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It never fails. Monday through Friday the kids are impossible to wake up in the morning. The weekends? They’re up – fresh like daisies – by 6:30AM! During the week I’m usually revisiting bedrooms 2, 3 and 4 times – trying to get little butts out of bed and out the door on time. My 3 big guys (in grades 6, 7, and 8) have to be at the bus stop at 6:55AM. I usually start waking them up at 6:15AM – and it’s a win in my book if they’re all down by 6:40AM. That gives them 15 minutes to eat something,...
Tags: Family, Parenting, Personal, Mommy, Victoria, Mom, Henry, Ben, Audrey, Activities with your Family

Harlem Globetrotters Offering Free Tickets to Government Workers

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters announced today that the team is offering complimentary game tickets to any U.S. government employee currently on furlough to the 2019 Fan Powered North American tour.  The Globetrotters have two games at State Farm Arena on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 1 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 20 at 2:30 p.m., plus one game at Infinite Energy Arena in Duluth on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 7:30 p.m. Any U.S. government employee currently on furlough can show their valid government ID at t...
Tags: Family, Events, Globetrotters, Georgia, Basketball, Jazz, Harlem Globetrotters, North America, Duluth, State Farm Arena, Harlem Globetrotter, Infinite Energy Arena, Original Harlem Globetrotters, Herschend Enterprises, Atlanta Braves Chop Fest

Conflict in the Family

So my question is this: My family is not communicating effectively. So l would love it if we embarked on family therapy. But the issue is we live in different countries. So is it possible to use two therapists who are similar in style of therapy to counsel the family. I’m not certain that I fully understand your question. In that case, I can only offer general advice. It makes sense to consult therapists who live in your respective county’s. Logistically, that would be the easiest approach. Cros...
Tags: Family, Communication, Therapy, Family Conflict, Family Therapy, Family Argument

My Daughter Is Very Explosive, Angry with Us & Other Family Over Mistakes of Others That Are Innocent

My daughter has been in a volatile marriage for about 10 years. there is verbal and emotional abuse from each of them (husband and wife) and little we can do to intervene. she is extremely volatile and angry over her life and lashing out at anyone who offends her including me and other family members. we have always been very close as a family so this kind of behavior is not the norm. we have had issues in the past, but this is intensified as I believe she is reflecting on her life–I believe she...
Tags: Family, Therapy, Anger Management, Abuse, Family Therapy, Domestic Violence, Emotional Abuse, Spousal abuse, Violence, Family Argument, Verbal Abuse, Victim Mentality, Family Discord

Evangelical woman tells church to go F themselves after they insist she disown her queer daughter

"I realized I was being asked to choose between the two most important parts of my life: my child and my church. I chose my child."
Tags: Family, Life, Lifestyle, Christianity, Bisexual, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Evangelical, Susan Cottrell

How Do I Help My Distressed Adult Daughter?

From Australia: My daughter is in her early 30s. She is married and lives overseas. We were a family of three children and two parents until when she was 9 years old. She is the middle child. Owing to domestic violence I had to take the children and move out and begin life anew. The four of us had a very challenging family life post separation, cos of deep seated attachment issues of my youngest son who was adopted. When he turned 16 he moved into a half way home. He is 25 and settled now, but r...
Tags: Family, London, General, Australia, Therapy, Anger Management, Couples Counseling, Parenting & Children, Trauma, Family Therapy, Family Argument, Family Schism, Don, Arguing, Grudges

How to Help Migrant Families Entering the U.S.

In December, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency released several hundred immigrants at Greyhound bus stations in El Paso, Texas and San Diego, California. Many of these individuals arrived from the U.S.-Mexico border and were given the option to try to find an available shelter once released.Read more...
Tags: Family, Mexico, Immigration, San Diego, Lifehacks, Gofundme, Donation, U S Immigration and Customs Enforcement, San Diego California, El Paso Texas

The Power of Welcome: Helping Our Kids Choose Love over Fear

You are welcome here. Those words disarm us. We can let our guards down and feel safe when we feel welcome. But we live in a world that is nervous about welcoming others, about risking comfort and security. Kent Annan will tell you to take the risk: choose love over fear. He beautifully describes the power of “welcome” in this story about his son who asks, “Are we for or against them?” We are for them and welcome them, Kent shows, because as the title of his book reminds us, when we welcome o...
Tags: Books, Family, Florida, Love, Religion, Syria, Guest Posts, Faith, Fear, Jesus, Kent, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Annan, Mafraq Jordan, InterVarsity Press

What Can I Do to Help My Father When We Suspect My Mother Has Factitious Disorder?

