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Gratitude Paradox: Teaching What Works


By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | November 26, 2014 Halloween is when the first inklings of holiday music appear but Thanksgiving is the true ready-set-go that unleashes the December frenzy. Many parents feel powerless to do anything but go with the … Continue reading

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Depression and Feeling Better – Part III


Stress can dramatically affect our responses to our children’s daily needs. By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | July 16, 2014 Parents Anonymous Group members can sometimes recognize depression in each other before we admit it to ourselves. When something is “not … Continue reading

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Father’s Day Message To Dads


Father’s Day is approaching once again with many looking forward to celebrations but for me, it is bittersweet. By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | June 4, 2014 My parents divorced in 1975 when I was already an adult; while I was … Continue reading

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Fathers Are the Other Parent


Getting past the emotions of child custody and visitation By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | May 1, 2013 Last week in a mother’s support group (not Parents Anonymous) I listened as a young mom described her situation; her daughter is two … Continue reading

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Soup to Nuts’ 100th Reminder Celebration


By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | April 25, 2012 Today’s article is my 100th post on the Soup to Nuts blog and I am celebrating! A little over a year ago I did not even know what a ‘blog’ was. (It … Continue reading

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I Made a Difference and You Can Too!


A few nights ago I got a call from Michael Bloomberg, the Mayor of New York. He said he was putting together a committee of concerned parents to discuss several issues that affect our children like gun violence, mental health … Continue reading

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