43 Things I Learned From Dating Jerks

This post was born out of a conversation I overheard while sitting in a bathroom stall at a movie theater. I was so fascinated by what I was hearing, I stayed there listening in that dang stall much longer than is socially acceptable.  After about five minutes of pretending no one was occupying my tiny compartment, there was no way to walk out and face the small group of teenage girls without feeling awkward. I had been privy to a very private conversation...and so I just listened until they left.  The basic point of their conversation was this:  ...more
JoyofRomance Well of course, none really applied to me;) but it's good advice for both sexes ...more

Prayers Answered in an Elevator

  I believe I have a Heavenly Father who is mindful of each of his children.   Individually.  Personally.   ...more

34 signs you are a Mother

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The Rare Dark Side of Gastric Bypass Surgery

I know THREE women who have had Gastric Bypass surgery.  ONE is doing great and is an inspiration to many.  This post is about the other TWO, who ended up leaving their husbands.  Both women started off with the best of intentions but around the year mark, both began doing things that were out of character.  Family and friends were surprised, silent but still supportive.  Was this sort of thing to be expected?...more

Single Mothers vs. Deadbeat Dads

Today someone left a comment on a blog post I did last year about Father's Day.  I took a lighthearted look at the differences between good Fathers, okay Fathers, Poor Fathers and worst of all - the absentee father who can make a baby but refuses to be anything remotely resembles a Father figure to his child. ...more
One thing no one talks about is forced fatherhood. Women who hate kids, or arent' prepared to be ...more

Neighborly Dilemma: My New Neighbor Is a Sex Offender

Checking the map of registered sex offenders in our neighborhood was no big deal. I do it at least four or five times a year, being sure to make a mental note of the houses on my map with the red dots over them. There are usually a few red dots but they have always been at least a mile away from where I live. So, when a friend called and told me to go check the neighborhood for offenders, I thought it was not going to tell me anything I didn't already know.Boy was I wrong....more
 @tweetybear79 The sites I have used, usually list the crime committed.  I agree that the system ...more

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 @Darcie I've finally realized that. It's heartbreaking but it's out of my hands.  more

Is COSTCO the new Wal-Mart?

    I'm about to share a shocking secret with you.  It's a bit embarrassing and a hard thing to admit but here it is:   I've never shopped at COSTCO.  There, I said it.  Take a second to process this information....more

That Awkward Moment when kids catch their parents SEXTING

  Have you ever said or done something drastic in the heat of the moment?  You know what I mean.... ...more