What can I do if I suspect my mother has factitious disorder; she has, for many years, exaggerated sickness when lacking attention, persisted in problems to get possibly unnecessary surgery ( from which she inexplicably has difficulty or never recovers from), and most recently seriously mis-manages her type 2 diabetes. As example, recently when my sister, father and myself were away seeing to the needs of my grandmother who was very ill and eventually passed away, we received a call from a neigh...
Tags: Family, Diabetes, Therapy, Self Harm, Hypochondriasis, Attention Seeking, National Alliance, Factitious Disorder

Seers 3 Seconds Instant Hot Water Dispenser Review

Seers 3 Seconds Instant Hot Water Dispenser Review ( = || []).push({}); Why do you need an Instant Hot Water Dispenser? Traditionally, we used kettle to boil water and of course we have electric kettles and electric thermal pots in the market. Boiling water using gas is time consuming, you can’t regulate the temperature with electric kettles while electric thermal pots constantly using electricity so the best way is Instant Hot Water Dispenser. Recently, ...
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Are screens really destroying young people’s brains?

Leading pediatricians say the assumption that screen time is behind problems is not really supported by research. The danger has more to do with a screen being a gateway for unwanted intrusions into a child's life. While recommendations are difficult based on the limited amount of research that has been done, the report offers a few. None It's impossible to be a perfect parent, however hard you try. One thing that has a lot of parents feeling continually guilty is the amount of time their kids...
Tags: Health, Gaming, Family, UK, Television, Parenting, Internet, Social Media, Innovation, Screen Time, RCPCH

Virgo invests in 80 Acres Farms

Virgo Investment Group has made a “significant” investment in Cincinnati, Ohio-based 80 Acres Farms, an indoor farming company. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE CINCINNATI, Jan. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — 80 Acres Farms, a leader in the rapidly growing indoor vertical farming industry, announced it has received a significant investment from Virgo Investment Group, a San Francisco Bay Area based private equity firm that invests in companies transforming and disrupting high-potential ...
Tags: Family, Trends, North America, Virgo, Hamilton, San Francisco Bay Area, Company, Cincinnati Ohio, HAMILTON Ohio, PE Deals, Virgo Investment Group, Acres Farms, Ohio Arkansas North Carolina, Alabama Virgo Investment Group, Mike Zelkind, Acres Farms We

7 Basic Things You Can Do to Make Your Home Safer for Children

There’s nothing better than your home. It’s the place where you relax and unwind after a long day at work. It’s a haven from the world and all its pressures. When it comes to your children, you want them to be as safe as possible, which means going the extra mile to ensure they are protected. Since over 6,000 deaths occur in the home each year, here are seven things that you need to do to ensure your kids are safe. 1. Keep All Cleaners Out of Reach It only seems natural to put cleaners under...
Tags: Family, Kids, Parenting, Safety, Home Improvement, Jazz, CLF, Around The House

On Weighing the Risks and Plans that Fail

If you see a small creature scampering in the woods or along a path during winter, you can bet the little guy has weighed the pros and cons of being seen. In my own corner of the Colorado pines, I don’t often see chipmunks this time of year. Painted black stripe across his back, the chipmunk leans towards sleeping more to conserve energy so his tiny self outlasts winter. In his underground home, his heartbeat can go from 350 beats a minute to a barely-there fifteen beats. On a warmer day he migh...
Tags: Family, Colorado, Trust, Inspiration, Risk, Disappointment, Faith, Jesus, Pain, New Year, Doubt, Dreams, Seasons, Surrender, New Beginnings, Encouragement

Picture Books to Prepare for School – Part 2

In Part 1 of the ‘preparing for school’ series, we focused our attention on themes relating to new beginnings and gentle steps towards independence and new friendships. This post will include picture books with beautifully heartwarming sentiments of embracing our own and others’ individuality, uniqueness and personal preferences, what makes us human and advocating for … Continue reading Picture Books to Prepare for School – Part 2 The post Picture Books to Prepare for School – Part 2 appeared ...
Tags: School, Books, Family, Friendship, Diversity, Equality, Inclusion, Scholastic, Bob Graham, Walker Books, Individuality, Book Reviews - Childrens and Young Adult, New Book Releases, Romi Sharp, Jonathan Bentley, New Frontier Publishing

