When Parents Think They Can Go on Vacation

When is it ok to leave little kids and go on a long vacation -- a 17-month old baby, a 2-year old, a 4-year old and a 6-year old -- for 9 days?  And I am not talking about leaving your kids with grandparents when it is a necessity; I'm talking about leaving young children with a caretaker with whom they have no relationship when you have a choice.  According to "Early Childhood Today," young children do not understand the concept of "time" -- that mommy and daddy will be back in nine days....more
 @deila The tone was clearly that those who did not follow your personal guidelines were ... more

When Parents Think They Can Go on Vacation

When is it ok to leave little kids and go on a long vacation -- a 17-month old baby, a 2-year old, a 4-year old and a 6-year old -- for 9 days?  And I am not talking about leaving your kids with grandparents when it is a necessity; I'm talking about leaving young children with a caretaker with whom they have no relationship when you have a choice.  According to "Early Childhood Today," young children do not understand the concept of "time" -- that mommy and daddy will be back in nine days....more
So my ten days in the hospital from a deep vein thrombosis when my son was 7 weeks old was poor ... more

Life Well Lived Moments Sweepstakes 4: Share A Moment and Enter to Win $250

This sweepstakes is now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered! Please check out our new sweepstakes launching December 23 for a chance to win a Kindle Fire!. ...more
We've had a couple of lean years, so now that things are better, the things that make me happy ... more

When Docs Get Annoyed At Empowered Patients

I felt my ire rise when I read this article on CNN about how patients are giving their doctors headaches. Apparently, this video entitled “The Patient Who Knows Too Much”, which is part of a training program aimed at doctors to help them deal with “difficult patients,” has caused quite a stir....more

From a patient with many chronic health issues.

I don't expect my vascular surgeon to ... more

The $100 Question: Tell Jenny From Three Kid Circus About Your Best Teacher Gift Ideas

Welcome to The $100 Question, where fellow BlogHers are asking questions ... and every answer could be worth one hundred dollars! ...more

But I've done a 'movie night bucket' (blockbuster gift card, several movie theatre candies, all ... more

Enter to win $1000 or a trip to BlogHer '09 from Seventh Generation!

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Wireless HP Photosmart reviews and sweepstakes with 8 ways to win!

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Announcing the Dates and Location for BlogHer '09, our 5th Anniversary Conference!

Today we are pleased and proud to announce the theme, dates and location for BlogHer '09, our fifth annual conference. ...more

You won't have to go alone-Uno's is on my list.  And Ed Debeviks and Navy Pier and a half ... more

Announcing the Dates and Location for BlogHer '09, our 5th Anniversary Conference!

Today we are pleased and proud to announce the theme, dates and location for BlogHer '09, our fifth annual conference. ...more

Woohoo! I am happy that if you had to choose to deviate from the three, that it is Chicago! ... more

Foreclosure, a personal story

We've all heard about the astronomical numbers of foreclosures currently clogging our courts. All over the US, people are in dire straights and losing their homes. Folks, count us in those numbers. Today, I'm going to tell you our story to put a face on what is happening everywhere. When we moved to Florida, we had high hopes. We'd live close to my Mom, I'd continue to work for Disney (albeit at WDW instead of the stores) and we'd have nice jobs. We'd be able to pay all but the tiniest portion of our bills with one salary. ...more

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Welcome to BlogHer. I feel honored that you decided to comment on  ... more