Category: Breaking bad habits

She called her baby a bitch.

She called her baby a bitch.
My family and I were walking out of the convention hall after spending a couple of hours at the annual car show. Hundreds of people were entering and exiting. A family of six briskly followed the herd in front of us. Two women, one twenty-something, the other early 40’s, had four kids under twelve in... Read more »

A letter to my curly, frizzy, thin hair

My Dearest Curly, Frizzy, Thin Hair, I never understood you. I’ve known you all my life. We were born together. Your black strands were my beanie cap on my newborn head. But as I grew, you twisted and turned into a fine thin fuzz that refused to stay down. You loved to frizz when the... Read more »

10 things to cut down, up, out, off and back in 2014 [Photos]

 Cut down on stuff you put into your body. You had your fun during the holidays. Now it's time to chill. Too much of a good thing can turn into a bad thing.
Happy New Year everyone, or should I say Happy New You! Here is my list of 10 things you should cut down, up, out, off and back in 2014. Let me know if you agree. Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam free, and... Read more »
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WTH! Your voting-age kids aren’t voting?!!

WTH! Your voting-age kids aren’t voting?!!
Raising Hell: When you neglect to teach your children the importance of voting. Raising Them Well: When voting is emphasized in the household, whether they chose to exercise that right or not. A group of young people were visiting my sons one evening and started talking about the election. Two men in their twenties revealed... Read more »

"Daddy, are you there?" 10 Ways Noncustodial fathers can help raise their kids

"Daddy, are you there?" 10 Ways Noncustodial fathers can help raise their kids
Raising Hell: Being an absentee father Raising Them Well: Being there even when you can’t always be there. Ways noncustodial fathers can help raise their children: Establish a united front with the other parent – especially in front of your children. Be on one accord regarding discipline, goals etc.. Kids pick up on divisiveness. It leads... Read more »

The Tough Breaks of Parenting: Break the Negative Cycle

The Tough Breaks of Parenting: Break the Negative Cycle
 Break the Cycle   Break the cycle of neglect, lies, fear and disrespect Negative cycles of guilt and regret Cycles of mental, physical, sexual abuse Tobacco and substance use Cycles of superstitions, and nonsense traditions And dreams that don’t come to fruition Cycles of crabs in the barrel And thinking that’s narrow Cycles of self-hate,... Read more »
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The Tough Breaks of Parenting: "Break your bad habits"

The Tough Breaks of Parenting: "Break your bad habits"
A series examining the tough breaks all parents go through. Bad habits are hard to break.  Many are passed down through generations to our kids. It’s time we parents, look in the mirror and ask ourselves what habits should we break in order to raise our children well. Here are three: 1. Being late. Children... Read more »
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    I pursued a satisfying career in the advertising industry, served as a volunteer mentor and parent educator at my two (now grown up) sons' schools and have actually stayed happily married for over a quarter of a century. However, my most gratifying achievement was raising my sons well. I'm not saying there wasn't a little bit of hell raising going on, but you live and learn. Now I'm passing the knowledge on to you. My goal is to turn these nuggets of wisdom into reference books for parents.

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    Check out my other blogs: "Trending Over 40", An informational blog for those over 40 who find themselves social-media challenged, http://trendingover40.com "Black Copy" Reflections of a veteran ad chick, http://eldhughes.wordpress.com. You can find samples of my ad work on this site. Simply click on TV and Print tabs. Also check out my company, Hughes Who Productions http://hugheswhoproductions.com. We develop games and animation for casinos, marketers and educational institutions. Thank you for your interest. Blessings... Edye
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