An Unwanted Teachable Moment: In the face of Bigotry

This is a story that I posted on Facebook, which I would like to share here as well.  Despite the fact that I wasn’t present during these events, I feel as though I was because of the way it touches me and my family so closely. Feel completely free to share this, I want this

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Find New Roads On A Staycation

What a week of traveling is all I can say. This year we decided to take a summer Staycation, and with a little help from Chevrolet, we had a blast up in the NY District. It all started with a drive down to my parents house for the Independence Day weekend. Not only is it

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I’ve Been There

Tuesday night we flew from Seattle to Boston. That would be 7 of us, 2 adults, 4 kids and a baby. On the “red eye” flight departing at 11pm and arriving at 7am. Look, we know all about thee cliche regarding travelling with kids and/or infants. The cliche may be tired but the problem is

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The Great Debate: When Should You Spank Your Kids?

I know there will be a lot of folks who respond “never” as a knee-jerk reaction to this question, but hear me out on this. I grew up most of my childhood in a single-parent home where spankings, or whoopings as we called them, were not uncommon. Switch, flat shoe, hairbrush, belt, and bare hand were all

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Deep Into Summer

It’s what… the 3rd week of summer vacation. Maybe the 4th week, depending on where you are. Chances are if you’re like me you’ve already gotten at least one summer camp done, if not two. Trying to keep the kids busy while not breaking the bank. The great summer pasttime. We try to balance out

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