Thank you for your Messy House

Thank you for your Messy House

Children make it difficult to have a perfectly clean and ordered house.  There is nothing wrong with a little dust and chaos.  

When a House was a Home

When a House was a Home

Most modern homes are stylish but not cozy, functional but not warm.    But having the whole family over can be a way to recreate the coziness which earlier generations enjoyed.  

Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez and the $3500 Suit

Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez and the $3500 Suit

Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez's expensive suit and clothes don't contradict her Socialism.  On the contrary, they are perfectly consistent with historical Socialist practice.  

California's Bill Restricting Speech Is Authoritarian

California's Bill Restricting Speech Is Authoritarian

California’s politicians seem to believe only some ideas are welcome—if those ideas have been “fact-checked” by the heavy hand of government-sponsored boards. 

Taking The Hits: 7 Ways to Raise Tough Kids

Taking The Hits: 7 Ways to Raise Tough Kids

Raising kids to take the punches of life begins with simple things like daily chores and exercise.  

Why We Couldn’t Create Our Constitution Today

Why We Couldn’t Create Our Constitution Today

Americans should be thankful not only for the rare genius that assembled in Philadelphia in 1787 to draft the Constitution, but for the unique circumstances under which they met.

 

I’m a Pediatrician. Here’s What You Should Know About a New Study on Transgender Suicide.

I’m a Pediatrician. Here’s What You Should Know About a New Study on Transgender Suicide.

A new study is out that examines the risk of suicide among transgender teens. The results confirm a long pattern of data.

Does the Pill Degrade Women by Making Them Like Men?

Does the Pill Degrade Women by Making Them Like Men?

Many American women have swallowed the pill and the feminist promise of equality that it sells without question. But is that something we should rethink?

Survey Reveals Double Standard on Raising Taxes for Public Higher Ed

Survey Reveals Double Standard on Raising Taxes for Public Higher Ed

It's a whole different game when you're asked to open your wallet...

5 Ways Parents Can Give Their Child a Head Start in Math

5 Ways Parents Can Give Their Child a Head Start in Math

Parents play a critical role in their children’s early math education.

Why Trump is Not in 'Reality Denial' When it Comes to Hurricanes

Why Trump is Not in 'Reality Denial' When it Comes to Hurricanes

The Washington Post editorial board has accused President Trump of being “complicit” in Hurricane Florence, because “he plays down humans’ role in increasing the risks” of “extreme weather,” and “he continues to dismantle efforts to address those risks.” But facts suggest otherwise.

Justice Ginsburg Calls Kavanaugh Hearings a 'Highly Partisan Show'

Justice Ginsburg Calls Kavanaugh Hearings a 'Highly Partisan Show'

She spoke with a nostalgic smirk on her face while recounting her 96-3 confirmation vote.

Colin Kaepernick and Why the NFL is the New WWE

Colin Kaepernick and Why the NFL is the New WWE

Does the NFL actually want the Colin Kaepernick controversy to continue?

By Any Other Name: White Students Get Safe Space at This University

By Any Other Name: White Students Get Safe Space at This University

University of Maryland at College Park announced creation of a weekly “safe space for white students” called White Awake.

Swedes Are Raising Stronger Children. Here’s Why.

Swedes Are Raising Stronger Children. Here’s Why.

When I taught homeschool seminars in Latin, history, and literature in Asheville, North Carolina, I would wait for a cold spell in February and then email my students to come to class dressed for the weather.

13-Year-Olds Given Mastectomies at California Clinic

13-Year-Olds Given Mastectomies at California Clinic

How old must a girl be to consent to a mastectomy?

The Loneliness of the Anonymous Neighbor

The Loneliness of the Anonymous Neighbor

The last Saturday morning in August, my wife noticed that some of our neighbors had a moving truck outside their home. After watching with the kids for a minute or two, she acknowledged that she had never seen the people before. 

Six Simple Tips for Making Friends

Six Simple Tips for Making Friends

Making friends is not always easy, and sometimes the process won’t be much fun. But the alternative is loneliness and that’s far worse.

If You’re Going Through Hell: Some Thoughts

If You’re Going Through Hell: Some Thoughts

If you’re going through hell, keep going. - Winston Churchill

What’s a Girl to Do When a Powerful Man Asks Her to Flirt?

What’s a Girl to Do When a Powerful Man Asks Her to Flirt?

We are so used to the idea that, with a college degree and a packet of contraceptive pills, women are invincible, we are still trying to get our 21st century heads around the #MeToo phenomenon.

The Alarming Findings of a New Study on Transgender Teens and Suicide

The Alarming Findings of a New Study on Transgender Teens and Suicide

The results of the study raise serious questions about how families, schools, doctors, government, and the media should grapple with the increasing number of children and teens who self-identify as transgender.

Proper Matches, Romantic Elopements, & True Love in Jane Austen’s Novels

Proper Matches, Romantic Elopements, & True Love in Jane Austen’s Novels

Readers of Jane Austen’s novels recognize the plot that informs every story, the business of marriage that determines the future happiness of each eligible woman.

Do Participation Trophies Actually Make Kids Worse Off?

Do Participation Trophies Actually Make Kids Worse Off?

If we want students to try activities, to learn to work hard, to overcome challenges, and pursue their dreams, we need to stop demeaning their activities with something as flimsy as participation awards.

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