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Peace on Earth and Goodwill to Men….

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That is, unless you happen to be part of the Loma Linda Homeowners Association. According to the Associated Press, the Loma Linda Homeowners Association in Pagosa Springs, Colorado is taking a zero tolerance approach when it comes to peace-loving holiday decor this year. A homeowners association in southwestern Colorado has threatened to fine a resident […]

This Democrat Wouldn’t Get My Vote

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Although I tend to be liberal on most issues, that doesn’t mean that I agree with every Democrat all the time. Case in point: House Democrat Rep. Charles Rangel has just announced that he will be proposing a measure in the next few months to reinstate the draft.?‚? One of his reasons for making this […]

I Thought this was a Democracy

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Considering that we’ve made it our mission here in America to spread “democracy” far and wide throughout the world, you’d think that our country’s electoral process – arguably the most fundamental of all democratic processes – would be running smoothly. You’d think that there wouldn’t be any “funny business” going on that might, say, cast […]

Mind Your Own Business, Mommy?

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When it comes to?‚? relating?‚? to other moms, I realize that there’s a big difference between being?‚? nosy and?‚? judgmental?‚? and being a caring, concerned friend. For example, while the?‚? judgemental mom might make her mommy friend feel guilty for not?‚? properly bundling up her child on an outing to the park in cold weather, […]

Halloween Just Got a Little Scarier

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Lead. If you’re into chemistry, you might know it as Pb or atomic number 82 on the periodic table. When ingested in high levels by humans, it can cause neurological problems, gastrointestinal problems, kidney problems, and even reproductive problems. In extreme cases, it can even cause death and is particularly dangerous to children. According to […]

What’s the Rush?

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As?‚? the cashier began scanning my items at Trader Joe’s the other day, I heard a woman behind me say in a loud, impatient whisper, “That’s not 15 items.” I felt my face go hot. I knew she was talking about me. I turned to look at her. She was holding a single bottle of […]

Help Fight Breast Cancer – Buy these M&M’s?

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I’m all for supporting important causes. I regularly donate to my local food bank and I try to give to other charities or causes when I can. But I have to say that it makes me uncomfortable when I see people raising money for a good cause by selling something questionable. Take, for example, soda […]

Design-a-Baby? No, thanks.

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Now that we???‚¬?„?re trying for Baby #2, I???‚¬?„?ve been asked more than once whether I???‚¬?„?m hoping for a boy or a girl. Here???‚¬?„?s my politically correct answer: I don???‚¬?„?t care either way, just as long as the baby is healthy. Here???‚¬?„?s my honest answer: I reeeeeeealy want a girl. Of course, having a healthy baby […]

I’m Sorry, I Can’t Talk Right Now….I’m “Breastfeeding.”

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Who would have thought that breastfeeding would have so many advantages? And I???‚¬?„?m not talking about the whole brain development thing. Yeah, that???‚¬?„?s important, but everyone knows that breastfeeding is good for babies???‚¬?„? development. I???‚¬?„?m talking about the lesser-known but equally wonderful advantages of breastfeeding. Like take this one for instance: Breastfeeding will fend off […]

Eyes Wide Open

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During hour thirteen of my 24-hour quasi-medicated labor, I remember having one distinct thought: There is no way in hell I will EVER do this again. While I was pregnant, I would often ask women to tell me what labor was like, what a contraction was like. Mostly, they all said the same thing???‚¬???that it […]