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Showing the newest forum posts in all categories as well as posts from your groups.
Family & Parenting
1 week ago1w

Posted by towkneed
So I just got an email back from TAR (Texas Adoption Resouce). We have been considering adoption and have found the cost of a private agency prohibitive. Adopting from the state is (or was) much less expensive. However, as I was notified, 'Region ...
1 comment
Family & Parenting
2 weeks ago2w

Posted by RCRX87
If you're having a personal crisis and family or friends say "I'll pray for you" how do you respond?
15 comments
Family & Parenting
3 weeks ago3w

Posted by BBJong
Brittany Spears ,,,i think this is over DUE_-_-_guardians MAY have HAD her well being in mind ...now its just a MONEY COW ... Some sight " post pardom depression " _-_ yet "LEGAL TRUMPS" psychology rattinaliolism and they have the legal ...
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Family & Parenting
3 weeks ago3w

Posted by Edgeward
I have a question about a specific psychiatric hospital. I am concerned, my grandson who is or was happily agnostic was admitted to Fairfax psychiatric hospital. Now he is talking about how much he likes the Bible… Is this a real hospital? Or is ...
12 comments
Family & Parenting
1 month ago1m

Posted by AbramH85
I over heard that I influenced my teenage niece to stop going to church. I sometimes give my opinion in a group chat I have with my nieces and nephews. I think my brother is blaming the media, the internet, and me for his shortcomings as a parent. ...
1 comment
Family & Parenting
Jun 16Jun 16

Posted by Ryo1
How much parental pressure did you have to tolerate when you were growing up? If you are a parent yourself now, are you putting on your own child the same kind of pressure you suffered from your parents? far too often, parents put their children to...
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Family & Parenting
Jun 11Jun 11

Posted by Gsanders55
Extreme religious practices in early childhood development is instilling more harm than any morals. Sunday school, catechism snd church for children are used as a form of negative discipline memorizing Bible verses to chant and pray when we make poor...
7 comments
Family & Parenting
Jun 8Jun 8

Posted by Castlepaloma
Mr. Woke Am I a hateful, gay, privileged, bad husband, anti-vaxxers & old man? Shall I, divorce my wokeness Daughter? Based on my own personal experience and good sense, NOT!!! Based on her facts. 1.I'm privileged because I'm white, yet artist ...
1 comment
Family & Parenting
Jun 1Jun 1

Posted by Puzzlement
I never gave it a second thought. I believed what I was told and never thought to defy my Mother the joy it gave her and us kids, because Dad was a real tight ass about giving for no work. But we knew Mom was the one who got all the hugs and kisses ...
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Family & Parenting
May 24May 24

Posted by LVL1Pro
Today is my 21st birthday, but i just feel like I'm celebrating someone else's birthday. Ever since i was young we go to church every time a family member has a birthday, i don't mind going when it's my siblings' or parents' birthday, cause it's ...
21 comments
Family & Parenting
May 20May 20

Posted by bigpawbullets
Raising children in NZ is apparently like raising them in the USA, circa 1950. I suggested to our daughter that she shouldn't send this pic to her mom..... 🙄🍷🍷🍷
1 comment
Family & Parenting
May 11May 11

Posted by JeffMurray
POLLThe answer to this seem obvious to me, but maybe I'm missing something. What are your thoughts?

Should a man be allowed to relinquish all rights to absolve all responsibility for a child?

  • 7 votes
  • 2 votes
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Family & Parenting
May 10May 10

Posted by Sierra4
This was the NRA's Mother's Day Twitter message. I have no words.
6 comments
Family & Parenting
May 9May 9

Posted by bigpawbullets
Mother's Day: A Hallmark Holiday! I'm one of the privileged ones who had a very loving and supportive mom. She was an RN. Graduate of the University of N. Carolina (Chapel Hill). Met my dad in Europe during WWII. Thank you for bringing me up, ...
1 comment
Family & Parenting
May 6May 6

Posted by FearlessFly
American schools' phone apps send children's info to ad networks, analytics firms
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Family & Parenting
May 1May 1

Posted by HelenRoseBuck
This sculpture carries a great message. But it’s not just dad who gives pieces of himself to his child. In my mind, we all give children bits of ourselves or perhaps it’s the child who takes bits from us. Children absorb what we put out there.
1 comment
Family & Parenting
May 1May 1

Posted by tinkercreek
I've been doing a bit more Ancestry work. This is a portrait of my 6th great-grandfather, Chief Cornstalk, and me about age 4. Whaddya think?
3 comments
Family & Parenting
Apr 28Apr 28

