Why I want a church home.

After I posted on Facebook about my experiences with a local church congregation, I had several people contact me.  Some to encourage me and apologize for the church in general and others to say, “Why do you put yourself through this? Why not just worship God in your own way? Why put up with organized religion at all?” I thought about it a while and this is my response to both groups of people. ...more

The News

I never thought I would be one of them. Not that I ever judged them, because my younger sister was one. It just never occurred to me that it would be me. I had been so picky about finding “the one,” and at 37 I thought I did…until reality set in and I knew I hadn’t....more

Cest la vie

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Americans are STUPID

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Demonic Amputating Flowers

 Yesterday was sort of sad.The baby has been talking about Dave a lot.  I’m remembering now that the grief counselors advised that the kids would re-grieve at each new developmental stage in their lives.  The baby is turning into a big boy.  He’s going to school.  He’s doing bigger boy things.  And realizing that Dave is dead….again. ...more

They Have Been Told

Last night I called a family meeting and talked with the kids. I explained to them the change in income. I showed them four pennies and told them to pretend that was all the money I used to get every month and now I only get this much, and I took away two of the pennies.  They looked a bit shocked so I told them we were going to be fine but that I am going to need their help to be very cautious with money. We cannot be wasteful and have to be very careful with what we have....more

The Compromise

On Friday, I let everyone in on the stressful situation that is going on in my life right now. And there was this huge flood of amazing support and words of advice and encouragement. Thank you to the Grumpies, by the way, for steering so much of it this way. You two are my Cheerleaders but totally awesome feminist ones....more

And Here We Go

This is a money post. And it’s not a pretty money post. It’s actually one of the worst kinds of money posts I’d ever want to make. So you know, if you’re not in the mood for that, feel free to skip out and look at something else somewhere else. No offense taken, seriously!...more

single mom new here

Hey! My name is Lacie and i am brand new here. In 2007 at the age of 25 i became the mother to a daughter. I am a single mom and i came to this site to look for other moms i can relate to hopefully and exchange knowledge, advice, ideas and maybe also have some fun. God bless....more

Step 2: Learnin' Stuff

Picture this: I'm 20 years old, I have a 9 month old baby, I work for Bob Evans and only have formula/diapers/cell bill/gas as my expenses, 1 semester of college under my belt and have to find somewhere to live. I was living in an OMGWTF kind of nightmare in the biggest way. I had no idea what to do. I didn't make enough money to get my own place, didn't have any other relatives or friends I could live with. I literally had nothing to show for myself, I felt like a complete failure....more