This is so hard for me to talk about, I don't know where to begin, or how to deal with all the stress going on in and around my home. It is hard accepting the blame for my contribution to the chaos in our lives, and the guilt feelings in thinking and feeling the way I do.
When I was growing up as a child, I was living with a very abusive parent. My father, he was not a good person. He abused my mom horrably, and even though I was young I can remember the things he would do to her, and his verbal abuse as well. He was an alcoholic, musician, and womanizer. My mom took the brunt of all his abuse. And then one day he started molesting me. I was young and thought it was his way of showing me he loved me, maybe too, I was afraid of him. Long story short, one day I told a family member what he was doing and she told my mom. At that time, I didn't know it, but it was probably the best thing that could have happened, my siblings and I paid a price for it, but it gave my mom the courage to
This is so hard for me to talk about, I don't know where to begin, or how to deal with all the stress going on in and around my home. It is hard accepting the blame for my contribution to the chaos in our lives, and the guilt feelings in thinking and feeling the way I do.Read More »from HOW DO YOU COPE with SOMEONE WHO is MENTALLY ILL
- Dr. Christine Carter | Author Blog Posts – Tue, Dec 4, 2012 4:12 PM EST
What if, at the end of the year, you could have half your annual income as a bonus? The catch: you must give up something important.
New York Life released their "Keep Good Going" report today, a survey of more than 2,000 Americans that assesses how people cultivate goodness in their lives, and how optimistic they are about their ability to "keep good going."*
Despite their willingness to give up important things for 50% more money (more on that below), nearly half of respondents said the quality of their lives is better today than it was five years ago. And despite challenging economic times, a majority--56% of respondents--feel that the economic downturn has had no negative impact on their ability to live life as a good person.
It isn't that finances aren't central to Americans' ability to live well: they are. Ninety percent of respondents stated that "living a good life" would be easier if they didn't have to worry about the bills, if they were able to be financiallyRead More »from What Would You Trade for 50% More Money? Americans May Be Trading-off Happiness
Santa Monica Nativity Booth
Christmas Scene Displays move onto Private Property
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec 3, 2012 - The City of Santa Monica, California has banned all Christmas Nativity scenes and "unattended displays" in Palisades Park after nearly 60 years. However, there are no prohibitions on live Nativity displays. A live Nativity display is planned for Palisades Park on Saturday, Dec 8th at 1 p.m.Read More »from Santa Monica Nativity Ban Goes Live
On Sunday, Dec 9th, Nativity scene displays next to Clover Park in Santa Monica are scheduled to open. The static Nativity display location has been moved from Palisades Park to private property on the 2700 block of Ocean Park Blvd. between Clover Park & 28th St. Displays will be up through January 5th, 2013.
Hunter Jameson, Santa Monica Nativity Scenes Committee Chairman said " We're deeply grateful for the use of this new site to allow all of Santa Monica's distinctive Christmas Story to continue spreading the message of joy, hope and peace found in the Christ child's birth."
- Ashley Petersen | Author Blog Posts – Tue, Dec 4, 2012 5:58 AM EST
I am a victim of corporate downsizing and poor planning on my own part. In spite of that, I was able to find a way to keep my home from going into foreclosure using a home loan modification program, and you can too! It wasn't that I was living above my means, but I just had not been able to save enough to tide me over when the layoff came. I was struggling just to keep the minimum paid on my credit cards, car note, and regular bills, and my house was close to foreclosure. Fortunately, I learned that to make the payments on my home, affordable modification of my loan was the answer.
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Here are some points to help you understand home modification loans:
- · What is a Loan Modification?
- · How is a Loan Modification Different From Refinancing, Short Sales, or Bankruptcies?
- · Are There Different Types of Loan Modifications?
What is a Mortgage Loan Modification?
It is a process where rather than getting a new loan,Read More »from Lower Your Monthly Mortgage Payments with a Mortgage Loan Modification
- Marni | Author Blog Posts – Mon, Dec 3, 2012 11:24 PM EST
If you're currently single, feel like it may be a chronic condition, and your mantra is starting to look like "I'm-never-going-to-meet-anyone-anytime-ever," you'll want to visit this list of Dating with Dignity's "real" reasons you may still be single.
1. You're still reeling from a traumatic break up and can't let it go.
Yes, he might have been one of your great loves and a (hopefully) wonderful part of your life. But the truth is, sister, from me to you, he's also no longer a part of your life. Letting go hurts, but remaining stuck on him and your relationship will leave you right there: stuck.
In order to be truly happy, begin to consider what it would like if you were to truly move on with your life. What would you be doing in your free time? Would you be Facebook stalking his friends? Would you be driving by his house or stopping by your old haunts to see if he's there? Or would you be getting more involved in a hobby or a new project at work?
