As Confucius wrote in The Book of Rites, “Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.” Music can fuel our imagination, fill us with emotion, and inspire us to move to its beat. Music can heal and connect us.… Read more The post On the Nonfiction Book, The Power of Music appeared first on Laura Carroll.
When it comes to embarking on the journey of parenthood, lots of millennials are saying, “Meh. No, thanks.” According to data from the Urban Institute, birth rates among 20-something women declined 15% between 2007 and 2012. Additional...Show More Summary
It's almost time to batten down the hatches. We're making serious moves here to get you squared away.2016 is going to be a bear. You need to be ready. We've got the critical supplies and gear you need and we're doing all we can to make...Show More Summary
Warning: There are some sad photos in here, but this is a happy story! My friend Carrie works at the Austin Animal Center, and her Facebook feed is often filled with photos of Austin’s stray dogs and cats. Each animal has a back story, many times a sad one. The neglect, abuse and disease can be […]
I just enjoyed a quick reflection by Melissa Myer called “Childfree: is it really a choice?” that struck a familiar chord. Myer harkens back to her younger years, transporting us to the sort of awkward conversations puberty so often catalyzes. Show More Summary
It's been a few years since we quickly sold out of these very coveted "zombie-removal" all-purpose survival tools. The distributor only recently got more of these babies manufactured and we were at the front of the line to get our hands on them again--the one and only Trucker's Friend™. Show More Summary
We've got key "Food For Health" and "Food Supply Depot" products in stock for prompt shipping, and we've lowered prices! FYI, these foods are premium-quality health foods: 100% vegetarian, 100% non-GMO, no hydrogenated oils, trans fats, or MSG. Show More Summary
Props to Jesse Nichols (@HappyNinjaUX) for reminding parents that childfree adults — indeed childfree couples — don’t hate children. Not necessarily. Not in his case, at least, nor in my case. Kids have been (and will continue to be) an important part of my life. Show More Summary
Get ready to take a great ride with writer, political activist and social organizer Gloria Steinem in her new memoir, My Life on the Road. In it she gives an up close and personal account of her “lifetime of travel, activism and leadership,”...Show More Summary
By Michael Snyder, on January 7th, 2016 We have never had a year start the way that 2016 has started. In the U.S., the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 have both posted their worst four-day starts to a year ever. Canadian...Show More Summary
Coming around the final bend of 2014 nonfiction book reviews with a woman’s theme ~ Not Your Mother’s Book….On Being a Woman is the first in a new series by Dahlynn and Ken McKowen, co-authors of the Chicken Soup for the Soul franchise,...Show More Summary
Lowest prices for Yoders meats in years! Savings of 18-24%, bacon included! U.S. raised and canned. Fully cooked, ready to eat out of the can. Prompt free shipping. Long, unrefrigerated shelf life. Yoders meats have been our best-selling meats every year for more than 10 years. Show More Summary
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Congratulations one and all. Another dog-eared calendar to add to the pile (if you're into collecting old calendars). May 2016 be safe, healthy and prosperous for you and your loved ones! ___________ Tonight the ball drops at Times Square and almost as noteworthy, our offers below expire at the stroke of midnight. Show More Summary
At 29, female and happily married, there is one question I despise more than all others. Its the dreaded, “When are you going to have kids?” People always throw it in there casually, too. Usually between such innocuous questions as,Show More Summary
As we close another year of talking about the childfree choice, it’s a good time to take stock. In the big picture, we’ve seen an ascent of talk about this choice in the public sphere since the 70s. That’s over four decades.… Read more The post Where Are We, After 40+ Years of Talking About the Childfree Choice? appeared first on Laura Carroll.
Think 2016 is going to be any better? I haven't seen any prognosticators who are optimistic about 2016. Has that ever happened before? There have always been cheerleaders on the sidelines pumping up the gathered masses. But the cat is out of the bag... Show More Summary
Just two more days!... We're looking forward to learning and gaining some valuable, essential skill-sets from emergency water expert Glenn Meder this week. Glenn is one of the world's leading experts in emergency drinking water and he's agreed to educate us about how to make sure our families have high-purity drinking water in an emergency. Show More Summary
Don't build your castle in the sand Loading out the bug-out sleigh or decking the halls of the bunker? Prepping never takes a holiday--so stay vigilant. Seriously, do have a blessed Christmas... and stay safe. Still gifting great sale...Show More Summary
I hope you have had a great 2015! To celebrate the winter solstice (today) and holiday season, from now through the end of the year, I have a holiday offer for you: Holiday Offer: 20% Discount on Editorial Services This year I haveShow More Summary