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Love, Addiction and Family Dynamics

I've been quite frank about my family's experiences as my son struggles with addiction and sobriety. (Of course, this is easier for me than for many because I'm a writer who works under a nom de plume. Many people know my personal identity, but the world at large does not connect all of my family members to our story.)

Because of my openness, I get a lot of phone calls, emails and messages that contain the personal stories of other families with… Continue

Added by Kate McLaughlin on January 14, 2009 at 5:33pm — No Comments

Eating Disorders

According to the National Institute of Mental Health an estimated 0.5 percent to 3.7 percent of females suffer from anorexia, and an estimated 1.1 percent to 4.2 percent suffer from bulimia, and between 2 percent and 5 percent of Americans experience binge-eating disorder. Among females ages 15-24 with eating disorders, the mortality rate is 12 times higher than the annual death rate due to all causes of death in the general population.

In… Continue

Added by Kate McLaughlin on January 14, 2009 at 5:31pm — 1 Comment

Body Image & Eating Disorders

Imagine a woman...

A woman who believes her body is enough, just as it is.



Who celebrates her body and its rhythms and cycles as an exquisite resource.



...A woman who celebrates the accumulation of her years and her wisdom.



Who refuses to use precious energy disguising the changes in her body and life.



~Patricia Lynn Reilly



Imagine...



Sounds like something we should all aspire to,… Continue

Added by Kate McLaughlin on January 14, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Stress Free Strategy #2



Prepare For Each Morning The Evening Before

Having always been a busy woman, I personally attest to the stress-relieving power of this simple practice.



As a college student who also worked part-time, I completed a 5-year program in only three by taking lots of units each semester and going to summer school. After graduation and into my twenties I became the mother of three children, worked full time and attended graduate school.… Continue

Added by Kate McLaughlin on January 14, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Stress Free Strategy #1

Get up fifteen minutes earlier in the morning.

This simple, easy-to-enact lifestyle change can greatly reduce stress. By giving yourself fifteen extra minutes before you... head out the door, go wake the kids, start answering emails and phones...you are giving yourself the gift of time.



You'll not be rushed as you go down the checklist to ensure that all is done.



You'll have a few quiet minutes to meditate or pray or breathe… Continue

Added by Kate McLaughlin on January 14, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Eating Disorders...What Can a Parent Do?

You think your child, or someone you care about, has an eating disorder. Now What?



If you're worried about your child’s eating behaviors or attitudes, it's important to express your concerns in a loving and supportive way. It is also necessary to discuss your worries early on, rather than waiting until your child has endured many of the damaging physical and emotional effects of eating disorders.

It's Time to Talk



In a… Continue

Added by Kate McLaughlin on January 14, 2009 at 5:29pm — No Comments

Bulimia, Binging & Your Budget

The University of Minnesota Medical School recently reported results from study of the shopping budgets of people diagnosed with bulimia. The surprising finding:



Binges Take About One Third of Food Budgets!



People with bulimia spend thousands of dollars a year on the food they eat during binge episodes and on binging aids such as laxatives and diet pills, according to the first-ever study to look at the direct cost of the eating… Continue

Added by Kate McLaughlin on January 14, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Conversations at the Grocery Store

S: Anthony, do you want to pick the bananas?

A: No, mommy. I pickin' pbs kids dot org



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A: Mommy look da salad's takin a tubby!

S: Silly, they spray the lettuce so it stays fresh....



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A: Look mommy, dat grandmom has a firemans coat!

Lady: I am a grandmom. Do you have a grandmom?

A: mommy dat ladys talking at me. I not talkin to Grandmas...

S: Tell her yes you do have a grandmom.

A: Yes I has a grandmom... not dis… Continue

Added by Staci on January 14, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

1 Year Blogiversary!

Today is my ONE year BLOG anniversary! I would really appreciate any followers or comments left at my blog, My editor says this brings traffic? Thanks Ladies, supporting Mommy Businness is the best!

Added by Jody Cooper on January 14, 2009 at 12:46pm — No Comments

Our Children's Weapon - Powerful Stuff!

See the single-most feared 'weapon' against us our children have.

http://www.crazyadventuresinparenting.com/2009/01/nooo-not-weapon.html

Added by Lisa @CrazyAdventuresinParenting on January 14, 2009 at 12:19pm — No Comments

Detox - DONE!!

Gooooooooood MORNING!!!! Detox is officially over and now it's time to move on to Phase 2 of the Fat Smash diet! I feel FANTASTIC. I have a lot more energy, I've lost weight, I'm eating really healthy and I'm exercising again. It's friggen' awesome.



