Category Archives for Family

Melissa Henson: CBS’s Insipid, Vulgar “Friends with Better Lives”

For the network that airs Two and a Half Men, the bar was already pretty low for insipid and needlessly … Continue reading

10. April 2014 by Marybeth Hicks
Categories: Family, Media, Not Making This Up, Parenting, Values | Leave a comment

Melissa Henson: Why TV ratings aren’t helping parents

The latest episode of Fox’s The Following, a sophomore drama about a charismatic serial killer with legions of followers who … Continue reading

28. March 2014 by Marybeth Hicks
Categories: American Teens, Family, Media, Parenting, Technology | Leave a comment

In parenting, happiness is not the goal (Really!)

Take the time to read this phenomenal blog post at Huff Post Parents called, “It Is Not My Job to … Continue reading

06. March 2014 by Marybeth Hicks
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Melissa Henson: What really works at the box office

A fundamental tenet of business is first, find out what it is that people want or need; then set about … Continue reading

28. February 2014 by Marybeth Hicks
Categories: Consumerism, Family, Money, Parenting, Values | Leave a comment

Science fair proves Einstein’s Mother’s Theories

The science is settled. At long last, a brilliant mom named Susan Messina has put science fairs in their place. … Continue reading

19. February 2014 by Marybeth Hicks
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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

Marybeth: A Silent Night for mother and son

Imagine that Mary wandered the house in the middle of the night and sat at the edge of the bed. … Continue reading

17. December 2013 by Marybeth Hicks
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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

Lynn: Teach your children (sons) well

This past weekend, my 16-year-old daughter attended her Homecoming dance with her very first date ever. It was an epic … Continue reading

15. October 2013 by Lynn Armitage
Categories: American Teens, Education, Family, Feminism, Manners, Mom Warned Me, Parenting, PC Values, Uncategorized, Values, Women, Young Adults | Leave a comment

Peace be With You, Sweetheart

Teachers love their classrooms. They are our domain, our playing field, our office, our zone. For 180 days these walls … Continue reading

12. September 2013 by Mary Gates
Categories: American Teens, Education, Faith, Family, Religion, Work | Leave a comment

Lori: The beauty of a PC sharing TLC

Technology does wonderful things. On Sunday it brought a friend to church. She had a cough for awhile, went to … Continue reading

04. September 2013 by Lori Borgman
Categories: Faith, Family, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Lori: Grandkids? He’s glad you asked!

The husband refuses to listen when I tell him that he shouldn’t carry on so about our grandkids to other … Continue reading

28. August 2013 by Lori Borgman
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Marybeth: Common Core State Standards raising questions for parents

With the school year starting soon, here’s a sampling of questions from recent emails: Q. Our school district is revamping … Continue reading

21. August 2013 by Marybeth Hicks
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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: No such thing as a simple project

There is no such thing as a simple project. Every project you start leads to another, which leads to another, … Continue reading

06. August 2013 by Lori Borgman
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Marybeth: Spoiled children are spoiling the summer

Q. It’s the dog days of summer and I’m out of ideas to entertain my kids. For the past week, … Continue reading

25. July 2013 by Marybeth Hicks
Categories: Consumerism, Family, Parenting, Values | 2 comments

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