The 70-Year-Old Mother, Steel Magnolias, IVF, and Why We Judge

Back in 1989, America wept over the death of Shelby in Steel Magnolias. Like her mother M'Lynn (Sally Field), we wanted to know why. We wanted to "know how that baby will ever know how wonderful his mother was! Will he ever know what she went through for him!" And we cried buckets. ...more

I appreciate this woman's right to have a child, it is after all, the meaning of life to ... more

The Babymoon's Over: Losing Your Pregnancy Weight While Adjusting to Your New Life

Let me just start this post with full disclosure: I suffered from anorexia from age 17 through age 19, and I didn't really make a full recovery until around age 28. I have Issues With Food. I have Issues With Body Image. And pregnancy (and its accompanying forced, out-of-control body changes and weight gain) was extremely difficult for me to take emotionally. I can still remember sitting on my parents' couch when I was about three months' pregnant and seeing my legs beginning to swell in the evenings and realizing it was not going to get any better for a very, very long time. ...more

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Exercise Guidelines for Pregnancy

Many women enjoy a healthy lifestyle that includes regular work and a balanced diet. It may be difficult to maintain that lifestyle when she becomes pregnant, especially through the later stages. But it is possible and even preferable, to maintain a regime of exercise at least until the last step. This routine will be rewarded with a healthy baby following a series of exercises you can do during her pregnancy. Remember to consult your doctor before undertaking such activities. Cycling through the pregnancy ...more

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This is really helpful - I wish this information were more widely known. So many people ... more

We're all part of the mortgage problem, but Government needs to be part of the solution

On the mortgage crisis, I’m with John McCain. He asks for mortgage lenders, not the government, to step in and help their customers find a solution. After all, both buyers and lenders colluded to live in a fantasy world where housing prices always rose and mortgage credit was as easy as swiping a card at the mall. ...more

The property market in London is very similar - where people took on mortgages that they ... more

All that Yaz: Should We Get Rid of Birth Control Pills?

When it was introduced, Yasmin (and its sidekick, Yaz) was not just a birth control pill, but a girl's best friend. I mean, other pills have clinical names, like Necon 7/7/7 (my pill) or Lo-Ovral (my former pill) or Ortho TriCyclen (my former former pill) or Alesse (my former former former pill), so it's clear that they are just medicines. I didn't think I was going to hang out and talk about boys with Lo-Ovral, but I might with Yaz. Yaz is a person's name. It's kicky. I can trust my friend Yaz. ...more

I recently went off the pill, after 12 years of continuous use. I was put on it at 17, back ... more

Positively Negative - the ups and downs of pregnancy tests

It’s a funny thing, trying to get knocked up.  After several months of trying to conceive the whole thing becomes an obsession that starts to possess your every waking thought. You can’t help but think: is it going to happen this month? Your mind becomes twisted up in compulsive thoughts that rational people would pay no attention to and simply dismiss as wishful thinking. ...more

Leila Lacrosseblogs each week about her attempts to get pregnant with her first child before ... more

Where Does Lost Luggage Go?

We’ve all seen it: that one lonely suitcase on the baggage claim track at the airport that goes around and around with no owner in sight. What happens to it if no one shows up? Well, it might end up at the Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scottsboro, Alabama. That’s where you can visit a store that takes up an entire city block and find everything from the expected (clothing, toiletries, books) to, well, the unexpected. Here are 10 of the strangest items that have gone unclaimed. -- Mental Floss ...more

...but i do panick if they don't come off the carousel immediately.I also get really ... more

I Don't Have To Decide My Future Now Do I?

I am not much of a planner. Well, that's not really accurate. I'm not much of a life planner. There are two questions that I've always kind of loathed. The first is, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" So what if I haven't been (seriously) asked that in awhile? A close second is a question I've been asked in numerous job interviews, "Where do you see yourself in five (or even ten) years?" The truth is, I don't know and if you don't mind I'd prefer not to think about it too much. ...more

We have become blase about the fact that we need to take charge of our own life if we want ... more

Can The Tea Party Deliver On Election Day?

As “Reagan Democrats” abandon the Democratic party in favor of fiscally conservative Republicans in the coming election cycle, they will be making demands that the GOP move their way, towards “the center."  Unfortunately, that’s the mistaken path we took in the 90’s, which left us with RINO’s like George W. Bush and John McCain, and a disillusioned, uninspired voter base.  If any party needs to “move to the center," it’s the Democrats. The defection of Reagan Democrats left the party in the hands of the Radical Left.  ...more

During the 80's the UK Conservatives decided that the state was not the best entity to ... more

Confessions of a Sex & Relationships Blogger

I've been blogging about sex & relationships for as long as I've been blogging, since 2005. Of all the things I'm passionate about, it's my passion for love and my fascination with human relationships that most drives everything I do. In my sex & relationships blogging, I am inspired most by my belief that we benefit in an amazing way from sharing our experiences and thoughts as everyday people - outside of psychologists, and self-help books, and the latest trend article. ...more

I've only been blogging for a couple of months about my husband and my attempts to have our ... more