginning to feel like every prominent member of that party is considering or has declared their intention to run for the highest office in the nation. To almost no one’s surprise, that [ keep reading ]

Democratic Candidates Considering Reparations for Slavery

As the 2020 presidential election draws nearer, Democratic party candidates are testing the waters with voters on a myriad of ideas. One of the most complicated issues that has been brought forth is making reparations for slavery. This is the concept that the descendants of Africans, bought and sold as part of the Atlantic slave [ keep reading ]

The Title of Entitlement

Earlier this week I saw this picture of a notepad with a title that read something like, “This is what you are entitled to, or what the world owes you.” Under the title, the notepad was empty. Blank. It did not say that you are entitled to a free education, a nice car, a six-number [ keep reading ]


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