Archives for May, 2012

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We Are Buying A House!

Giving up my home 3 years ago in our bankruptcy was the hardest thing I have had to do in a very, very long time. It was also probably the hardest decision I have ever had to make in my entire life.

After living my whole life in a permanent state of instability and chaos, I had finally found "home" and was very happy where we were. We had a beautiful home on a half-acre,...
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I Think It’s Time For A “Technology Break”

We have just about every gadget imaginable in our house. Three laptops, two xbox consoles, a PS3, 2 nintendo DS's, an iPad, an iTouch, an iPod, two smart phones, and a wii.

I am starting to see a little divide here, and it isn't feeling very good. I think we need a time out from technology and more time for the wonderful little things life has to offer.

Before all these gadgets there were...
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Cut Her Some Slack, She Is Only Five!

By the time a child is seven or eight years old, I strongly believe they should actively know and practice manners and respect. Not only with their parents, but their siblings, friends, teachers and pretty much everyone in their life.

I also believe it is a long and hard process teaching children these critical and important expectations. With that said, my 15-year-old and 7-year-old sons are both are expected to use their...
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I’m Trying To Heal My Marriage

My husband and I have had a rough time lately. There has been so much miscommunication, arguing and frustration.

I finally snapped.

I pretty much told him everything that was bothering me and I am not so sure I was very nice about it. I let out a lot of built-up emotions and resentment, and pretty much tore him to pieces.

It is not a moment I am proud of.

The biggest issue with my husband...
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I Think It’s Time To Consider Marriage Counseling

My marriage has been plagued with problems from the day we said I do, and who knows, maybe even before then. I've talked a little about it and while I don't particularly enjoy airing my dirty laundry, I am hurting emotionally, so I think it's time to write about it.

Ever since our wedding day we have had problems. He was a "wanderer" so to speak. Every 6 months or so he...
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Our Beach Vacation Is Over: More Money Lost, More Misery and An Even Crankier Husband!

Well, our vacation started off a little crappy, but we did our best to make it better. Everything was going pretty smooth once we got over the $80 lost and all other crankiness previously griped about.

My husband was having a very hard time with the stress. I was a little taken back knowing I was the one who was being calm and collected, keeping things in order the best I could. When...
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