What Matters Is The Person In Front Of The Mirror, Not The Reflection.

FOREWORD...Here I am, once again facing the mirror, with a shocked expression that shows disbelief beyond what any words could say."I'm fat?"Well, if you're one of my friends or family, or anyone who has seen my physique, you would ask what drug I was on... but there really is no name for the drug. No name, that is, other than body dysmorphia. ...more

Only the Good....GS Thin Mints

Are you tired of hearing about all the depressing stuff going on in the world? Frustrated there never seems to be anything positive mentioned in the nightly news? Sick & tired of all the negativity in the world around you? Want some "good", as in "not negative" in your life?...more

Did You Like the Superbowl Commercials? We Won't Make You Turn in Your Feminist Card.

Amongst the ladies of BlogHer, a bout of semi-secret self-flagellation seems to have broken out in regards to enjoying various commercials that ran during the Super Bowl. Sure, the comments are full of self-confident women standing up for their opinions, explaining why they liked an ad or found it offensive. Behind the scenes, though, e-mails have been flying. For example, Mir at Would Coulda Shoulda gave me permission to share her thoughts: ...more

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Does Dr. Phil Do Hormone Therapy?

 Well it's still cold down here in "sunny" Florida. It's gotten so bad that I've become accustomed to wearing my Uggs to bed at night. I had a $400 electric bill last month so I'm opting not to turn the thermostat above 60 this month. It's a little hard to bear around here since we do live in Florida and that means the kids think it's t-shirt and shorts weather year around. I'm the one that looks a bit out of place with my 3 shirts, a sweater, jeans, Uggs, and a sweater coat on....more

It's Tough to Be a Blogger

You don't even know. Wait. If you are reading this, you probably do know. There's the entire being this part of a blogger that clamors for ... for ... comments. For traffic. How can one build fame and renown if one can't talk about it?   ...more

I was with my family this weekend and my blog and it's sudden increase in readership came up ...more

The "F" words - 50 & Fitless

Is there such a word as fitless?  If there is that perfectly describes the state of my being.  Next October 2011 I shall be turning 50.  I remember freaking out badly when I turned 30, I also remember not celebrating when I turned 40 because my husband was turning 38.  But I'm getting close to 50 and I cannot wait.  Maturity is a wonderful thing. ...more

You're right - you can be a normal weight and not be fit. Good luck in your quest to leave ...more

It's called GLOBAL warming

I’m not a scientist. I’m not a talk show host. I’m not a meteorologist. I’m a mom, and I’m an American living in Canada. You know, Canada? The country hosting the Winter Olympics? The ones where they have had to postpone events due to the unusually warm weather? The place where it’s rumored we live in igloos? It’s called Global warming….not just U.S. warming....more

Everyone's got a funny - no, make that embarrassing - story to tell

My latest project...working with Berlitz Publishing hide this™ series, we want to collect all of your funny language faux-pas in one spot...So, click on Up Your Bottom!, share, read & weep (with laughter)...!francesca maggiburntbythetuscansun...more

I Never Saw This Coming...

Who have I become? I am in a bidding war on eBay right now with a potential nemesis over what better be less than $50.00, for a used, Banana Republic, leather bag! I need to get a life... Now, back to see what's going on.Ok, I'm back and IT-IS-ON....Chick from Long Island, or husband,boyfriend...or whatever you are! Why do I feel so entitled to this?...more
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