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An Update: Lifting the Nicotine Fog

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A nicotine fog is more than just smoke that fills a room, it's a fog that clouds your brain. Nicotine fools you into believing that although you want to quit, you can't. The bad news is that there are a lot of cigarette substitutes on the market today that keep the addiction going.

Gym Shoes

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Like most parents, as my children grew up, I wanted to give them the world on a string. For most of us, our desires far exceed our capacity to fulfill them. I wonder if that sends the wrong message.

Punishment vs. Discipline:
Are You a Parent Bully?

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Do you remember being told or telling a rival to “pick on someone your own size?” As parents, it’s easy to forget our children are not our size, and confuse punishment with discipline.

Baby and the Goldfish

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As I walked into the living room, my shoes squished against a soaked carpet. I was oblivious to the mess. My heart sank, sure the fish was a goner. Cat + fish = huge mess. Looked to me like I had interrupted her fishing expedition and caught her red-clawed.

Staying Related

Just Married Still Married

How do we get from "Just Married" to "Still Married?"

The ability to compromise is the foundation of a successful loving relationship. You blend your path with your partner’s, not to take on each other’s problems but to benefit from the enrichment each of you brings to your partner’s life. When you can do that, love that begins as a spark will grow into a warm and radiant flame.