The American Anthropological Association calculates that more than 200 mothers a year kill their children. If you’re like most moms, that figure puts a chill down your spine and leaves you hopelessly wondering “why?” It seems almost unfathomable that any parent could put their innocent child to death, but it often occurs in the wake of deep mental illness. Even so, many of … [Read more...] about Why Do Moms Kill?
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Two events occurred last week in my area that are sure to terrify parents everywhere. First, two Virginia Tech students were charged with kidnapping and killing 13-year-old Nicole Lovell, a Virginia seventh grader who used social media to escape bullying after surviving a liver transplant earlier in her life. Second, also in Maryland, a 22-year-old church and school … [Read more...] about Technology Terrors and Our Kids
Administrative Professionals week just ended and it reminded me how important it is to tell my co-workers how much I appreciate them. I always try to do something special for my team during that week. Some friends think it’s unnecessary; after all, do you really need to thank someone just doing a job they are paid to do? People are generally expected to give thanks in all … [Read more...] about Expressing Gratitude at Work: How to Do It and Why You Should
Botox, or Botulinum Toxin, is a neurotoxic protein produced by the bacterium clostridium botulinum. (Wow- that's a mouth full!) Despite the fact that it is the most toxic protein known, it is used world over in minute quantities to treat muscle spasms. Administered properly, it prevents a muscle from contracting for three to four months at a time. Goodbye stubborn frown … [Read more...] about Is Botox a Gateway Drug?
When Ann Biddle starts working with her young granddaughter, Ellie, on a family history project for school, they bond over scrapbooks and digging through old trunks. But what starts out as innocent fun grows darker as secrets long buried begin to resurface through the haze of Ann's early Alzheimer's symptoms. There are secrets about a tragic death in Ann's past, about … [Read more...] about THE BIRD HOUSE by Kelly Simmons