Rebecca Hagelin and her husband, Andy, have been married for over twenty years and are parents of three teenagers. They reside in the Washington, DC area.
Amazon made headlines recently for its futuristic plans to use drones to deliver packages. Whatever you may think of a sky full of flying delivery machines, Amazon’s innovation is a sign of a bigger trend: the 24/7 business world.
I confess. I’m a bargain-hunter with the best of them.
“I hate the holidays,” the grocery lady said to me as I was checking out. She shook her head. “Too much stress. Can’t wait ‘til it’s over.” She’s not alone in her feelings.
Culture Challenge of the Week: Why Marriage?
“Selfies.” You’ve probably heard of them. They are the photos that teens (and, too often, young adults) take of themselves and post far and wide for the admiration or amusement of friends. Snap-chat, Facebook, and Twitter are full of selfies. Although great fun when used in moderation, they've also become a classic example of teen-age narcissism, self-absorption, and lack of vision—and the icon of a nation struggling to remember its greatness.
Obamacare is a disaster—not because of the clunky, costly, inoperative website, but because President Obama and his HHS minions have grabbed control over our personal health care decisions and they won’t let go.
California is dead set on stripping away the privacy of children - and we need to do what we can to stop the madness.
More than of 1.5 million Americans live in nursing homes. That’s not a bad thing in itself, of course. Sometimes elderly folks need skilled care beyond what a family can offer. Alzheimer’s patients often require round the clock supervision that’s impractical for busy families, where children’s needs and professional commitments consume more of the day. And some older people desire the companionship and planned activities that are available in assisted living or transitional facilities.
It’s the common feminist narrative: moms want someone else to take care of their kids because child care is not nearly as rewarding as paid work. Housework and child care are mindless drudgery, and women want out.
The images made my blood boil.
Teen-age vandalism. It’s a common, typically local problem that doesn’t generally garner much attention. But when 300 teens broke into a former NFL player’s vacation home and trashed it, it created headlines—but not for the reason you might suspect.
Rebecca Ann Sedwick was only 12 years old. But she hurled herself off of the top of an abandoned building last week in Florida in order to free herself from the daily torment of her peers.
Sarah is a beautiful three-year-old. She loves Honey Nut Cheerios, nursery rhymes, and playing on the playground. But lately, it almost breaks her mother’s heart to see Sarah out there with the other kids.
Miley Cyrus, who became famous as the wholesome TV character “Hannah Montana,” is growing up. So what’s the fuss?
You’ve shopped the sales and tax-free holidays, met your child’s teacher, and mapped out your “school schedule.” It’s back to school time, the buses are rolling, and everything seems familiar. But is it really?
Parents, don’t let your sense of competition outshine your child’s. Make sure your child notices you in the stands only because you are cheering loudly for whole team, as well as for your child.
Welcome to the “hook-up culture.” Free and easy sex—with no emotional ties—is the supposedly sophisticated choice on campus these days.
The missing “half” causes a great deal of anguish -- a loss our society is only now beginning to appreciate. It’s worth asking the question: Don’t all children have a right to know something about their fathers?
A friend of mine was out to dinner recently and saw an endearingly awkward teenage couple arrive for dinner, ready to splurge on a casual sit-down restaurant instead of the burger joint next door.
“Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago…if a white male teen was involved in the same kind of scenario…both the outcome and the aftermath might have been different.”
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