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Rest in Peace, Robin Williams
Robin Williams was found dead in his home yesterday, of an apparent suicide. It’s well-known that he struggled through his life with severe depression. There are very few celebrities that I have felt sorrow as if I almost knew them, but Robin is one of them. I grew up on his movies, and when I’d become an adult, I appreciated his dramatic roles and his very ‘grown-up’ stand-up comedy. I was shocked and saddened to read of his passing. Continue reading
Posted in Health & Wellness, Hot Topics, Life as I See It..., The Wench Herself
Tagged depression, life, mental health, post-partum depression, RIP, Robin Williams, self-esteem, suicide
Addiction is an issue that touches almost every American life. Whether we have struggled with addiction or know someone who has, or is still struggling, addiction is something that affects us all. There are many types of addiction, and this post focuses on alcohol/substance abuse and addiction. Continue reading
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Tagged addiction, advanced heath and education, alcoholism, drug treatment facilities, drugs, health, mental health, north jersey, rehabs, substance abuse, treatment centers
I started writing this with the intent to write about the news that a piece of parchment (inferring that Jesus had a wife) has been verified as being authentic to the time it was allegedly written in. Of course, there are a lot of people in an uproar over this. But then I saw some more articles tied to religion, and I decided that I have something to say about them as well. Without further ado…
Posted in Hot Topics, Life as I See It..., The Wench Herself
Tagged Bible, Bob Coy, Catholic, Christianity, civil rights, equality, hatred, Internet, Jesus, Jesus' wife, prejudice, religion, religious freedom, Westboro Baptist Church
Listen, parents who do not vaccinate…I am not here to tell you that you are wrong. I am not here to lump you into one group and blast you all for your beliefs. I will not think less of you as people, as parents, for your choice, no matter how misguided and dangerous I feel it is. There are thousands upon thousands of comments, blog posts, etc, that do that already. This post is simply about the debate itself, and will also touch on why, after doing diligent research into vaccines and autism, I chose to vaccinate my children, though on a delayed schedule (with the blessing of the pediatrician). Continue reading
Posted in Children, Health & Wellness, Hot Topics
Tagged autism, baby, chickenpox, children, diptheria, health, herd immunity, infants, Jenny McCarthy, mmr, smallpox, vaccination, vaccine, whooping cough
Don’t be this couple.
This morning, I got an Amber Alert for two children who had been abducted at gunpoint by their father and grandfather, and you know, sometimes, there are just awful people and nothing will ever change their awful-ness. But it got me thinking about a conversation I had the other day about divorce, breakups, and co-parenting relationships when there are kids involved. Continue reading
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Tagged breakup, children, co-parenting, custody, divorce, family, life, love, marriage, parenthood, relationship, separation, spouse