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Another wonderful day

Ok blogging is new to me so where do I start? Life today was boring, I went to work came home to a active 6 year old granddaughter. Who wants me to jump in the pool as soon as I get home. Which I do and you would think with all this exercise, I would lose about 10 lbs already. NOT!!

Hubby is playing on the pc as usual. Hes a very good husband, cooks and cleans when I ask him to. Just wish he would spend more time with me. But if he did that, I would probably get annoyed cause I like… Continue

Added by Deanna on July 22, 2008 at 8:50pm — No Comments

The Infertility Dance

Great expectations not always timely

Sometimes with childbirth, the real labor part comes at the beginning and not the end


Driving across town with a vial of my husband’s freshly spun sperm staying warm beneath my blouse, I thought, “I must really want to have a baby.”

After almost three years of trying to conceive, I would have hopped down State Street on stilts and squawked like a chicken if I thought… Continue

Added by Leslie Dinaberg on July 22, 2008 at 6:05pm — No Comments

Well, it happened. Yesterday was the big day. I turned 40. WHOO HOO! I am so relieved it's over. WHEW! I love everyone's birthday but my own. I woke up today completely exhausted. Last night was an…

Well, it happened. Yesterday was the big day.

I turned 40.


I am so relieved it's over. WHEW! I love everyone's birthday but my own.

I woke up today completely exhausted. Last night was an insomniac night. Couldn't fall asleep until 4:00 am. Was it because I was freaking out that I was 40! NAH...just one of those nights.

Please - I know - I am dying today. Thankfully Nana came to the rescue and took B for the day and princess is fast… Continue

Added by Yvette on July 22, 2008 at 4:36pm — 2 Comments

Our Newest Addition

Brady Cade born Tuesday, July 15, 2008 at 9:24 am. He weighed 8 lbs. 6 oz. is 20.5 inches long. Mom and baby are doing well. Enjoy these shots.…


Added by Alyssa on July 22, 2008 at 2:53pm — 1 Comment

Appropriate on the night I serve only side dishes for dinner

Today is all about randomness. No real reason, just lots of little bite-sized niblets of Mayhew goodness.


I had the chance to unload my kids on their Grandmother for the night and treat myself to a late night movie. Movie was a no go…as SOMEONE should be skinned alive for not possessing the simple skill of telling time! I now possessed an empty house and all the time in the world. I ran a luscious bath full of blistering hot water, sweetly scented bubbles, and a… Continue

Added by Anissa Mayhew on July 22, 2008 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Teen Depression Myth #10

MYTH # 10

…parents will know if their teen is depressed…

Unlike other mental health issues, like panic attacks or mania, depression can be harder to identify.

Teens, as they seek independence and autonomy, try to disguise their troubles, especially around their parents and other adults.

Parents often minimize or ignore their kids’ symptoms, attributing them to normal adolescent angst.

It’s tough to sort it all… Continue

Added by Kate McLaughlin on July 22, 2008 at 9:00am — No Comments

being totally hypocritical as usual but...

I wish I could say I was a hard liner about the allergy thing. If Dragon can't eat peanuts, eggs and beef then nobody does. But Tiger's favorite food is peanut butter and Bear needs her meats - she literally seems weaker when she doesn't get them. But I try to do it so that RARELY does everybody except Dragon have one meal with Dragon getting some substitute on the side. Tonight my in-laws showed up to babysit the smaller two so the rest of us could go to the swim meet. They brought cupcakes… Continue

Added by Cailin Yates on July 21, 2008 at 10:56pm — No Comments

We're Giving Away a $40 Gift Card on our blog!!!!

In celebration of our wedding anniversary (July 17th), we are giving away a $40 gift card.

You can check it out at: The Downtown Boutique.


Added by Angie on July 21, 2008 at 5:01pm — No Comments

censoring yourself

so the whole blogging thing is cool and all but I find lately that I want less to use my personal blog to tell people what my kids are up to and more to just vent out or something. Except I can't. Because a woman who has done a lot to trip up myself and my husband professionally reads my blog - I know she does because she leaves comments - and my mom and my sisters read my blog too.

And then I posted something that had to do with a kid who works with my husband - nothing against the kids… Continue

Added by Cailin Yates on July 21, 2008 at 3:54pm — 2 Comments

Fish Pedicure??

