May 4th 2011 9:58PM Marie has obviously had quite a bit of plastic surgery. Her face is hardly without a line, her lips are pumped up ridiculously and her breasts seem much larger than they were, or maybe it is the dress.
They were married 3 years. They broke up during that 3 years at least once. I remember them giving this ridiculous interview to either Good Housekeeping or Home Journal magazine (s) after getting back together-how they knew all about the secrets to a good marriage, and giving advice. Hello? No one should be doing that being married 3 years, and splitting up, and getting back together. And of course, not soon after, they divorced. I also remember the mental cruelty charge, the "stories" that were out there about HIS relentless cheating, his speaking very poorly (downright mean) of Marie in the following years, and how he barely saw his son with her.
So, Marie, do you not remember all of that? Maybe he has changed, but marrying him? Bets are on as to how long it will last!
May 3rd 2010 12:24PM Though I am sure there are many challenges to raising a gifted and/or talented child, I do not for one minute believe it is harder than having a mentally impaired/intellectually impaired child. NO way! You have at your disposal countless museums, science fairs, art courses, reading programs, college programs (meant for children), social gatherings, etc, to inspire and encourage your children. You can read to them extensively and they can read to you. You can share knowledge and learn from THEM. You can explore nature and look up anything in a book or on the Internet and they will repsond with wonder. I cannot do that with my child. It is hard enough just keeping his still and motivated for more than 15 minutes just to learn the basics...so please, though I am sure you are challenged with this wonderful, smart person you have as a child, do not even begin to compare them to a child such as mine. Yours will grow up to become a great professional of some sort; will be able to function in society as a contributing member; will most likely have a group of friends; have a decent social life; get married and have their own children, drive a car and own a home. Mine will not. Yes, mine does talk and yes he does attend a normal school-but he is still mentally disabled and always will be. He most likely will not in any way, shape or form drive a car, own a home, get married or have family, or have anywhere near a normal social life. He will never attend college or any type of schooling post secondary.He will be extremely lucky to find a job for 15 hours a week at a fast-food restaurant as a janitor and have people treat him decently. Life will be a huge struggle for him, as well as for us and his siblings (who are both average kids...lol). I would give anything to have a G/T child over one with a mental disability. I am not being cruel to my child; it is just a common sense statement.
Jan 17th 2010 5:26AM Many years ago, we were going to name our first born (a girl-but we didn't know that at the time) Amber Leigh. Well, all of my female relatives hated it-said there was some prostitute in their day that wrote a book called Forever Amber, or something along those lines.
I ignored them. I loved Amber. LOL.
Then, I met our new neighbor. Her daugher was an Amber. That kid was a terror and she was the homeliest kid I'd seen..but I still loved Amber, but have to admit, was a bit put off by the name.
8.5 months along: Went to Kmart one day shopping in baby dept. Two rows over, a mother repeatedly told her very whiny daughter (who was about 3) to shush; be quiet; that is fine, sweetie. This kid was being a total brat. Demanding. Mom didn't have the guts to discipline her. This went on for 30 minutes. I never saw them, just heard them. And then the kicker: Oh, honey, Amber Leigh, please stop whining, MaMa can't take it anymore.
That night I went home, gave it a moment's thought and told the DH that we'd have to come up with a new name-I no longer liked nor wanted Amber Leigh. LOL. She is a Holly. :)
Nov 21st 2007 7:40PM No computers, cell phones, No Wifi, No drugs, nor alcohol, not overweight, was in my 20's, healthy, 1 normal child, no trouble with vaccines, no family history, no PG problems, easy birth, didn't work outside the home-so no polluted job sites, blah blah blah. Why does autism happen? Because. Because of a mix of these things. Because of none of these things. Because of one of these things. IT happens. Until they can tell us exactly what this or that causes autism, why put this bullsh** out, and why worry about it-you have to live life, and deal the hand that was dealt you. We don't know what causes autism, not in the slightest bit. Some are hereditary I am sure, some aren't and some are a mix of both. But until we absolutely know what that factor is, it isn't worth the upset many of the posters are causing us parents of autistic kids.
Oct 4th 2007 2:29PM I am getting some good info here, because I have not paid any attention to the "actor" president wannabe. An "ex" senator at that. Now I know I will not pay him any mind.
And yeah, old news on the older man/younger woman and kids bit. What else is new? YUCK. But see, both know why they married each other and are comfortable with it. Still, YUCK!
Oct 3rd 2007 12:55PM My father is a pharmacist, my mother is a pharmacy technician, as I am, my brother is a drug rep and my sister is a pediatrician. By law, the expiration date of one year must appear on the prescription vial that your medicine comes in. However, the bottle that those meds came out of usually do not expire for several years. Ed is correct, some drugs should be thrown out after a year, but very, very few need to be. In this case you should call your phamacist (skip the doctor on this) and ask if your parrticular drug is good beyond a year. If he/she is adamant and says no to any drug, then they are attempting to get you to throw out perfectly good drugs and come in to spend more money. If they are detailed and say yes to some/no to others, then I'd listen to them.
Any liquid meds in the frig should have been used up for a particular illness and should be thrown out if not. Otherwise, I'd keep all your meds for a long time, in a cool, dry environment and when the need arises, call your pharmacist and ask. If they are having a fit because you have something that is over the year expiration date, I'd call someone else to get advice. And I wouldn't return to that pharmacy again. With today's drug prices, most pharmacies will give good advice on letting someone keep using drugs well past their expiration dates, except the ones that do need to be thrown out.
Sep 26th 2007 7:30PM Well, just another comment that says baloney to all of the negative comments here. The kid is cute and smart, enjoys learning, has attentive parents, won't remember any of this unless kept up by the parents, has good social and verbal skills for her age, wearing diapers at under 2 is more than normal, and is not, repeat not, autistic, Asperger's or any other such malady (yep, I got an autistic kid). It was a very cute video, I learned a few things myself, I do not think for one second they are coercing her, nor pointing to anything behind the camera or using a laser pointer (even if they were, she is still cute and smart for under 2). In the end, most of the comments were nice, and that is nice to see and hear for once. Some were very funny-especially the ones about our president. I particularly liked the Current Occupant moniker. LOL. To the negatives, why? If she has a disorder such as autism, they already know it, or will soon enough. Let the video stand as something good, clean, honest fun for once. Way to go Lily and parents! I commend you.
Sep 12th 2007 5:22PM I wholly agree that any business should be blocking these websites and any personal email sites. This would cut down on the problem immensely without the loss of respect, trust, work productivity and other issues. It would make the day so much easier for the employees, not having it available prevents the sometimes overriding desire to peak at their page. I would love it if they did this at 2 of my kids' work places, as I see that is what they do all the time and know one day it will be discovered, and it will negatively affect their job in one way or another.
Aug 21st 2007 11:02AM Complete fallacy. If you are going to get stretch marks, you are going to get them. Lotions, gels, prayers, massage thereapy-NOPE-just heredity and good luck. Tried most of all that-got huge ones. I was in good shape, good weight, didn't even get that big, and they came on about the 8th month-seems like in a matter of hours. Every doctor you talk with says it is heredity-type of skin you have, moisture, none of it matters-all heredity or good old fashioned luck. Not saying dont' use them-it helps the skin stay moistureized, makes it feel good, keeps your mind normal (lol) til you get them anyways; certainly doesn't hurt. But accept it ladies: it is all heredity and luck....
Aug 5th 2007 9:05PM Great idea all the way around. So glad they have come up with something that most of them can wear. And for the others, hey, a good thing too!