I am sick to my stomach that we have to deal with Ebola for no reason. There is no reason for any West African to come to America now. Why didn’t the Presidents of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria shut down their countries at the first signs of the epidemic. No, we have an epidemic and the worst case of Ebola ever seen but lets let our people come and go. Hey if I was the president of Liberia I would be sending my infected citizens off to the great US of A too with a bottle of Tylenol to beat the big security fever test. Hey, send them our sick. Once a few Americans get Ebola maybe we will finally get some help. I don’t feel bad one bit. My husband and I had a trip to Italy planned on September 12, 2001 and guess what??? We couldn’t go! No West African needs to come to America for any other reason now but to use our health care. BULLSHIT that Duncan came here to get married. What a joke! What a disgrace that we the American taxpayers have to pay for his 500 thousand dollar health care bill and over 100k apartment disinfecting when our own veterans are getting their benefits cut and our own people need help. America is broke! Our military needs to be on the Mexican border. You try to come in, well you won’t try again. What is going to happen when Mexico, El Salvador and Guatemala start to have Ebola cases. Where would you run to? Maybe I sound harsh and bitter. I am. I am disgusted that we are sending our military to West Africa. That is the job of the United Nations. Our people are going to be infected just like the NBC cameraman. If instead the African nations infested with this virus shut themselves down the virus would burn out there. Think about it people. If we had no one coming in and out, no one running across our border, and we started this lock down tomorrow, we might be able to contain this from becoming a full blown crisis in America. I cannot fathom what this President is thinking. He is putting his country in danger.
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Recipes & Tips
The Perfect Bird
PREP TIME 30 Min
1 (18 pound) whole turkey, neck and giblets removed
2 cups kosher salt
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 large onions, peeled and chopped
4 carrots, peeled and chopped
4 stalks celery, chopped
2 sprigs fresh thyme
1 bay leaf
1 cup dry white wine
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Countdown to Turkey Day!
Turkey Day Countdown ~ What, When & How to do it all just right!
What to Do: 2 or 3 days before Thanksgiving
Sit down with your recipes and make shopping list.
Prepare any of the recipes that can be made ahead of time, you will appreciate this later.
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Marriage & Parenting
What are your favorite Halloween memories from your childhood? Did your family have any traditions? Trick or treating was a must, right? But did your dad let YOU carve the pumpkin, or did he do it? Was it a family event? If not, this is just for you and your kids!
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I just joined ur email list and I admire u for this last email. Please keep them coming makes us feel normal. We don’t need advice its a since of reality check for us. Work on u and ur husband and forget about the teens. They will come back around in their later years trust me! God bless u and ur family!
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That just broke my heart. I realize that this doesn’t offer total peace for you at the moment BUT …..what are WE doing wrong. Remember, it takes a village to raise a child just too bad the village does not accept that role anymore. They are suffering in silence like you. Because we no longer have that “universal front” in either... [Read more >>]
I just read your article about bullying and while I agree on most
points, I have to disagree with you about some others. I didn't see
the news story you saw,but I can tell you that it isn't always
possible to move a child to another school. Our daughter was harassed
in one school she went to for being gay. We were living in a small
town on the... [Read more >>]
Cleaning & Organization
Guide to Holidays
Don’t you wish that your grandmother left you a guide to the holidays? Wouldn’t it be nice to just reach for a binder that she prepared for you with step by step instructions of how to sew homemade Halloween costumes, create the perfect Thanksgiving dinner, or the secret recipes of Grandma’s Christmas cookies? Why not start your own... [Read more >>]
Health & Nutrition
Create a Stress Free Environment
Can’t Find the Energy? Feel like you’re in a rut? Having problems sleeping?
Change your environment!
I have found that every few months, if I rearrange the furniture in the house, repaint a room, or add something decorative, I suddenly have the energy to clean, I sleep better at nights and I feel better about my home!
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Budgeting & Work at Home
Budget 101: Where to begin
Change always is difficult. You may have been saying to yourself “I’m not good with money” or “I don’t know what I’m doing”. Well, you’re wrong on both counts. Did you know that becoming financially savvy isn’t about the book knowledge so much as it is about your nature? Most of us have the basics down – spend vs. save, income vs.... [Read more >>]
Beauty & Fashion
My morning (beauty) routine
I hate getting up early. It is my absolute worst thing in the world. Well next to flying. I hate that too. But I set the alarm clock for an half hour before the children get up. If it’s a shower day I set it for an hour earlier. You know I only shower every other day, sometimes I push it to every third day. Hey! Shush! A spritz of perfume and you... [Read more >>]