Hemangioma Birthmark on your Child

Hemangioma was a word I didn’t know well at all before July 9, 2013. Actually – I’m going to be honest with you – I didn’t even know how to say it properly! My beautiful Victoria was born with a hemangioma on the left side of her forehead.  I knew immediately that there was a pinkish/red mark there, but the nurse and doctor told me it might just be a bruise from birth and to wait a few days and see. Victoria was born via c-section and right after birth, as much as I was out of it from the medic...
Tags: Audrey, Personal, Family, Hemangioma, Victoria

Crazy, Stressed Days Need This Life Plan: A Manifesto to Stay Sane

S o I’m a mess and we’re all failures — at least all the honest of us are. And the truth is, no one ever runs before they take baby steps.  So I scratch down these 25 points, like my own sanity manifesto, and there are a thousand different ways in a thousand seasons to make a life glorify God. I scrawl out mine, which would be different than most wayfarers and sojourners, who knows, but I make a place for it on the fridge and it’s not a law, but a scaffolding for the shaky, struggling days. I d...
Tags: Family, Hope, Religion, Jerusalem, Faith, Jesus, Michael Phelps, Abraham, Vincent Van Gogh, Nehemiah, Free Tools

How My Non-Muslim Family Members Have Made Me A Stronger Muslim

By Laura El Alam Whenever I walk into a room, there is one member of my family who consistently walks right out.  He says he’s not comfortable with me now that I wear a headscarf. He’s had nearly 19 years to adjust, but the “discomfort” persists.   I’m allowed to visit another close relative’s house only if I agree not to pray there. He believes his home is “consecrated to Christ,” and if I worship Allah there, it would somehow taint the sanctity of his home. When I tell him that I do not ...
Tags: Family, Life, Relationships, Massachusetts, Love, Religion, Fox, Islam, Muslim, Jesus, Catholic, Muslims, Convert, Breitbart, Laura, Muhammad

Sexual Abuse?

I have a question for you. I come from a very dysfunctional family. There is a history of alcoholism and sexual deviancy and abuse throughout both sides of my parents’ lineage. My question is this: Do you consider what happened to me to be sexual abuse? My father would sleep with me in bed with him for years. He would put his hands down my pants and hold my bare bottom and put his hands between my thighs (as if to warm them). This is how we would “snuggle up and prepare to go to sleep” every nig...
Tags: Psychology, Family, General, Depression, Anxiety, Therapy, Self-esteem, Personality, Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Childhood Trauma, Alcoholism, Vietnam, Sexual Trauma

How Do I Deal with My Toxic Mother?

From a young woman in Macedonia: Hello. I would like to ask you how to deal with my mother who is always negative. First of all I must say that she is a good person and would never hurt me. However she has always been a very negative person which affects me really bad. Since I was a child,she has always been crying about her small health, financial and any other issue she would have. I’ve always lived in fear that something bad will happen,that she will die,that we are destined to be an unhappy ...
Tags: Family, General, Despair, Depression, Therapy, Parenting & Children, Macedonia, Don, Toxic Parent, Toxic Family

5 Good Reasons to Drop Out of College

It’s January. If you are in college, January is a month where you can take a breather. First semester is over. So are the holidays. Now there is time to think. Have you been having doubts? Do you want to return for second semester? It is a choice, you know. There are many good reasons both for personal growth and for long term financial health to stay in school. But college isn’t for everyone. It may not be for you or for you at this time. It’s not only okay but important for the return to se...
Tags: Psychology, Grief, Family, Students, College, Work Life Balance, Self-help, Social Life, Time Management, Grieving, Grief And Loss, Children And Teens, Student Therapist, School Preparation, Drop Out of College

Happy New Year! by The Pioneer Woman

I would love to say that wishing you Happy New Year on January eleventh is some kind of fluke, or an uncharacteristic time delay for me…but it is actually consistent with my whole vibe these days. But better late than never: HAPPY NEW YEAR, FRIENDS! I know it has been a long time since I’ve […]
Tags: Food, Family, Pioneer Woman, Marlboro Man

