No, We Won’t Buy You a…

Our main goal as parents was to end up with happy, healthy, self-sufficient adults.

We can’t tell anyone how to do this — everyone’s different and Lord knows we made our share of mistakes along the way — but we can offer an insight that we’ve gained through our own offspring’s transitions from childhood to adulthood.

Don’t give kids everything they want, just everything they need.

A whole lot of what they want is stupid crap and… CONTINUE READING >>

Our main goal as parents was to end up with happy, healthy, self-sufficient adults.

We can’t tell anyone how to do this — everyone’s different and Lord knows we made our share of mistakes along the way — but we can offer an insight that we’ve gained through our own offspring’s transitions from childhood to adulthood.

Don’t give kids everything they want, just everything they need.

A whole lot of what they want is stupid crap and… CONTINUE READING >>

Empty Nest Egg

Where did you live when you were first starting out? I’ll bet it wasn’t quite the Taj Mahal.

Our first place was a one bedroom, former screened-in porch that had all the weather proofing of the average wiffle ball. It was a veritable private zoo of insect vermin — and we were glad to have it. We were proud and happy to be on our own.

Who are we to deny our offspring those same pleasures?CONTINUE READING >>

Where did you live when you were first starting out? I’ll bet it wasn’t quite the Taj Mahal.

Our first place was a one bedroom, former screened-in porch that had all the weather proofing of the average wiffle ball. It was a veritable private zoo of insect vermin — and we were glad to have it. We were proud and happy to be on our own.

Who are we to deny our offspring those same pleasures?CONTINUE READING >>

Cars of Cuba, Massive American Metal Still Rolls

I remember hearing tales back in the seventies and eighties of Cubans maintaining their automobiles well beyond their normal life span because of the embargo on cars being imported from the states. Now it seemed that too much time had passed for these vintage vehicles to still be operational. Boy, was I wrong! CONTINUE READING >> 

I remember hearing tales back in the seventies and eighties of Cubans maintaining their automobiles well beyond their normal life span because of the embargo on cars being imported from the states. Now it seemed that too much time had passed for these vintage vehicles to still be operational. Boy, was I wrong! CONTINUE READING >> 

How to Study for a Nursing Degree While Traveling

For registered nurses who already work in the nursing profession, there’s the opportunity to travel and work when you wish. A travel nurse or someone who volunteers his or her time while abroad is building up an impressive resume… CONTINUE READING >> 

For registered nurses who already work in the nursing profession, there’s the opportunity to travel and work when you wish. A travel nurse or someone who volunteers his or her time while abroad is building up an impressive resume… CONTINUE READING >>