Teens and Heroin

July 4, 2014
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Drug addiction and teens Drug addiction and teens is a very serious issue. There are multiple drugs that teens abuse, and one of the most dangerous ones is heroin. Heroin is an opiate that is created from morphine. Morphine naturally occurs in the poppy plant from Asia. Opiates are known to be very powerful pain […]

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The Incredible Mom-Hulk

July 3, 2014
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Parenting skills are passed from one generation to the next – unless the template is deliberately changed. My parenting life was spent anxiously trying to stay calm and not get angry. When I was mad I tried to prevent it from going into a full blown rage, sometimes over the most trivial things. Back in […]

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Start a New Weekend Tradition: Lemon Blueberry Pancakes

July 2, 2014
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When I think of comfort, I think of the Saturday morning pancakes my father made throughout my childhood and adolescence and occasionally into my adulthood. At first it was chocolate chips and whipped cream, then, as I aged, oatmeal-laden cakes rich with bananas, blueberries, and flax seed for my health. I went from pancake syrup […]

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Questions to Ponder….

June 27, 2014

“It is necessary for a man to go away by himself, to sit on a rock and to ask, ‘Who am I, where have I been and where am I going?’” –Carl Sandburg My son is about to graduate from high school. So the question is, “Who is he?” Is he where he imagined himself […]

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How Will This Kid Ever Make It In The Real World?

June 26, 2014
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In our Parents Anonymous Group we parents often wondered aloud how our children would ever survive in the real world: Will they be able to manage money? Will they learn to cook and clean their house? Will they manage to hold down a job? Will they get along well with others? Will they be able […]

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6 Ideas that “Serve Us” in Service

June 25, 2014
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My youngest child is about to graduate from high school and although it is a melancholy time for me and my whole family it got me to thinking about all the ways in which my life and our lives as a family is also ending in one area and about to take flight in other […]

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