DIY Cozy Comfortable Space

The cooler months are upon us. Dropping temperatures paired with brick winds, falling snow, sleet, rain, ice, and hail leave the majority of us stuck inside more than we would like. Turn torture into pleasure by creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. These simple accessories will help transform a room in mere seconds. Come home […] The post DIY Cozy Comfortable Space appeared first on I Like It Frantic.
Tags: Family, Blogging, Decorating

The Secret to Freedom — and it’s not what you’d expect

A brief conversation with her husband changed the trajectory of her life when he told her, “You don’t make our house a place I want to come home to.” Wendy Pope faced two choices: take the words to the God who loved her, or let the words take root in her heart and sprout bitter resentment toward the man she loved. In trusting God with the painful words, He taught her the life-changing disciplines of Yes to God which cultivates trust in God, No to Self that invites revelation from God, and Maybe...
Tags: Books, Family, Religion, Guest Posts, Faith, Jesus, North Carolina, Facetime, Christ, Wendy, Scott, Luke, Carolinas, David C Cook, Daddy, Eucharistic Living

5 Items To Consider Taking When Evacuating Your Home

In some instances, there are circumstances that we are caught off guard due to the natural disaster or even with the human-made catastrophes.   Once you have heard a mandatory evacuation from the authorities broadcasted on your local news media, you need to consider thinking already to what the items are should you take when evacuating. ... [read more] The post 5 Items To Consider Taking When Evacuating Your Home appeared first on Daddy's Hangout|Atlanta Daddy Blogger|Parenting,Sports,Mus...
Tags: Family, Life, Jazz

How To Improve Your Family’s Health in 2019

Would you like to effectively reduce the risk of your family getting ill? We all know keeping healthy is important, but it can sometimes be confusing to know the best way to do it. Encouraging your children to adopt healthy habits means you’re setting them up well for the future. Nobody has ever said that raising a family is easy, and when you’re busy with your career and other responsibilities, finding the time to set a good example in the form of a healthy, active lifestyle can be a ...
Tags: Health, Family, Fashion, Education, Parenting, Exercise, Family Activities, Screen Time, Healthy Food, Health & Fitness, Active Lifestyle, Family Fun, Home Life, Family Health, Family Entertainment, Abcmouse

Should You Change Your Kids’ Lifestyle When You Have A Financial Emergency? Or Not?

Had a major life issue that disrupted your finances?  If so, did you cut back or try to maintain the status quo for your children because they’ve already experienced so much upheaval? The post Should You Change Your Kids’ Lifestyle When You Have A Financial Emergency? Or Not? appeared first on Bible Money Matters and was written by Melissa. Copyright © Bible Money Matters - please visit for more great content.
Tags: Family, Children, Marketing, Frugality, Melissa

Conflicts in Dating a Single Dad

I am in a situation where I have been the patient understanding partner but am at a point where I am considering leaving the relationship because of the kid. I think first is the issue of discipline. My partner, to me, is very inconsistent in his discipline being simultaneously too harsh and lenient (ex. “I’m going to get my belt if you don’t listen and I am not giving you anything to eat, now come here and give me a hug. Want to watch TV?”). I do not directly address this in disagreement but he...
Tags: Psychology, Family, General, Anxiety, Therapy, Anger Management, Personality, Parenting & Children, Dating, Single Parent, Insensitivity, Single Father

Do You Know That Active Family Holidays Are The Best!

Did we really just say active. Are we really telling you to do something that doesn’t involve drinking the all inclusive dry, eating until you feel like you’ve got another baby in your belly, and lying around until you feel like you’ve got pressure sores coming on your back. We won’t lie, this is something that just sounds perfect, especially after the stress of going back to work after having the time off at Christmas. But there comes a time where you have to explore a new kind of holiday, and ...
Tags: Family, Jazz

Fathers: Don’t Be Afraid to Help Your Daughters Find God

For the past twenty years I have owned and operated my own business. I worked seven days a week and about twelve to fourteen hours a day on average, trying to build a customer base so I could make a profit. I was young and was eager to impress my family with my hard work. One Sunday, my family came to visit me at work, as usual, and as they were getting ready to leave, I heard my daughter say, “Why doesn’t Daddy go to church or to lunch with us?” My heart broke. I never liked working on weekends...
Tags: Family, Featured, Religion, Jesus, Fatherhood, Marriage & Family, Sophia Excerpts, Sunday Mass