WIC Called Me a Bad Mom

If you've ever dealt with any form of state assistance, you know there are many hoops you have to jump through to prove you're not abusing the system. However, Suzanne at The Joyful Chaos recently experienced more than a hoop. She was appalled when she was accused of "inappropriate nutrition practices for children." She's obviously and understandably riled up. ...more

That is exactly why I never applied for WIC. I didn't like the idea of having to take my kids ... more

Why I Want More Kids (I Think)

I better get this out quick-like, before my Hubs pulls the plug on me. (Not literally, though, seeing as I am neither on life-support, nor an electric car, though I can see how that might get confusing.)Whenever people (read: Mom) ask if we’re going to have more kids (despite our latest model still less than a year old), I always give the same clever response, after an uncomfortable laugh and an awkward glance at/with Hubs, if he happens to be around: “Well (heh, heh), I already have a matching set (giggle, giggle, shared discomfort with Hubs because we still refuse to talk about it yet), so, you know…!”...more

Love it!!! I grew up as an only child, and always wanted a big family because I loved when I ... more

Does Lack of Health Insurance Compromise Emergency Medical Care?

It just so happens that I'm not one of the lucky ones; the ones with health insurance. The ones who can actually see a doctor when they're sick, and not have to worry themselves sick about money if they need surgery or hospitalization. This pretty much sucks, but I'm a healthy person. I rarely get sick. I don't need any prescription medications....more

you are without coverage too. I think we have a lot of company. But the state would insure me if ... more

Does Lack of Health Insurance Compromise Emergency Medical Care?

It just so happens that I'm not one of the lucky ones; the ones with health insurance. The ones who can actually see a doctor when they're sick, and not have to worry themselves sick about money if they need surgery or hospitalization. This pretty much sucks, but I'm a healthy person. I rarely get sick. I don't need any prescription medications....more

Why should the politicians care when they surely have the best health care available? Paid for ... more

Does Lack of Health Insurance Compromise Emergency Medical Care?

It just so happens that I'm not one of the lucky ones; the ones with health insurance. The ones who can actually see a doctor when they're sick, and not have to worry themselves sick about money if they need surgery or hospitalization. This pretty much sucks, but I'm a healthy person. I rarely get sick. I don't need any prescription medications....more

I'm working on it...

Alysia blogs about family life, parenting and other stuff at more

Does Lack of Health Insurance Compromise Emergency Medical Care?

It just so happens that I'm not one of the lucky ones; the ones with health insurance. The ones who can actually see a doctor when they're sick, and not have to worry themselves sick about money if they need surgery or hospitalization. This pretty much sucks, but I'm a healthy person. I rarely get sick. I don't need any prescription medications....more

You are so right. Even with insurance, health care can be a huge financial ... more

Does Lack of Health Insurance Compromise Emergency Medical Care?

It just so happens that I'm not one of the lucky ones; the ones with health insurance. The ones who can actually see a doctor when they're sick, and not have to worry themselves sick about money if they need surgery or hospitalization. This pretty much sucks, but I'm a healthy person. I rarely get sick. I don't need any prescription medications....more

Thanks Gwenn. The whole system is backwards and just plain not right.

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How Dangerous Are Over-The-Counter Painkillers? Are You at Risk?

It has become second nature for most of us to self medicate our headaches, joint pain, and athletic injuries with over-the-counter pain medications. Many of us may have even been directed to do so by a physician. But how safe are over-the-counter painkillers? ...more

Two years ago my husband nearly died of a perforated ulcer, quite likely caused, at least ... more

Hard-Working Mom... or Hardly Working?

Last night, I was reading a blog post by a friend from college who is a mom to three small children. She also has a full-time career outside the home. She mentioned in her post about the struggle to give 100% to her children, 100% to her husband and 100% to her career and it got me thinking......more

to 4 kids, ranging in age from 1 1/2 to 9 1/2. I have never once, not even for one millisecond, ... more

Super Bowl Ads 2011: The Good, the Bad, the Obnoxious

Last night’s Super Bowl was full of surprises, but perhaps the most surprising was that the GoDaddy commercials were not the most tasteless. That dubious honor goes to the pseudo-Tibetan PSA that segued into actor Timothy Hutton pimping social couponing site Groupon. Overall, this year’s crop of Super Bowl ads was pretty disappointing. Unusually, the game itself was actually more interesting (and I don’t really like football that much). Here’s my report card. ...more

but I really loved the Chrysler ad. Probably 50 of my FB friends shared it. I also loved the ... more