How I Feed My Family of 6 on $300 a Month

It’s can be hard to live on one income for any family size, but it’s especially hard for a family of six like mine. There are a lot of things we have to sacrifice to make it work. Nothing major though, and we’re happy without those things like cable TV and week-long vacations at the beach every year. We make do. ...more
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Parenting Inspiration From Amy Schumer

I have a complete talent crush on comedienne Amy Schumer. I can't be the only one who watched Amy's appearance on over and over again, making sure to share it with everyone I've ever met. She's not just adorably funny, but she's proudly inappropriate and unashamed. And while I know it may sound odd, when I watch her on talk shows, do stand up or on her Comedy Central show "Inside Amy Schumer," I admire the fact that she doesn't seem to care about being appropriate, polite or politically correct. ...more
INSPIRATION!!! To be smart, FUNNY, courageous, and MYSELF regardless of "Fuckability" more

Fate and Free Will

  How can fate and free will co-exist?Let me explain.I recently had a conversation about my relationship with my son's father.And it made me remember another conversation I'd had about my relationship with my son's father.This most recent conversation ended something like,"yes, but you got your son out of it, so that's something to be thankful for"...more
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Hurting

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The Bar

Standards keep going up.That's what the newspapers say.That's what employment offices say.But that's not what the results show.Teaching.That's what I'm talking about but I have no doubt you could apply this to many other fields.Every teacher now has to be certified with a masters degree,and now it's recommended they be duel certified.So how come tests results aren't improving?...more
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Lesson; the latest one.

 It's been a while.And I'm sorry.I've been bottled up and imploding a lotand now I'm kinda forcing this blog outbecause it NEEDS to happen. If not,I'll just be more of a mess.The truth is I met someone. Someone I trusted waswhat they said they were.And they weren't.The entire situation was a kind of hoax,well orchestrated for the maximum satisfaction of the other party.And I could mull over and over thinking thoughts like,it's unfairandwhy do people do that to each other?...more
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Dance

The white bars from the cross walk stepping stoned me 'cross the street toward a man I already knew I wasn't attracted to. He looked at me with the same disinterest but I was here and had committed myself to the meeting so I hopped on through traffic to arrive face to face with him. He was polite. I was polite....more
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We Are Killing Our Children

I believe structure is killing our children. We offer them so much structured learning and play time that they are never put into a situation where they have to be inventive and brave. They NEVER have to learn to figure things out for themselves. Yes, in order to get a child to do what you want when you want, the best way is to create a schedule for them. Structure the basics like meals, potty and sleep so as to structure them from the inside out. This way it is easy to get them used to your schedule and way of doing things. And I agree with this type of structure....more
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We Are Killing Our Children

I believe structure is killing our children. We offer them so much structured learning and play time that they are never put into a situation where they have to be inventive and brave. They NEVER have to learn to figure things out for themselves. Yes, in order to get a child to do what you want when you want, the best way is to create a schedule for them. Structure the basics like meals, potty and sleep so as to structure them from the inside out. This way it is easy to get them used to your schedule and way of doing things. And I agree with this type of structure....more
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I Don't Like Spanking My Kids, But I Do It Anyway

I was spanked as a child. I wasn’t beaten, I wasn’t thrown around. I was laid over my fathers knee and would get a couple of good wallops. It wasn’t done excessively, only on an as-needed basis. For me, that “as-needed” would come around much more often than it would my sister. One of the small burdens of being too much like my mother. The point is, I wasn’t traumatized. I didn’t feel abused. I felt as though I deserved it and, looking back as an adult -- I did. I don’t like spanking my kids. In fact, I usually give them numerous chances and warnings to straighten out the problem before I do....more
I beg to differ on ONE account, Physical discipline is only looked down upon in certain ... more