Posted by snytiger6
LINKYoung Scientists Will Love These Adorable Jigsaw Puzzles | Hemant Mehta | Friendly Atheist | Patheos
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Family & Parenting
Apr 21Apr 21

Posted by FearlessFly
Teaching children to play chess found to decrease risk aversion
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Family & Parenting
Apr 15Apr 15

Posted by abyers1970
Did anyone else come out of the "Beat the Hell out of your children" religious experience where you would get a beating for any and everything. The belief was that if you didn't whip your child then you didn't love them. My grandmother and mother ...
14 comments
Family & Parenting
Apr 14Apr 14

Posted by Benjamin123
Why do people hate it that I am Atheist?
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Family & Parenting
Apr 6Apr 6

Posted by markbailey0008
My dad died last year. A few months before he died I pretended to have a religious conversion. I did this because I knew that he was worried that god would punish him for not doing a good job on me. The last time I saw him, racked with cancer, I ...
22 comments
Family & Parenting
Apr 2Apr 2

Posted by Charlesbryant5
When we were kids, there where no phones or tablets we read cereal 🥣 boxes at breakfast
20 comments
Family & Parenting
Mar 31Mar 31

Posted by m16566
My father was a policeman. In the days before stun guns, bulletproof vests, and back up calls were frowned upon. All a policeman could count on was his knowledge, experience, and the tools of the trade. And his St. Christopher Medal to bring him ...
1 comment
Family & Parenting
Mar 30Mar 30

Posted by GeorgeRocheleau
Photo from the old store in Lincoln, New Mexico, the old stomping grounds of Billy the Kid.
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Family & Parenting
Mar 27Mar 27

Posted by Larimar
I'll be done with my baby burrito wrapper by next weekend. 🤣
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Family & Parenting
Mar 25Mar 25

Posted by godsux69420
Why are there not any openly atheist characters in shows?
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Family & Parenting
Mar 24Mar 24

Posted by WilliamCharles
LINKWith the Rise of Teen Suicide Exacerbated by the Pandemic, MTV Documentary Films’ Each and Every Day from Peabody® Winning Director Alexandra Shiva Speaks with Young People About the Urgency of Talking About Mental Health and Getting Help
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Family & Parenting
Mar 17Mar 17

Posted by Mooolah
LINK6-year-old's strategy for easing his brother out of a meltdown leaves social media awestruck: 'I am amazed'
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Family & Parenting
Mar 9Mar 9

Posted by Lorajay
Someone needs to start private atheist schools. Our children are just as important to protect as any others. .
13 comments
Family & Parenting
Mar 7Mar 7

Posted by AlanCliffe
Goodbye Christopher Robin on DVD. Complete with, shall we say, problematic English parents, it rings more or less true. Although I understand considerable liberties were taken with the facts of C.R. Milne's life. There's a bit of a ...
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Family & Parenting
Feb 27Feb 27

Posted by PBuck0145
Megyn Kelly and Bill Maher
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Family & Parenting
Feb 17Feb 17

Posted by rainmanjr
LINKWith Homeschooling on the Rise, New Report Spotlights Lack of Regulations to Protect Homeschooled Children from Abuse | American Atheists
1 comment
Family & Parenting
Feb 8Feb 8

Posted by cimoore34
In the last year I haven't found a lot to comment on or post about. I found that with the pandemic and all; I was otherwise occupied. I have still been checking in most days, almost as part of my daily routines as anything else. I have managed to add...
17 comments
Family & Parenting
Feb 7Feb 7

Posted by bigpawbullets
Somewhat disturbing trend we're seeing here in Southern Ohio.
2 comments
Family & Parenting
Feb 1Feb 1

Posted by Apunzelle
I’m so proud of my little man. Today he asked if we could make care packages for the homeless. He researched items people living in the streets might need. Then we went to Target and picked up personal care items, socks, flashlights, snacks, and ...
5 comments
Family & Parenting
Jan 29Jan 29

Posted by HippieChick58
LINKNational High School Ethics Bowl
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Family & Parenting
Jan 23Jan 23

Posted by tinkercreek
This long-distance "Meema" is feeling rather desolate today. My precious 2 1/2 yr granddaughter suffered a supracondylar fracture (involved trampoline & big brother), but resting well in NZ with their indoor AC. Hurts so much that I cannot be there ...
4 comments
Family & Parenting
Jan 5Jan 5

Posted by bigpawbullets
Christmas present from the daughter residing in Auckland. Enclosed card indicated that I am to learn all these skills so I can pass this knowledge on to my two grandsons. Landing the Airbus seems pretty straight-forward. I then skipped to chapter ...
2 comments
Family & Parenting
Jan 3Jan 3

