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Apr 2nd 2013 12:07PM My guess is a guy that would put a sign like that on his home is a controlling, raging, entitled, scary dude. After 22 years of puttin' up with his stuff, Wifey's lucky to be OUT.
And, I think he is ruining his chance of being with another lady-friend when she gets a bird's-eye-view of how his last love was treated.
May 26th 2011 11:30PM I tried to raise my first born without gender stereotypes. Even without TV and having a variety of toys, he was a boy, through-and-through. He vroom-vroomed cars. He used tools, and loved making all the sounds that go with them, even though we didn't teach him any of that. He adored trains, and made weapons out of legos and anything else he could come across. He never picked up the dolls or anything that we think of as traditionally a "girl's" toy.
He's a nice kid. Respectful, kind, intelligent, and funny. But, bottom line, we couldn't raise baby x. Kids come into this world, and they are NOT a blank slate. They are hardwired certain ways.
Mar 31st 2011 1:53PM It is my understanding that all yogurt is made with active cultures, however, some yogurt doesn't have "live active cultures" in the final product. In essence...dead. So you SHOULD look for the words "live active cultures." I also like Chobani, because it DOES tell me what cultures it has (5 of them, not just 2 or 3).
I do make my own yogurt too. I use Chobani as my starter, then strain for a Greek style yogurt, and end up with a lot of great tasting yogurt at much less the price. If you are interested in making your own, look up Alton Brown on the internet, and there's also a professor on youtube that shows how to make good yogurt. They are both my faves for making it. If you have a crock pot, you can make it too.
Mar 15th 2011 5:12PM Everything in moderation. Kids love camp. A 1-2 week camp, a summer is a great way to introduce your kids to different activities, and different kids that aren't in their regular social mix. It's different when someone is talking about having their kids in daycare from 6a-6p, and camp, etc. Balance is the key.
I know that day care is needed in these times. Single parents, and homes where there has to be two income earners to "make ends meet," but day care 5 days a week, and 10-12 hours at a time IS stressful on kids. I taught preschool for many years and I could tell the stress level in the little ones. The kids that only went for 2-3 days a week, or only 1/2 days were much more well-adjusted than the kids that had to be there 5 days a week for nearly 12 hours a day. The others were stressed, acting out, and burned-out. It's too much, and we are lying to ourselves as parents if we think it isn't. Some people have to do that, and I don't fault them, but if you don't really need to have your kids in day care that much, then please don't. Sometimes living with less, to have more togetherness time is a healthier, wiser option.
Because of the stress I saw in the kids, my kids never went to daycare, and were not "nannied" by anyone else either.
I also was a nanny for several years, and what I determined from that experience was that if you are a person that could take care of your children yourself at home, but don't (i.e. ladies who lunch), you will have children that grow up to be very angry people. The children know that you are chosing to go out, shop, and lunch, instead of spending time with them, picking them up from school, etc.. The kids know they are not on the top of the priority list. Actions speak louder than words.
So, my opinion is (and you know what they say about opinions....they are like a-ho**s--everyone has one, and they stink), strive to give your kids a balance of activities, free unstructured time, and time together for the optimum psychological health of your children, yourself, and your family. Live with less stuff, and more time together. Don't worry about keeping-up-with-the-Joneses. The Joneses aren't even paying attention to you, me, or anyone else.
Dec 22nd 2010 11:24PM All yogurt does help to boost the immune system if there is active live cultures in it. It also does help with the good bacteria in the digestive tract, which can improve regularity. It's not going to work if you eat like cr*p, and wash it down with a yogurt, but yogurt is part of health promoting diet. There was nothing special about THIS yogurt. Plain yogurt from anywhere, with active cultures is good enough, AND you aren't eating all that sugar on top of it.
Oct 20th 2010 5:17PM Mama Cass didn't die from eating a ham sandwich. That is an urban myth. She died of a heart attack. There was no obstruction of her wind-pipe.
Oct 3rd 2010 1:32PM I love Anderson Cooper. He's smart, educated, funny, and doesn't let people he's interviewing off-the-hook from answering the hard questions. I have the utmost respect for him. He started as a kid, doing investigative journalism pieces, and he has grown from there. He's no poser. He's the real-deal. GO ANDERSON!
Sep 30th 2010 3:29PM Yeah, Greg, I'm the retard that thought this product would work. I have 2 yappy dogs. They are behaved most of the time, but the mailman and a few others really set them off. Colossal waste of money. I thought it was working for 2 days, but then nothing. I put in new batteries. I swear there is more barking than ever...so perhaps the yappy dogs don't care that it is emitting a high pitch. I think the shock collar might be the way to go.
Sep 25th 2010 4:18PM They might as well give them the same name too. No need to be individuals. Heck, let's call them "Barbie."
Aug 27th 2010 5:43PM This is why it is crucial that we have proper funding for mental health institutions. Clearly, this is a sick woman that needs help. Often, the most vulnerable and in-need in our society have their services cut. So sad!