I get downright angry when I hear coverage of the impeachment drama playing out in Congress these days. Especially when I listen to a particular portion of the hearing and then hear a news reporter tell a completely partisan, biased, alarming version that didn’t happen, in my opinion. It’s not…View More Impeachment Drama
The term “sandwich generation” applies to those of us who have kids as well as parents who need us from time to time. As our children get older and need us less often, our parents can begin to need us more often as their bodies and minds falter. Maybe this…View More Parenting Parents
Only recently have I personally been exposed to parents who insist on keeping their child’s mind open for a future time when they will decide the big things in life like religion, politics and sports loyalties. Actually, most are less concerned about sports loyalties and continue to freely brainwash their…View More Brainwashing Children
Recycling and reusing the things we no longer need helps save our landscape. So, I did something I’ve never done this week and met some fascinating people in the process. One was a family of three who taught me the meaning of sacrifice, hard work and strong leadership. Salvador Cariaga…View More Take Them With You
Matt Christensen shared a piece on the website called Fatherly this week about 13 subjects young adults wish their dad would share in conversation with them. They amount to a list of topics that some dads play very close to their chests. Dads either express fear about speaking on these…View More Open Up, Dad!
Tesla vehicles made the news twice this week as the Riley family filed a lawsuit for negligence and liability after their son died in a high-speed crash last year and news that a Nissan Leaf’s replacement battery would cost $33,000 hit the airwaves. Last week an officer in California had…View More Some Things Will Kill You
To say Botham Jean’s murder caused a ripple in our national fabric last year would be a gross understatement. This budding young graduate of Harding University who had begun a promising career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Dallas was believed to be capable of becoming the Prime Minister of St. Lucia, where…View More The Tactics of Racists
Oklahoma joined several other states this week in allowing women to go topless in public. Not only can a woman go without a shirt, anyone is free to take pictures if that’s what she chooses to do. Only teens are protected from photographs of their nudity because that would be…View More Too Many Rules
This week marks 14 years of publishing tips and helps in weekly articles here. I appreciate the opportunity to think out loud and help other families at the same time! Over these 14 years and the dozen years ahead of that, I’ve tried to focus on anything that could connect…View More I’ll Try Anything
I had other plans last night than listening to the live debate of the Democratic candidates for President. I went outside to move my car and heard two minutes of the live debate as closing statements began. Protesters shut down one of the candidates for several minutes while they chanted…View More May I Continue?