I know of so many women who struggled to nurse, and we all thought something was wrong with us. It's a horrible situation. Baby is crying and under-nourished. Mom is exhausted. The lactation consultants make us feel like failures, and formula is seen as a less-than option, something for "those other types" of… » 3/24/15 2:41pm 3/24/15 2:41pm

My parents smoked in the house, and they put whiskey on my gums when I was teething. Now, I'm getting shamed because I give my children apple juice and chocolate milk.

Really? You have nothing better to do than juice-shame some well-meaning parents.
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Hold up—I almost stopped reading when you called Lake Michigan the "toilet of the Midwest."

There is NOTHING BETTER than diving into the salt-free cool water of the Greatest of the Great Lakes. It's like a baptism, a full-on spiritual renewal. » 3/05/15 9:53am 3/05/15 9:53am

Yeah, that starry-eyed 17-year-old who signed the loan, he's a real jerk. What a scumbag irresponsible asshole! He should be forced to live with his parents/struggle until he's 40 because, you know, he shoulda known better. High schoolers need to get their heads outta the clouds and quit dreaming of changing the… » 2/18/15 2:37pm 2/18/15 2:37pm

Dentist just told me to get my child to the oral surgeon to get it fixed. Now I'm wondering if I should make that appt. Maybe the gap isn't so bad. » 2/18/15 12:25pm 2/18/15 12:25pm

I have two regrets in my life, and living together before marriage was one of them. It's hard, and #1 annoying thing + #2 annoying thing +#3 annoying thing can lead one to think, "Enough. I can't take it anymore. I'm outta here." Small things can become relationship enders/deal breakers.

When you are married, you… » 2/13/15 3:06pm 2/13/15 3:06pm

YES! Thank you! This perpetuates the idea that men are incapable of doing laundry or dishes or cleaning the bathroom, and thus those tasks remain relegated to being "women's work." » 2/04/15 2:38pm 2/04/15 2:38pm