Do You Text Message?

Are you the mother of a teen? Have you invested in a cell phone? If not, you may want to consider it. Text messaging is the in thing among our youth, and it is saving lives. I recently wrote an article, Mom Don't Embarass Me. In short, the article gives tips to parents who have teens that are trying to find themselves. I suggested that parents give … [Continue]

A Moral or Immoral Message?

When I read articles on the current teen trends I'm thankful that I have successfully raised my daughter and I don't have to deal with these issues personally. If your daughter wanted you to purchase this T-shirt for her, what would be your reaction? What kind of message is this sending? Should we encourage our teenage daughters to involve … [Continue]

We Remember You: 2,996 Victims

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2996: A Tribute To The Victims of 9/11

Today marks the 5th year of the World Trade Center tragedy. I am honoring the life of Nancy Carole Farley, 45, who was a World Trade Center victim on September 11, 2001. Mrs. Farley resided in Jersey City, NJ with her husband Robert. She worked as a Claims Negotiator for Reinsurance Solutions Inc., on the 94th floor at 1 World Trade Center.Nancy … [Continue]

School Sued For Ignoring Bullies

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  This post is a follow-up of my July 23, 2006 post Don't Bully My Child. Casey County High School in Kentucky is being sued because administrators and teachers failed to take the appropriate action to protect five students on school grounds from bullies. In my previous post, I stated that parents should meet with school officials, and … [Continue]

Britney Spears – Bad Mother or Bad Press

Lets set aside the image that we have of Britney Spears smacking gum while interviewing with Matt Lauder, and the lastest image of her posing on the cover of Harper's magazine and ask, Is Britney a bad mother or is she receiving bad press? I believe she's just making mistakes as a young mother. I look back over my experiences as a first time … [Continue]

Foreign Baby Names Banned

Authorities in the city of Chihuahua, Mexico are enforcing a new set of rules. They are dictating to parents on what they can name their children. Now the authorities state they have the children at heart. They are trying to prevent children from a lifetime of ridicule and legal troubles. I've never known anyone to be arrested or encounter legal … [Continue]

I Mind Very Much If You Smoke

  Should smoking be banned in private vehicles? If the Marco Firebaugh Memorial Children's Health and Safety Act of 2006 is passed, drivers in California will be fined if they are caught smoking with a child under the age of six in their vehicle. This applies to moving or parked vehicles. Vehicles on private property will not be an … [Continue]

The Death of a Child

As a parent, you often wonder if your child is safe, especially during their teenage years and when they decide to move away from home. My worst nightmare would be receiving a call that my daughter had been in an automobile accident or injured somehow coming from a party or club. A message awaited me one morning at my office informing me that a … [Continue]

Preparing Home Made Baby Foods

While reading my local newspaper, I came across an article on mothers preparing home made baby foods. The article referenced a site on preparing wholesome baby foods, which I decided to visit. The site listed several reasons for preparing home made foods. Two of the reasons listed really caught my attention. First, "You have total control over what … [Continue]