A reply to a HP "Answers" question about the most important thing our own parents taught us.
After seven-and-a-half (or so) years on HubPages, one writer/"Hubber" offers a personal take on the value of /need for the author-bio feature.
Personal thoughts on the (sometimes/sort of) "great debate" about how long Hubs should be.
A look at "clinging to the past" when it seems (or may actually be) irrelevant in any given "present"
One HubPages writer's thoughts on whether a mentoring program on HubPages would be worthwhile
A look at judging the contents of the shopping carts of low-income people or food stamps users
How much a parent shares about his/her children online requires serious thought; and when kids are grown, may require the occasional crossing of even one's own, self-imposed, boundary lines.
In a time when far too many people seem to have trouble sorting out fact from fiction (or else out-and-out make up stuff, call it fact, and believe it as if it were), maybe a new game show would help.
One online writer imagines the perfect writing platform for those who want/need to write somewhere other than, or in addition to, their own blog/site.
Adopted people and non-adopted people alike often assume that adoptive mothers are insecure about their child searching for, or meeting, the birth family. Not all are insecure in that way at all.
Some people seem to think they've been victimized by everyone in their lives. Does that always mean they're mentally ill, or might they actually be as victimized as they claim?
Reflections on the meaning of a holiday that remembers in a present-day Nation that sometimes, and in some ways, seems to forget
Unless/until you become future mother-of-the-bride, you may not be very familiar with planning an engagement party. Here are the basics for the uninitiated.
Calm babies sleep best, and what doesn't help a baby sleep is to overlook how important it is to always help him have a sense of being calm and secure a good part of the day, and then start thinking about that sense of feeling calm and secure only when sleep time comes
In a Hub I recently wrote about the childhood obesity problem, I offered the opinion that children today are under too much stress because they're allowed to/encouraged to grow up too quickly. Based on the idea that children's intelligence is often...
Artificial (fake) Christmas trees can sometimes need just a little more attention in order to look as pretty as some real trees do. Offered here are tips that can make an ordinary artificial tree more beautiful, real-looking, and even striking.
A look at the negative and positive aspects of a freshly emptied nest, with thoughts on perspective.
When divorce involves children, there can be a lot of "lip service" paid to the idea of "putting the children first". In fact, putting children first is often the last thing adults involved (including attorneys) even think about.
That vague feeling that something bad is going to happen is an unsettling one, but there can be a scientific explanation for it.
Tips for driving on snow and ice from a life-long New Englander and experienced driver.
After we lose a loved one holidays (like life in general does) change in some ways and remain the same in other ways. Like life in general, holidays can, of course, be extremely difficult and painful soon after a loss; but in time (again like life)...
An overview of Halloween and its history, as well as a personal perspective on ways to celebrate Halloween without the "dark element" to it.
Some kids demand material things. Others politely request them. At some point, there's always a line to be drawn.
You don't have to be "a big neat freak" to be bothered by the habits of a roommate who just doesn't care about cleaning or pick up at all. What can you do?
Nobody wants to buy a house and later be unpleasantly be surprised by something about which he didn't think to ask beforehand. Here are things to ask before signing on the dotted line.
Re-thinking the approach to helping children give up the diapers they often like (for some reason), and use the toilet "like a big boy/girl"
In the beginning it isn't so much a matter of moving on, as it is of getting through the day. What works for each person can be different. Presented here are some things that may help some people move through those days following loss.
The idea of a 50/50 split of possession in divorce can seem to make sense, but sometimes things shouldn't be that simple.
Too many people believe that anyone who is a "neat freak" has OCD. There is such a thing as neat, clean, people who don't have OCD.
Written in response to a reader's request for an article on coping with life without parents, this Hub offers thoughts that address this situation. The challenge of coping is different for everyone, depending on the age of the person and the circumstances. This Hub primarily addresses teens...
When a child is afraid of swimming, it can help if parents try to be sensitive regarding some of the reasons child have fear of the water, and how some childhood fears aren't so much overcome, as outgrown.
There are a lot of reasons children lie, and many of those reasons are not a matter of the child simply preferring to be deceitful. Thinking back to their own childhood and lying can help parents understand why a child might lie.
This article is a first-person-experience piece with lots of additional information, as well as input from readers, about the telephone-calling gadget known as, "Magic Jack" ("MagicJack").
Babies nearing a year old and those just over a year old may discover biting. This biting isn't usually an act of aggression. When parents react to the biting the baby discovers he can get a reaction - and that's the thing that makes the baby bite again (and sometimes again).
People on low or fixed incomes may wonder if it's worth having a bank account. With little margin of error and high bank fees, a bank account can end up costing the account-holder far more than he can afford. Still, living without a bank account poses serious disadvantages. Many of those...
In many families, and today more than ever, there is not always the expectation that grown kids move out as soon as they turn 18. Being a little flexible can be the best choice in some situations.
Quick tricks for find percentages without a calculator. In order to find x percent of any number the general way of doing that is to multiply the number by the percentage. Since percentage means hundredths of any number, percentages are written with the decimal point moved two places toward the...
The common belief that women are attracted to jerks and prefer to remain "just friends" with the nice guys is not necessarily true. There are, however, enough situations that would seem to support this belief, and that is probably why it often so...
Bitterness and anger is common in divorce, but sometimes what seems to be bitterness is actually something else.
With today's high divorce rate, the fact that children grow up, the number of people who remain childless, and any of the other circumstances that can lead to living alone, living alone is a fact of life for many people. It may be a temporary...