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Social Issues
09/01/2010
IconSocial isolation [loneliness] is as bad for your health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, being an alcoholic, not exercising, and twice as harmful as obesity. Bottom line:  The lack of social support should be added to the short list of risk factors for an early grave.  More >>

Tags: FriendshipsParentingSocial IssuesValues
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08/18/2010
IconThis past weekend I found myself at a dinner party... I had one couple ask me what I did for a living and I answered, "I raise my 3 kids." They looked at me a little baffled and I could tell they were trying to think of something polite to say... it came out as "Oh....well.... okay..." I just smiled and moved on. More >>

Tags: MotherhoodMotherhood-FatherhoodParentingRead On-AirSAHM (Stay at Home Mom)Social Issues
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08/17/2010
IconTo those of you who are listening right now, I appreciate it. Thank you for tuning in to my show.   Now, last Tuesday I used a word that I had never used before on air.  I pulled myself off at the end of the hour.  With one hour to go, we played a tape.  Truthfully, I was so upset with myself; I was shaking.  More >>

Tags: Morals, Ethics, ValuesPersonal ResponsibilityRacismSocial IssuesValues
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08/10/2010
IconIn my Parents magazine (June's issue) I read an article that is both sad and disturbing. It is the scary summer story of leaving a child in the hot car More >>

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08/09/2010
IconI recently heard your commentary on Sandbagging . I am a StreamLink subscriber so I listened to it several times and took notes!...I was sandbagged by my boss after three years of employment during a performance review. More >>

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08/09/2010
Icon...I used to think it was my husband's job to be sweet and sexy, and if he didn't do everything I wanted when I wanted, I would become whiney and bitchy, no doubt prompting him to think "Why the hell did I marry her!" More >>

Tags: feministaMarriageMen's Point of ViewRead On-AirSexSocial IssuesValuesWomen's Point of View
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08/09/2010
Icon...I teach 8th grade English. It is sad how many of my students come from broken homes. I can see it in their eyes and hear it in their voices they know they aren't first in their parent's eyes. More >>

Tags: cell phoneDatingdivorceFamily/Relationships - ChildrenInternet-MediaMorals, Ethics, ValuesParentingRead On-AirRelationshipsSocial Issues
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08/09/2010
IconIts been exactly 8 months and 11 days since I quit my job to be at home with my son! I've emailed you twice in the past. First about "Kissing My Baby's Face Off" and second when I informed you I FINALLY quit that stressful job and yanked my then 9 month old son out of daycare to stay home with him! More >>

Tags: HealthIn Praise of Stay-at-home MomsParentingRead On-AirSAHMSocial Issuesstay at home momStay-at-Home Mom
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08/09/2010
IconI want to take issue from an attitude I hear from friends and some of the callers on your show. Why do people feel that parenting is a thankless job? I get an awful lot of thanks and praise from my children. My teenage daughter tells me multiple times a week that she is grateful for the big and small things I do for her and that she is so glad that her dad and I are HER parents. More >>

Tags: BehaviorDay CaredaycareFamily/Relationships - TeensgratefulParentingRead On-AirRegarding Dr. LauraSocial IssuesTeensValues
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06/17/2010
IconI spoke with you about attending court with my father at my cousin's prosecution for robbery, and I want to thank you for your wisdom and help which you shared with me. More >>

Tags: Character, Courage, ConscienceCharacter-Courage-ConscienceFamily/Relationships - FamilyMorals, Ethics, Valuespolitical correctnessRead On-AirRelativesResponse To A CallSAHM stay at home momSocial IssuesValues
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