Category Archives: Relationship

Married with children

There are many things that can distract you from making your marriage a priority. In this busy world, it seems like there is always something else that needs to be done and it can be very easy to put your marriage on the back burner. If you are a parent, you have an additional hurdle […]

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Parenting Toolkit: Paradoxical Intervention

Sometimes, to stop a problem behavior, it is necessary to prescribe the problem behavior. Like vaccination, in which a bit of the disease is injected into the system to help it build immunity, paradoxical intervention promotes a bit of bad behavior in hopes of ending it. For example, let’s say two brothers are fighting; not […]

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What to do when your reef tank has a severe case of cyanobacteria (slime algae) and diatoms

If you plan to maintain a saltwater aquarium for a period of time, be it a reef tank or a fish only tank with live rock (FOWLR), you are likely to experience an outbreak of cyanobacteria and diatoms. Cyanobacteria or “cyano” are also known as green slime algae (they also come in red and brown). […]

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Lose Weight Naturally By Adopting An Alkaline Fruit Diet

I was never the right person to diet. Sure, I didn’t eat certain foods, but that was because I never enjoyed them growing up. I also felt that a lot of the foods that I didn’t like had nothing to do with being health conscious. That was until I started having health problems and decided […]

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Understand the relationships between age differences

Interestingly, a study on age-gap relationships indicated that cases in which the wife was older than the husband showed a higher than usual proportion of good fits, as did those in which the husband was eight or more years older. However, these same marriages also showed the highest proportion of poor fit. The happiest group […]

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Birthdays come faster every year

Our family celebrated birthdays over the weekend and even though we didn’t celebrate my birthday, I thought how quickly birthdays seem to come. I remember birthdays were so “slow” when I was a kid. They looked like years between 12 and 13 years old and decades between 17 and 18 years old. Of course, I […]

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Advance Directive Warning

Approx. 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 18, 2010 “I think I need help!” Mom is standing outside my bedroom door, panting and writhing in pain. He says he waited an hour before waking me up. (Backstory: When I arrived last night, Mom told me that she sometimes feels “uncomfortable” at night. Knowing that she had […]

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Valentine’s Day Ideas for Singles

Maybe your partner is abroad in the military. You may have had a recent divorce. Whatever the reason, this Valentine’s Day may be alone. Does this mean that you should sit at home feeling sorry for yourself? I do not think so. Here are some ideas for the lonely this year. 1. Get yourself out. […]

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Parenting during Covid, the method to find a new path

This article continues into the article titled Parenting During Covid with more details on how to keep kids away from video games and lead them to a more productive and happy life. This article will also help many adults. In the section THE CHILD’S POINT OF VIEWI explained to him how the child will feel […]

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Is it wrong to pat a child on the hand if he tries to touch the stove?

In short, I belong to the camp that does not admit to hitting children, or anyone else, period. Now I know that some of you may want to take the position that patting a toddler or preschooler on the hand if he tries to touch the stove should not be classified as “hitting.” To this, […]

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