Category: Parenting

Five tips for new parents

When baby boy Ryker entered the world a few weeks ago, he transformed the life of his loving parents, Russ and Quin. As with most first-time parents, they will look to friends, the Internet, and even occasionally their own parents … Continue reading

Finding the time to cook

Over the past 3 weeks, I have been given the gift of time – gifts of not having to attend a full meeting, gift of time to blog and the gift of time to cook!  When we juggle a house … Continue reading

What is humorous about statutory rape?

In sentencing a high school teacher to 30 days in jail for a sexual “relationship” with a 13-year-old student, Montana Judge Todd Baugh’s commented that this was not a “forcible beat-up rape” and that the young teen was “…as much … Continue reading

How to tell your child you have cancer

“Talking with my kids about my breast cancer was almost as bad as battling the disease,” one mom told me a few years ago.  Engaging kids in such tough conversations goes against every parental instinct to protect our kids from … Continue reading

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