Posted by girlwithsmiles
This New Year I realise for the first time the wealth of freedom not being tied to family has given me. Wanting to be with someone now ties me to their family and commitments for the first time.
4 comments
Family & Parenting
Jan 2Jan 2

Posted by Hages
WASPs Question
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Family & Parenting
Dec 26, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by Honorabledougn
Dear god, why does dealing with family take so much effort now. Can't show reasons for damn near anything, follow media who fear monger like no tomorrow. And everything that doesn't align with my views is a lie or a conspiracy. This is one of the ...
2 comments
Family & Parenting
Dec 21, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by lulufaerie394
My father recently died and the pastor presiding over the service used that time to convert people to follow Jesus. Should I be incredibly offended?
33 comments
Family & Parenting
Dec 20, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by HippieChick58
LINKA boy finally comes to appreciate 'dad dancing' in this French holiday ad | Ad Age
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Family & Parenting
Dec 19, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by UpsideDownAgain
What would you do?
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Family & Parenting
Dec 11, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by UpsideDownAgain
What studies do you know of that show the affect of religion on child development?
14 comments
Family & Parenting
Dec 9, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by MsAl
My 12 year old has taken to texting me big thoughts while I'm at work 3rd shift..
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Family & Parenting
Dec 8, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by bigpawbullets
Cleaning out our bookshelves of hundreds of books. Amazing what I'm finding! This volume is a keeper. I'm starting with the machine gun in my shop, as I await projects to dry. My grandsons' will be manly men!!!!!
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Family & Parenting
Dec 8, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by SydneyKathleen
Just joined, going to vent. I have been interviewing caregivers for in home care, and since it's in my home my atheism eventually comes up, and generally triggers believers. Whether they want to or not they begin inadvertently slipping in ...
23 comments
Family & Parenting
Dec 6, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by Boltz
Do you think fairy tales affect children’s reality perception?
5 comments
Family & Parenting
Dec 4, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by Bigwavedave
I overheard my wife and sister arguing over whose mom was the largest. Oi. Pushing wheel chairs.
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Family & Parenting
Nov 26, 2020Nov 2020

Posted by Atheist_News
Almost frightening to see how many families plan on having a big Thanksgiving dinner this year, in spite of the pandemic. When someone argues that “they’ll be ok”, I ask them if they also go 90 mph on a 45 mph road, because they “probably ...
4 comments
Family & Parenting
Nov 21, 2020Nov 2020

Posted by bigpawbullets
Here's a "Covid Quarantine" idea (wine generated to be sure) to occupy some of my time. I'm confident folks here are familiar with Leggos. I've stepped on countless ones barefoot in the wee hours of the morning. The only thing more enjoyable is ...
3 comments
Family & Parenting
Nov 18, 2020Nov 2020

Posted by 1EarthLovingGal
TW: dg use. Also a long post.. sorry Ever since I started EMDR with my counselor I’ve been bitter towards not only my mother, but my whole family. They all knew what was happening at home and would tell me how horrible it is and how it ...
7 comments
Family & Parenting
Nov 16, 2020Nov 2020

Posted by Charliesey
@boyscouts At least 92,000 have filed sex abuse claims against the Boy Scouts, legal team says cnn./2020/11/16/us/…. THE BOY SCOUT ORGANIZATION SEXUALLY ABUSE BOYS AND DISCRIMINATE AGAINST ANYONE THAT DOESN’T WORSHIP THEIR GOD OR NO GOD AT ALL!...
13 comments
Family & Parenting
Nov 15, 2020Nov 2020

Posted by towkneed
So my oldest told my wife that he doesn't want anything to do with us for a while. He told her that it was more me than her but that we had caused him damage and he needed time. He recently moved in with his boyfriend and he told my wife that now ...
20 comments
Family & Parenting
Nov 14, 2020Nov 2020

Posted by HumanBeinme
My 89 year old mother is a strict Catholic and has known for several years that I do not believe in anything supernatural. Today as we visited she showed me a souvenir photo of John Paul II from her visit to the Vatican on April 1, 2005. She and ...
21 comments
Family & Parenting
Nov 11, 2020Nov 2020

Posted by IAJO163
LINKKenosha shooter's mother tries to deflect blame from her son - AOL News
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Family & Parenting
Nov 3, 2020Nov 2020

Posted by Archeus_Lore
Rice arsenic content . . . .
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Family & Parenting
Nov 1, 2020Nov 2020

