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5 creative ways to increase your blog readership

5 creative ways to increase your blog readership

Do you have a lonely blog? A lonely blog spends days on the Internet with no visitors. It may get a little attention from the occasional foreign spammer who leaves comments about super prices on designer sunglasses, and sometimes your…

Four R-rated movies today’s kids should see

Four R-rated movies today’s kids should see

I want my kids to watch R-rated movies. Let me explain before you go clutching pearls or putting me on prayer lists. During a recent mom discussion about movies, a mother of young teens exclaimed, “I would NEVER allow my…

Mothers Day greetings aren’t enough; Happy Warrior Queen Day to all the mamas.

Dear fellow mom, I searched long and hard to find the perfect Mother’s Day card for you, but there was nothing that truly captured the real essence of what you do for your family. The images of spring flowers, hearts…

Emotional baggage from a parent’s alcoholism can sometimes be a blessing in disguise

Emotional baggage from a parent’s alcoholism can sometimes be a blessing in disguise

Confession time. I carry around some heavy baggage. But I don’t travel. I have a few emotional suitcases stuffed with feelings about things that have happened to me, and unfortunately, lugging this crap around has had some negative effects on…

STAAR turns Spring into a parenting nightmare

STAAR turns Spring into a parenting nightmare

April and May are the worst months to be a Texas parent. We’re expected to send our children off to two or more four-hour internments where they are forbidden to move, eat, drink or use the rest room. Each internment…

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