E-Cigarette Advertising To Kids

E-cigarette ads model big tobacco ads of old

About 4 million Americans now use e-cigarettes and sales have grown dramatically since 2010, according to the Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association. E-cigarette manufacturers have cited their product's potential to get smokers to give up tobacco cigarettes.
But critics of e-cigarettes have raised concerns that the industry is targeting non-smokers, including young people. The CDC says 10% of middle and high students have tried e-cigarettes, a rate that doubled from 2011 to 2012.
Here's a look at how e-cigarette ads compare to tobacco marketing strategies, many of which targeted young people.
Ads in front of kids
Vype e-cigarettes were advertised in a children's iPad game last month.


Military Water Cans, Good Moms, and Rich People

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Is Avoiding People the New Luxury? 
This App thinks so

Military Water Cans
these look really cool. we keep them in each car - for beach, sand, water!
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What Kids Want From Parents...

What do surveys show that children want most from their parents?

a)      To spend more time with them

b)      For the parents to be less tired and stressed

c)        A bigger allowance.

Answer is ...........B


Fight Against Military Sexual Assault

Military Sexual Trauma
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Sexual Assault Military Reform
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The Choice  Read Here


Online Digital Paleo Magazine Edition

In porn, everything from the way people look to how and why they have sex is a lie. Porn users often get so obsessed with chasing something that isn’t real that they miss out on actual relationships.


Meaningful therapy is often simply an invitation to curiosity.


Marital Infidelity

Infidelity is one of the top three reasons couples present for therapy.

Contrary to popular wisdom, the pattern of women responding with stronger feelings than men to infidelity has repeatedly been demonstrated.

Thinking is, Western societies seem to expect women to be able to sexually please their partners and often hold women responsible when their partners are unfaithful.


It's Only Natural - Women's Health

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Every woman’s journey to motherhood is different. But usually, the first decision you’ll make as a mom is how to feed your child. It's Only Natural helps African-American women and their families understand the health benefits of breastfeeding—not just for babies, but for moms too. Here, you’ll find facts about breastfeeding and get practical tips on how to make breastfeeding work for you while getting the support you need. Are you worried that you won't be able to breastfeed? Some moms can't breastfeed, but most can. You may also have lots of other concerns about this new experience. Explore our articles and watch videos featuring expert advice and personal stories from moms just like you.

Planning ahead

Pregnancy is the best time to learn about the benefits of breastfeeding so you can plan to give your baby a healthy start in life. Read More Here

Addressing breastfeeding myths


USS Coronado, Commissioned April 5th, 2014

My family and I attended the Commissioning of the USS Coronado yesterday, as guests of Commander Kim,  an Officer and a gentleman. 
May you have fair winds in defending our freedom and deterring aggression. Bless the watch standers.
What a special day! I'm told that a commissioning is an event that even old sailors are lucky to ever witness first-hand.

Specs: LCS (class), high speed (40+knots), shallow draft, trimaran with largest flight deck in the fleet. 

We followed this event with a traditional Mexican meal at the wonderful local favorite, El Indio.


Communication Tip of the Day....
For our Kids..."I have the confidence that you can and will pull this off."
For our Partner..."I trust in your ability to make good decisions."
For our Friends..."I know you want the best for me."

Kids and Their "Magical" Time (Blek!) - Should Childhood be So Perfect?