Posted by HippieChick58
I was in Half Price Books about a week ago. I had a box of books to sell, and while I was waiting for my price, I was browsing. This caught my eye. I can't get it to upload straight, but I found it amusing.
4 comments
Family & Parenting
Oct 29, 2020Oct 2020

Posted by Green_Soldier71
LINKWhy everyone in Japan is talking about this dad - BBC News - YouTube
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Family & Parenting
Oct 24, 2020Oct 2020

Posted by josephr
When people ask me about my religion, i answer that i am a secular Jew. I remember my also saying to me that, as an adult, i was always trying to escape from my family. And so it was, unbeknownst to me until i recognized my own behaviour during my ...
5 comments
Family & Parenting
Oct 19, 2020Oct 2020

Posted by towkneed
It's been a hard weekend. Saturday I went for a bike ride with my 7 y/o (ASD level 2) and 4 y/o. 7 kept getting too far ahead so I made him promise not to. 4 y/o kept stopping to pout about everything, his bike wasnt working, was turning to the ...
4 comments
Family & Parenting
Oct 17, 2020Oct 2020

Posted by Umbrella_Guard
LINKWhat are you even good for?! - YouTube
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Family & Parenting
Oct 15, 2020Oct 2020

Posted by Amzungu
Get to brag on my son here so he won't be embarrassed by my public displays of pride. As a high school senior this year, he's been worried about his SAT scores, hoping to get into U of I for Bioengineering and knowing there's quite a bit of ...
12 comments
Family & Parenting
Oct 11, 2020Oct 2020

Posted by JonePaulMcCain
I love my environment
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Family & Parenting
Sep 26, 2020Sep 2020

Posted by Mitch07102
A thoughtful and insightful article about one person's dealings with her mother's dementia. "dementia robs us of our loved ones while they’re with us, putting our understanding of them at risk. However, what really happens is something else: when...
2 comments
Family & Parenting
Sep 25, 2020Sep 2020

Posted by yayagoddess
My husband passed away in July, 20, just five months, to the day, of coming down, literally overnight, with a rare, genetic form of fatal dementia. A year before he became ill, I had ordered a personal return address stamp, with both of our first ...
15 comments
Family & Parenting
Sep 25, 2020Sep 2020

Posted by anonymous
Another night of overhearing my father bad mouthing me to his friends. Doing so explicitly loudly so i could hear. Even his friend had some compassion and asked at some point if i could hear him to which he replied proudly yes. So his friend changed ...
32 comments
Family & Parenting
Sep 21, 2020Sep 2020

Posted by aussietopescor
According to Gauthier, the general reluctance to drop bises is proportional to the greeting's growing importance to French cultural identity. .
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Family & Parenting
Sep 20, 2020Sep 2020

Posted by bigpawbullets
Linda's sewing is involved in making 🧸 for the local children's hospital & charity organizations. These are her samples. From left to right: Round-Bigpaw, LeatherBear, Proto, and BrownBear. BrownBear will go into production using a variety of ...
3 comments
Family & Parenting
Sep 11, 2020Sep 2020

Posted by Joanne
This is what my 87 year old dad gets up to when no one is watching. He does this with a back that has had three discs "cemented" because they were fractured and he can only stand for limited amounts of time before the pain gets too bad. And, if my ...
4 comments
Family & Parenting
Sep 10, 2020Sep 2020

Posted by JenMorris
Homeschool religion
19 comments
Family & Parenting
Sep 9, 2020Sep 2020

Posted by Bigtank9401
The (Non) Obligation?
9 comments
Family & Parenting
Sep 6, 2020Sep 2020

Posted by anglophone
Homophobia is alive and well in India:
3 comments
Family & Parenting
Aug 29, 2020Aug 2020

Posted by wordywalt
My grand-nephew persists on calling me a communist on Facebook. This is my final response: Little Ben, I have never done or said anything to hurt or diminish you. And, I find it really irksome that you call me a communist in social media, when the...
6 comments
Family & Parenting
Aug 27, 2020Aug 2020

Posted by fishline79
Do you feel you are much like your parents or Do yo feel you are much unlike your parents Be honest
9 comments
Family & Parenting
Aug 23, 2020Aug 2020

Posted by thethinker
Thanks for your post, I saw myself in some of your words
1 comment
Family & Parenting
Aug 23, 2020Aug 2020

Posted by fishline79
"I brought my father with me":... My father was a Republican all his life and he passed away in 1980 before he was as old as I am now. I was never a Republican and he would consider himself a Conservative, and I was, of course a Liberal and as such ...
21 comments
Family & Parenting
Aug 23, 2020Aug 2020

