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Had a brief, but heartfelt & interesting talk with our current houskeeper. She's young, just finishing up a divorce. 11 year old daughter she currently has joint custody of. This young woman is ...
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Posted by By bigpawbullets | 8 comments | Down By The Clear Creek, USA | Feb 18, 2019
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I had something happen Monday night that made me feel great, and I wanted to share. My youngest daughter Robin, aka Mouse, and I are very close. She's the one I posted about the other day, who's ...
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Posted by By Geektheist | 22 comments | GA, USA | Feb 13, 2019
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LINK The devotion of the human dad separates us from other apes | Aeon Essays
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Posted by By tnorman1236 | 6 comments | WV, USA | Jan 21, 2019
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Dodgy parents. So what do you do?
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Posted by By OwlInASack | 18 comments | Jersey | Jan 18, 2019
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I'm so excited that I just had to make a big ass post about it. I found 3 first cousins, a second cousin on the other side and an uncle I didn't even know about. I paid for the membership to ...
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Posted by By Lucy_Fehr | 13 comments | Fort Pierce, USA | Jan 16, 2019
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My little fella (all 6ft 3 of him) goes back to university tonight after being so ill. I know its my job to kick him out of the nest, be tough and happy he's recovered and making his way in the world....
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Posted by By Amisja | 6 comments | UK | Jan 16, 2019
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How to raise children with a religious spouse?
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Posted by By Harris1218 | 13 comments | IN, USA | Jan 5, 2019
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Religious fanatic-lunatic poisoning my life. What do I do?
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Posted by By Zzoha | 27 comments | WA, USA | Dec 28, 2018
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What happened after death
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Posted by By bonobo | 30 comments | Morocco | Dec 27, 2018
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Uninterested in Christmas
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Posted by By JamesJay | 19 comments | ME, USA | Dec 15, 2018
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Would having a Drag Queen come for storytime at a daycare be acceptable where you live?
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Posted by By Lukian | 21 comments | Canada | Dec 3, 2018
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Why I don't feel guilty about celebrating Christmas 1. Its not Christian. We all know this and we know why. Think of the cave dwellers millenia ago. After the darkest days of winter, the days again ...
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Posted by By Amisja | 25 comments | UK | Dec 2, 2018
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How do you tell children about death?
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Posted by By Diogenes1972 | 28 comments | NY, USA | Nov 26, 2018
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So, I considered myself agnostic for most of my life...slipping into atheism in my early 40's (I'm 61 now). I read the bible beginning at age 8 and just could not buy into it...Even then, I thought ...
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Posted by By yayagoddess | 14 comments | OH, USA | Nov 24, 2018
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I am 81 years old, and had not seen my daughters and grandchildren for some time. I just travelled to Kansas to spend some time with them, as (at my age) I don't know if I will have the opportunity ...
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Posted by By wordywalt | 9 comments | Tampa, USA | Nov 14, 2018
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When teenagers are expected (if not encouraged) to date as many people as they can prior to marriage, is divorce after marriage unpredictable? Are children seeking the best character in a partner, or ...
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Posted by By Rinker33 | 12 comments | TN, USA | Nov 9, 2018
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Anyone else have family that says "im going to miss you when you're in hell?"🤔
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Posted by By thebinx | 17 comments | TX, USA | Nov 7, 2018
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What is your way of coping with trauma and grief of losing someone (in my case a child, a family member, ex in-laws) you cared and loved very about, yet you didn't lose them to death? They are alive, ...
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Posted by By ForeignNata | 10 comments | AR, USA | Nov 6, 2018
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LINK Adopted at Birth group
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Posted by By AmiSue | 7 comments | Fairfield County, USA | Nov 6, 2018
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Non-religious communities
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Posted by By KMD | 13 comments | OK, USA | Nov 2, 2018
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POLL Ok so let's hear how everyone thinks on this issue. Do you take off your shoes when you enter your home? Do you require others to take off their shoes.. and how do you deal with it? do you ...
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Posted by By AmmaRE007 | 72 comments | Hogansburg (Akwesasne) NY, Canada | Oct 30, 2018
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Kids and God's questions
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Posted by By Shaghaf | 21 comments | MO, USA | Oct 20, 2018
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My family now knows that I don't believe in a God. I came from a not-so religious family. Of course, coming from a Catholic country, it is expected that of a citizen to be baptized as a Catholic or...
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Posted by By CesStuart | 18 comments | Somewhere, Philippines | Oct 20, 2018
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LINK Yes, Yeshivas Must Include Secular Education - TheHumanist.com
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Posted by By zblaze | 5 comments | OR, USA | Oct 20, 2018
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Does "the atheist closet" detract from what homosexual individuals went through?
