Josh Duggar: Does he deserve forgiveness?

When I heard about this latest revelation from the Duggar family, I can’t say that I wasn’t too shocked about it. Now I’m not saying that I wasn’t a fan of the show I was; however there was always that thought in the back of my mind that something wasn’t ... Read More »

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Good Grandma, Bad Grandma

As my children were growing up, I looked forward to the time when they would leave the nest and become independent human beings. No thought of “empty nest syndrome” crossed my mind. Nor did I think much about grandchildren. My idea of life after kids was flitting around the globe, ... Read More »

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Bringing learning to life: the art of dedication

By Nicholas J. Wood, Jr., Musical Theatre student at UCF According to Merriam Webster, dedication is the act of binding oneself, intellectually or emotionally, to a course of action. According to Theatre UCF’s Artistic Director, Earl Weaver, dedication is what it takes to succeed in any pursuit. This ethic has ... Read More »

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The Power of Cuddle Time!

Last week Diva went a few days without her morning cuddle time. Bad mistake for all of us. By the 5th day she was cranky, uncomfortable, fussy, whining like an infant. Except, she is 14 years old with PTSD, Anxiety and a Child Sexual Abuse survivor. *While my personal experience ... Read More »

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Is American Patriotism in the toilet?

I have heard different opinions about how American patriotism isn’t as strong as it used to be. That children aren’t being taught the same patriotism that I was raised with. Perhaps this varies depending on what part of the country you reside in, but it doesn’t seem to be as strong ... Read More »

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Harvey Milk’s message still holds firm today

“All young people, regardless of sexual orientation or identity, deserve a safe and supportive environment in which to achieve their full potential.” Those words, true to this day, were spoken by Harvey Milk decades ago. Today, May 22, we celebrate him. In 1977, Harvey Milk became the first gay man elected ... Read More »

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