10 Things You Should Never Say To A Gay Parent!

Things you should never say to a gay parent

By Carol Rood So I have read a few funny posts lately about “if latinos said the things white people say” and if “asians said the things white people say.” Also, things you shouldn’t say to a lesbian, or a gay dad, and I decided to add my own list of things you shouldn’t say […]

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I Used The Leaked Celebrity Nudes Of Jennifer Lawrence To Teach My Kids About Internet Security.

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By Carol Rood A few days ago nude pictures of celebrities such as Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande, Victoria Justice, Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, Kate Upton, Lea Michele, Kirsten Dunst, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and others showed up online.  I happened to see them on a friends’ Twitter account.  When I saw them, I was like, “no way […]

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A Mother Notes That We Know More About Robin Williams’ Death Than The Death of Michael Brown

Michael Brown

By Carol Rood Robin Williams died on August 11, 2014.  He was a beloved actor and comedian.  The news was even more tragic because he apparently committed suicide and had a history of mental illness.  Depression is a terrible terrible disease.  What people show on the outside is not always how they present themselves, and […]

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Meal Ideas for Parents: Moroccan Chicken with Potatoes, Peppers and Tomatoes

cooking for kids

By Carol Rood My garden as been growing like crazy this summer.  I am not sure if my thumb got greener over the winter, or I have just learned enough about gardening to be more successful, or it is just magic. I did do some things differently this year: I made the garden bigger, I […]

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Finding Jewish Heritage As An Adult.

Finding religion

By Carol Rood I was born Jewish.  My father was born Jewish. My mother was born a Southern Baptist but converted to Judaism prior to marrying my father, so I was born Jewish.  Being Jewish is passed through the mother not the father.  You might wonder why, (as I did), Jewishness is passed through the […]

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Entitled Teens And Young Adults. Are We Ruining The Next Generation?

Entitled teens

By Carol Rood I have 4 children.  2 of them are Karol’s kids, and so they are my “step children”, and 2 of them are my biological children.  The “step kids” are 22 and 19.  The bio kids are 17 and 15. So we have had some experience raising teens. More and more I am […]

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