Whatever you do, it'sRead More »from Am I Undateable? the Real Reasons You’re Still Single
- Jenna Magill | Author Blog Posts – Mon, Dec 3, 2012 10:53 PM EST
A Bedroom with a Beach ThemeGetting my now teenager to clean her room was always a hassle. Clutter drives me absolutely bonkers and she couldn't seem to care less that you couldn't see the floor in her room for all the clutter.Read More »from "When in Doubt,Throw it Out": What Happens when Mom Cleans Your Room
As with most parenting dilemmas I have had, I decided the best way to change my child's behavior was to first adjust my attitude. All those years we fought about her room, it was MY problem, I was the one stressed by the clutter. So I decided to turn the tables and make her clutter HER problem. My daughter felt, as most kids probably feel, that it is her room so she should be able to keep it in whatever condition she likes. However, her room is in my house, therefore its condition should be to my housekeeping standards, not hers.
So one weekend when she was at her grandmother's house, I decided to clean her room. I had forewarned her that if she did not clean her room I would, and likely she would not be happy with the results. Armed with a trash bag, a laundry basket and my phone, I
- Literal Exposure | Author Blog Posts – Mon, Dec 3, 2012 10:52 PM EST
Hello! Thanks so much for hosting me here today! In honor of my book's title, Phoebe Pope and the Year of Four, I thought it would be fun to share four random facts about the story.
The story takes place in a setting that's loosely based on my New England boarding school. I loved my high school campus! And I remember feeling that it had an element of mystery to it. That it held ancient secrets. I tapped into that feeling as I wrote about a supernatural school hidden beneath the grounds of a regular school. . . .
I thought it would be entertaining to make my husband a character in the book - at least use his name. When I asked him what kind of character he wanted to be, he thought long and hard about it. He really took the "casting" opportunity seriously. After a day or so of thinking, he announced that he wanted to be the guy the other characters feared. The funny thing is that his name is Al. And the name Al does not make anyone tremble with fear. IRead More »from Guest Post from Nya Jade, Author of Phoebe Pope and the Year of Four
Brandy Thurman has written a wonderful inspirational book, "Awaken Your Mind," filled with powerful messages that will transform your life to a bright beginning! The quotes throughout her book will bring feelings of joy, inspiration, and warmth bringing a new light and fulfillment in ourselves. Brandy said, "The world can be a cruel place sometimes and it is heartbreaking how some of us suffer physically, mentally, and spiritually. I am hoping to inspire, encourage, give hope, and help others to recognize their value and the beauty of life." Brandy's book is available on amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, booksamillion.com, and her website massagetherapyconnection.com.Read More »from "Awaken Your Mind"
~Love is the ultimate bliss that conquers the depravity in our hearts ~
~Freedom is the one who has banished their fears, who is in control of oneself, and not bound by the judgments of others ~
~The past reflects who we are today, but tomorrow is another day ~
~A person who doesn't use their gift or talent is like a bird
Paola and Dawn handed in their Reading assignment to Mrs.Sanders and gathered their books for the next class.Mrs.Sanders smiled at Paola and told her that her heart necklace was pretty."Thank you!" said Paola.(Paola's grandmother gave her the heart necklace for Christmas.It was pink,yellow,and blue.) Paola went to the doorway of the classroom where Dawn was waiting.Dawn told Paola that her stomach was hurting.They always walked to Art class together on Tuesdays and Thursdays and had five minutes to get to the next class.
Paola went to her locker.Then she went around the corner to the stairway to Art class.She dreaded walking to the stairway.It wasn't because she sometimes lost her pencil on the way to class.(continued... on www.tweensheen.blogspot.com) Marie Brewer,author
Back in 2004 the home I lived in caught on fire. There was no alarm. My father in law had dementia and left food on the stove.Read More »from Fire Hazzards
My husband and I were sleeping in another part of the home. The smoke detector had no battery. These usually use a 9 volt. My Father in law fell asleep too. A picture ornament of Jesus fell out of the Christmas tress and woke him up. Smoke had filled the whole home where we lived. He woke us up and we put out the kitchen stove fire.
The most common type of fire is in a kitchen when someone does not watch the cooking or oil and grease catch fire.
The second most common fire is caused by faulty wiring in a home. Over loaded plugs can also cause a fire.
Empty gasoline cans can cause fumes that can ignite so it is wrong to place gasoline cans in a closed space like a garage or your car.
Most fires kill persons when they are asleep. Usually early mornings.
Fabrics like Rayon are fire hazards.
My desire is to save lives by fire prevention.
This post I am
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