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10/08/2010
IconI am an avid listener of yours. I have been listening for about 8 years now. I am 21 years old and in my senior year in college. Since I graduated from high school I have always known I wanted to be my kid's mom and my husband's girlfriend one day. The other day, Facebook led to a very interesting situation for me. My friend and ex-dance teacher from high school had written a "status update" explaining how hard it was to leave her babies on Monday morning to go back to work and asked if having a house was really worth missing her two little boys. More >>

Tags: ChildrenDay CareIn Praise of Stay-at-Home MomsMorals, Ethics, ValuesMotherhoodMotherhood-FatherhoodnannyParentingSAHM stay-at-home momSocial IssuesValues
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10/07/2010
IconI am unbelievably furious!  I have a new book coming out in January, entitled "Surviving Shark Attacks on Land."  It has to do with betrayal and revenge.  18 year old Tyler Clementi didn't survive his recent shark attack on land.  He killed himself by jumping off the George Washington Bridge in New York.  He posted a goodbye on his Facebook page just eight minutes before he ended his life. More >>

Tags: HealthInternet-MediaInternet/MediaMorals, Ethics, ValuesSocial IssuesValues
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10/06/2010
IconI want to bring to your attention a terrible event that happened in the Cincinnati area a few weeks ago and is still in the courts. In Finneytown, a church day care employed two individuals who were convicted of drugging kids so they would sleep and lessen their responsibilities, one child as young as 3 months. I am a bi-vocational pastor, who grew up in a single parent home and my life was Hell on earth for many years as I did not get the things I needed most as a child: loving parents and a strong father figure. More >>

Tags: divorceMorals, Ethics, ValuesParentingReligionSocial IssuesValues
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10/01/2010
IconIt is true the expertise of the school faculty is to help provide your child with an education. It is also your job to support that end. One of the biggest challenges is many parents do not feel skilled at educating their kids, and many times the techniques or ways their kids are being taught can be difficult for parents to understand at teach at home... More >>

Tags: Adult Child-ParentCharacter, Courage, ConscienceCharacter-Courage-ConscienceEducationFamily/Relationships - Adult Child/ParentFamily/Relationships - ChildrenFamily/Relationships - FamilyFamily/Relationships - TeensMorals, Ethics, ValuesParentingPersonal ResponsibilityRelativesSchoolSocial IssuesTeachingTeensValues
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09/29/2010
IconHere's the skinny on KFC: the world's largest chicken chain's US same-store sales fell 7% in the second quarter of 2010.  Two weeks ago, KFC revealed more than 60% of Americans ages 18-25 couldn't identify who that "old guy" (Colonel Sanders) was on the KFC logo. Obviously, time for a change!  More >>

Tags: HealthSocial IssuesValues
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09/27/2010
IconIn 2005, Lawrence H. Summers resigned as president of Harvard University.  That announcement came a week before a "no confidence" vote by the Harvard faculty was expected.  Why?  The answer is simple:  activist groups in general, and feminist groups in particular, don't accept facts when they oppose their agenda. Dr. Summers discussed human gender differences in an academic conference.  He suggested that innate gender differences between the sexes might explain the few women in science and math.  The response to his factually based comment was akin to the apocalypse! More >>

Tags: ParentingSocial IssuesValues
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09/27/2010
IconLast week, I wrote about Molly Norris, the Seattle cartoonist who made a declaration that April 10, 2010 should be known as "Everybody Draw Mohammed" day.  This poor woman is now on a designated Muslim "hit list," according to our FBI, and has to go into hiding for the rest of her life.  The American-born Muslim imam Anwar al-Awlaki (the guy who allegedly inspired the Fort Hood massacre) singled out Molly Norris as a "prime target," saying "her proper abode is hellfire." More >>

Tags: PoliticsSocial IssuesValues
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09/21/2010
IconA few days ago, while driving I heard a portion of a phone call where the lady was looking for motivation to lose weight. Your answer was no motivation works. Eventually it is a matter of character. I am paraphrasing, but essentially you said an individual has to decide whether they keep faith with themselves or not. A person has to make a choice to be honorable and to close that refrigerator door. You mentioned how awful we feel when we cheat, and that we are cheating ourselves. I don't want to be the type of person who cheats! More >>

Tags: AdoptionCharacter, Courage, ConscienceCharacter-Courage-ConscienceHealthParentingRead On-AirResponse To A CallSocial Issues
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09/13/2010
Icon...My neighbor's son goes to a local day orphanage. She chose this particular day care because it has "sunny yellow walls and the toys looked clean." This was her standard for the people who would raise her child. This day care recently acquired a three year old Chinese boy, whose parents are recent immigrants from China to attend medical school at a local university. This boy speaks no English. More >>

Tags: DepressionMental HealthParentingRead On-AirSAHM stay at home momSocial IssuesValues
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09/09/2010
IconThose of you who listen regularly to my radio program know I am big on tolerance.  For example, I tell callers who are bemoaning a parent or other relative's annoying behavior to play "Stepford" human being and just smile and be nice.  If, however, that relative is evil, now that's not to be tolerated.  But being annoyed or likewise offended by stupid comments, quirky behavior, irritating demands, or odd habits is a waste of time and emotion.  Everyone has his or her quirks.  And when you live in a country like the United States of America - a salad of cultures and personalities with the freedom of self-expression - there's always going to be something to be surprised or offended by. More >>

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