July 2013

Parents Anonymous Groups and the White Sneakers

July 30, 2013

Parents Anonymous welcomes every parent (or someone in a parenting role) to the groups no matter who they are or where they come from. A new member once told our group about another parenting support group she had attended a short time before. She felt as though she had a difficult time getting her needs […]

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6 Things I Know For Sure About Being a Mom

July 28, 2013

“Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother’s love is not.” — James Joyce It’s not about me and it’s not about my children, it’s about the minds of the human beings I have been gifted to guide and stand with in times of trouble and triumph, laughter and rest. […]

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Jesus, Grandma and Spanking

July 25, 2013

This week I heard from Susan, a longtime member who has joined grandparenthood and is now dealing with new, different challenges she had not expected. Since these issues appear without warning and sometimes turn our lives upside down, I wanted to share them and my thoughts with you. Divorce is a multifaceted issue but when […]

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Fathers Are the Other Parent

July 23, 2013

Last week in a mother’s support group (not Parents Anonymous) I listened as a young mom described her situation; her daughter is two and a half and the father has been getting her for visitation every other weekend. She says her daughter is happy with her and is fine with going to stay with her […]

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Student Loan Debt

July 22, 2013
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Source: ConsolidatedCredit.org.

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Home Alone Tragedy: Five-Year-Old Left Alone

July 18, 2013

In late June five-year-old Brandajah Smith was taken off life-support machines after she was declared brain dead in New Orleans. Little Brandajah was left home alone by her mother who went to a neighborhood store to buy a few things. While playing alone, Brandajah found a loaded pistol hidden under a pillow and the gun […]

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