My Child’s Name is Not That Hard

My Child’s Name is Not That Hard

Getting Real with Kira Hazledine I grew up with a unique name, at least in the 90’s it was, and at this point I’ll respond to almost anything that remotely sounds like my name. It’s short and sweet, but people have always had a hard time with it. Growing up people...
Can’t Get No Respect

Can’t Get No Respect

by Shadra Bruce I think all parents must go through a Rodney Dangerfield phase. Coincidentally, this phase starts about the time your kids become teens. At some point, your kids mutate from adoring little angels to some kind of alien species. And the problem is, you...
Being a Good Stepparent

Being a Good Stepparent

by Shadra Bruce Becoming a stepparent can be as nerve-wracking as becoming a parent for the first time. It’s not much different: there are expectations, a role to be performed, and a child’s life influenced by your decisions, actions, and behaviors....
A Little R-E-S-P-E-C-T

A Little R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Respect. It is such a simple word. It should be an equally simple concept; one that with just a little bit of effort should not be that difficult to carry through. You have to treat others as you would like to be treated yourself. Why is it then that the concept of...