Life Well Lived Moments Sweepstakes 8

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I look around every day and marvel at the life I live well.  I have found in my 2nd husband a ... more

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When Supermom Considers Suicide

I have struggled with depression in my recent past. The worst of it had presented itself as post-partum depression (PPD). Knowing this, my doctor put me on an antidepressant two weeks before the babies were born, so that it’d be in my system. It worked incredibly well. I enjoyed my babies and I didn’t find myself struggling mentally like I had with my other two. I stayed on the meds until the twins were about 10 months old, when I accidentally skipped a dose. Then two. Then three… soon enough, I decided I might as well go cold turkey and see how it would all pan out. ...more

It is amazing that for as far as we've come in the field of mental health we really haven't come ... more

CBS Reporter Lara Logan Hospitalized After "Brutal Sexual Assault" in Egypt

CBS News announced yesterday that Lara Logan, a star reporter known for her coverage of wars and crises, suffered a brutal beating and sexual assault last Friday while reporting on the crowds in Cairo's Tahrir Sqare celebrating the ouster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. ...more

What a terrible thing to endure, knowing that those who brutalized you will never be brought to ... more

In Which I Have a Dilemma

God I’m in a terrible mood because once again, I find myself in the middle of a moral and ethical dilemma.  Part of me wonders why this keeps happening to me but truly, I know why.  It keeps happening because I can’t just stand there on the sidelines and watch a train wreck, especially if I know that it’s happening in slow motion and that maybe, just maybe, I could have affected the outcome.  ...more

What a great teaching moment to share with your children...that sometimes it takes courage to ... more

Charlaine Harris Announces the End of Sookie Stackhouse

Last week, Charlaine Harris announced that Sookie Stackhouse's days are numbered. Following the May 3 release of Dead Reckoning, Harris will probably only write and release two more novels in the Southern Vampire Mysteries series and then it's good-bye to Sookie forever. ...more

Loved the books, HATED the tv show. Couldn't even watch 2 episodes b/c it doesn't follow the ... more

Charlaine Harris Announces the End of Sookie Stackhouse

Last week, Charlaine Harris announced that Sookie Stackhouse's days are numbered. Following the May 3 release of Dead Reckoning, Harris will probably only write and release two more novels in the Southern Vampire Mysteries series and then it's good-bye to Sookie forever. ...more

Haha I love those books, but can totally see your point. more

Extreme Couponing: How Do You Get Started?

The best thing about this Extreme Couponing experiment is the people I've met. Check out the comments on my post and on the forum post where I asked couponers questions about how to clip/manage coupons. Everyone has been incredibly helpful, supportive and positive. Because of their willingness to talk about how they manage their coupons, I've finally stopped clipping every coupon I see. ...more

I cannot figure out couponing. You'd think it'd be easy...sit down, cut some coupons, and there ... more

Not chosing monogamy: Why exclusivity doesn't matter

So I decided that I was ready to write an essay about dating more than one person at the same time. When I first got divorced, after being married for so many years, I was pretty clear that I didn’t want to hurry up and be in an exclusive relationship. It made more sense to me to try to meet someone special, but to hold out the possibility of dating others. After all, after so many years of being married, why rush to commit—especially when I didn’t really know what I wanted—or even what kind of person I might be looking for. ...more

Okay, I started to write my reply because I enjoyed reading everyone's comments and then ... more

Tough Love vs. Child Abuse

A few months ago Dr. Phil had on his show a woman who used hot sauce and cold showers to discipline her young son whom she had adopted from Russia.  Her 10 year old daughter, 1 of the 6 children she has, video taped this as well as her screaming at and berating her son for lying to her about receiving a discipline report in school that day.  The mother was clearly not in control and the son was visibly upset, crying, voice shaking, etc.  It was difficult to watch and the majority of Dr. Phil viewers seemed appalled by this mother's behavior.  I have to say if I was that son I'd lie to that mother, too.  ...more

Polish Mama on the Prairie ,February 2, 2011 - 8:04pm

"I don't watch Dr. Phil or any other ... more

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