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A teacher’s note to parents: About that kid who hits, disrupts your kid

Amy Murray is the director of early childhood education at the Calgary French & International School in Canada. The following post, which appeared on her blog, Miss Night’s Marbles and which I am republishing with her permission, is a powerful open letter directed to parents about THAT kid, the one other kids go home and [...]

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Kids give first lady sarcastic ‘thanks’ for unappealing school lunches

School kids are giving thanks to first lady Michelle Obama just in time for the holiday — with a sarcastic Twitter hashtag about unappealing school lunches. Along with photos of unsavory-looking school meals, the hashtag #ThanksMichelleObama was among the top trends on Twitter within the United States for a time on Friday. The first lady [...]

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100,000 Sign Petition Demanding TLC Cancel “19 Kids and Counting” With Pro-Life Duggar Family

Liberal activists are at it again with another attempt to pressure TLC to cancel “19 Kids and Counting,” the successful cable television show featuring the Duggar family and their pro-life values. The Duggar family’s central theme is their pro-life, Christian values and Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and their 19 children have been outspoken over [...]

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Texas OKs most new controversial history textbooks amid outcry

Texas’ school board approved new history textbooks Friday for use across the nation’s second-largest state, but only after defeating six and seeing a top publisher withdraw a seventh — capping months of outcry over lessons some academics say exaggerate the influence of Moses in American democracy and negatively portray Muslims. The State Board of Education [...]

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Ben Carson: “Founding Fathers Would Turn Over in Their Graves” if They Saw Pro-Abortion America Today

One week ago news outlets were reporting Dr. Ben Carson had put his hat in the ring for the U.S. presidency. Turns out they were wrong, if not premature. The world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon told a Vitae Foundation audience Sunday night that the focus of his life has been medicine and saving lives. “I’m always delighted [...]

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Mothers Can Be More Productive at Work

Ambitious women, rejoice. If you can master time management, you may not have to choose between a powerhouse career and a happy family life. The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis recently published a study disproving the conventional wisdom that mothers must be less professionally productive, by examining the publication frequency of 10,000 academic economists. In fact, [...]

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: To all the young people fighting self-doubt and discouragement: ‘You look good’

A few weeks ago, my son hopped into the car after kindergarten with a photo package in his hand. “Boston, did your school pictures come back today?” I asked excitedly. “Yup,” he answered proudly and handed them to me. I quickly turned over the package and saw my little boy’s wide-eyed, almost deer-in-headlights eyes and [...]

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Redeeming the world’s darkness with the radiance of love

I want this morning to begin our conversation by one way of telling the story of the most beautiful idea in the history of civilization: the idea of the love that brings new life into the world. There are of course many ways of telling the story, and this is just one. But to me it is [...]

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New Orleans City Council Passes Resolution Honoring Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

Apparently the New Orleans City Council thinks aborting future residents of the Big Easy is a good thing. At a recent gala event for the Planned Parenthood abortion company, New Orleans City Council member LaToya Cantrell delivered a proclamation, signed by the New Orleans City Council, “recognizing Planned Parenthood as a valuable health care resource for [...]

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Marriage vs. smoking

The News Story – Massachusetts town could be first in the U.S. to ban all tobacco sales Policymakers have long sought ways to reduce the incidence of tobacco use, but one town in Massachusetts is considering perhaps the most drastic measure of all. Residents of Westminster are debating a proposed ban on all nicotine and [...]

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15 things you should give up to be a happier parent

Because parenthood is challenging, we can sometimes forget how to just be happy in the midst of it all. Consider which of these 15 items keeps you from happy parenting. Let them go. Allow yourself to be a happy parent for your child — and yourself! 1. Give up “supposed to” We were conditioned by [...]

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