Parenting

by Diane Robertson Every now and then I think of my grandparents and great grandparents and what society must have been like for them. Things were different back then. People married younger and the divorce rate was under 15%. Babies born to unwed mothers was under...

Sexual content and violence on TV and the potential effect it has on our kids.  by Cinthia Jahnsen We all have been there. The awkward moment where we feel that what we are watching on television, or at the movies is not appropriate for our kids. (OrUS for...

by Mekelle Tenney The other day my mom and I came across an old applique pattern from 1905. The pattern was for dish clothes and there was a girl performing a different chore for each day of the week. One day was washing, one was ironing,...

by Diane Robertson   Parents if you haven’t thought about homeschooling yet, this just might provoke it. The senate recently passed a bill– S. 227 or SERTA (Strengthening Education Through Research Act)—that will allow the federal government to conduct academic research on the psychological make-up of children in the...

 By Cinthia Jahnsen   A look into bullying, its effects and how we can help.   We have all heard the phrase, “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.”. I remember saying that to kids who were teasing me or saying hurtful things...