8.7.12.chalkboardmalefemalefigure February 26

Talk to your teens about sex

Contributed by Sarah Pichardo Ok. I already know you’re asking yourselves, why is a single, childless person writing about this? The answer is simple. I just had to. No, seriously. I was at Target last night buying a pair of $150 socks (for those of you that shop at Target, you know very well how […]

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Blank Space

Contributed by Sarah Pichardo I’m sure that by now, you’ve heard Taylor Swift’s new single, “Blank Space”. In the lyrics, she sings, “I got a long list of ex-lovers…But I got a blank space baby, And I’ll write your name.” We all know Taylor Swift is a serial dater and that’s on her, but my […]

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Single and Happy

Contributed by Isaías Perez There are times in life when we feel lonely just because were single. Not only that, we may also feel rejected, not attractive enough or valuable to have someone by our side. But the truth is, we, as single people have been blessed with singlehood. If we decide to live it […]

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It May Seem a Dream

Contributed by Josie Cardona As with other couples, a dream that my husband and I always had was to purchase a house. But, it seemed that it was always going to be that – a dream. We were struggling to make ends meet even with 2 incomes. We were living in a neighborhood infested with […]

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Spread the Happy

Contributed by Sarah Pichardo During this time of year, there’s a lot of talk about compassion and giving. And in a world where we tend be extremely self-centered, this reminder to focus on other people is particularly important. According to good ol’ Webster, compassion is “the sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together with a desire to alleviate […]

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Give till it Hurts

Contributed by Eva Fleming George Muller stared at the beggar girl who could not have been older than five and was piggybacking her even younger brother through the streets of Bristol. Her mother had died in the cholera epidemic that swept through England in the nineteenth century. Her father had never returned home from the […]

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Compassion is not Pity

Contributed by Eva Fleming My son had not seen his friend for over a year, but when he heard that his father had died un-expectantly, he knew he wanted to be present at the memorial service. When we got there, I was pleased to see that my son and I were not the only ones […]

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Why We Should Stop Comparing Our Children

Contributed by Eva Fleming I am always disappointed when after only a few days of school, the first thing my kids’ teachers have to say is, “your son is finally breaking out of his shell.” What does that mean anyway? Does it mean that they didn’t work hard the first two weeks of school? That […]

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Powerful Parenting: Anger Management Tips for Children

Contributed by Nadia Persun, PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist Anger occurs when a person of any age is feeling overwhelmed and overpowered. It is our way to say “No, stop it! I don’t like it. It is unfair. I can’t handle it,” and so on. Since children have many rules to learn and follow daily, they […]

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