June Haskell

I am a Mother, Sister, Wife, Survivor, Friend, Victim Advocate, Blogger, Mormon,... read more

Radio Prank Gone Awry: Kate Middleton Nurse Found Dead, DJs Respond

The tragic news broke on Friday: Jacintha Saldanha, a nurse at King Edward VII Hospital who answered a prank phone call from two Australian radio DJs posing as Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles during the Duchess of Cambridge's stay for Hyperemesis Gravidarum, was found dead of an apparent suicide....more
I agree completely. Very well said.more

An Open Letter To Honey Boo Boo's Mama

Dear June,Like many Americans, I've been tuning in each week to follow your family's adventures on Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and discover interesting things like how to bob for pigs' feet, harvest road kill, and make a homemade slip-N-slide with an old tarp, a hose, and a bottle of baby oil....more
Honey B B is my favorite TV show. In case no one has noticed, there doesn't seem to be an ...more

My name is Gael I am a Downton Abbey addict...

My name is Gael I am a Downton Abbey addict... ...more
from one addict to another  - Downton Abbey 3 episode 1, 2 & ...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

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

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

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

My Daughter is dating a Married Man

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

Asking A Father's Permission: Romantic or Chauvinist?

Before my ex-husband proposed to me, he met with my mother for dinner to disclose our intentions and ask for my family's blessing. Not too long in the past, this kind of meeting had a very specific purpose -- and not one that I look back on with any sort of nostalgia. Back then, it was not a blessing that was asked of the future bride's family, but permission and it wasn't so much a gesture as it was a negotiation. ...more
Well, if it's important to the bride - just do it. But otherwise... I think it's rather ...more