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Jul 1st 2010 12:14AM Amy I must be a horrible mother in your eyes because my son drown 14 years ago in a swimming pool. He was 2 1/2 years old when he died. Every single day I relive that day, I have a hundred "What if's" that I go over and over in my brain, I cry alone in the shower or on a drive every Christmas and every April when he would have turned a year older. I do it alone because I have other children that I do not want to see me so upset. Every year I wonder if he would have been an honor student, what sports he may have played, what profession he would be interested in, if he would be driving me crazy to buy him a car (he would have turned 16 this past April. Do you think for one second any one that has lost a child does not question the events of that day over and over again for the rest of their lives? Do you not think the parent or caregiver doesn't think why didn't I check the pool, or in this case, the hot tub first?
The very last thing anyone needs is some hyprocritical arrogant person making sneed comments about what should have been done differently. They lost a child for God sake, have some empathy at the very least. There are 3 children that have lost a sibling, a mother that will NEVER be able to tuck her baby into bed again and a father who is beside himself with grief but is trying to stay strong for his wife and surviving children.
That's what is wrong with America today so many people like you are quick to pass judgment based on partial reports and next to no facts. People need to care, genuinely care, about one another again. Instead of bashing this family take some time and think what if that were me or someone I love? One of these days you are going to need someone and wouldn't it be nice to know there are people out there who will help without judging you for needing it?
My condolences to the family. Famous or not they have a heart and they deserve respect and empathy for the situation they are currently facing. Huge heartfelt hugs to the family.
May 21st 2010 7:37PM Sarah Foxwell, abucted from her home December 2009, her little body severely abused and burned was discovered Christmas day on private property in Delmar, MD. The suspected abductor is a repeat sex offender.
Two children recently killed in CA after being abducted.
The young girl abducted, sodomized, killed and shoved into a suitcase like garbage by her friends mother.
Numerous children in Baltimore, MD sexually assaulted and video taped being forced to engage in sex acts by a couple.
Earl Bradley pediatrician in DE who is currently being facing hundreds of child sex crimes, child pornography, etc
Two young girls in TN assaulted and killed while taking a path to ones home.
There are sickos among us and NO one can be certain they will never run into these sick SOB's. Do you want to live with your child being the victim of a sex crime because you didn't think it would happen to you? Do you want to bury your child or hold a memorial to a picture because your childs body was never found?
May 21st 2010 7:26PM Average non family abduction 58,000. Abductions of children under 12 roughly 11,000. 37% of abductors were complete strangers, 22% vaguely known person, the remaining percentage are abductions by persons the child feels some comfort with (can any one say the "fun" adult that hangs around the park or corner store?) 67% of perps are between 13 - 30 yrs old. 72% of children are taken from public "common" areas. With a whopping 25% specifically parks and wooded areas! 5% of children are abducted from their own yard.46% of abducted children are sexually assaulted, 31% are physically assaulted. 66% of abductions take place in the spring and summer...when the most children are running the streets and at public parks!
May 21st 2010 7:06PM Ahh yes leaving children unattended at a park is pure brilliance, if you are tired of being a parent that is. All of the people spouting statistics...get your FACTS straight. Statistically more children are being abducted, more children are being killed, and more children are being sexually assaulted. Sure the risk of having my house broken into or being robbed while I am walking through a parking lot might be down a bit but crimes against children is not down.
No one ever thinks it will happen to them, until it does. I am a parent that watches my children. I am a parent that quit her job to be a stay at home mom to my children. They are the most important aspect of my life. They play outside, they have friends, and I even started a club at my house in order to give other children a safe place to interact with one another. I teach them, I encourage them, and I protect them while they are here. I do not need to put my child at risk of being raped, beaten, or murdered in order to give them common sense or independence. My children are not overweight, they are not couch potatoes, they do exceptionally well in school, they care about others, and they participate in volunteer activities. Most importantly they are safe!
May 13th 2010 10:24PM Watching that video makes me wonder why all of the parents, instructors along with the choreographer and sound person are not being charged with children endangerment! Society is tainted by people exactly like them. Unfortunately we as parents have to protect our children from those who seek to harm our children. The adults involved in making that whole routine are contributing to the sick minded pedophiles in this world. My daughter is 7; I would never allow her to wear anything even close to what those young girls are wearing in that video.
May 4th 2010 8:52AM What dillweeds! They should get the "stupidest of the year" award.
Apr 28th 2010 11:17PM Qwinky dink he said in the beginning it was all a scam...she plays the "adoptive mom" to a black child in "The Blind Side"... a hidden adoption they were both involved in for 4 years and right before the final papers are drawn up for the adoption this affair is revealed...she plays good step mom during the heated custody battle over Sunny, but makes it very very publicly known so she has plenty of evidence she is a great mom.
Sure looks like someone wanted a baby and knew the odds were better for a married couple and she was sure to show her "deep" concern for children during the custody ordeal. She got what she wanted and Jesse got what he wanted...looks like a win win haa haa we got you all situation to me!
Apr 5th 2010 7:54PM To all parents that reside in districts that grade homework..congrats! Our school district feels the solution to children not completing homework is to not grade homework! That is the stupidest decision ever in my opinion. Why do they bother to assign homework, but never grade it? I sit down with my children to do homework and honestly there are days I think "why in the world are we wasting all this time on something that will never impact his/her grade"? I try to remind myself my children are both principal honor roll students so apparently what we (meaning my husband children and myself) are doing is working. My children are both ranging 1-1.5 grade levels ahead of the scheduled grade/ age ratio. making children complete work that has absolutely no impact on their grades is making the kids that do care feel unappreciated and the ones that don't care are loving life because they are doing what they want when they want without consequence.
Mar 30th 2010 8:34PM The librarian should not be put in a position to keep someone's child nor be responsible for the safety of that child. Unfortunately anyone can waltz into a library including sex offenders and child predators. A child is the responsibility of the parent. If she didn't want to "tote" a child around she shouldn't have given birth.
Mar 8th 2010 9:59PM Thanks I am so grateful for your comment. I am a size 18 and I absolutely HATE it...but thanks to medicine that I must take to stay alive I have gained nearly 70 lbs. I am so sorry that I am fat please do forgive me for chosing to live for the sake of my children. I am so sorry you must see my FAT but at least my fat can look a litle better in a swimsuit, well clothing in general, that fit!
Oh wait why am I bothering to apologize to a superficial idiot like you? I do not like being overweight but I sure do love watching my babies grow and I appreciate every single day my fat a$$ is still breathing... go eat a carrot stick you condescending snot.