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11/14/2011
Not Turning Our Backs on Child Abuse! ...We have had first-hand experience with people who deny and turn the other way on victims of child abuse. My niece, who is now in my husband's and my custody, was physically, emotionally and sexually abused by her dad (my brother). More >>

Tags: AbuseChild AbuseFamily/Relationships - FamilyRelationshipsRelativesResponse to a CallSocial Issues
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11/14/2011
Evil Absolved ..."My" sperm donor left my mother for his secretary when I was 3. My mother, feeling rejected, was swept off her feet by a child predator. This man saw my picture on her desk and said, "I'm going to marry you!" More >>

Tags: AbuseChild AbuseResponse to a CallSocial IssuesValues
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11/11/2011
Lived in the Crevices of My Mind Where No One Could Hurt Me I am my kids' mom, I am my husband's wife, and I WAS abused as a child. My sperm donor and my Mother divorced when I was only months old. I didn't know my sperm donor, he wasn't interested, and he chose a different family. More >>

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11/11/2011
Child Abuse: It's Awful, Painful, Shameful and More If you haven't been through it, there is no way to describe it. It's awful, it's painful, it's shameful - I can't think of enough "ful" words... For me, it was my father - yes, my biological father, who is now known only as "my sperm donor". More >>

Tags: AbuseChild AbuseResponse to a CallSocial IssuesValues
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11/11/2011
Joe Paterno and the Penn State Child Abuse Horror It is my never-to-be-humble opinion that coach Joe Paterno from Penn State ought to be in jail. Fired wasn't enough. Let's see, endangering the welfare of minors, knowing kids were being molested and not reporting it to the police? I don't know, I think that should be actionable. More >>

Tags: AbuseChild AbuseMorals, Ethics, ValuesPersonal ResponsibilitySocial IssuesValues
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11/09/2011
Male Victims of Domestic Violence I really appreciated your show about male victims of domestic violence. This is a problem not many in the domestic violence industry want to admit exists. They try to pass this off as a gender specific issue. It is not. More >>

Tags: AbuseSocial IssuesValues
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11/08/2011
Addiction from a Spouse's Perspective I want to thank you for sharing my blog...And I want to share a comment I received from a fellow Dr. Laura fan. It read: "I found your blog through your 1st post that was highlighted in Dr. Laura's daily email. I wanted to say thank you. Thank you for being such a strong mother and for facing head on, the soul-sucking monster that is addiction..." More >>

Tags: AddictionHealthParentingSocial Issues
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11/08/2011
My Family Paid the Price For the past year I have been working part time for additional income for our household. Thanks to you, I realized how much it was hurting our family for me to be away from home and not being 100% a wife, mother, lover and caretaker. More >>

Tags: BudgetJobMarriageMorals, Ethics, ValuesParentingpart-time workSAHM stay-at-home momSocial IssuesstressValues
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11/07/2011
A 'Healthier' Version of the Apples Poem I love the Apples Poem and I've heard it many times before, but the line "the apples at the top think something is wrong with them" always bothered me. Not all of us quality girls think something is wrong with us. More >>

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10/12/2011
The Dangers of Seventeen Magazine I had a Dr Laura moment, and the guts to blog about it because of you: Reach for Those Stars? (AKA Shame on You Seventeen Magazine) More >>

Tags: Family/Relationships - TeensMorals, Ethics, ValuesParentingSexSocial IssuesTeensValues
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