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
I'm SO impressed that you found a way to blame parents for bullying related suicides.   You ... more

OMG I Can't Wait to Be a GrandMother: How Can We Bring On Labor?

I made it to Hawaii and Johnny Mac Pippin's mom looks like she is very ready to bring him into the world -- but Johnny Mac Pippin is not showing any sign of moving. Well he's showing a lot of signs of moving, elbows and knees and feet banging around inside there -- but he's looking altogether too comfortable and I'm ready for him to come out and kick ME a little bit. So how the heck do we convince him that it's time? Are there any tricks for bringing on labor that really work?...more
As someone who is currently 4 days overdue, let me just say, you can try anything you want to ... more

Enemy, Thine Name is Cake Pops

Cake Pops.  Peaking in popularity, they are everything a girl with a sugar habit could ever want: cute, tiny, delicious balls of sugar and cuteness.They are my enemy.  Cake Pops....more
Oof, the first time is always the worst. I refuse the buy the sticks, so I just make them as ... 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

I also should've said that I'm a huge believer in second opinions. And ultimately if you can't ... 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

So I have another perspective on this. I'm a patient with chronic pain who is also finishing a ... more

Taye Diggs' Message to the Ladies: You're Allowed a Purse

I love Taye Diggs. Which is why I was so disappointed when I saw a tweet from him today and clicked over to his blog. ...more

I mean, not that I spend a lot of time looking at other women's asses, but I would imagine it ... more

Birds of a Feather | PatientBloggers

If you’re hoping to meet others in your niche at BlogHer ’11...If you’re a little afraid you might not be able to find your tribe at BlogHer ’11...If you’re intimidated by the networking at BlogHer ’11...Since BlogHer’s inception in 2005, we’ve hosted community meet-ups at each conference called Birds of a Feather. These are small, informal gatherings where you can meet others in your niche, network with new tribe members, build relationships with others who share your passions, and find new-to-you bloggers to read!

Ten Reasons Why I (Still) Love Glee

The honeymoon is over. Gone are the days of toe deep story lines and nonsensical Madonna tributes. Things have gotten heavy on Glee this season, and it's easy to see why some people are jumping ship. But, I'm going to give you 10 Gleektastic reasons I'm sticking it out for the long haul. ...more

Brittany makes the show for me. I mean, I love it either way, but when she said anthem was the ... more

PatientBloggers changing the face of healthcare

Conference:  BlogHer '11 Track:  Impact 1: Change the World About You Name:  Overflowing Brain URL:  http://overflowingbrain.com Patient bloggers don't just write for fun, sometimes we write for our lives.  We tell our stories, we share are fears, our failures, our successes, because we can find support on the internet, but also because we are not alone.  We speak for thousands of others who quietly suffer with the same physical and mental illnesses and we give them a voice.  We tell stories because they need to be told, because the world needs to know about us....more

I think there are a lot of people who can be involved in a conversation like this, patients, ... more

Why I Gave Up on "Glee"

I had such high hopes for the Fox phenomenon, Glee. As soon as I saw the promos introducing the crew of high school outcasts right before its splendid pilot episode, I was already hooked. The first season of the show didn’t disappoint; I was gleefully enthralled (sorry, I had to). But then came the second season -- and even Gwyneth Paltrow as Holly Holliday isn't enough to save the show for me. ...more

I adore Glee. I think it is fun, occasionally touching, often ridiculous, but always amusing. ... more