Sunday, October 21, 2018

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I am the mother of 4 boys and although I regard my boys are reasonably mellow, I have had my fair share of visits to the emergency room. After 24 years of motherhood and 4 sons, I have this love hate relationship with my doctor,the emergency rooms and our medical aid.

I can diagnose almost anything now and I get really annoyed when doctors tell me I am wrong (- which is never!). I also get very annoyed when I have a injured child and I have to take him to the doctor before I can get an X-ray done. Invariably the doctor orders an xray just to make sure so why must I wait for an emergency... Read More

It was my 25th Wedding Anniversary two weeks ago and all I got from Hubby was a bouquet of flowers. You could say I was expecting something silver or even a few diamonds, but I was clear out of luck.

Hubby asked me for weeks what I wanted for my anniversary but I just could not think of anything I really wanted. So I was not unimpressed with the flowers. It was a nice gesture from Hubby (who never buys me flowers).

After 25 years of marriage, it is very difficult to surprise each other. There is also nothing romantic about being married for 25 years - you have been through... Read More

Holding on to a job in the Silicon Valley then had become a problem for many. Harder still was to land a job. When my husband finally found work again, it was making a quarter of what he made before. And though it was income-enough to buy food, it wasn’t enough to have a place of our own.

So we lived here and there, at the mercy and kindness of family and friends, however separated from our two teenagers, still attending college. We did not want their education to be disrupted. It was imperative now more than ever that they finished their education. Without which they would not stand... Read More

I was merely eight-years-old when I first came to this country, a foreigner, born in Managua, Nicaragua. And though I was just a young child, I can remember hearing many wonderful things about this great nation. America is the land of opportunity! But America has let me down.

My husband and I got married in 1982, and we began our lives with high hopes and dreams for a fruitful future. We talked; we decided; and we divided our responsibilities as a young couple purposed for a family: he would bring home the bacon and I would temporarily give up my career to become a SAHM (stay-at-home-mom).... Read More

Unethical Speech is any derogatory or damaging statement against an individual which, if it would be publicized, would cause the subject physical or monetary damage or would cause him anguish or fear. Unethical speech can also be speech that will incite or increase the listener's ill feelings against another person.

Have you been the victim of Unethical Speech? Do you find yourself engaging in repeating information about others that deep down you know could hurt them? Do you find gossip irresistible? Watch this presentation for information about Unethical Speech and how to stop this... Read More

How do you feel about having to make an impression on someone? For some it’s a daunting task. For others it’s a chance to make connections, do a little business, find friends or even a mate.

Are you good at it? Do you think you have room for improvement? According to a recent study on Facebook profile photos, people who include social cues in their profile photos are perceived to be more socially attractive. A social cue might be you playing catch with your kids, holding a drink and smiling, playing the guitar or any information that shows who you are and what you’re about.

That... Read More

After moving to the Ottawa Valley with our first child, my new obstetrician was a brilliant and a strong feminist. Although she did have tropical fish and a parrot, she did not have any children of her own; I was an enigma to her as she was to me. In her office, successful professional women waited for gynecological care and women in their late thirties or early forties, pregnant their first child came to this doctor. When I walked through her door for my first visit, pregnant with one toddler on my hip and by my last visit with three or four other children clustered around me, it seemed... Read More

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