Helping out Mom and Dad

My son has plans for when he becomes an adult. They include marrying a girl named Suzie (we currently do not know any Suzies, but I am accepting applications for his future wife), getting a house down the street from ours (with a trampoline and waterslide inside), and getting two jobs (one at NASA and one as a dolphin veterinarian, but not a marine biologist) so he can make lots of money....more

Four Things You Should Stop Doing if You Want Him to Open Up

One of the most common complaints I hear from women is that their husbands won't open up, or that they have no idea how much something is bothering him until he explodes. Clearly culture plays a role in this. Just like women feel an unspoken pressure to be beautiful, men feel an unspoken pressure to be unemotional. So we're starting with a stacked deck here, but there are a few things women do that make the circumstances even harder....more

The Fight for Finn Giveaway-Help Baby With Heart Problems

Finn is a sweet baby boy born to the Blumenthal family with a life-threatening heart condition.Win a Zipadee-Zip or Trendy Teethers toy!The Sleeping Baby brand was recently featured on Shark Tank! ...more

How the Hell Does A Women Get Read on BlogHer?

I was thrilled to sign up for BlogHer and to share my posts here. I love the idea of a great big group of women reading each others work and supporting each other. I love the idea and the feeling of community I get from the Mommy Business community- on our site, on Facebook and on Twitter....more
Debby Drezon Carroll  Great idea, Debby!!more

14 Red Flags of Domestic Violence

 Recently, someone close to me was attacked by her boyfriend. After the initial shock and disbelief, anger and sadness set it. How can you treat someone you love that way? Words can’t express how horrifying that is to me on every level. There is no excuse for laying a hand on a woman. You are not the exception because that is “not your style.” You hit a woman; you have anger issues, plain and simple. Maybe she overlooked the signs or maybe they were kept well hidden until the day he snapped. Regardless, he did snap and it was probably not the first time. If you can’t communicate what bigger issues are eating at you, and you let it fester until it comes out in a violent response, that is your issue. If you feel provoked, take a minute to respond versus flying off the handle and using your fists or another body part to “solve” the problem....more

If You Have A Disease Should You Go To Jail Or A Center For Help?

People are being sent to jail or prison for having a disease, instead of re-hab Do you think this law should be changed?...more

10 Tips For Helping a Loved One Through Depression

My husband practically whispered it. "Honey, I don't know what to do to help you right now." "I don't know either." I think back on those horrible days I spent fighting to get out of my own dark well. Nothing else hurts that bad. I'm brought back to it every single time I hear someone else is fighting their own demons of depression. As a psychologist, I'm often asked, "What can I do to help my spouse/child/friend who is depressed?" While the answer of every person suffering through depression might be a tad different, in my experience, the answer always comes back to the need to feel loved, accepted, and not alone. ...more
KristinBower thanks for tagging me. You're a Twitter star! \U0001f31fmore

2 weddings... one month- Roar or raw?

2 weddings... one month- Roar or raw?1 Corinthians 15:46The spiritual did not come first, but the natural, and after that the spiritual. ...more

10 Things to Know if you Have a Depressed Loved One

10 Things to Know if You Have a Depressed Loved OneDepression is a painful disorder. If you’ve never experienced it, count yourself blessed....more