Category Archives for Common Sense

Melissa Henson: Kia, Red Bull Must Stop Paying For Racist and Misogynistic TV Content, Too

Earlier this week it was announced that a number of major corporations like Kia and Red Bull had pulled their … Continue reading

05. May 2014 by Marybeth Hicks
Categories: Common Sense, Family, Media, Parenting, Values | 2 comments

Lori Borgman: The parade you don’t want to miss

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It was a last-minute deal. I left dirty dishes in the sink, grabbed two flags from the garage and met … Continue reading

09. April 2014 by Lori Borgman
Categories: Common Sense, Patriotism, Values | Tags: | Leave a comment

The Good, Bad and the Bossy

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Dear Miss Bossy Pants, You might not remember me, but I was one of the girls you bossed around when … Continue reading

18. March 2014 by Lori Borgman
Categories: Common Sense, Feminism, Parenting, Women | 2 comments

Raunchy t-shirts? $600. Teachable moment? Priceless.

This week, a Utah mom made news by buying up nearly $600 worth of t-shirts that she decribed as indecent, … Continue reading

21. February 2014 by Marybeth Hicks
Categories: American Teens, Common Sense, Consumerism, Cool Women, Fashion, Values | Leave a comment

How one coach turned a LaxBro into a well-mannered young man

A majority of adults believe our culture is more rude and less civilized than a generation ago. If you recently … Continue reading

08. January 2014 by Marybeth Hicks
Categories: American Teens, Common Sense, Family, Manners, Values, Young Adults | Leave a comment

Lori: Speak now, regret it forever

Nearly 25 years ago, Mike Royko wrote a sharp-edged column on the first roster of banned words, a list of … Continue reading

04. November 2013 by Lori Borgman
Categories: Common Sense, Media, PC Values | Leave a comment

Lori: Satisfied with being dissatisfied

Why is it we always seem so surprised when a poll tells us what we already know? A Pew Research … Continue reading

21. October 2013 by Lori Borgman
Categories: Common Sense, Economy, Family, Values | Leave a comment

Lori: Sifting the bad news for the good

It’s hard to read the news without thinking we have become a total train wreck. Terrorist attacks, mass killings, abductions, … Continue reading

30. September 2013 by Lori Borgman
Categories: Common Sense, Media | Leave a comment

Marybeth: Teachers required to wear undies; union balks

  At first I figured the Daily Caller was just using a provocative headline to get conservative parents like me … Continue reading

09. September 2013 by Marybeth Hicks
Categories: American Teens, Common Sense, Education, Values | Leave a comment

Lori: Every parent is a teacher

The oldest of our brood of six grandchildren, oldest being the wise, ripe age of four, sat in church during … Continue reading

13. August 2013 by Lori Borgman
Categories: Common Sense, Education, Family, Parenting | Leave a comment

Lori: Get this look, or not

There’s a feature that often accompanies pictures of celebrities on websites called “Get this look.” The pop-up directs you to … Continue reading

02. July 2013 by Lori Borgman
Categories: Common Sense, Fashion | Leave a comment

Lori: For real fireworks read the Declaration

A friend tells a story about growing up in Chicago in the ‘60s. A neighbor boy he played with was … Continue reading

26. June 2013 by Lori Borgman
Categories: Common Sense, Family, Freedom | Leave a comment

Lori: If you ‘don’t know,’ find out

With the way things are going, the White House soon will have more scandals than Quaker has oats. The hearings … Continue reading

29. May 2013 by Lori Borgman
Categories: Common Sense, Politics, Values | Leave a comment

Marybeth: A tactful response to untactful garb

To: Marybeth From: Irritated Aunt My 13-year-old son will be confirmed in a solemn ceremony at our church. We have … Continue reading

14. May 2013 by Marybeth Hicks
Categories: American Teens, Common Sense, Family, Fashion, Manners, Parenting, Values | 1 comment

Sarah: Who’s a Savant?

I recently read an article by Adam Piore about savant syndrome, that rare and mysterious affliction in which someone suffers some … Continue reading

10. May 2013 by Sarah Maduri
Categories: Common Sense, Family, Feminism, Media, Uncategorized, Values, Women, Work | Tags: , , , , | Leave a comment

Lori: All a twitter over tweeting

The husband joined Twitter. I coached him. It was like standing behind someone who is deathly afraid of water and … Continue reading

13. April 2013 by Lori Borgman
Categories: Common Sense, Family, Media, Technology | Leave a comment

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