There are few more terrifying moments in a woman's life than hearing the words, "You have cancer." Yet every day, mothers around the world perch on an exam table in a thin paper gown, listen to these words, and their hearts sink. What will happen to them now? What will happen to their children? Is there treatment available, and will it work? Will the treatment itself be so disabling that someone else will have to care for their children?
Kurt Cobain and Dave Grohl were both in Nirvana. Both musical
legends. Wizards at writing lyrics, at performing, at playing
instruments, at writing music. Gods venerated by young people for their
scorching hotness (depending on your taste) and electrifying rebellion.
And one of them is still alive. And I think their lyrics say a lot about why….
The statistics indicate that one in five of us will develop breast cancer is pretty scary! What's even scarier is that I personally know 11 women (1 maternal aunt, 1 2nd cousin, 5 co-workers, 3 close friends) who have battled this terrible disease. I am joyful that 9 of these brave women are still kicking this deceased in the butt - while 2 others sadly succumbed to its deadly invasion.
The recent article from the LA Times and Wall Street Journal on Bisphenol-A (BPA) does nothing but stir the pot on the controversy. The FDA states that they currently don't find the chemical dangerous BUT if they do, they'll change their findings. That does not bode well for me as a mother and grandmother. I urge everyone to read the studies and the testimony given by the FDA in Congress. The link is in my blog at PROMOTIONAL TIMES.
With a constant barrage of sexually charged photos, and a commonplace idea that we must use sex to sell and to prove "grown up," have we lost the ability to distinguish healthy sexual awakening and art from sexually exploitative images? Read this post to see images that reflect that transition from girl to woman beautifully and artistically, and also one mom's opinion about how sexually exploitative photos affect not just our eyes but also our vision of our feminity.
You are bombarded with mixed messages about carbs, and if you're like most people, you're a little confused. Are carbs good, or bad?
Flash quiz: Answer true or false to each of the following statements.
Carbs make you fat.
You need carbs to get strong and sexy.
Carbs make you smarter.
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With rising food costs, it is more important than ever to budget the food bill. Today, my fiancee and I live on roughly $100 in food each month. With our earnings, at times, it still is more than we could afford, but starvation is not a viable option. This month, with my fiancee having to pay the $100 we would usually spend on food on income taxes (he was $8 over the lowest bracket, and o instead of getting $400 back, he was required to pay $150. All that for $8, and we must scrimp in the meantime. Thank you Uncle Sam.)
Roughly what this buysat he grocery as follows:
This is about the time when many realize that their new year's
resolution to get in shape has fallen off their to-do list. It seems
other "more important" tasks have taken the place of that very special
"me" time they worked so hard to carve out. Why now? Because they just
looked at the calendar and counted the weekends left until Memorial Day
Weekend, the big beach, pool, vacation weekend. This means getting into
a nice bathing suit without wearing a coverall or getting into new
summer clothes that are a little smaller.
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