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SingleMomtism: People Who Talk On The Phone All The Time (Voluntarily) – Single Mum, Parents Article

I have never liked talking on the phone. I did sometimes in high school, as this was the olden days before texting or social media and this is how we gossiped about classmates and vented about our parents and siblings. But now we live in a wonderful age of technology where people like me can go all day without having to speak to anyone. I have coworkers who are still living in the 20th century, calling my desk or cell…

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What’s Your Favorite Funky Smell? – Single Mum, Parents Article

Everybody loves the smell of baking bread, right? But I’ve found that when it comes to a certain type of bread – Subway Sandwich Shop bread, specifically – people are vehemently divided. Some people think the smell of Subway bread is mouthwatering, and some think it smells like moldy ass. I happen to love that smell, even though I don’t think it’s particularly good bread. And that leads me to my question: What’s a weird or unconventional smell that you…

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My Instagram QnA – You Asked and I Answered. – Parents Article

A week or so back I was inspired by a blog post that an Instagram friend, Gaelyn, had written. It was based on a whole bunch of questions that she had got people to ask her on the app. I told her I loved the idea so much that I was going to steal it, so I did. I had tons of fun with this – it’s been a bit of a slumpy few months in the writing department, and so…

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New Video! Q&A: The Secret Life Of An Atheist Revealed! – Parents Article

In this video, I answer some of the questions I’ve been getting from people around the web. Check it out: The questions for this video were: 1. How did you realize you were an atheist?2. What’s harder? Coming out as gay or coming out as an atheist?3. Why do you make fun of religions?4. Why don’t you criticize Islam more?5. What was the closest you ever got to being religious?6. You post a lot of pictures in church. Why…

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Ask Mommy: Should I Tell My Ex That Our Son Is An Atheist? – Parents Article

On this blog, I’ve been pretty repetitive about inter-faith relationships. I have said again and again that it’s easy to fall for someone with a deep faith or even someone who believes but doesn’t take it so seriously. It’s easy because there are beautiful, kind, intelligent and funny religious people out there that anyone would be lucky to have by their side. Where I always encourage caution, though, is how the future might play out, especially if you have kids…

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Two excuses to not become foster parents – Foster Parents Article

Guest post as part of our National Adoption Month series: Post by Gena Thomas________________________________________________________________________________ About four million Americans go on missions trips every year,[i] many of which are to orphanages. We go overseas, hold HIV positive babies, take pictures of them, and then fly home. We tell our American friends and family about how great it was to hold them, how awesome it was to love them, and we smile upon our remembrances. But all too often, that’s where the…

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How to tick off a Mama Bear with 5 little words – Foster Parents Article

“Did you have them tested?” she asked. “Tested for WHAT?!” I replied while secretly hoping she wouldn’t say what I thought she would say. But alas, she did. “You know… to make sure they aren’t… (whispers) ‘crazy‘ before you decided to keep them.” SCREEEECH!!! HOLD UP! *Cue Mama Bear* “What did you just ask me about my children??? Did I test them before deciding to keep them?? Did you test your bio kids before you decided to keep them? No?…

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