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Aug 6th 2012 11:26PM I think solo travel sounds wonderful. However, I have the perfect travel companion in my lifelong best friend. We are never averse to the other one wanting to do something alone. We have traveled to New Orleans several times, and we each do our own thing for part of the trip, usually meeting up for dinner. Never has there been any drama or hurt feelings. I feel very fortunate that I have the best of both worlds.
May 13th 2011 3:15PM Ok, so in 3 weeks when I turn 51 I should give up my stilettos? I don't think so. I have good legs and I love shoes. My best friend has already promised me when I'm in a wheelchair she'll pushe me around while I wear my fabulous shoes. I AM conscious of hem length. I look ridiculous in a too short skirt or dress. The bottom line, as many comments have pointed out, is knowing what looks good on YOU.
May 12th 2011 2:53PM My daughter (age 25) and I had a conversation about fanny packs and how she wanted one. I can say with 100% certainty that this is one trend I will not be re-visiting. My perception ( and I live in a tourist area) is one of some slobbily dressed woman with one around her ample midsection. So fanny packs are still current and popular in New Hampshire? I rest my case.
Jan 21st 2011 11:51AM Ricky Gervais is brilliantly, wickedly funny. The Golden Globes knew what they were getting when they hired him. Those "celebrities" need to put their big girl panties on and get over it. I wholeheartedly support Ricky and his talent.
Sep 12th 2010 6:34PM Christian Siriano is wonderfully talented. He's a designer we will be seeing for years to come. (And I love his Payless shoe line!) Keep up the gorgeous work!
May 5th 2010 4:56PM Our local WalMart has recently been remodeled and it is horrible. Why do I want to waste my time looking for everything I need, and then half the time finding the shelf empty? The frustration factor is too high. I have always been a Target fan, but the closest one to me is almost an hour away. I grocery shop in a local store. The remodeled stores are awful and I agree with the post that said whoever was in charge of them should be fired. My business is going elsewhere.
Apr 5th 2010 9:05PM Breastfeeding has long been ignored in this country. I breastfed both my babies until 10 months. Studies show that the more educated a woman is, the more likely she is to breastfeed, yet I have actually had women go "Ewwwww!' when I talked about breastfeeding. Hello, there is a reason your breasts make milk when you have a baby, and that is to feed that child. Breastfed babies also have fewer ear infections and research has shown that they are more intelligent.
Feb 28th 2010 9:29PM My daughter moved out three weeks ago. Since graduation from HS in '05, she has moved in and out. She is now 23 and I say it's time. Of course she has left an inordinate amount of stuff (because she likes her new place "clean and spare"..I say, Why didn't that person live in my house?!?) The first week she was supposedly coming back and getting the rest of her stuff. Yeah, right. And, she didn't want me to touch anything until she had gone through it. I told her that the room was attached to the rest of the house and I paid the mortgage. So now I am setting a deadline for the end of March. A month should be sufficient for her to decide what to do with what she has left. And then, it is mine to do with what I please. Mainly, it is going to be a storage area, because our house is small, and I need the space. In short, I don't think we "owe" our children a room to always come back to. They need to learn to survive out in the real world.
Feb 25th 2010 11:09AM I lost my son two years and 10 days ago; my dad six years ago. Mike was very eloquent indescribing the loss of a loved one. To vin: you are so right in surrounding yourself with positive poeople, and living life to the fullest to honor the loved ones who are gone. I will never be "normal" again, and the pain is always just below the surface, but I look at my son's picture, and I perservere. It's the only way I can survive.
Feb 24th 2010 8:53PM Maybe some of you who are griping about teachers, unions, etc. should go spend a day in your local school. YOU would be educated. I work in a 2nd grade classroom, and every year the children are less respectful, tardy because their parents won't get up in time to get them to school, and don't care. And now our state is basing 50% of the teachers evaluation on one week of state testing. I've seen how hard our teachers work---they do care, but the parents don't, and don't instill the need for an education in their children. For example,we have one student who is chronically absent, and her parents called the school saying she had pneumonia and strep throat, when we knew they were at Disneyworld. We have a process in our school system for family vacations, but they couldn't take the time to fill our the necessary paperwork, and they are the very parents who are wondering why their little darling is behind. This is what is wrong with education--not the teachers!