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Diane Robertson Many parents across the nation are wary, worried, and bemused by the new Common Core standards. An important part of Common Core is the standardized testing. To prepare students for the tests, school administrators are enforcing strict instruction for much of the school day....

Liz Mackay   It was a typical Monday morning with children to awaken and help prepare for the day, lunches to pack, laundry to oversee, vacuuming to start. As I moved forward to accomplish these needed tasks, my two youngest children kept coming up and petitioning me to...

Jennifer Luu & Jessica Madrid In today’s society, many of us have grown up hearing the parable of the Frog and the Boiling Water. So for just a moment, picture if you would, a frog placed into a pot of boiling water, the frog will hop...

Maddi Gillel There is consistency and warning of great men throughout history - from Cicero to leaders in the 20th century – of what it takes to preserve freedom and what it takes to destroy it..  I believe we must head their warning for I cannot...

Ann Bailey There is a surprising way to strengthen your child’s resistance to addiction – take consistent family vacations.  They don’t have to be elaborate and expensive vacations either.  But the vacations do need to be yearly and they need to put your family together for...

Diane Robertson As a stay at home mom of 9 children, I get many people asking me the question, “How do you do it?” My answer is simple. I do not do it alone. I am a stay at home mom of many children only because...

Alicia Alley and Erica Arguello Take a minute and think about the one person you enjoy spending time with; maybe it’s your wife, your husband, your mom or dad, a close friend, or a sibling. Now think of why you enjoy spending time with them. Is...

 Rebecca Mallory What if you could be a hero and save an  innocent child from the jaws of evil right now? I'm going to tell you how. Early this morning I was driving home and was listening to the Glenn Beck program. My ears perked up...

Elise Ellsworth Next week my husband and I will celebrate fifteen years of marriage together.  Our marriage has weathered the births of seven children, four college degrees, eleven moves (four of them cross-country), job losses, being hit by a tornado, too many emergency room trips to...

Diane Robertson How would a community respond if their school district or school allowed adults to come into the school and walk around naked? What if there was a naked day at the school where adults were allowed to come and parade nude around the school,...

Last weekend I found myself sleeping on a grass field under the stars. Living in west Los Angeles, it’s a rare opportunity to see the stars between nights blanketed in ocean fog or the dimming effect of the city lights. But on this night, flanked...

“We must respect other religions, even as we respect our own. Mere tolerance thereof is not enough.”  -Ghandi  Why Religion and Religious Freedom is Important Close your eyes and imagine for a moment that you have, somehow, lost the use of your arms, or legs, or eyes....

Maddi Gillel On a fairly regular basis, we hear the phrase “we’re losing our freedoms.”  Do we understand what that means?  Do our eyes glaze over? Do we ask ourselves ‘okay, so what do we do about it’?  Let me give you just a few examples...

“Women make only 77% of what men earn for equal work.” The percentage in statements like this changes from year to year, but the misperception doesn’t.  People deeply vested in feminism still try to convince the population that women are suffering from workplace discrimination. Perhaps the...

The role of the Supreme Court in checks and balances is to stop acts of the President, laws of Congress or of states that break a rule in the Constitution. One rule of the constitution is found in the first amendment of the Bill of...

In 1908, Maurice Maeterlinck published the play, “The Blue Bird: A Fairy Play in Six Acts.” The story is about a young boy Tyltyl and his sister Mytyl who receive a quest from the Fairy Berylune to find the blue bird of happiness for a...

Tashica Jacobson I used to consider myself a feminist. I have always thought that I could and should be able to do pretty much whatever a boy could. Even when it comes to dating I always offer to pay for myself and I have even straight...

Rebecca Mallory Just when I'm convinced that the whole country thinks it's ok to take and get as much free stuff as humanly possible, I have a day like today that has restored my faith in people. I was reminded of the old Chinese proverb about throwing a man a...

Diane Robertson There are many people out there that want to help with the fight against radical feminism, the sexualizing of children, and the destruction of religious freedom but do not know what to do. They do not even know where to begin.  If you are...

Young children are naturally curious as they grow and learn to explore the world around them. Their investigative minds may see the wonder of flour being spilled onto the kitchen floor for finger drawings or discover in Mom’s makeup bag a new set of art...

Stephanie Hubbard Over the past four years I have lived the typical college lifestyle. I thrived on ramen and macaroni, pulled several all-nighters and amazingly functioned on little sleep. Not only did I endure the physical deprivations to my health, but also withstood the psychological stress...

Maddi Gillel According to Heritage, our government is trying to regulate Americans’ livelihoods away. The EPA is pushing regulation of “greenhouse gases” – something even its own officials have admitted would have no noticeable impact on the climate. Research shows the devastating impact it would have...

The United Nations process provides a startling contrast to anyone familiar with the legislative process at the state or federal level. There are no elected officials or constituents, there is no constitution, little accountability, and everyone seems to be doing whatever they want. One of...

Diane Robertson The Commission on the Status of Women (CWS) is a functional commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Each year delegates from 45 countries meet at the U.N. headquarters in NY to formulate concrete policies on women worldwide. Volunteers from United Families...