12 Tips for Talking to Children About Death

American children have likely been asking some pretty tough questions lately - between the horrifying headlines and daily family life, there is most certainly the very real concept of death. Depending on the age of your child, you might have some questions yourself: How much do I say? How much do I share? Dr....more
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Why I Don’t Mind the Media Focus on the Bombers

I’ve been seeing a lot of these memes on facebook and twitter about how we need to ignore the bombers and focus on the heroes.  I’ve been thinking a lot about that.  It is not that I disagree, but I don’t quite agree, either.  And then a friend wrote this post about the issue, and I like what she said.  But, her thoughts were different from my thoughts, and I’ve...more

Boston Tragedy: Look for the Helpers

You know those days when something happens that threatens your faith in humanity? Finding out someone planted bombs at the finish line of the Boston Marathon makes today one of those days. The news comes in waves, though, ya know? And the first wave or two is the most horrific. Those are the waves where you find out about the damage, the injury, the lives lost ... when the horror of it all settles in....more
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Telling Your Kids that the World Can Suck-Thoughts on Boston

I rarely have the television on when the kids are home, and for good reason.  At 5:30, I was blissfully living inside my temporary domestic bubble.  My husband wasn’t travelling and thus, able to take our son to karate, leaving me an hour of luxury to actually make dinner, as opposed to slapping something together....more

Too Many Mornings Like This Morning

 I just feel like there have been too many mornings like this morning. Mornings following horror and tragedy. I fell asleep last night while watching the news (again). I fell asleep while watching more images of people running in fear, and more images of smoke and ambulances and tears....more

Why the Kermit Gosnell Murder Trial Doesn't Make Me Oppose Legal Abortion

In the past few days, some of my most conservative friends on Facebook have been ranting about the trial of Kermit Gosnell. Questioning why the case isn't being covered by the mainstream media. Wondering why more people aren't aware of who he is, what he is charged with, and all that....more
To me this entire trial goes to show that America is confused about abortion. Abortion isn't ...more

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Science Censored

Imagine you could cure a disease but the government refused to allow you to study the data.That’s what happened at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) according to the latest issue of Scientific American. The CDC hires scientists and doctors to study a range of issues from flesh-eating bacteria to tuberculosis, and staff gather evidence on what harms you—morbidity—and what kills you—mortality. ...more

5 Weekend Conversation Starters!

It's busy here today already, soooo, here are 5 quick things to start your weekend out with a bang! ...more