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30 WAYS TO SPEND MORE TIME WITH YOUR FAMILY
Most of us are caught up in a hectic whirlwind of activities which start on Monday morning, end on Sunday night and then begin all over again. Time slips by as we rush to complete urgent tasks which relate to juggling jobs, running the household, chauffeuring our children, our parents, relatives and spouses to work, school, appointments and commitments. Yet, we all acknowledge, that spending quality time together is the best way we have to show each other that we care and that our families are important.
Yellow curtains. If I could, I'd breathe them in, all the whispy ghost-like fibers clinging to my teeth and tasting like the aftertaste of orange juice.
The Other Golden Rule
Small, but mighty she smiles, ready for this bold new step. Dwarfed by the towering urban jungle and tall legs of grown figures leading their young into the depths of this brave new world, the tiny kindergarten child peeks up into the eyes of her mother. The unwavering trust lays bare, reflected in the woman’s own cautious glance. Every guardian, in this moment, chooses their make or break words and actions.
The Case of the Perfect Parent
Finally, I could see the sheer cliff wall give way to thunderous skies above me. There was no doubt that I was an intruder here - the elements had made no bones about it ever since I had begun this climb. The wind had now redoubled it howling, freezing reproach, lashing at me with frost-laden whips as I dug in my gloved fingers and spiked boots to tackle the last ten meters to the top of the mountain.
Get Glowing: What You (And Your Skin) Need Now!
Flip flops, swimsuits, and sundresses gave started to pour into stores, and online shops are sending us emails about them every day. Just one of the signs that summer is quickly approaching, and whether you're planning a vacation to a far-off land or exploring your local restaurants for happy hour, chances are that you'll be spending your summer out and about. After the summer that we had last year, even the biggest introverts are looking forward to getting outside. Even if it's just to lounge on a beach alone with a good book. By the way, it's me. I'm the introvert. So if anyone has any book suggestions I'm wide open.
Dear Dr. Donna - Dilemma: How to Help a Loved One in an Abusive Relationship
Dear Dr. Donna, My daughter is in an abusive relationship. Her husband is very controlling and there have been times when he has gotten physically violent with her. Periodically when it gets to be too much for her she will leave (we go “rescue” her) but she always goes back. I know this is not a unique story — a lot of women do this, but I don’t understand why. We want to help her, but it is hard for us to get her set up in her new life only to see her go back. We always help just in case this is the time she will finally go through with it, but we are emotionally exhausted and it is a financial strain as well. We don’t want to NOT help her, but we also aren’t sure our “help” is actually helping. Is there something else we can try? How can we be supportive to her in a way that is actually beneficial? And are there times when we should just stay out of it?
The Complete Guide To Your First Tattoo’s Aftercare
Getting a tattoo is a thrilling experience that people look forward to for months or years. You can't wait to show off your first piece of body art and take pride in what it means or how it looks! It's something you'll love for years unless you don't know how to take care of it.
Being adopted isn’t easy, especially when you’re an Africa American being raised by whites parents and grandparents. But when you have three amazing and loving women raising you, it becomes a little easier. Growing up I had my mom, grandma and my great grandmother always by my side. Even though I lost my great grandmother in 2018, she will forever be my savior. She’ll forever be the my one true queen. If you think raising one kid is hard, my mom raised seven. And that was only the start of it. She soon adopted my Brazilian brother. After that she took in two other boys. Also raising my four and a half year old nephew. My grandma used to tell me story’s about my great grandfather taking her to feed and play with the poor black families around the town. My great grandmother was known for taking food to the families and making sure no one was hurt over there. They showed me that love has no color, love doesn’t mean blood. Being black and in an all white school had its challenges, but when I told them what was going on, they were in that school until I got what I deserved. I am so pleased and blessed that that let me explore my blackness. I was able to get braids and cornrows because they didn’t want to hide my blackness from me. I was able to be free with myself and that made me felt loved and cared for.