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Disbanding jROTC: a Solution for Safer Schools?

Recent school shootings have everyone calling for change. The women-led activist group CODEPINK is calling for a national disbanding of jROTC programs. Not only will this not solve the problem, but it will hurt the thousands of students helped…
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Teaching Our Kids to Deal with Bullies

Bullying has evolved with consequences not limited to increased teenage depression, violence and suicide. Advocating for more laws and school intervention is necessary, but we can’t limit our fight to advocacy because bullies will always exist.…
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Ballistic Missile Threat – The Sad Truth

Hawaiian residents are no strangers to mainlanders not quite understanding what life in the islands is like. Sure we’ve got amazing beaches, sunsets, hikes, fishing, food and the list goes on.   Like many of my fellow Hawaii residents,…
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Putting My 8-Year Old In Charge of the Budget

I’m pretty lucky; I have a teenage son who not only thinks about things before he asks me for money but will walk through a grocery store and read labels and price shop.   He bought me a $235 backpack that I wanted for my birthday…
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Why I Let My 9-Year Old Wander the Airport – ALONE

Go ahead and judge away. I can feel the scoffs, sideways looks and complete shock at the idea that a mother would allow her child to wander an airport by himself.   I’m that mother! And proud to be her!   Letting your…
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Can Your Baby Not Cry on the Plane Please?

For travelers nowadays, things couldn’t be more stressful. At airports you’re being asked to open your bags, show your ID 70 times, or practically strip down to then be patted down because the scan didn't like you. Don’t get me wrong,…