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Wanna raise some hell? Do these 5 quick things.

Wanna raise some hell? Do these 5 quick things.
Wanna raise some hell? Do these five quick things: 1. Join the conversation about parenting with me and other panelists on the radio show “Straight No Chaser, Monday March 31, 6pm at: www.intellectualradio.com. Call in to 708-223-8953 and raise some hell if you disagree (or agree) with what’s being said  (If it’s past the date... Read more »

Happy Birthday, Trayvon; This mom will never forget. [Video]

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Last year my friend and colleague Darryl Duncan wrote and produced this song and video in honor of Trayvon Martin and countless innocent children killed by violence.You know the story. Trayvon was an unarmed teen gunned down by George Zimmerman, an overzealous neighborhood watch volunteer who was later acquitted of 2nd degree murder and manslaughter... Read more »

Surviving SNAP (food stamps) cuts: 10 healthy ways to feed your family

Surviving SNAP (food stamps) cuts: 10 healthy ways to feed your family
On November 1st, 2013, SNAP went “snip” on Federal food stamps. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program cut their budget by 5 billion dollars. Nearly 48 million Americans are now affected, 22 million children.* Approximately 76% of SNAP households included a child, an elderly person, or a disabled person. These vulnerable households receive 83% of all... Read more »
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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 »

Healthcare.gov throws in a monkey wrench (Still glad I enrolled)

Healthcare.gov throws in a monkey wrench (Still glad I enrolled)
It’s four days later and I am still a little freaked out about my multi-day ordeal trying to get Affordable Health Care insurance for my family.   My first foray was in October when the Healthcare.gov website seemed to self destruct. Two months later,  I attempted to register again before December 23 so that our insurance... Read more »

The devil made you do it? Really?

“When you do something that is not in your or another person’s best interest, despite the fact that you know it is wrong, is that the Devil making you do it, or is it you?”   I asked God that question during our daily prayer/meditation/rap session in my bathtub. When I relax in the warmth... Read more »
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Nelson Mandela: A mother’s fable comes true

Nelson Mandela: A mother’s fable comes true
In Nelson Mandela’s autobiography, Long Road to Freedom, he reminisced about the stories and fables told to him by his mother. “Whereas my father once told stories of historic battles and heroic Xhosa warriors, my mother would enchant us with Xhosa legends and fables that had come down from numberless generations. These tales stimulated my... Read more »

The whitewashing of slavery in our schools. I've seen it myself. VIDEO

The whitewashing of slavery in our schools. I've seen it myself. VIDEO
Parents, do you know what your schools are teaching about slavery? What do you know about it? Do you think it is a valuable part of American history or a cruel and painful period that should be minimized or forgotten for the sake of “moving on”? The movie “12 Years a Slave” [See video below]... Read more »

Gang fight: Six Against Two

Gang fight: Six Against Two
I was 14 years old. Finished performing at my school talent show. My group was called “Pocketful of Soul” I was feeling light and happy that Spring evening. We won second place. My little Puppy Love, decided to walk me home afterwards. As we crossed the street, we saw a bunch of guys walking towards... Read more »
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The UniverSoul Circus: Last call to be shocked and awed

The UniverSoul Circus: Last call to be shocked and awed
There are a few things that make me completely happy – I’m talking about stomach fluttering giddy happy; an old fashioned chocolate shake is one,  an expensive gift card to a shoe store is another, and a chance to see The UniverSoul Circus is yet another. In fact, that ranks way up there on my... 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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