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Love Your Bugs

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Until very recently, modern medicine’s war on microbes has been in full swing. Louis Pasteur proposed the Germ Theory of Disease in 1860. Armed with the knowledge that germs caused all disease, the Holy Grail of Medicine became to eradicate bugs: disease-causing bugs, bugs on our hands, bugs in our air, …

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Home, Home on the Range

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I met my husband Mike when we were both 18 and just starting our adult lives.  He grew up riding horses, cattle ranching, and building barns with his family. All of this was a very different childhood experience from the one I had, where the closest I came to a country lifestyle was …

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Five Unexpected Benefits of a Family Sport/Hobby/Activity

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About two years ago, I enrolled my 4 1/2-year-old son in martial arts.  Nine months later his 7-year-old sister hopped in.  The following month, my husband and I were hooked, and the following month my 9-year-old daughter joined in.  This month, my last born turned 4 and now he too, …

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The Sex Talk, Part 4: Getting very, very, very personal

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This is part of an ongoing series written by Steven Ing, MA, MFT, addressing how parents can engage in a healthy conversation with their children about intelligent human sexuality. Sexuality is not like geometry or chemistry or any other scientific topic because, although one may study geometry, one’s personal geometry never …

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