My Shot@Life Story

When I was a little girl, I was terrified of brick buildings. I knew if my Mom took me to a brick building it meant I was going to get a shot. I remember one time my Mom put me in the car and we drove to that despicable building. I began crying before we even entered. I sat in the exam room whimpering like a whipped pup waiting for the horror of the needle.

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Heart Of Haiti

The holidays for us are a time of great tradition. Traditions are important for family bonding; it is a family ritual that coincides with a special day. As a family, our traditions include a whole pig for Christmas Eve, Paul’s baking for Christmas Day and 12 grapes at midnight on New Year’s. Our traditions define us as a family.

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The Friendship Show

Being a parent is a monumental task. We need to teach our babies everything from how to walk to how to behave in public. Sometimes we have our kids fill in the blanks. We teach them that it’s good to share and reprimand them if they hit or bite but how often do we teach our kids how to be a friend? Our children’s ability to make friends and develop healthy, supportive relationships is vital to their success as human beings. This is why I strongly recommend “The Friendship Show” from Motherco.com.

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Hunger In Our Schools

Hunger is a real issue. It is not something that is happening all the way around the world and we are completely removed from it. It is happening next door, down the street. Your kids are sitting next to kids who have not eaten a good meal in a very long time. Malnutrition is not a foreign concept only used for those poor, bloated children on TV.

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A Sugar Cube For Life

When I was a little girl, I was terrified of brick buildings. I knew if my Mom took me to a brick building it meant I was going to get a shot. I remember one time my Mom put me in the car and we drove to that despicable building. I began crying before we even entered. I sat in the exam room whimpering like a whipped pup waiting for the horror of the needle.

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Tide And The Future Friendly Challenge

Unless you have been living under a rock, you know that our environment has taken a beating since humans decided to light the first fire. In my lifetime, we have gone from recycling to conserve our natural resources to making some deep life changes to saving the planet. As a parent, these long-term changes have a deeper meaning. Sure, it’s great to raise a great kid but what world will they inherit? This is why this message is so important. With one simple change you can affect your life and the world in a very positive way.

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Bullying

Over a year ago, I wrote a post called ‘Anti-Social Media’. I wrote about the phenomenon of cyber bullying not as an aberrant behavior that is done by few but a new wave of on-line etiquette. Since then, after all the tragedies correlated with on and off line bullying, one would think it would be regulated, even policed; but, alas, no. How do you stop people from believing that they have the right to express their opinions about someone else? How do we as a society stand up to what has become a rite of passage among children, adolescents and adults?

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