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Real Breast Cancer and Pink 2010

Sun, 07 Mar 2010 19:19:06 +0000

I am going to go out today... Without a care, happy and free. I ask the PINK RIBBON to stay out of my way, I don't want to hear about it on the radio, I don't want to see it today. But we know that's impossible. It's every where.  24/7. I am a 10 year Breast Cancer Survivor. I am also a 48 year Child Hodgkin's Lymphoma survivor, a 34 year Thyroid Cancer Survivor, and a 14 year Spinal Cord Tumor Survivor. The Pink Ribbon has been around for at least 10 years, but don't you think it's out of control ? Well, for me it is.  My personal survival is my ability to FORGET. I see a PINK RIBBON, and hear an AD ? "NOW" I get MAD,  it's not once, it's 2,3,4 times a day! A constant reminder, ruining my own survival rate, being forced to think about it -- causing stress -- which causes Cancer.

New Member and Just Started a Group

Sun, 07 Mar 2010 14:22:43 +0000

I've been blogging for a year and a half.  I just found BlogHer, and started a group about life with food allergies.  My daughter was diagnosed at 4 months old as having an intolerance to fructose.  Our lives have been affected greatly, and it can be very frustrating for us as well as painful for her.  I'd love to get in contact with other women who deal with food allergies in their families.

Glad to be a new member!

Sat, 06 Mar 2010 18:06:34 +0000

Hello BlogHer-sphere!  After seeing the BlogHer button on many of the blogs that I enjoy, I figured I'd click and see what was happening.  And  here I am.  All signed up, ready to go, and slightly overwhelmed with everything this site has to offer.  I'm running down the "Using this Site" list, so that helps!

My name is Liza, my username/blog name is Blahggy.  I'm 30, am 6 months pregnant with our first child (a girl who we are naming Sailor Eleana) and live just outside of Nashville in the wondeful suburbs (after 10 years of Los Angeles, this is just great) with my husband and my awesome rescue mutt, Sampson.

I'm excited to be a part of BlogHer and am looking forward to one day being able to know my way around the site!  Can't wait to connect with other women with exciting and inspiring stories. "We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us." -E.M. Forster

she is six months old and i am going crazy

Sat, 06 Mar 2010 00:35:39 +0000

 I dont know where to begin this is my first child I became pregnant at 17 years old and never realy got to experience adult hood my child hood was severley shelterd so this is a huge change for me. its been six months now and I have not even felt like trying to get my old body back I dont have the time or the energy. Everyone I talk to doesnt understand what I am going through they have never delt with this before. Don't get me wrong I love my daughter but I feel like I am trapped sometimes, not by her but the constant responsabilities as a mother and i dont trust many people to watch her my mother works alot and when she isnt working has other things to do and my boyfriend works nights to suport us and has to sleep during the days and I also work some nights and it is strenuis. so it seems like I never get time to my self and I havnt got to have fun with my hobbies or just simple luxuries like going to get my hair cut I dont have time to go shopping to buy clothes that are flattering to my new body and dont have time to get my old body back I am lost and confused on how to get just atleast a day or so a month to myself.


Fri, 05 Mar 2010 03:56:18 +0000

Hi, I've been blogging for a little while now but only just heard about this site so I thought I'd come on over and have a look. I think I'm gonna like it here :)


Thu, 04 Mar 2010 02:15:27 +0000

Hi I'm Krista and just joined this site after seeing most of the blogs I read are BlogHer. I want to get my blog out there, I think its pretty awesome. I also hope to make some cool blogging friends as well!

happy humpday

Government Cutting Important Programs

Wed, 03 Mar 2010 22:49:25 +0000

Nevermind Washington, have you noticed how state governments all over the country are cutting their budgets with eliminating programs that help children and families? In Florida there's a projected $147million funding deficit for child care and universal Pre-Kindergarten. People need to be outraged about cuts to things like education and child care. Read on: Emily Cardenas