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Posted by By thezekroman | 20 comments | TX, USA | Oct 9, 2018
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POLL What's worse?
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Posted by By Ravenwolfcasey | 73 comments | Belford, USA | Oct 1, 2018
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As a child, were you forced to hug/kiss relatives or friends when you didn't want to? If you are a parent, do you force your children to hug or kiss when they don't want to, either you or other ...
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Posted by By HereticSin | 46 comments | Hometown, USA | Sep 25, 2018
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Children and Religion/Beliefs
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Posted by By AdamHoople | 19 comments | OH, USA | Sep 22, 2018
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LINK Gray Areas on Gray Matter: The Ethics of Brain Death - TheHumanist.com
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Posted by By zblaze | 4 comments | OR, USA | Sep 22, 2018
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Is it possible to keep your child away from the idea of religion? I want her to make her own choices about it as she grows up, not have others force feed her supernatural ideas. Is this realistic with...
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Posted by By Antitheist30 | 40 comments | NC, USA | Sep 19, 2018
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How do you respond when a loved one asks you to pray for them? This is an actual group text from my sister to me and my siblings asking us to pray for her husband.
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Posted by By Shelton | 78 comments | OH, USA | Sep 17, 2018
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Boy Scouts?
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Posted by By DaphneDarling | 79 comments | MN, USA | Sep 13, 2018
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LINK Rules Are for Schmucks: How to Save Freedom of Choice - TheHumanist.com
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Posted by By zblaze | 4 comments | OR, USA | Sep 6, 2018
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LINK How parents act on their religious beliefs linked to the onset of atheism in their children
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Posted by By zblaze | 9 comments | OR, USA | Sep 4, 2018
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Inherited qualities.?
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Posted by By RaulPerez | 24 comments | TX, USA | Sep 3, 2018
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How can I help my son dealing with religious questions from his friends?
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Posted by By Zoohome | 30 comments | FL, USA | Sep 3, 2018
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Raising children with/without religion
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Posted by By kittieblue13 | 37 comments | LA, USA | Sep 2, 2018
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My mother is going downhill - asking for kind thoughts or feedback
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Posted by By bleurowz | 26 comments | Edison, USA | Sep 2, 2018
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Today is the first day of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Suicide can affect anyone so please learn the warning signs and save a life. Warning Signs: Threatening or planning suicide Giving ...
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Posted by By CaroleKay | 16 comments | Los Angeles, USA | Sep 1, 2018
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The Bad and the Ugly
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Posted by By AMGT | 49 comments | CA, USA | Sep 1, 2018
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Anyone have advice on how to come out ofthe atheist closet? I've been skeptical of the religion I was brought up in for a while and abandoned it a couple years ago. My mom has been Christian her whole...
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Posted by By jlwebster9 | 33 comments | OK, USA | Aug 28, 2018
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I have created a group for parents with teenagers. I was thinking about creating this group after posting about my teens adventures into taking out the trash.
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Posted by By helionoftroy | 5 comments | SC, USA | Aug 25, 2018
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Grandchildren
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Posted by By Crimson67 | 44 comments | Kentucky, USA | Aug 25, 2018
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We learn our lessons the hard way
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Posted by By helionoftroy | 13 comments | SC, USA | Aug 24, 2018
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Just a few things that have been on my mind 1. I think it is just fine for a parent to take their children out on dates. In our increasingly busy lives, taking time to put down the cell phone and ...
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Posted by By Tamresa | 20 comments | CO, USA | Aug 24, 2018
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What's the most memorable lesson you learned from your parents? What’s that life lesson that has stuck with you all these years? This is a great opportunity for us to learn a thing or two if ...
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Posted by By kensmile4u | 27 comments | Kissimmee, USA | Aug 19, 2018
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We recently lost my oldest brother B at 59 yrs old. He was non-religious as were his kids. His kids wanted no religious service. My other brother T and Mom took it upon themselves to make sure his ...
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Posted by By anonymous | 38 comments | Online | Aug 16, 2018
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Gay tales, stories about being a father of a gay son. When my son came out as gay we were active in church, a church that was mildly hostile to gay folks. In support of or son we changed churches ...
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Posted by By Tominator | 5 comments | Sunny Virginia Beach, USA | Aug 14, 2018
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Family and Religion
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Posted by By marksam8484 | 17 comments | WV, USA | Aug 10, 2018
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For those of you with children, how do you address the issue of your belief system? If kids are too young to understand religion or non-religion, how might you, for example, answer questions about ...
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Posted by By pinklotus18 | 22 comments | TN, USA | Aug 9, 2018
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LINK Companies In Iceland Now Required To Demonstrate They Pay Men, Women Fairly : The Two-Way : NPR
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Posted by By Lukian | 7 comments | Canada | Aug 9, 2018
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First day of school and my heathen has to wear his atheist shirt. Lol
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Posted by By Crimson67 | 37 comments | Kentucky, USA | Aug 9, 2018
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Why are men and women put under so much pressure to have kids in this society?
