Tag: family

Not Your Typical Soccer Moms

The Not-So-Perfect Side Of Motherhood We’ve All Been In

A frustrated mother shares her frustration on raising young children as a single parent. The comments in response to this overwhelmed mom were brutal! As women, as sisters, we need that village around us to help us stand strong when we feel weak. We ALL feel weak and overwhelmed from time to time, and most,…
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Why I Refuse To Let My Kid Have A Participation Award

Nowadays it seems competitive sports have changed and the winning players or team no longer gets the award, but both teams get an award.  The losing team gets a “participation” award.  The concept behind this is to boost the self-esteem of all children involved and remove the focus on “winners” and “losers”. My son played on…
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8 Ways To Beat The Holiday Blues

The holiday season should be a joyous and celebratory time for families. It can either bring out the best in people or the worst. During the holiday season is when the suicide rate increases, not only for the military and those deployed away from family, but also with those who suffer quietly from depression.  If…
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The “No Homework” Trend Schools Are Adopting

Do you remember coming home after school only to have to start on your homework which usually lasted well into the evening. Once you were done, you only had time for dinner, a bath, and then bed time? That’s just how school went right? With mixed research coming in, and an increasing amount of information…
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Silence Increases Teen Pregnancy Rate

Over the past 20 years, the United States teen pregnancy rate has continually declined. According to the Department of Health & Human Services, the U.S. teen birth rate was 61.8 births for every 1,000 adolescent females ages 15-19, compared with 26.5 births for every 1,000 adolescent females in 2013. This is the lowest it has been…
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Kelly Rowland Opens Up On Balancing Motherhood And Career

Kelly Rowland, former member of Destiny’s Child, now solo artist has opened up to Ebony magazine in an intimate interview about how she balances motherhood and her career.  Kelly has a 1-year-old son named Titan, is newly married, and is still in the studio recording hits. Just how does she do it? Here are some…
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Why I Hated My Postpartum Body

As I got undressed to take a shower, I looked in the mirror at my 4-day postpartum body and my first thought was yuck! I didn’t like the still swollen stomach, and the changes in my body. It was in that train of thought that I asked myself why did I think this body was…
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Why I Stopped Caring What Other Mothers Think

I used to be the mother that would try and glean from the wisdom of the other mothers I knew.  I mean ALL of them! All of them had completely different parenting methods and many that differed from mine, which left me completely confused. Even more, none of those other parenting methods worked for me and…
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25 Things I Never Thought I’d Say…Then I Had Kids

I’ve been a mom for 9 years, and in the last 9 years I’ve said many things I never thought I would ever, ever say. I mean EVER!  So I thought I’d share some of the highlights with you to bring you some chuckles. 1. To my son: Get out of the dishwasher! You can’t…
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Family Stages Kidnapping Of Child To Teach Him A Lesson

If you have been following the news, you might have heard about the family that felt their 6 year old child was too nice to strangers and decided to stage his kidnapping to teach him about stranger danger. According to reports sometime before February 2, 38-year-old Denise Kroutil approached a co-worker, 23-year-old Nathan Firoved, and…
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