Wed, 03 Mar 2010 22:40:07 +0000

Have you ever considered adoption? There are lots of kids in foster care who are avaialble for adoption whose biological parents have had their legal rights terminated because of abuse or neglect, but these kids are usually older. I'm involved in a project to help get these kids adopted. Watch this and tell me it doesn't break your heart:

Emily Cardenas


Wed, 03 Mar 2010 19:33:23 +0000

After having several blog friends suggest this site to me, I finally got around to joining in.    I'm a widow and a stay-at-home, single mom of two.  I'm a swim coach and a freelance writer and aspiring novelist.  I hope to make some new friends here!


New Here

Wed, 03 Mar 2010 04:19:05 +0000

Hi!  We are new to the BlogHer community and are very excited about it.  We write about food - primarily what we have for dinner every night with a few baked goodies tossed in to sweet it up!  Our site is full of stories about us as well as great recipes that will feed you and your loved ones!

Looking forward to meeting everyone!

~the folks at Chez Us


In awe of fabulous women bloggers!

Wed, 03 Mar 2010 00:20:25 +0000

Hello!  I've recently joined BlogHer (got here from a site I read religiously, the NieNie Dialogues), and from reading advice about how to get more visitors to one's blog (connect to other bloggers!).  I'm a little overwhelmed at all of the fantastic writing and ways of being connected that I'm finding here, and navigating through it a bit at a time.  Super inspiring!  I'm looking forward to figuring out more of how to get into all of this, and love knowing that there are tons of women out there with amazing things to say.  "Life well said" indeed!

Leslie :)



Leslie Srajek blogs at From the Heart and has a therapeutic writing practice called Heartland Writing in Urbana, IL.

Depressing yet's a balancing act

Tue, 02 Mar 2010 16:41:27 +0000

I'm new! And I have clinical depression! Just thought I'd put that out there, since most people don't ask. I blog about being a mom, being a writer, being a depressive, and being all of the above at once -- Jill-of-all-trades here. People tell me I'm funny, but don't take my word for it: read the blog!

New here!

Tue, 02 Mar 2010 10:53:54 +0000

Hi!  I'm new here, looking to stumble upon some good reading.  My name is Lisa, and I am a social worker turned stay-at-home mom.  I'm an American who has been living abroad for the past six years.  I'm new to the blogging world but definitely enjoying it.  My blog is a little bit of everything, but mostly commentary on parenthood and travel.

Thanks, glad to be here!

Driveling from the coast of Maine

Tue, 02 Mar 2010 00:26:23 +0000

Debbie Does Drivel is a humor blog  - with a name like that it better be a humor blog! 

There is a weekly feature called Clippings from the Fridge which features a true in-the-news wacky story every Monday, like the one titled Mooo-Ron.   Past features also include the Why I Love ME series.  I live in Maine.  State abbreviation is ME.  You thought I was a narcissist.  Pffft! Well, maybe a little. 

Hope to see you there. 


Who picks up the check?

Mon, 01 Mar 2010 17:26:00 +0000

I have a situation that has just come up in my life because I started dating again after 41 years and it's mind boggling to say the least!

I went out the other evening with my female friends and because I live so far from them, I took a train in to meet up with them and arranged for a man I've been dating now for three months to pick me up afterwards but that he would have to pick us up at a restaurant after the show and he agreed.

Now since we had dinner with our show that we went to, the girls only wanted to go to the new restaurant so that they could meet this guy I have been seeing and have some coffee and talk.

All went well, and they seemed to like him but the check came and he did not even attempt to try to pick it up and add insult to injury, he exclaimed, "At least let me pay for my coke"  He didn't even offer to pay for me!  Maybe he was taken aback by my friends a little, but he sure seems to be a pretty confidant man so that is not something I took into consideration.  Maybe a lot of things, but who knows.

