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WHO WE ARE

At the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® we believe every child deserves a safe childhood. For 30 years we have been at the forefront of the fight to keep children safer from abduction and sexual exploitation. We provide the resources needed to help protect children and prevent these devastating crimes committed against children. Read More: http://www.missingkids.com/WhoWeAre Read more

8 Benefits of Family Meals

Summer has ended and schools have opened for business.  I remember the daily drill after school while growing up in Texas.  A quick snack at the kitchen table and then racing out the door to find neighborhood friends, but we all knew that 5:30 was our family dinner time and we had better be near the house in order to get in, wash our hands and be seated.  Some moms had big ol’ country bells they rang and some, including mine, ... Read more

Hidden Choices, Inc. Statement – The Death of James Foley

The brutal and barbaric murder of James Foley this week has once again reminded the world of the extraordinary stakes in the ongoing struggle between the forces of human rights and democracy and those of barbarism, repression, and savage evil.  The Jihadists of ISIS and similar organizations waging “ holy wars” across the globe are truly enemies of all mankind. From their threatened genocide against the Yazidi community to the "convert or die” ultimatums against our ancient Christian communities in Syria and ... Read more

Single Parenting

www.insanityhouse.com Insanity House is raising the collective voice of the Single Parent community for social, economic, and political change. Single parent households represent more than one third of the family systems in this country, and are raising 20 million children. We are the largest and fastest growing family system in this country, yet we remain the most under-represented within social, economic, political, and legal systems. http://onetoughjob.org – Help, support and tips for single parents www.singleparents.about.com – Comprehensive website for single parents Read more

May is Teen Pregnancy Awareness Month. What can you do?

According to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, nearly 3 in 10 girls will become pregnant before the age of 20. In 2012, 305,388 teens (ages 15-19) gave birth. Meanwhile, about 18% of women obtaining abortions are teenagers (i.e. about 200,000). Due to these high numbers, many people are rightly concerned about the need for education and resources for these young women. How do we prevent teen pregnancy from happening in the first place? How do we teach ... Read more

What’s in a Name?

Actually quite a lot, since 7 billion of us have one which means 7 billion of us have a mother! The story of the human family is compelling.  We come in different shapes, sizes, colors and hail from six continents and according to the  Summer Institute of Linguistics, a detailed classified list published in 2009 in the authoritative guide Ethnologue (published by SIL International), includes over 6,909 distinct languages, but does not include the hundreds of thousands of dialects spoken within regions and countries.  ... Read more

A Mother’s Day Beginning

According to History.com, celebrations of mothers and motherhood can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who held festivals in honor of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele, but the clearest modern precedent for Mother’s Day is the early Christian festival known as “Mothering Sunday.” Once a major tradition in the United Kingdom and parts of Europe, this celebration fell on the fourth Sunday in Lent and was originally seen as a time when the faithful would return to ... Read more

Which Came First, the Chicken or the Egg?

  Well this has been the question of all time!  The brunt of many jokes.  Either one would suffice for whatever came first – but then, maybe it was NOAH that had the chickens who laid the first golden eggs.  Speaking of eggs, I had no idea they come in so many colors on organic farms and speaking of eggs -  its Springtime…thank goodness for that.  For those of us who live in the upper Eastern states or the Nordic lands we ... Read more

The Circle of Life has a beginning and an end, but beautifully, eternal.

All life has a beginning. The point on the circle that marks the birth cycle of every living and created thing. The circle of creation has lasted for thousands of years for the human family, the animal family and plant family – even stars are born in the celestial heavens. I love Spring…its our season of time to rethink, to be renewed and to be reborn for fresh beginnings. Read more

Life Changers: Single Mom Success Stories

BY KARA MORGAN  |   STARTUP CANADA WOMEN’S INITIATIVE MANAGER When we hear the term “single mom”, it often conjures up less than stellar stereotypes of young mothers who are a strain on social resources and financially dependent on our overburdened social systems. Very rarely are single moms ever depicted as successful, self-sufficient, productive, contributing members of society. However, there are many such moms who have defied these stereotypes and in many ways turned them upside down, achieving levels of success by ... Read more
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