Archives for September, 2013

Assertiveness

Assertiveness in Hospitals: A Life Saving Guide

So maybe my title sounds a little dramatic.  But I've been MIA from this blog for the past week with a somewhat dramatic situation: My husband was in the hospital with sepsis, and in ICU unnecessarily due to nursing negligence.  And his situation has prompted me to write this guide so that people who find themselves in that unfortunate position will know how to look after themselves and their loved ones.

Ideally, of course, you don't have...
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Parenting

Developmental Delays: 5 Reasons to Hurry and Get the Eval

Long-time and astute readers of this blog may have gleaned that my daughter Daisy is not the swiftest in her development.  She's 20 months old now, and is not yet walking.  She has three words.  No, if there was a class, she wouldn't be at the head of it.

And often, my blogs talked about how that's okay.  You need to accept your children as they are.  Children develop at their own pace.  Sooner or later, they...
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Anger Management

Sexism and Violence

I saw something that disturbed me greatly, across two different networks.  The anchors were reporting on a story where two Nascar drivers had a collision during a race; afterward, one driver's girlfriend attacked the other driver.  She slapped him and actually dislocated his jaw.

On both CNN and ABC's morning show, the anchors found this hilarious.  On ABC, one male anchor said of the perpetrator, "She could join the cast of 'The Real Housewives of Ontario'!"  (since...
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