Endometriosis Affects Quality of Life

Two weeks ago, I had two surgical procedures: a laparoscopy and a hysteroscopy. I haven't had my post-op appointment with my doctor yet. That's on Friday. However, I do know some details about what she found while she was peering at my insides.  I know she found endometriosis.  ...more

Everything you've said about endometriosis can be said about fibroids (with the exception of the ... more

Did American Doctors Perform Medical Experiments On Post 9/11 Tortured Prisoners?

This will not be fun or easy to read. But I beg you to read on anyway. There is evidence that medical experimentation may have been done by CIA-employed doctors on post 9/11 tortured detainees. ...more

This breaks my heart. I can say nothing else. It makes me want to weep. more

Guess What? You Can Still Go to Jail for Adultery in New York

Why on earth we didn't just do It at home, since we had the entire weekend to ourselves? Really is a question I'd love to answer myself. We promise to do It at home from now on. It might behoove you to check the laws in your state, just in case you do get caught with your pants down, because the punishment may be more than just full frontal embarassment. You might find yourself serving hard (ahem) time. ...more

SO embarrassed by my typo! Shame on me for not proofing!

And the public roads only count if ... more

Guess What? You Can Still Go to Jail for Adultery in New York

Why on earth we didn't just do It at home, since we had the entire weekend to ourselves? Really is a question I'd love to answer myself. We promise to do It at home from now on. It might behoove you to check the laws in your state, just in case you do get caught with your pants down, because the punishment may be more than just full frontal embarassment. You might find yourself serving hard (ahem) time. ...more

This is local news for me. I live about 40 minutes from where it happened. While there are a ... more

When Good Recipes Go Bad: Six Tips for Baking Success

Before culinary school, I was never a champion baker. And although I'm fascinated by food science and have a cooking degree under my belt, I find I have no patience for the precise anal antics required for successful baking. I much prefer the free form creativity that savory cooking offers -- a pinch of this, a dash of that. This weekend was going to be different, though. This weekend, I was going to faithfully follow recipes, to a tee, to ensure that all of my baking turned out perfectly, and I could hold my floury face up high. ...more

Thank you so much for the awesome conversion tool! Now, I'm going to need to experiment, ... more

When Good Recipes Go Bad: Six Tips for Baking Success

Before culinary school, I was never a champion baker. And although I'm fascinated by food science and have a cooking degree under my belt, I find I have no patience for the precise anal antics required for successful baking. I much prefer the free form creativity that savory cooking offers -- a pinch of this, a dash of that. This weekend was going to be different, though. This weekend, I was going to faithfully follow recipes, to a tee, to ensure that all of my baking turned out perfectly, and I could hold my floury face up high. ...more

I just received a good scale for my bday, and I got it specifically for my baking, but the only ... more

It's Just a Cupcake: Only Store-Bought Treats in Schools?

Here are my daughter Marti Pearl's cupcakes. Twenty-four strawberry-on-strawberry with rainbow sprinkles, a job my very precious nearly-three-year-old took quite seriously, sprinkling three or four at a time, which left her adorable little hands color-speckled and sticky. She loves to bake, so much so that she asks to make cookies or cupcakes every. single. night. And she's great at it! For a child her age, she has an amazing understanding of what it takes to make the food we eat, and I'm so proud of that. ...more

This really irritates me! My dd's daycare will let us bring homemade treats, but this is from ... more

Empty Nests: How Will You Feel When Your Little Bird Leaves Home?

My mom came to visit recently, and as always, I fought the urge to crawl right into her lap and crush her aging bones. I've never lost the desire to be mothered. And, since my daughter came into my life, I've never yet and doubt I ever will lose the desire to mother her. ...more

My daughter is just over 2 and a half.  We had a really rough beginning (she was 3 ... more

Maundy Thursday -- Holy Week's Hidden Treasure

This Sunday, Palm Sunday will mark the beginning of "Holy Week" in Christian tradition. Holy Week includes Maundy Thursday. Deservedly, Good Friday, and Easter get the most attention. However, Maundy Thursday also contains an important teaching to take through this whole week and beyond. ...more

I know your piece was about Maundy (Holy) Thursday, but since you also mention Palm Sunday, ... more

Satan Lives In Extra-Curricular Activities: How to Style a Ballet Bun

Just who is the Nazi who invented this hairstyle? ...more

I have yet to find a hair spray that is not strong smelling.  Good luck with that. ... more