KAREN LEÓN

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Stepmothers Face Challenges Raising Stepdaughters in Blended Families

In our society divorce, remarriage and blended families are becoming more and more commonplace. Unfortunately, the already daunting task of merging two households is further complicated by the negative bias toward the stepmother/stepdaughter relationship. Regardless of the aspirations of most stepmothers to simply love their stepdaughters and take an active role in their lives, from a tender age… Read More

Teenager with Type 1 Diabetes Advocates for the JDRF

Teenager with Type 1 Diabetes Advocates for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Type 1Diabetes controls the lives of over three million Americans. It is a disease that if not monitored carefully can permanently damage vital organs. This disease is extremely difficult for adolescents due to bodily changes they endure during puberty. Kendall Browning, a 13-year-old… Read More

The Pink Out Movement ~ Live Event

The Pink Out Movement Tweet

Sea of Pink brought students and community members together to support cancer and their local high school football team. On October 18, 2013, The Pink Out Movement took over the bleachers at the Sunlake High School Stadium in support of cancer awareness and the football team.  The Land O’Lakes community; students, football and cheerleading teams,… Read More

Government Shutdown Affected Many People

Steven Biedinger's Personal Shadow Box

The shutdown has had a negative impact on so many of our federal workers, contractors, military, as well as many nonprofit organizations. It is a shame that while the government shut down the politicians continued to get paid, yet there were so many families stressing over the fact that they did not know how they… Read More