So I would just like to share a funny story, also its gross, but anyway... so my brother in law has been living with us for several months and much to my dismay he will still be here for another month, but he is family so what can I do? I would expect my husband to put up with my family if they needed. So obviously we share the washer and dryer with him and he happend to wash his clothes right before I washed my, so much to my suprise when I pulled my clothes out of the wash to put in the dryer a used condom came flying up towards me!!...more
ewwwwwww (but at least he's having safe sex, right?)more

Reaction to Media Coverage of Jerry Sandusky the Child Molester

I'm kind of ashamed of the way we, as a society, are responding to this Penn State tragedy. I'm not talking on an individual level although I have to say I've seen some surprising individual comments about it on Facebook. However, most people aren't mentioning it at all and if you didn't have cable you might not even know that this happened. ...more

For Family Bonding Fun!

If you’re like most loving moms, you’re always on the lookout for a fun family activity to do with your kids. Here’s my modest proposal to add to your repertoire. One morning last week I was sitting at my desk when suddenly I received a call from the school nurse. I love it when she calls, because it’s almost always good news. “I’m sorry to tell you this, Marinka,” she said, “but your daughter has mice.” “Oh?” I said. How fun! Mice are cute and furry. I love all of God’s creatures, big and small. “I wonder where she got the mice!”...more
Oh yuck. Is it naive to hope this NEVER happens to us and I have three kids almost school age? ...more

Phew! I'm not the only woman who hated sex while married.

An article called Married Women Hate Sex caught my attention this morning as I browsed around on momlogic.  Of the 2,500 married women who particpated in this poll, 50% said they found sex either depressing, embarassing or a hassle.  Moreover, 29% said they were just too tired, 26% said they would rather read a book, and 23% had sex only because they wanted their husbands to be happy. ...more
itstrue I totally agree with your last line.  When someone changes in a relationship and doesn't ...more

$20 million for doing NOTHING!

I just read on cnn.com that Alan Fishman, the ex CEO of Washington Mutual worked there for 17 days and got a $20 million hand out when WaMu failed. Okay - is this not enough evidence that we shouldn't be proceeding with this bail out plan. This is a perfect example of how taxpayers hard earned dollars are going to be spent - it is an outrage. I am furious just thinking about it. It has to be stopped. The inequality that it creates in the US economy is disfunctional and unspeakable - especially when some people can't afford to feed their families. ...more