I'm Giving Up Food in Favor of Water and Tic-Tacs

[Editor's Note: My partner has Crohn's Disease and quite often resorts to water and Tic-Tacs, maybe a Boost thrown in for some actual nutrition, if she can stomach it. I cannot imagine the hell Misguided Mommy has gone through -- so many bad diagnosis, so many bad doctors, and she still doesn't have a plan that's helping her. - Denise]...more
@Momo Fali Gluten will fix the heartburn immediately.  It's the strangest thing.  Soy also ... more

I'm Giving Up Food in Favor of Water and Tic-Tacs

[Editor's Note: My partner has Crohn's Disease and quite often resorts to water and Tic-Tacs, maybe a Boost thrown in for some actual nutrition, if she can stomach it. I cannot imagine the hell Misguided Mommy has gone through -- so many bad diagnosis, so many bad doctors, and she still doesn't have a plan that's helping her. - Denise]...more
@HollystarPR My mom was paleo for a long time, the problem is that I'm vegetarian and I don't ... more

Suicide: A Child's Perspective

I was twelve when my father killed himself. That is young. That is a very impressionable age. Eighteen years later I can say that I kind of wish I never knew. I wish people had lied to me until I was older, old enough to say, “meh, really he killed himself, gee I never knew.” instead of being that young and doing every single thing wrong -- beginning the day I found out. When you are twelve you don’t fully understand loss. What you do understand is that people are suddenly really nice to you. As a kid I learned that the boy I had a crush on was nicer to me for an entire week because my dad had died. I learned that the mean girls were nice for a few days, and I learned that people around me were saying, “go easy on her, she just lost her dad.” Not every twelve year old would react like me, but my reaction? ...more
 @cmariemc I am so sorry I did not see this comment sooner.  And I would love to talk to you ... more

Most Embarrassed Mom: A Woman Offered to Feed My "Starving" Child

Kids are lovely. Kids are great. Kids are embarrassing. If you've never been embarrassed by your kids in public just yet, you've either got one coming or you're lying. Misguided Mommy recently had an embarrassing moment that involved her "starving" child and a nosy-but-good-intentioned woman who wanted to help. I would have died -- but not until I gave my child "the look." What's your most embarrassing in public moment with your kids? ...more
I'm cringing reliving this.  I still haven't gone back to that place. more

Suicide: A Child's Perspective

I was twelve when my father killed himself. That is young. That is a very impressionable age. Eighteen years later I can say that I kind of wish I never knew. I wish people had lied to me until I was older, old enough to say, “meh, really he killed himself, gee I never knew.” instead of being that young and doing every single thing wrong -- beginning the day I found out. When you are twelve you don’t fully understand loss. What you do understand is that people are suddenly really nice to you. As a kid I learned that the boy I had a crush on was nicer to me for an entire week because my dad had died. I learned that the mean girls were nice for a few days, and I learned that people around me were saying, “go easy on her, she just lost her dad.” Not every twelve year old would react like me, but my reaction? ...more
 @JosiahM Echo.... more

Suicide: A Child's Perspective

I was twelve when my father killed himself. That is young. That is a very impressionable age. Eighteen years later I can say that I kind of wish I never knew. I wish people had lied to me until I was older, old enough to say, “meh, really he killed himself, gee I never knew.” instead of being that young and doing every single thing wrong -- beginning the day I found out. When you are twelve you don’t fully understand loss. What you do understand is that people are suddenly really nice to you. As a kid I learned that the boy I had a crush on was nicer to me for an entire week because my dad had died. I learned that the mean girls were nice for a few days, and I learned that people around me were saying, “go easy on her, she just lost her dad.” Not every twelve year old would react like me, but my reaction? ...more
 @Rachel @ Rediscovering the Kitchen Thank you so much!  If you decide to write out your story ... more

Suicide: A Child's Perspective

I was twelve when my father killed himself. That is young. That is a very impressionable age. Eighteen years later I can say that I kind of wish I never knew. I wish people had lied to me until I was older, old enough to say, “meh, really he killed himself, gee I never knew.” instead of being that young and doing every single thing wrong -- beginning the day I found out. When you are twelve you don’t fully understand loss. What you do understand is that people are suddenly really nice to you. As a kid I learned that the boy I had a crush on was nicer to me for an entire week because my dad had died. I learned that the mean girls were nice for a few days, and I learned that people around me were saying, “go easy on her, she just lost her dad.” Not every twelve year old would react like me, but my reaction? ...more
 @JosiahM Hey where did you go? more

Suicide: A Child's Perspective

I was twelve when my father killed himself. That is young. That is a very impressionable age. Eighteen years later I can say that I kind of wish I never knew. I wish people had lied to me until I was older, old enough to say, “meh, really he killed himself, gee I never knew.” instead of being that young and doing every single thing wrong -- beginning the day I found out. When you are twelve you don’t fully understand loss. What you do understand is that people are suddenly really nice to you. As a kid I learned that the boy I had a crush on was nicer to me for an entire week because my dad had died. I learned that the mean girls were nice for a few days, and I learned that people around me were saying, “go easy on her, she just lost her dad.” Not every twelve year old would react like me, but my reaction? ...more
 @littlewinnie I read your reply to my husband and asked him if you were correct, was I damaging ... more

Suicide: A Child's Perspective

I was twelve when my father killed himself. That is young. That is a very impressionable age. Eighteen years later I can say that I kind of wish I never knew. I wish people had lied to me until I was older, old enough to say, “meh, really he killed himself, gee I never knew.” instead of being that young and doing every single thing wrong -- beginning the day I found out. When you are twelve you don’t fully understand loss. What you do understand is that people are suddenly really nice to you. As a kid I learned that the boy I had a crush on was nicer to me for an entire week because my dad had died. I learned that the mean girls were nice for a few days, and I learned that people around me were saying, “go easy on her, she just lost her dad.” Not every twelve year old would react like me, but my reaction? ...more
 @JosiahM No no no you can't do it there, that would be so traumatic for anyone else who went ... more

Suicide: A Child's Perspective

I was twelve when my father killed himself. That is young. That is a very impressionable age. Eighteen years later I can say that I kind of wish I never knew. I wish people had lied to me until I was older, old enough to say, “meh, really he killed himself, gee I never knew.” instead of being that young and doing every single thing wrong -- beginning the day I found out. When you are twelve you don’t fully understand loss. What you do understand is that people are suddenly really nice to you. As a kid I learned that the boy I had a crush on was nicer to me for an entire week because my dad had died. I learned that the mean girls were nice for a few days, and I learned that people around me were saying, “go easy on her, she just lost her dad.” Not every twelve year old would react like me, but my reaction? ...more
 @littlewinnie You must not follow my blog.  Or you would know that I actually did get help.  I ... more