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Our Yearly Affair at the NC State Fair

Like many NC families, it has become a yearly tradition for us as well.  We usually go on a weekday, but due to conflicts in our schedules, we went last Saturday, which happens to be the first Saturday that the fair is open.

“Uh-oh, You Did Not Just Say That” (What NOT To Say To a Miscarriage Survivor)

So what do you say to someone who has just suffered a miscarriage or infant loss?  When you know someone who just lost a child, there's always this burning need to say something in order to comfort them. But a lot of times, even if you mean well, the words just don't come out right.

If General Tso was a Filipino…

Today was one of those Saturdays when you just wanted to curl up on the couch, watch TV, order Chinese food and eat it from the box. So I shared these thoughts with my husband, hoping he would get Chinese food takeout. He didn't. He did even better.

What Happened In Vegas…

It breaks my heart to write this post especially because it is in such stark contrast to an article that I just posted about spending the weekend in the beach. I feel like I just came from a sunny, bright and cheerful place and was thrown into a dark, gloomy and desolate dungeon.

How to Raise Bully-Proof Kids

As parents, we try to raise our kids in an environment  full of love, kindness and laughter. We teach them to be gentle and peace-loving, and tell them that fighting or hurting another person whether with action or words is unacceptable. And then they go out into the world and see this harsh reality-- that not all people are kind, or gentle, or peace-loving.

Flu Vaccine — Friend or Foe?

There is a constant debate about the benefits of getting a flu shot and from having given so many flu shots in the past, I can pretty much put people into 3 categories: 1. Need it, want it; 2. Need it, don't want it; 3. Don't need , don't want it.

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