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I've lived in Florida my entire 36 years and never once heard ANY of the words listed for my state.

1 year, 6 months ago on How Well Do You Know the Slang Words from Your State?!


I have a couple friends who are chronically late. I always give them a start time for events at least an hour (or two) before the actual start. This doesn't guarantee they make it on time but it does mean they're less likely to be extremely late.

I have the opposite problem. I get so worried about being late that I'm almost always super early. This works in my favor sometimes and not at others. No one wants a party guest to arrive before they're even ready.

1 year, 8 months ago on My Response to Ye Late Ones


To the stepmom who blatantly shows affection for her bio-kid over her stepkid, she will hate, resent and loathe you for it. As a kid whose stepdad did this, I hate you for it just like I hate him. You can love your biological child more but to show it in such an obvious and mean-spirited way?? WTF is wrong with you? How would you feel if someone constantly showed you meant far less to them than another person did, all the time.

If you happen to be Christian, think of Joseph. His father showed he loved him far more than his brothers and they tried to kill him.

1 year, 10 months ago on Pulled from the Truth Box – PARENTING SECRETS EDITION


A good trick is to hang all your clothes in one direction. Then every time you take clothes out, put that hanger in facing the other way (hook in instead of out). At the end of a year, anything still facing in should be donated to charity.

You can also put everything in and hang something specific in the front, then hang all worn & washed again clothes in front of the thing. End of the year, donate everything still behind it.

1 year, 11 months ago on It’s Time I Say the Words…


While at a funeral my then 9 year old wanted to take communion. She'd been exploring religions & was identifying as christian at the time. We told her to go up with her aunt, so she does.

She comes back & sits with a wafer dipped in wine in her hand. Whispering, she asked what to do & I told her to eat it. She does so and makes a face, then asks why they do that. I explained the way for is the body of Christ and the wine is his blood.

She thinks for a second, leans over to me and whispers "Jesus doesn't taste very good does he?" My husband and I spend the next several minutes trying to laugh without noise.

1 year, 11 months ago on The Most Embarrassing Things Ever Blurted Out By Kids


Someone divided by zero.

1 year, 11 months ago on Giant Whirlpool Sucks EVERYTHING In


I explained them from the start instead of acting shocked or horrified. I explained there are words called "curse words" and people use them when they're angry. I explained in our house, if you're under 18, you do not get to use those words. As a grown up, I admit to having a mouth sailors blush at, used around my kids their whole lives. However, you know how often my girls have ever used them? Twice, both times involving soap in their mouths and both times never repeated. At 11 & 14, they will ask permission to use a bad word if it's part of a song they love. Sometimes we will allow it, but mostly not.

Oddly enough, despite growing up in a house filled with cursing, my girls don't curse. No complaints from teachers, friend's parents, or our family catching them doing it, ever. It never ceases to amaze me how people react to things about their kids with horror and try to cover it all up without explaining anything. This just makes kids more curious, for example, if you'd simply told him from the start it's a curse word people use when mad and it means poop, you might have avoided a lot of this (admittedly hilarious) situation. 

Curse words exist, a long with a lot of other things people don't want their kids to ever know about, but they're going to find out eventually. Honesty upfront has worked better for us than any other policy ever.

2 years ago on Private: My Four-Year Old’s Naughty Word Spree


I'm gonna disagree on the pooping one but I think it's largely only applicable in similar marriage situations to mine. My husband and I both have medical issues that can lead to severe not fun bathroom time. Because I love him and he loves me, if one of us is suffering a bout of bad, the other will come in and hug, hold a hand or just talk while it's happening. For us, it's not an image of less attractiveness  it's a showing of sympathy and support when it's needed, no matter what else is going on in the room.

2 years, 4 months ago on 16 Ways I Blew My Marriage