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Posted by By EmeraldJewel | 58 comments | Sallisaw, USA | Aug 7, 2018
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I am 100% against circumcision it's a form of religious child abuse no different to FGM. This needs further study, correlation is not causation but it needs to be properly examined and acted on!...
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Posted by By Josephine | 43 comments | UK | Aug 7, 2018
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What do you call your mother-in-law?
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Posted by By Rhetoric | 70 comments | From, USA | Aug 7, 2018
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So… a friend told me last week that he brought up Harry Potter to a colleague's daughter and she said she didn't know much about it. Her father then said that her mother didn't allow her to be ...
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Posted by By Jamar | 17 comments | Lebanon, Tennessee, USA | Aug 6, 2018
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God mother/father
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Posted by By AmyMay | 32 comments | Canada | Aug 4, 2018
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My mother wants to take my daughter to church every sunday. It makes her feel good and my daughter has fun in the Sunday School. But I feel like it's brainwashing child abuse. I also feel like if you ...
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Posted by By Rawreality | 56 comments | FL, USA | Aug 4, 2018
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LINK The Humanist Dilemma: Does Becoming a Parent Mean a Closeted Atheist Has to Grow Up? - TheHumanist.com
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Posted by By zblaze | 8 comments | OR, USA | July 30, 2018
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I'm 29, living in Texas where most, if not all of my peers have had children. Even when I was married, I actively prevented pregnancy. The majority of people in my life believe I never want to have ...
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Posted by By Nerdyowltx | 30 comments | Everywhere, USA | July 29, 2018
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For those who have no children, would you date a partner with a child?
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Posted by By Nerdyowltx | 59 comments | Everywhere, USA | July 29, 2018
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How your family responded when they learned about your atheism? How did you approach telling them?
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Posted by By MoralesHuman | 37 comments | FL, USA | July 28, 2018
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Humanist/Ethical Culture in DC
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Posted by By GreatNani | 5 comments | DC, USA | July 23, 2018
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LINK Foster Failure: Proposed Amendment Puts Faith-Based Discrimination before Child Welfare - TheHumanist.com
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Posted by By zblaze | 9 comments | OR, USA | July 23, 2018
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So, it is just me, or is it infuriating when other adults tell your child that they are not old enough to know that they don't believe in a "God"? I can't even being to imagine the outrage if I ...
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Posted by By NoMyGod | 20 comments | MI, USA | July 22, 2018
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Anybody know the laws on teaching creationism in Australian schools? I had a prep interview at Genesis Christian College for my daughter. They asked how I felt about my daughter being taught ...
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Posted by By leighdon78 | 14 comments | Australia | July 22, 2018
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Social Gender Roles? Since much of what is expected of us socially has come from religion, how much of it do we take for granted without considering the source? It seems that there's a lot going...
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Posted by By JustKip | 18 comments | CA, USA | July 21, 2018
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The United Way is conducting a fundraising for school supplies. What does it say when charity organizations are raising money to help teachers with the basic necessities to educate our children ???
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Posted by By Switchcraft | 7 comments | FL, USA | July 20, 2018
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When I was in 1st grade, I was excited to tell my mother about my day at school. Before I could share my positive experience, she asked "did you get in trouble with the teacher today?" and I answered...
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Posted by By DustinFL | 8 comments | FL, USA | July 19, 2018
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I have been divorced for almost five years. I have primary custody of my sons, 11 and 12. I teach my boys to "always question- never be a 'sheep', or someone that follows blindly." Their father is a ...
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Posted by By pinklotus18 | 17 comments | TN, USA | July 19, 2018
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LINK A GOP-Backed Law Would Punish States That Don’t Fund Anti-Gay Adoption Agencies – Friendly Atheist
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Posted by By Dmej114 | 7 comments | Metro Detroit area, USA | July 17, 2018
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LINK Breastfeeding model causes stir on catwalk - BBC News
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Posted by By irascible | 11 comments | Australia | July 17, 2018
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What are the best arguments you have in favor of marriage?
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Posted by By OrangeJuice | 46 comments | Los Angeles, USA | July 16, 2018
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How do you plan on raising your children?
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Posted by By Sgposter | 27 comments | MN, USA | July 16, 2018
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For all of you city brats
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Posted by By Slava3 | 11 comments | Canada | July 15, 2018
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LINK Middle children are going extinct because Millennial family planning
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Posted by By HippieChick58 | 7 comments | Omaha, USA | July 15, 2018
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POLL What is the worst thing for a child to see in an R rated movie?
