It’s Not Just The VMA’s – It’s Our Entire World

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The internet was a buzz this week from the recent VMA’s. Some performances were great to see, some not so great, and some just raunchy. We definitely live in a free world by what’s on TV, in movies, and on the internet. I’m no prude. I love to dance like everyone else. I love to watch other people dance. I … Read More

Taking on the Role of Step Parent

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Man and woman relationships alone are difficult. When you add his kids, her kids, his ex, her ex and the in-laws, most people cannot handle the pressure. Step-families require more effort and understanding because of more people involved, and this often includes young ones who didn’t ask to be put into the situation to begin with.Long ago, the term “stepmother” … Read More

Dating after Divorce – Fake it ‘Til You Make It!

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Everybody’s Different and it’s OK!

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In today’s society we still put a strong emphasis on looking thin, being smart, and having more. By going along with these thoughts what are we teaching our kids? We need to be teaching our children that is is OK to be different. We want them to be healthy, not too thin not too chunky – but healthy. We need … Read More

Do you teach your kids about being Truthful?

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In reading “The Success Principles” by Jack Canfield, one of the success priciples is based on telling the truth. Most of us avoid telling the truth because it’s uncomfortable. We are afriad of the consequences like making others feel uncomfortable, hurting their feelings, or risking them being angry. And yet, when we don’t tell the truth, and others don’t tell … Read More

No Crying in Baseball?

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Recently at my grandson’s little league baseball game (ages 6,7 & 8), I was reminded of all of the games I attended for my son. Have you ever watched parents at a little league game? The parents are much more competitive than the kids, not realizing that the kids are watching their every move. And, yes, I was one of … Read More

Runaway Teens?

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This morning i have read two separate articles on missing teens. Are these children runaways or something much worse? What leads a teen to runaway? No teen is immune to the pressures of growing up or dealing with issues at home. Some teens may become too overwhelmed with problems and may feel like running away is their only way to … Read More

Encourage Children to be Themselves

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We should encourage our children (and each other) to be yourself. Don’t afraid to show your emotions – whether it’s perceived as being weak, strong, emotional, unacceptable, etc. Denying them is just denying who you are. While others may see revealing your emotions as an act of vulnerability, it’s only by embracing your emotions that you move a step forward toward … Read More

Step Parent Q & A

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The question came from Judy in Iowa: Q: I’m about to become a step mother to three children, but I don’t have any children of my own. What advice can you give me to help me with this transition? A: Judy – first of all, congratulations on your impending blended family. Many people cannot handle the thought of this type … Read More

Something to Ponder

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This has been a round for a while, but it is definitely worth sharing. Please take time to read: SOMETHING TO PONDER: George Carlin   George Carlin’s wife died early in 2008 and George followed her, dying in July 2008.  An observation by George Carlin: The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter … Read More