Bad mood

Things aren't so great in the U.S. right now....more

Pinktober! Be Responsible~~~Don't take part!

You heard it here first~I detest the month of October! Double standard……as I adore everything about the Fall season!...more

Hell On Wheels


A Trip to the Hospital

"I'm okay," I said, taking a gulping breath.The counselor tilted her head slightly, looking at me quizzically. "Are you sure? You look like you're having trouble breathing.""Yes," I said. I took another gulping breath."Well, okay then. Let me know if you want me to take you to the clinic."I nodded. I couldn't afford to go to the doctor. I'd never had insurance - preexisting conditions, you know. It was probably just a bad case of bronchitis. I could live with that. I wasn't going to mess this up for myself....more

It Was The Worst Of Times


Cat Colony on the Bluff

Fog socked in the bay, the first hint that the end of summer might be near. Jogging along the path that hems the bluffs, I repeated thankful prayers that the heat might finally be ending. All the talk of pumpkins and colored leaves would no longer make me angry once the heavy blanket of summer temperatures lifted.As I approached the familiar faded sign threatening a $500 fine for anyone who abandons a domestic animal, a moving shape in the brush caught my eye. Slowing down to a walk, I recognized the leonine gait and tiger stripes of a cat....more

Cruella deVil

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Hate Letter Sent to Mother of Autistic Child

While the intent of Laughing Mom is to take a lighthearted break from the challenges of parenting, every now and again I come across a current event piece that just can't go by unnoticed. I suspect my Canadian readers will already have seen this as it has been getting a lot of press this side of the border. Imagine: You are the mother of 13-year-old Maxwell. He enjoys visiting his grandmother and jumping on her trampoline. One day, you receive this (anonymous) letter in the mail. ...more
That is disgusting. Aside from all the hate spewed, I fail to see how living in an ordinary ...more

Bankruptcy for Robert Kennedy Publishing?!

Day's that something exciting arrives in the mail are pretty few and far between around here, but there's one thing I always look forward to- the day my Oxygen magazine arrives! I'm sure it sounds rather lame, but after four weeks I find myself craving the next issue. Unlike any other women's fitness magazine I've come across, it's well worth it's weight in paper; its pages are consistently packed with challenging workouts, useful information, and decent recipes....more