I wonder why

Tasha is ill today. Full fledged cold. the first in her life. I feel sorry for her. She looks so miserable.She is carring a towel around that is bigger then she is to use to wipe her nose. ...more

Digital Kid Syndrome: Are Your Kids Couch Potatoes?

I dream about a world--or maybe just a weekend--without a Wii, Xbox, or iPod. My kids would talk to me and other real people in real time. Their eyes would enjoy looking at real things like books, bicycles, broccoli, and basketball courts. Their arms and legs would move with real things like the vacuum cleaner! ...more

What does the inside of your car look like - CONTEST!

Let's just come clean people. If you were to go out to your car right now, what would you find? I have decided to to come clean with my DMV. Dirty minivan. I was tempted to stage my vehicle to make myself feel like a better person, but decided to leave it as is. ...more

Custody Mediation is Tomorrow: I feel like I'm going to throw up

Tomorrow's custody mediation is looming over me.  I keep trying to think positive and stay in the 'now'; after all there's nothing I can do about it right now. But I feel sick.  I can't eat.  I can't concentrate.  And chances are I won't sleep tonight either. I feel like the fate of my life and my kids lives are going to precariously be decided upon by some stranger.  I'm like some character off of Law & Order. It feels...surreal. ...more

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One of my favorite things to do on a breezy 60 degree day is take a nap. And the ability to do so in the middle of the day makes up for most of the things that suck about being a SAHM. ...more

i would like some help finding really good dinners but not breaking the bank account.

i am trying my best to lose the weight i gained while i was pregnant. my baby is now over a year old and i still have a lot of the weight from her. i am having a hard time sticking to a diet due to not finding the right recipes that are good and everyone likes in the family. if you have any good and healthy recipes that you and your family have tried could you please pass them my way so i can start feeding me and my family healthier. Thank you so much. ...more

Hey.. from my experience, the best way to lose unwanted weight is to dine at home atleast 4 ...more

Freshman 40

Well, everyone has heard of the Freshman 15, the weight you gain your first year of college. For me it was closer to 40 pounds and I have been trying to take it off for the past 15 years!! At one point, with the help of weekly Weight Watchers meetings and kickboxing, I was able to maintain a 30 pound loss for two years. I felt great! So much ...more

Our anger: a healthy dose

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I don’t have any, so I’ve always been curious about how they work. How they get so close. Why they get so angry. And because I have no experience in this area, when I found out I was having a second daughter I freaked out. I became so afraid that I’d have two girls who hated each other that I obsessed over how to make sure that didn’t happen. And then I feared that would make everything worse. So my husband and I decided to pick one thing that we’d foster for them. One thing we’d build and make a stink out of. Bedtime. ...more

dear sir on the slide

Dear Sir on the Slide: I think it’s wonderful that you and your son are so obviously close. It was fun to listen to his shrieks of delight as you chased him around the playground, pretending that you couldn’t catch him. And kudos for the way you coaxed him up the stair ramp to the big tunnel slides when he got scared and stopped. I’m sure his mommy will be as proud of him as you promised she would. However ...more