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Posted by By Mystical | 28 comments | NV, USA | July 15, 2018
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Pet rats and children
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Posted by By SeanNock | 18 comments | MO, USA | July 15, 2018
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Stories from childhood. Back when I was a child, there was a large beer joint (that was the terminology for it then, at least around where I lived) just outside of town called Sabre’s. It was ...
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Posted by By tnorman1236 | 7 comments | WV, USA | July 14, 2018
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We really do create our own misery! I'm not downplaying real pain or abuse but the longer I am alive the more I am convinced that a good percentage of our own unhappiness is completely self ...
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Posted by By Crimson67 | 19 comments | Kentucky, USA | July 14, 2018
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I wonder how much of my parents lack of parenting skills were influenced by the social dynamics of their parents and the social group of related kin. How much of Mom and Dad's dysfunctional behavior ...
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Posted by By MacTavish | 6 comments | Dexter, USA | July 10, 2018
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I’ll be visiting my mother in less than a month. She lives in a different state and is overly Christian. What recommendations do you have for me to remain sane? She doesn’t know I’m an atheist, ...
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Posted by By Mariv357 | 34 comments | Miami, USA | July 9, 2018
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Your Advice, please I am getting rid of 45 years of collecting- books, stuff, you name it, I had it sitting on a shelf in front of the books. I just opened up the credenza in the dining room and ...
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Posted by By Spinliesel | 13 comments | Apple Country, USA | July 9, 2018
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Traditions. My lovely wife''s family has what I'll refer to for lack of a better term as "extended family traditions". These were started by my wife's parents, based somewhat on their parents' ...
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Posted by By bigpawbullets | 5 comments | Down By The Clear Creek, USA | July 8, 2018
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What do you say to your family when "coming out"? I love my family so please no negativity. I just am trying to find a compassionate way to tell them.
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Posted by By Charlie713 | 10 comments | WA, USA | July 7, 2018
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Would like your opinion, Im separated and getting a divorce. I bought a house. I decided to rent out my extra rooms to other females. I picked another single mom thinking that we could act as a ...
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Posted by By anonymous | 44 comments | Online | July 7, 2018
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Should I go for full custody of my child?
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Posted by By ThomasLevi | 42 comments | Oak Lawn, USA | July 3, 2018
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Dealing with family and loved ones
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Posted by By happyaprn18 | 24 comments | Houston, USA | July 1, 2018
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How do you feel about this one? We see all sorts of multiple standards, particularly when females are the object of the "rules". How many schools in the US, including 'christian' schools are there ...
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Posted by By TimothyIII | 6 comments | Lynchburg, VA, USA | July 1, 2018
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Your explanation to your spouse.... Where was he?
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Posted by By BucketlistBob | 7 comments | Louisiana, USA | July 1, 2018
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Holiday Characters
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Posted by By Transprincess | 4 comments | GA, USA | June 30, 2018
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So after reading some comments on an FB post, I became very curious. I hope to keep this post relatively mature as it is of a personal nature. I have a few different questions/comments to present......
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Posted by By Kassandra | 105 comments | TX, USA | June 29, 2018
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I was very religious, and I used to pray with my son a lot, we also went to church every Sunday. Well... now I am agnostic (barely new) and he is asking me if I still believe god.. i want him to make...
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Posted by By vmedel | 15 comments | FL, USA | June 28, 2018
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Question to atheists: Do you attend religious family events or decline on principle? I don't usually discuss personal issues but your views are appreciated. My niece's daughter is having a ...
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Posted by By David1955 | 49 comments | Australia | June 27, 2018
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Why am I the bad guy? I have a cousin who is divorced and remarried and I’m still friends with his ex-wife. Two years ago, at a family reunion his new wife gave me some lip about it and ...
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Posted by By ProudMary | 28 comments | Up A Holler, USA | June 25, 2018
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We dropped off our son at a sleep away camp yesterday. It's his first time away. We're not exactly having an easy time with it. Anyone else run into this?
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Posted by By Kbdank71 | 8 comments | AR, USA | June 25, 2018
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How do you deal with semi-supportive family?
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Posted by By VikrantGautam | 14 comments | VA, USA | June 25, 2018
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POLL Unattended children
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Posted by By Count | 35 comments | Tulsa, USA | June 24, 2018
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I lost my little girl (my 15 year old chihuahua) on Monday. I miss her so much. She was my constant companion for 11.5 years. I think there were only about maybe 7 or 10 days in the time I had her ...
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Posted by By Violet | 24 comments | WI, USA | June 24, 2018
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Phones and internet are causing unforeseen socal problems in community creating families who set down to dinner looking at phones not talking and sharing ideas and bonding. We have a serious ...
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Posted by By Holymoly | 14 comments | MO, USA | June 23, 2018
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