Why I Don't Watch My Kids' Weight

I don't worry about my kids weight or their body shapes, because I don't want them to. I make sure they know that bodies come in all sizes and that theirs are perfect just the way they are. And then I make sure they have access to bikes, I save one dollar bills so they can go swimming all summer, I make sure they have free access to nutritious foods and I get out of the way....more

I agree but have a child with impulse control issues due to ADHD which results in overeating. ... more

I'm Angry About ADHD's Impact on My Family & That's Okay for Now

No one seems to admit it, but here I am. I'm angry that two out of three people in my family have ADHD. I'm not one of them. I'm still adjusting to the 5-month-old diagnosis of both my husband and daughter, and I know I'll get over this hump. I'm hating it right now. I'm angry. Annoyed. Didn't expect to be so thrown by it....more

Coming from a professional, I really appreciate your comment.! more

I'm Angry About ADHD's Impact on My Family & That's Okay for Now

No one seems to admit it, but here I am. I'm angry that two out of three people in my family have ADHD. I'm not one of them. I'm still adjusting to the 5-month-old diagnosis of both my husband and daughter, and I know I'll get over this hump. I'm hating it right now. I'm angry. Annoyed. Didn't expect to be so thrown by it....more

I also suffer from anxiety and sometimes depression so as you can imagine, this has triggered ... more

I'm ready to move on. Even my therapist agrees.

"I'm sorry. I seem to just be kind of babbling a lot today," I say with a hearty laugh to my therapist."You don't have to apologize," she replies. "It's great to see you like this. You're so energized. Do you know what you said to me every single time you came here over the winter?""Um, what did I say?" I ask, now a little nervous"You would sit down and when I asked you how you were you'd say, 'I'm exhausted.'" She pauses here for dramatic effect.It works.I said that every single time?Holy crapballs....more

Life is too short to not go for what you want and have a job sucking life out of you. Good luck! ... more

I'm not afraid to say it: I hate my job

"I hate my job."How many of us have uttered these words aloud in recent days?And then immediately feel guilty because we actually have jobs during our country's second worst era of unemployment and because we are well aware that there are thousands of people out there who would gladly and gratefully take our jobs in an instant?Me.Here I am.But I can't feel guilty about it anymore. And I'm not afraid to say it.I hate my job....more

Your comment to me was you just quit your job as well. Are you done working yet? It's been about ... more

Last Week in the Working World

Its hard to believe that tomorrow begins my last week at work.  I've worked since I was a teenager.  In my 20's I began a 10 year career as a bartender.  After that, my interest turned to the fitness field.  I've worked in a few different states and even in England.  Its hard to believe I won't have the responsibility any more.  What will I do with myself? I will be able to get all the stuff at home done that I stress over not having the time to do.  I can FINALLY take my writing seriously and actually finish some projects to submit....more

I just quit my job after working for 25 years straight to take a year off and figure out what ... more

Busted: 'Best Places to Work' Lists

If  most ‘best places to work’ lists are to be believed, most of corporate America is headquartered in Lake Woebegone, where all the employers are above average. You don’t have to be much of a skeptic to wonder what the real truth is behind the sunny quotes and breathless editorial comments: Foosball! Free coffee! Shuttle buses around the corporate campus! All the Cheerios you can eat! ...more

Totally agree with you! My former company was always listed as tops by Working Mother Magazine, ... more