My question is this>Who picks up the check and shouldn't he have taken it?  He really could have looked like a hero, and it would have cost him virtually nothing $12.00 or close to there.  But instead I think he looked like a BaFoon!





By: Jan

Need Personal Advice?

Mon, 01 Mar 2010 14:58:28 +0000

I've just launched my first blog. Ask Ava is ready for your problems. I also have a personal blog, so please give me a peak, and leave a comment. Ava Loy

Intro from Hillbilly Betty

Mon, 01 Mar 2010 12:35:30 +0000

Hey y'all!  Just introducing myself here.  I have two blogs, one about my life on the farm called Hillbilly Betty, and another called The Stockdog Diaries that is about my dog training adventures.  Very new to BlogHer, so have lots to learn!


Ferreh Hiatt

Should the Orca be set free?

Mon, 01 Mar 2010 00:51:25 +0000

Orca Whales have an intelligence equal or superior to humans.  Given that, it is a wonder there have not been more such tragedies with whales in captivity.

My understanding is that pods of whales remember each other for decades. If it is possible to find the likely pod that this Orca was stolen from when he was two years old, it would be likely that they would accept him back into the pod. 

What ever can be done to allow this whale to spend the rest of his years in the wild should be done to my mind. These animals could kill us in a second if they wanted to. I do not believe that this Orca intended to kill this trainer. On the other hand, forty years in captivity could certainly play with ones mind, and yes, these animals, as well as dolphins have minds.  They are not just about instinct.  

We kill each other all the time, for revenge, in anger, for money.  Whales have fights with other whales, but they never kill each other.  They use restraint.  

There is a Dolphin experience in the Bahama's where wild dolphins come in if they want to and participate in the show and with the tourists. I was one of them.  It was heart stopping to have an encounter with these animals, beings if you will, who had the ability to come and go as they pleased.  If we are to continue to use animals that have the same intelligence as we do, why not do it in the same way this group in the  Bahama's does. 

We are doing the the same thing as what was done to the slaves from Africa.  We brought them over here, decided they were less than human to suit our purposes and than used them for our own gain.  That is what we are doing with this species, that though different then us, is on a par or higher in some ways than us. 

This whale has demonstrated that he does not do well in captivity. I believe the organization that has used this animal and made money on this animal over years, has an obligation to do all it can to return it to its pod, or at least get it into waters near where it was captured. 

What ever its fate from that point, I am sure this whale would rather have its last chapter in life in freedom in the waters it was born in.  I also think that such a gesture would go a long way to make the public feel kindly to the park and any other choice will likely lead to a heightened public awareness of the intelligence of these animals and not feel so likely to continue to see them used for our entertainment.  Hard to think of an animal without opposing thumbs as an equal but they actually are.


New Girl Can Teach You How to Ask for Money

Sun, 28 Feb 2010 19:46:22 +0000

Just joined today. If you are a solopreneur, mompreneur, entrepreneur or social entrepreneur, you'll need to ask for money. Are you asking for what you deserve? Does talking about your price make your blood run cold? How To Ask For Money exists to empower you to get over your fears and get the money you deserve.

I am a tireless champion for professional women everywhere, especially those who are starting or growing their own businesses. My greatest work is in helping my clients clear out junk that's preventing them from being confident as they ask for money. All those issues around deserving, worthiness and value that are so deeply seated and tough to get out from under. My gift is so much more than's reflecting my client's power back to her in way that she can see it, embrace it and wear it comfortably.

Hope to see you soon,

Barbara Bellissimo

Master Mentor

The New Girl at School

Sun, 28 Feb 2010 02:11:40 +0000

I am a 31 year old single female, and suddenly all of my life lessons are out the window when it comes to blogging. I am as new to this as I would be to a new school. All I know is I have something to say! Just not exactly sure what it is yet. The generic description of me would be............. Single white female professional/world traveler/outdoorsy chic/optimistic/poet/chef/musical guru///////// ya dig?