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 ]

Homeschooling: Which Style Best Fits Your Needs? Part 2

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When the 2019/2020 school year begins, many of you will likely be making some changes. Perhaps you or your spouse got a new job and had to relocate over summer. Your kids will be going to a new school. If you’re among hundreds, if not thousands of parents, who will be trying homeschooling for the [ 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 ]

How Can I Help Fight Climate Change?

When I was a kid, I remember learning about the hole in the ozone layer. Thirty-odd years later, I checked up on how well we humans have done at “repairing” it. Good news! Scientists are optimistic that ozone levels will make a complete recovery! What I remember about the ozone layer in the 80s was [ keep reading ]

Work from Home Ideas that are Doable with Kids

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It’s definitely not your great grand-mother’s world anymore. Gone are the days (which some are quite happy about) when family life typically followed a pattern. It was logically assumed that a mother would stay home and raise a family while a father left home daily to earn an income. Many married couples still live this [ keep reading ]

High School Sportsmanship: When Coaches Aren’t up to Par

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I absolutely love watching my children compete in organized sports. I have been  a parent for 34 years. Growing up, I came from a very athletic family and I’m happy I have athletic kids. Through the years, I’ve enjoyed cheering for my kids and their teammates in volleyball, dance, soccer, football, (We don’t allow this [ keep reading ]

Dangers Children Face on the Internet

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Your family has a technology personality because you likely have multiple forms of electronics in your home. Be aware of the dangers children face on the internet. Some people live without electronics although they’re exceptions to the norm. Many schools have replaced pencil and paper with tablets and laptops. Children as young as seven or [ keep reading ]


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