N equals 1 blog


N equals 1 blog


Hello! I'm NCFR's blogger, Nancy Gonzalez. I am the former director of public affairs for NCFR. I have a Master's in Family Life Education from the University of Minnesota, and I'm a Certified Family Life Educator. I'm married to a great guy named George, a software engineer, and mother to our college age son, Eric. Our family also consists of a Border Collie named Beau and two calico kitties, Shelley and Shirley. I knew I wanted to study families at age 16. My blog is entitled "The N = 1 Experiment" to emphasize that my "findings" are anecdotal and therefore are my "1 person reflections." The topics I write about are based on the family studies field, my own family, current events, memoir and humor. Its contents are my opinion and my responsibility alone and not the official position of NCFR as an organization. I invite your comments!

The views expressed in this blog may not represent the views of the entire NCFR organization. 



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Aging with Google--thanks for the memory
I'm grateful I am aging in the era of Google, when a tip of the tongue hint can make for instant recall.

Angels Fly Coach
I believe one day I was brushed by an angel.

AttenTION!  Military Children and Frequent Moves: an Issue that Needs More Awareness
April is Military Child month.Awareness of the special needs of children with parents in the Armed Services is burgeoning, as it should be. However, it seems that the research and human services information available is largely focused on…

Being Absolutely Nobody
My grandmother--she was a "nobody"--two generations from now, she will be forgotten except in vital records. Oh how I wish I had her back.

Bless the Beasts and the Children
We adopted a dog with separation anxiety. We spend several months building up his trust in us.

As a child, as is true for probably most children, I have felt the sting of a bully's taunt.

Bunking with Gordy
There was no other solution: we had to share the room.

Candy Cigarettes:  Trick? or just Treat?
A candy shop in a shopping mall near my home sells candy cigarettes; I could hardly believe my eyes. I've known lots of smokers in my life. I have yet to meet one who is happy he or she picked up the habit. In fact, almost all of them talk of their…

Caregiving via Internet
Think the internet is a scourge of humanity? I've been pleasantly surprised by the ways social networking is knitting people together.
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