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Parenting Perspectives: Is Bugs Bunny too violent?

May 23, 2011 in INFORUM

Warner Bros has brought back the Looney Tunes characters on the Cartoon Network.
Apparently in the new versions, Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck are roommates. What? Continue Reading

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Parenting perspectives: Tiny grandpup makes big impression

April 25, 2011 in INFORUM

The likelihood of my having more grandchildren is iffy at this point in time. But I do have a new grandpuppy, and he’s the cutest thing on four legs. Continue Reading

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Parenting Perspectives: An itchy trigger finger

February 14, 2011 in INFORUM

How many times in the course of our daily lives do we wish we could hit the rewind button to avoid hurtful words said in anger or handle a situation differently? Continue Reading

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Parenting Perspectives: Storms test love-thy-neighbor credo

January 10, 2011 in INFORUM

There are lessons to be learned during a North Dakota blizzard. Continue Reading

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Parenting Perspectives: Giving is food for thought

December 13, 2010 in INFORUM

Since September, an average-size cardboard box has become part of my kitchen décor.
And every Sunday, I scour The Forum’s advertising inserts, looking for sales on kid-friendly food macaroni and cheese, juice boxes, soup, individual-size containers of cereal, etc. Continue Reading

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Parenting Perspectives: Siblings can be blessing or curse

November 1, 2010 in INFORUM

When my daughter was little, she expressed a desire for a sibling, preferably an older brother. Continue Reading

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Parenting Perspectives: Clearing clutter a battle

August 23, 2010 in INFORUM

I only watch two reality-TV shows with regularity: “The Biggest Loser” because it makes me feel thin (until the final weeks) and “Hoarders,” which makes me feel like a better housekeeper. Continue Reading