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21 June 2016
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Happy Father’s Day!!!

June is the month that we celebrate hopefully the first significant men in our lives…..Yep, our fathers. Sadly, in this day and age, many individuals biological dads are not the first significant men in their lives. Often kids are born when the parents are still very young and young men, okay boys at this age […]


4 May 2016
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Communication Can Make or Break Families

It has been laid on my heart to move from blogging a third person academic blog to speaking of communication in families from first hand experience with the knowledge I have gained academically and spiritually.  Family is one of the most important support systems that a person can have.  A family member can also be […]


1 February 2016
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What Is Passed Down To Us. Appreciating Your Parents!

So what did your parents pass down to you? I’m not talking about a family heirloom or a large monetary sum.   I’m talking about what you emotionally inherited; what is passed down to us emotionally?  What talents or gifts do you have that your parents also have or had?  I’ve been doing this amazing Bible […]


8 December 2015
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Family
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Feminist Theory

      Could the Feminist Theory belief be one to blame for the make of today’s family dynamics? Feminist therapy was inspired during the Women’s Movement of the 1960’s. Its main focus was on empowering women and helping them discover how to break the stereotypes and molds of some traditional roles that women play […]


1 December 2015
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Kids Don’t Come With An Instruction Manual

A friend and I were talking and she told me, “I hate when people say Kids don’t come with an instruction manual.”  She went on to explain that as a Christian we should never say this statement because we have the Bible.  I must humbly admit as a Christian that I have thought and said […]


24 November 2015
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Family
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Grandparents and Preschoolers

The past eight years I have worked at a preschool. Within those eight years, I’ve seen a high number of grandparents raising these youths today. On a caseload 54, I have a total of 26 grandparents raising these preschoolers. Even with the increase in grand-parents roles as caregiver appears to be continuing for the foreseeable […]


2 September 2015
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Vacation or Stresscation!!!

Many families travel during the summer. The kids are out of school and it makes travel easier. Planning the right vacation for you family can sometimes be stressful. Especially when no one really wants to take the same type of vacation.  For example, my family recently took a summer vacation.  My idea of a fun […]


3 July 2015
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Family
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Pet Therapy: An Effective Drug

Are you searching for the miracle pill to lower anxiety, depression, stress, etc?  If so, look no further than your man’s (or woman’s) best friend.  In the past few years, there has been tremendous research done on pet therapy and one’s health – emotional, mental, physical and spiritual.  Pet Partners, a nonprofit animal-assisted program, lists […]

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