Audrina Bloodshed

I am a 30 year old professional who is just trying to find her place in this... read more

36 Relationship Lessons From 36 Years of Marriage

Thom & I — 36 years later! One of my blogging friends named Bethany turned 35 a couple of weeks ago and she wrote a blog post listing 35 different lessons she’s learned during her life.  After getting over the shock of realizing I’d been married longer than she’s been on the planet—I realized that with my wedding anniversary happening this week, I had learned a great deal during the last 36 years of marriage.  With the hope that some of these might prove useful to others, here’s my list: Make your spouse/partner your very best friend and treat him/her that way every single day. ...more
# 23   Spend time together doing things you both like to do. What if you do not have any hobbies ...more

The decision to have kids

I have to make the most important decision of my life and it's making me miserable. I fell in love with a man who is older than me and has four teenage girls. I am thirty-two. He recently told me he does not want kids and I am devestated. I have to choose between a childless life with him and finding another man who wants kids. I feel like someone is asking me to decide which one of my limbs I should cut off my arm or my leg. Any choice I make is very painful. To make things worse I work around kids and can never get away from the constant reminder....more
You bring up some good points. Thank you I need to hear these things. I used to think I could be ...more

Losing all Control

Why do I let myself get into this rut? Why do I always give in to the irrational thoughts running through my head? Why can I never just be happy? Why do I always want something more or something better? Why do I always feel like I have to be in control of every situation, and if I am not in control my whole world will come to an end? I don't want to feel this way anymore but I don't know how to stop these feelings!...more

Thank you for your response! It means more then you know!

Yes I was brought up in a ...more

Straight, Smooth Hair in Humid Florida Weather? Sure, Why Not?

This is a compensated review from BlogHer and Liquid Keratin. I don't exactly have a problem with my hair being curly, or even wavy for that matter. A rogue section might decide to flip out rather than under on occasion, but that's about as "curly" as it gets. However, that doesn't mean I don't fight flyaways -- after all, I live in Florida, where the humidity generally hovers around 500 percent. (Okay, I have no idea what the average is, but more often than not, it's high.) ...more

Thank you so much for sharing! My stylist has been trying to get a Keratin treatment at the ...more

Having problems with profile picture

When I try to change my profile picture, it keeps defaulting back to the original picture that I had. Is anyone else having this problem? Or, does anyone know how to fix this? Thank you!

Stop Trying To Have It All!

"I can have it all" is one of the most misbegotten notions. What is "all"? Is it supposed to be a successful and upwardly mobile professional life, an ample disposable income, a loving and richly nuanced relationship with your life partner, a fabulous and full relationship with your children, a lovely organized home, a group of supportive friends, enriching leisure time, firm thighs and a glowing future? Oh woman, please! ...more

Now, how did you sum up 10 years of my life in one blog post? ...Must be magic!

Just like so ...more