Category: Parenting

His Name is Jeff...Her Name is Donna...Childhood Cancer Awareness

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Families, caregivers, charities and research groups across the United States observe September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. In the U.S., 15,780 children under the age of 21 are diagnosed with cancer every year; approximately 1/4 of them will not survive the disease. Childhood Cancer Awareness Month | Children with Cancer |... Read more »

When Parents Don't Reprimand Bad Choices

When Parents Don’t Reprimand Bad Choices How can this happen? A father or mother defends their child’s bad choices when the life of another person or persons is changed forever! It happens more often than not and this is probably not the first time Mr. Turner has defended his son and his son’s choices. When will it not... Read more »

New to Retirement....

Retirement, not what it’s cracked up to be or is it a chance for a new beginning? I met a friend for coffee this week, she has just retired. We were discussing what to do now that we no longer work outside our home. She is new to retirement and I am not. We are both nurses. I... Read more »
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Vaccine and Mighty Measles...A Grandmum's Perspective

Vaccine- where do you stand? Where are you in the debate about vaccinations? Pro or Con or somewhere in between, content with parents making the decisions for their own children while the herd immunity population diminishes and put others at risk? For many reasons, I am pro-vaccine. My stance is based on scientific research and my many... Read more »

Where You Can Go As a Blogger...

From Blogger to “Daphne Dishes”   Daphne Brogdon started out as a blogger, vlogger on Momversation and also has a website coolmom.com. She is a stand-up comedienne with a sarcastic sense of humor that she manages to share with her fans on her blog, and Daphne Dishes. Today, I had the pleasure of enjoying a conference call with her.... Read more »

Life Changes and How it Affects Friends

Best Friends Forever… This post is a difficult one for me since in some ways it is hurtful and in more ways it is just sad. Life for me has a way of dealing with joys and losses by giving me more joys and losses. The thing is the joys and the losses don’t always... Read more »
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Are You Sick of Parenting Styles?

Parenting..not rescuing Parenting Recently, I watched this segment on the Today Show …”No Rescue” parenting. It was so interesting to me as I feel like a “helicopter grandparent” and I was, at least a part-time helicopter parent when my own children were growing up. As a pediatric nurse, I saw what could freakishly happen to kids.... Read more »

5 Reasons Modern-Day Parenting Is in Crisis

Parenting problems…are we really in a crisis?   A fear of our children Are we really afraid of our children? Do we as parents and grandparents do anything to avoid a meltdown in our parenting efforts? Perhaps, at times we are and do…because at the moment, we just cannot “deal” with an emotional breakdown over what color... Read more »

Hello and Goodbye...Why This is Unpleasant for Kids!

How do your kids and grandkids say hello and goodbye to you? Now that the summer is here many families will be traveling to visit relatives and family friends that they only see once a year or at holiday time. This visiting means there will be many hello and goodbye opportunities presented to our children. Do you... Read more »
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Ode to Fathers

How much do fathers matter?   Did you ever ponder this question? As Father’s Day approaches and more and more stories appear on my screen about fatherhood, I am thrown into moments of thoughtful memories. All of these anecdotes force me to wonder if my father would ever have written down his thoughts about being... Read more »