I Don't Care What Caused My Child's Autism

I went to a little party for other “autism moms” recently. In between the snacking, catching up, and you-won’t-believe-what-the-school-did-now stories, a conversation about the potential causes of autism began....more
While you can't change the past, you CAN change the future-- and if there is something I can do ... more

A Mother Defends 'Child-Free' Havens

I have read a few blogs/articles/statuses about the whole "child free" events, restaurants, stores, even housing complexes that are going "kid free".  Meaning that they either have kid free hours or they just don't allow the little ankle bracelets.  Of the things I've read about it, I find that it's being chastised by many, many people.  Why?   ...more
YESSS!!!!! I couldn't agree more! I'm about to have my first & honestly haven't had that ... more

Sacrifice

Ice cream dates were out the window. Eating steaks was also out the window (poor Josh). Lunch? That's what you make each night and pack into a bag so you can take it to work with you. Not in a fancy, cool lunchbox (unless you already have one), but in one of those plastic bags from the grocery store. And you reuse the plastic bag every day until it has jelly smeared down the side of it (cause you're packing PB&J -- or its equivalent -- every day). Our food budget was $40 a week, combined, for the majority of those 3 years. ...more

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WOW!!! That is amazing! I'm honestly not sure I could do that for an entire ... more

Sacrifice

Ice cream dates were out the window. Eating steaks was also out the window (poor Josh). Lunch? That's what you make each night and pack into a bag so you can take it to work with you. Not in a fancy, cool lunchbox (unless you already have one), but in one of those plastic bags from the grocery store. And you reuse the plastic bag every day until it has jelly smeared down the side of it (cause you're packing PB&J -- or its equivalent -- every day). Our food budget was $40 a week, combined, for the majority of those 3 years. ...more

I'm glad you all have enjoyed this post! deew27, I still feel your pain, but I promise it does ... more

Do You Unfriend Someone on Facebook After They Die?

I've told TW that it's perfectly fine for her to use BlogHer Chatter, Twitter and Facebook to notify friends, family, coworkers and acquaintances about my death -- once she makes a couple of phone calls and text messages. We've talked a lot about what should happen to our blogs after we die. We somehow neglected to think really hard about what to do with Facebook after we die. Even though Paula included Facebook in her great post, Managing Your Social Media Afterlife. ...more

This happened to me in college. Typically, Facebook deletes those profiles after awhile because ... more

Do Tell: Share the Silliest Reason You Need a Vacation to Win a Weekend for Two in Vegas

A couple of weeks ago, we asked you to leave a comment telling us why you deserved a date night out to be eligible to win a nice dinner for two. Ka-WOW. The stories you told had the BlogHer staff gobsmacked. We were expecting comments along the lines of "Because that project by which I train my cat how to grill isn't going so well," but -- well, let's just say it, the recession isn't over. Not by a long shot. ...more

Because I want to research all about the move The Hangover. :)

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