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Are you Morally Obligated to Honor the Wishes of your Deceased Parents – No

January 2, 2018

No, you are not morally obligated to honor the wishes of your deceased parents. Each person needs to be able to do what’s best for everyone involved and themselves. Before my mom passed, she said that she wanted to be cremated (and was animated about this fact) and didn’t want a funeral. My sisters and […]

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Should Fathers be able to Opt out of Parenthood – No

January 1, 2018

Fathers should not be able to opt out of parenthood. It is a difficult task to raise a child by two parents, so imagine the difficulties faced by a single mother. Men do not want any responsibility in to-days society. Fathers are there to protect and provide for their children, and they should display some […]

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Single Parents from a two Parent Point of View

January 1, 2018

I am a single parent due to being widowed almost 8 years ago. At the time of my children’s’ father’s death, they were aged 6 and 4 years of age. I was only just into my 30’s and I had been a stay-at-home mother since the birth of my firstborn. Needless to say, life for […]

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Swimming Pool Safety

January 1, 2018

The next time you’re visiting your local public pool and someone yells, “C’mon in, the water’s fine,” don’t necessarily believe it to be true. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 1 in 8 public swimming pools contain enough microorganisms to be of real concern to the public. The data, which was published in the […]

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Commentary how Real Life Parenting Changed your Early Ideals

January 1, 2018

I was an only child and I lived in the middle of nowhere! My parents would argue and my Father would hit my Mother repeatedly. I shared a bedroom with my mother because my Father wanted his peace and quiet! When I was very young, I remember waking up in the middle of the night […]

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Commentary how Real Life Parenting Changed your Early Ideals

December 31, 2017

As a four year old, I can visually recall, moving down the concrete steps to the sidewalk commenting to myself that when I had kids I would let them have all the Frito’s they ever wanted. At twelve I made quite a point of determining that my children could have a ‘real’ boyfriend as soon […]

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Tips for Bringing Cheer to your Parents Golden Years

December 31, 2017

I am the parent living the so called “Golden Years” So let me give you a few tips on how one would go about cheering me up. Of course, a bottle of wine and a glass is the quickest way and we probably wouldn’t even have to write this article. But ah yes my children, […]

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Empty Nest Toilet Paper Family Groceries Bulk Food

December 31, 2017

It’s the little things A couple of months ago my young-adult son asked if he could stay with us for a few months during a transition.  He was going from “A” to “B” and needed a place to live just for a few months; of course we said “Yes”.  He is our oldest and the […]

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Preparing your Tween to Babysit

December 29, 2017

Babysitting is very much a ‘coming of age’ responsibility for tweens. Babysitting takes a tremendous amount of maturity and sometimes tweens may not be up to the challenge. Caring for a young child or infant takes patience and little ones need plenty of attention. Accidents can happen in a moment, and though preventing them is […]

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Raising Sane Children in an Insane World

December 28, 2017

The recent mass shootings in various cities across America has everyone wondering what has become of society. People appear to be operating by a moral standard that is dramatically different than what many baby boomers and middle-aged adults grew up with. The value placed on human life, by all accounts, is shrinking with no end […]

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