Posted by Mcflewster
Some Characteristics of the Child Mind [My apologies for not knowing the reference for this. Perhaps another member has come across it, and can identify the author. I have found it fascinating, especially number 8 in the upper list ...
9 comments
Family & Parenting
Aug 22, 2020Aug 2020

Posted by hankster
🤣🤣😏 extended family can be one of the scariest things ever, even when they're nice.
1 comment
Family & Parenting
Aug 21, 2020Aug 2020

Posted by FearlessFly
Will our children be using 'blood' computers this fall ?
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Family & Parenting
Aug 20, 2020Aug 2020

Posted by anonymous
Fuk 🖕🖕🖕🖕
2 comments
Family & Parenting
Aug 20, 2020Aug 2020

Posted by jlf32119
Hey guys. What are some specific and realistic strategies that parents can use to increase critical thinking skills in our young kids? Many of us on this website acknowledge the need to use critical thinking skills regarding religion, beliefs, etc....
52 comments
Family & Parenting
Aug 19, 2020Aug 2020

Posted by bklynite53
I hope she has her claws ready- even at 54 she is a very attractive and petite lady--they will eat her up in prison
2 comments
Family & Parenting
Aug 5, 2020Aug 2020

Posted by nogod420
POLLIs it weird to watch my mom sleep?

OPINION?????

  • 3 votes
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1 comment
Family & Parenting
Jul 30, 2020Jul 2020

Posted by Allamanda
A new treatment for insommnia that works -
3 comments
Family & Parenting
Jul 27, 2020Jul 2020

Posted by Gyanez
I call it, The Santa Claus Paradox My kid believes in Santa, Elf on the Shelf, the Tooth Fairy, and the Easter Bunny. To some extent, he believes in god. His relationship with each is pretty interesting. To be honest, I am pretty sure I screwed ...
10 comments
Family & Parenting
Jul 26, 2020Jul 2020

Posted by PixieStyx
So first post. Woo. So much pressure um. Well first off. Hey? They say in supposed to put a question so i guess for those of you coming out of religious families (like me) any advice on how to deal with suddenly being cut off from family/friends? Im ...
22 comments
Family & Parenting
Jul 25, 2020Jul 2020

Posted by PondartIncbendog
Dragotta's Systems Engineering & Automation Corp. Oh look, my little spoiled brat cousin made it big. Now he's a Trumpee. I got in trouble numerous times for kicking his butt.
1 comment
Family & Parenting
Jul 24, 2020Jul 2020

Posted by TimothySkaggs
My mom and dad back in 2015
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Family & Parenting
Jul 24, 2020Jul 2020

Posted by TimothySkaggs
I think my dad was an atheist before he died, because he would laugh in church when i was little and years later he saw a jesus sticker on a windshield and he stuck his middle finger at it 🤣🤣🤣🤣.
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Family & Parenting
Jul 20, 2020Jul 2020

Posted by TimothySkaggs
Ever since my dad died my mom developed this fear of dying in her sleep, and i was like, mom chill! Your not like dad you like to take long walks here and there and dad didn't, and she said the nicest thing, she said i always make her feel better. ...
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Family & Parenting
Jul 19, 2020Jul 2020

Posted by TimothySkaggs
Goddamn i live a miserable life, i live in a shit hole double wide, i have a 300 pound sister that doesn't bathe and talks to her English boyfriend on the playstation live, i have a 70 year old mother that gets into a depressed fit every time im too ...
9 comments
Family & Parenting
Jul 16, 2020Jul 2020

Posted by TimothySkaggs
I can't believe my fucking father died at that rest home. i feel so hollow inside, and guilty as fuck because someone hacked his ATM and he wanted $350 dollars that i didn't have and i was avoiding his phone calls because of it. and plus i have ...
3 comments
Family & Parenting
Jul 15, 2020Jul 2020

Posted by HippieChick58
LINKHonest About His Scam
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Family & Parenting
Jul 12, 2020Jul 2020

Posted by Dana1199
should Parents be punished for the misdeeds of their children.if parents are responsible for the upbringing of their children, Does every misdoing mean parents are at fault in raising their children?Does being underage make a person less guilty, even...
3 comments
Family & Parenting
Jul 11, 2020Jul 2020

Posted by Triphid
In loving memory of my daughter, Lorrae Kathleen, ( aka 'Wild Thing/Sasquatch,' You'd be 36 years old today if cancer hadn't taken you from me, Sasquatch. I still remember having the great Honour and Privilege of giving you your FIRST ever bath on ...
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