Four of us started detox together on January 5th. As you know detox lasts for 9 days. Today is day 10 and this is everyone's official weight loss numbers:



Me: ...…



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Added by Jennifer Suarez on January 14, 2009 at 8:25am — No Comments

Not to save her, but to show her:

Last night I was playing in a game chat room at dotblue.com , I was playing my fav. Game … snake… I seen on the chat that someone loved emos and instead of hippies… I said that emos suck if they cut themselves… I said I wished my lawn was an emo so it would cut itself… lol… anyways getting off topic…



The person responded back, saying “are you saying I suck?”

I said: “only if you cut your self. There is no real reason to do such a thing”

She said: “My mother is dying from… Continue

Added by Sarah McLean on January 14, 2009 at 7:24am — No Comments

My Husband is Making Me Crazy

I love my husband but honestly sometimes he makes me nuts! I know I do the same to him sometimes but this is my blog so here's my side-

He really didn't have experience with kids before we had our own. I cut him a lot of slack when Lilly was born for that reason. I did a lot on my own at first without complaining. After a while I would get aggrevated with him claiming ignorance with something. I felt at some point he would figure things out- he's her father. Well it took a lot longer than… Continue

Added by Tabitha Pope on January 14, 2009 at 7:01am — No Comments

My son...

He just went potty and came out with no undies....

"Hey mom... you see da penis? I has a bi.. a wittle penis!"

Then he laughed this crazy laugh and ran upstairs. I said nothing... :0

God help me when he starts preschool....

Added by Staci on January 13, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

OH FU*K!!

Me: I can't believe she can't fu*king read!!

Kayla: Fu*king read!

Me: *buries head in my hands* Did she just say what I think she said?

Rudy: Yup. Nice job Mom.



Thanks to me my 2 year old daughter said her first swear word yesterday. I wish I could say it could be worse, but fu*king is about as bad as it gets. In my pitiful defense I was ...



Click here to read… Continue

Added by Jennifer Suarez on January 13, 2009 at 5:01pm — No Comments

Le Freak, C'est Chic...Freak Out!

If you live in Paris long enough, you’ll definitely meet a Jennifer. “Jennifer” is La Mom’s code name for the typical American girl with the Stars’n’Stripes in her eyes and apple pie on her hips.



Jennifer’s story usually goes something like this – she came to the Sorbonne on her junior year abroad, fell in love with the city, fell in love with a French man, and voilà! Ten years and three kids later, she’s living the high life on the Avenue Foch with a live-in nanny, an ugly-ass… Continue

Added by La Mom on January 13, 2009 at 4:44pm — No Comments

Emphysema V.S. ME

Ok so I have been having problems breathing since 2005… finally the dr. decided to do something about it… took an X-ray and a breathing test…



Found out I have the beginning stages of Emphysema… F&ck!!!!!!



The reason I started to smoke was because of my family… they smoked all the time in front of me. I didn’t want to smoke because I wanted to go back to gymnastics and or dancing… however that was just a pipe dream mixed in with denial… ugh! To say the least… any ways…… Continue

Added by Sarah McLean on January 13, 2009 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Clone a Willy…

Ok, so I told my self the next web page that comes up from Stumble, I will write about… well low and behold I come to a page for making your own dildo from your lovers privet parts… what the heck?! I love this idea… because if your husband is off on a business trip or have to go to war, you don’t feel like you are cheating on your husband… because it’s the replication of his “John”…



Wow, and I can’t believe how affordable it really is… can you imagine it’s only,… Continue

Added by Sarah McLean on January 13, 2009 at 4:04pm — No Comments

DOH!

Have you ever gone to a OBGYN appointment, gotten undressed and suddenly realized you haven't shaved your legs? In like a WEEK?

Yeah... welcome to my life.

Visit my website www.JenniferSuarez.com

Added by Jennifer Suarez on January 13, 2009 at 1:44pm — No Comments

Are we doing enough to monitor violent video games?

Back in 2007 a teenage boy (15) was playing the game Halo 3 a little more than he needed to. So, his parents took the game away from him.The boy then murdered his mother and wounded his father over it.





A judge ruled that the boy's obsession with the violent video game may have warped his sense of reality.

"I firmly believe that Daniel Petric had no idea at the time he hatched this plot that if he killed his parents they would be dead…
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Added by Harriet B on January 13, 2009 at 11:02am — No Comments

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