You Can Decline Services: What I Wish I Knew About Hospital Bills Before I Gave Birth

Hello All, Happy two days until Christmas. This year will be yet another year of giving homemade presents because I am BROKE! I am still paying off the $10K I racked up in hospital bills last July when I gave birth to my beautiful little boy on July 7th. ...more
I was not allowed to bring my own medication.  I take a $1 a pill seizure medication that they ... more

You better not pout (especially if you're doing it in front of my mother while shopping at Target)!

When you think about it... It does seem a little far fetched that a guy who's outlived your grandfather's, grandfather's, grandfather's youngest son can still shimmy down an endless sea of chimneys delivering toys to good little girls and boys all over the world without even slowing down for a hot meal. If I ate cookies the way HE eats them, I would have been gone ten years ago! But the fact that he continues to show up every Christmas Eve without fail, is all the validation my daughter needs to keep the spirit alive....more
Those grandmas...you gotta watch out for them :) more

NaBloPoMo: Add All Your November 2013 Posts Here!

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Day 30!!  Some final reflections on NaBloPoMo ... more

NaBloPoMo: Add All Your November 2013 Posts Here!

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Surviving the first holiday season after the loss of a loved one.  ... more

10 Things You Shouldn't Say at the Thanksgiving Table, and What to Say Instead

Two topics seem to dominate the morning shows during Thanksgiving week: what is the most fattening thing on the table, and how to create the most decadent holiday menu. Is it just me, or does it seem counterproductive to dish on the heart-attack-inducing fat and calories in sausage stuffing while also talking about how to make the very best stuffing?...more
Great post...so many things get said that can easily cause offense.  Gotta love families! more

NaBloPoMo: Add All Your November 2013 Posts Here!

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Day 27--my "reverse bucket list".  Cool things I actually have done in my ... more

NaBloPoMo: Add All Your November 2013 Posts Here!

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Inspirational Pinterest memes...my NaBloPoMo fallback when I'm too busy to ... more

Reverse Bucket List - 10 Cool Things I Did That I Hardly Remember

#1  Spent 2 weeks in Slovenia and saw the market square in Lubljana where I was stunned to find a statue of a poet and his muse instead of a politician.   ...more
The Brahms is lovely :) Great list!! more

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Yeah, you're just going to have to go read this one for yourself!  Can't describe it ... more

NaBloPoMo: Add All Your November 2013 Posts Here!

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Be amazing...you know you want to!!  Just a quick photo ... more
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