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Watch Three of the Best Mother’s Day Commercials Ever

Mother's Day is tomorrow and hopefully, you are not waiting until the last minute to do something special for mom. My mom lives in California and I haven't seen her in almost nine years, which is about to change. My mom and my wife are the best mothers I have ever seen for so many reasons that would take a while to describe.

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Honey Boo Boo’s Mama June Ties the Knot on TLC – Well, Kinda

Did Mama June finally tie the knot with Sugar Bear after nine years? NOPE! They didn’t have a "wedding," they had a “commitment ceremony,” just with a wedding dress, and a wedding cake, and wedding vows

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Mom reversal
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What Is It Really Like To Be Mom?

Mother's day is this Sunday and if nothing else, your mom deserves the acknowledgment for all that she does. Last year I posted an article about what being a mom is worth on the open market, which is about $112,000 per year. A mom's work is never done and sometimes...no, most of the time we take that for granted.

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Proof You Shouldn’t Leave Dad Alone With the Baby or Let Him Change Diapers

Ok dad's, I know you get a bad wrap. Nobody thinks you can handle a baby. Sometimes you don't even get a chance to prove yourself. But when you do, it often turns out like this! ;-)

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Toddler Answers the Burning Question – Who is Your Favorite, Mommy or Daddy?

I can remember when when my daughter, who is now 21, started talking. And of course, her first word was, 'Ma'. Even though I knew that the reason for this was because of her lack of speech development, I still LOVED it. Her dad on the other hand, was NOT happy. He TOTALLY would have quizzed her just like this...

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Little Girl Gives Her Dad the Business

When you are a parent, you say things to your children that you hope will teach them lessons. As they grow, you smile when you realize they REALLY listened to you and understood. But there are those times when they give it right back to you and you just have to laugh! :-)

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Choose Not to Lose
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Evansville Law Enforcement and the EVSC Announce Choose Not to Lose – A New Program to Help Kids Make Better Choices

As any parent is well aware, our kids sometimes do not make the best choices, especially at the high school level. Some of their decisions are made based on anything from bullying to peer pressure or just out of the need to fit in. A new program was launched on Monday to help kids make better, more positive choices as they move forward.

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Hunter's castles
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Seven-Year-Old Professional Sand Castle Builder Is Also an Advocate for Clean Water

Hunter is 7-years-old and is a professional sand castle builder in California. You certainly don't hear much about pro sand castle builders, but Hunter's passion goes way beyond sand castles. Hunter is also a big time advocate for clean water and makes a very strong case.

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Ark Crisis Child Care Center Plans Fairy Tale Ball

In my previous life, before radio, I worked with kids. It was a time in my life that I found the most rewarding. All of my students brought so much life into my life. Well, some were more reluctant to shine their light than others. LOL But each and every one of them taught me more than I could have ever taught them.

One of my former students, whom I am SO proud of, is working with the Arc Crisis Center. She asked me if I would help them get the word out about a magical and remarkable event for children in crisis.

 

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Bonnie Franklin and ‘One Day at a Time’ Showed Me the Difficult Life of a Single Mom With Humor and Love

Sadly, on Friday, actress Bonnie Franklin passed away after her battle with pancreatic cancer - she was 69. Bonnie is probably best remembered for playing 'Ann Romano' on the CBS sitcom 'One Day at a Time.' The show was a huge part of my childhood. My mom, like Ann, had red hair, I wanted to look just like Valerie Bertinelli and the story took place in Indiana. It was also my first glimpse of a woman who was divorced. (I know...crazy, but true) Little did I know, that someday, I would be just like her.

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Leslie Thanks the Invisible Woman in Honor of Her Mother

You know how you are just browsing statuses on Facebook and suddenly something hits you? You read something or see something you didn't expect? Well, that is exactly what happened to me when I saw this incredible video.

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Emily
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An Open Letter to My Daughter Emily

Earlier today, my daughter Emily e-mailed me a copy of an assignment she did for school. The assignment was to write a paper about looking through their lives and assign a song that best describes certain parts of their life. I was very surprised at what she wrote and extremely touched.

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