Now I’ve heard everything. On CNN’s website they have a story about fish pedicures. Apparently there’s a salon in Northern Virginia that offers this to their customers. You put your feet into a little tank and the fish go into a feeding frenzy on your flaky feet. Yikes! I have to admit I have a thing about feet. I have had a manicure, but never a pedicure. No thanks. Leave my feet alone. I can’t stand it when my feet are bare and my dog, Toby, licks my toes. So the idea of little fish, even… Continue

Added by Elle Burton on July 21, 2008 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Teen Depression Myth #9

If a teen is depressed, everyday activities and goals can seem overwhelming and unreachable. In trying to encourage our kids to do more, we may be causing more harm than good. This leads us to our next commonly held misbelief:


…resuming normal routines helps depressed kids get better faster…

Parents (and I was terribly guilty of this for a very long time) often assume that their teen is out of sorts because he stopped participating in… Continue

Added by Kate McLaughlin on July 21, 2008 at 9:00am — No Comments

Countdown Until Army Retirement


Added by Elaine on July 20, 2008 at 7:56pm — No Comments

So new I dont even know where to start!

Okay, so here is my official FIRST blog. Im sitting here wondering what to even blog about. Those that know me in my life would never imagine that I am at a loss for words. Lol..I teach for a living so I should be use to just talking talking talking.

Well, since its my first blog, Im going to talk about ME. Im Crystal, 31 years old and mommy of two. My son is 13 and going to Junior HIgh. Having a teenager has been harder than I thought. I literally watched him change the moment he turned… Continue

Added by crystal on July 20, 2008 at 11:43am — 2 Comments

Teen Depression Myth #8

I am often asked about gender in relation to serious mental illnesses.

Here are the facts:

~ Bipolar disorder strikes males and females evenly.

~ Schizophrenia affects males 1.4 times as often as it affects females, according to a 2005 report in Schizophrenia Bulletin.

~ Depression strikes women twice as often as men.

This destroys the long-held MYTH #8

…depression affects teenage boys and girls…

Added by Kate McLaughlin on July 20, 2008 at 9:00am — No Comments

Teen Depression Myth #7


…Antidepressants are unsuitable for teenagers…

This mistaken assumption is killing young people!

In 2004 the US FDA and several other countries required that antidepressants carry a ‘ black label’ warning of their association with an increased risk of suicidal thinking, feeling and behavior in children and adolescents.

This single action incited a steep drop in antidepressant prescriptions for young people — followed almost immediately… Continue

Added by Kate McLaughlin on July 19, 2008 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Newbie Again

After ten years of working at home, you'd think I would no longer consider myself a newbie. But here I am again, joining another site where I can interact with others (all moms, yeah!) and feeling ever so much like a newbie all over again. I've got so many profiles that it's hard to keep up and update each one with blog postings and creative content on top of keeping my own blog updated, my work caught up, the house taken care of, clean laundry in the drawers, and, well, you get the picture. I… Continue

Added by Lisa on July 18, 2008 at 5:57pm — No Comments

Eight Is Enough?

Growing up I remember watching a tv program called "Eight Is Enough" A widowed man who was raising eight children by himself. Although I am not a widower, or a man, we have officially entered into the 8 is enough category. Yes, I am with child. I am about 5 weeks pregnant now, don't really have a due date yet, because there was a question as to how far along I was.

Who in their right minds would have eight children? Well, obviously I'm not in my right mind. This child wasn't planned,… Continue

Added by Angie on July 18, 2008 at 4:33pm — 1 Comment

Extra! Extra! Mommy was Slutty!

My previous sex life is now on display right here in the San Francisco Chronicle. They did a review of Dirty Words: A Literary Encyclopedia of Sex. The reviewer notes some of the words assigned to the different writers, but only my essay is really quoted. Now, I was fully aware this was going to be read, but I assumed by those who had purchased the book. It would not be read by say, my mother or my former Stanford professors, or random Chronicle readers who just got finished reading a review on… Continue

Added by Kaui Hemmings on July 18, 2008 at 2:01pm — No Comments

Please take a minute to applaud these young musicians

I posted an interview with a bunch of young musicians today at She Lives. If you have a sec and can drop by, please leave them a little applause in comments. Sometimes it just takes a little encouragement to keep a youngster going.


Added by Carol on July 18, 2008 at 10:28am — No Comments

Teen Depression Myth #6

MYTH # 6

…When a depressed teen refuses help, there’s nothing you can do…

False! False! False!

There’s a lot you can do.

Consider the following…

If your child won’t see a therapist or other support person, go in her place.

Learn everything you can abort her symptoms and possible treatment.

Say to your child,

“I know you don’t think there’s anything wrong, but I do. Humor me. I’m your… Continue

Added by Kate McLaughlin on July 18, 2008 at 9:00am — No Comments

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