“I loved this comment, "There is something so final and even slightly scary when women become 'moms,' because they will forever be moms after that, and there is no power on earth that can stop them from being moms, with all that that entails. They will get you out of jail at 3 in the morning. They will show up at Everest base camp with extra socks and a spare jacket. Moms are made of stone, and they can endure stuff that people like me can't fully fathom. Never underestimate them."
He is soooo right.”
braia on May 2, 2013 at 14:21:58
“I agree with everything except bailing my kid out of jail at 3 am lol.”
“I was fired on maternity leave. EEOC said that they could do it and refused to investigate. Needless to say, I'm not shocked this happened to someone else.”
star54 on Jun 22, 2012 at 11:40:31
“This happened to a former neighbor.She was told that her job had been gieven to someone else when she was ready to go back to work. They didn't have to give her the job back,but she was able to collect unemployment until she got another job.
On another note,1 of the companies I worked for had a fair maternity leave policy in theie employee handbook.After i worked there a few months,I found out that their "real"policy was completely different from what was stated in the handbook.Maternity leaves could only be taken during the company's slow season.They expected women who wanted children to plan their pregnancies so that they would deliver during that time.They never came right out and stated that unplanned pregnancies would have to be aborted in order to keep their jobs,but it was stated that those who didn't adhere to the unwritten policy would be fired.”
“Breast feeding scared me too but the nurse in the recovery room acted like it was no big deal and said, "here, let me show you where to put her..." My daughter latched on and was a nursing champ for 12 months. I think it's natural to be worried and while I can't stand Snookie, I think it's fantastic she's being honest.”
“When my great-grandparents immigrated here through Ellis Island in 1917 and 1919, they had a sponsor (my great-grandmother didn't even have a sponsor, her traveling companion was meeting her brother and that is who "spoke" for her...that brother become my great-grandfather), applied for citizenship and that was it...several months later, they were citizens...nowadays, it takes an immigrant YEARS and thousands of dollars to become a citizen...its so easy to say "come here legally" when it's not your life...”
“I think you will agree it's a much different time then when you were a kid. There is Facebook and Twitter and cell phones...it's just different.”
pokerstarz on Jun 5, 2012 at 18:27:35
“it's not different. turn the stinking electronics off. problem solved.”
Sharon Gauvin Moya on Jun 5, 2012 at 16:08:52
“So take away the facebook and twitter and cell phones.... If it is such a problem than maybe THAT is the real issue that needs dealing with.....”
frazi89 on Jun 5, 2012 at 16:02:03
“And how many kids have committed suicide because of bullying? You are right. Lots different now.”
myinsbroker on Jun 5, 2012 at 15:53:28
“its still just words big dif from getting physically beat up and I have lived throgh that.
Today were taught to be harmed by words to the point of absurdity .
In europe which is only a step or 2 ahead of us on this they actually arrested a guy for singing kung fu fighting at karaoke. because an asian guy who passed by was offended”
Victor Ruser on Jun 5, 2012 at 15:45:53
“So I will not let my kid be on the social networks. I grew up 5 foot nothing, bad acne, and weighed nothing with glasses. I was picked on but I will tell my kid and any kid that the biggest revenge is do great in school and become the bully's boss. Plus after school, what are the chances you see these kids?
One thing I will be doing is to get my kid into martial arts. This will increase confidence and if someone does want to start something, they will finish it. Dont throw the first punch but you will not get in trouble with me if you throw the last.”
“He'd be lucky she got to him first because if his Daddy found out he said those things about a girl (or anyone), he wouldn't walk right for a week (and we aren't violent people and don't spank our children).”
May 30, 2012 at 14:27:44
“Especially when we have a little glimpse of what her mother was like...always pleasing the man. Perhaps Joan saw this as her way of not ever needing a man again...might be something a little liberating in being able to use your "power" that way...”
“Well "moo" then because my first name is Martha after my grandmother and great-great grandmother. Its nice to have a name with history and I can promise you, one of 5,000 Kellys' (and really? With an extra "e"?) in school.”
May 18, 2012 at 10:18:29
“Dude. I thought the exact same thing. Why is this evidence against Martin and in favor of Zimmerman? Is it possible that Martin was fighting for his life when faced an attacker who turned out to be armed with a gun?”
justin i on May 18, 2012 at 10:42:19
“Right. If someone confronted me on a dark, rainy night, and I fought back - wouldn't *I* be the one defending myself? Particularly since the other guy initiated the confrontation?”
“Don't think it will be Teddy because that's the only reason Christina will stay - to work with her. I'm guessing not Owen because that would be a good source of conflict between Christina and they can explore that story line a little longer. I have a feeling it's April since she failed the Boards and Avery will have tremendous guilt about having sex with her and something happening to her...”
“I agree with you in part. Having lost 2 children, I am absolutely terrified of this happening to my own marriage. I think when you are dealing with the loss of a child, you have work doubly hard on your relationship. Wade's tragic death and the pressures of public life and cancer - I'm not sure how either of them managed as well as they did.
I don't think the problem is that he embarrassed Elizabeth. I think the problem is that he was so incredibly disrespectful to her and the children. He could have just gotten out. He didn't though. He thought he was bullet-proof. Well, 9 months later....”