Category: Kids

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 »

Kid in a Candy Store...all the Snacks for Kids I Could Ever Want!

Kid in a Candy Story- Snacks for Kids and Adults Today, I was like a kid in a candy store and was able to enjoy all the snacks for kids and adults that I wanted to sample. “Kid in a Candy Store” The National Confectioners Association held the “Sweets and Snacks Expo” here in Chicago at McCormick Place. I... 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 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 »

Children and Guns

Children and Guns a Dangerous Cocktail… An accident in Arizona has left one man dead and one young girl completely traumatized. During a shooting lesson at Bullets and Burgers gun range in White Hills, a 9-year-old accidentally shot her instructor, Charles Vacca, in the head. The instructor was teaching the girl how to use an... 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 »

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 »

'Sperm Donor' vesus 'Dad'

Does ‘Sperm Donor’ Mean ‘Dad’? – Recently, this appeared in the Sunday, New York Times. I have often asked the question in a different way. Are some ‘dads’ merely sperm donors? In some circumstances, an affirmative answer would be correct to either question. Now, I am not an expert in the legality of these two questions... Read more »

Gender Toys and McDonald's

Who Cares About Gender Toys, Boy vs. Girl in a “Happy Meal”?   Because we live near McDonald’s headquarters, there are many from which to choose if a burger and fries are your thing at the moment. Gender toys are always available! I admit, I visit McDonald’s my share of times, it is convenient and... Read more »