Lexapro, pros and cons for Anxiety & Depression

Lexapro, pros and cons for Anxiety & Depression

If you or a loved one has ever suffered from depression, you understand the debilitating effects it can have on the person who suffers from it, as well as on family members and friends. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), over 20 million Americans are depressed, and most of those who suffer from depression are not treated for it. This is especially tragic because depression is easily treated with prescriptions and other therapies. Symptoms of Depression While most of us associate depression with sadness, the symptoms...
I Do Everything In My Power To Teach My Sons to Respect Women

I Do Everything In My Power To Teach My Sons to Respect Women

I'm sure many of you so called men are sick of hearing about how boys so be raised to respect women. Oh well. If you're a man, you shouldn't have to be sick of hearing it, you should be helping us change it. Well, let me tell you something…. us women are sick of you so called men being disrespectful to women so much that we have to raise our sons to be respectful.  We shouldn't have to instill respect to our sons if they had men in their lives that respect women. This isn't going to be a bash men post, it's a post about how I demand my...
This is My Secret Weapon for Getting Out of Debt

This is My Secret Weapon for Getting Out of Debt

The television advertisements and dozens of junk mail advertisements you get all make big promises. They are real good at selling the idea on how getting out debt, whether it's a credit card, automotive, or mortgage, with some phenomenal program or secret weapon that you can find only by coming to them.  When you think about it, these people are pretty despicable. They are seeking to make money by preying on people who already are deep in debt.  They victimize the victims and in many societies, they put people in jail for that. You and I both...
10 Things To Do When You Go Back To College a Second Time

10 Things To Do When You Go Back To College a Second Time

Last January, I started back to college after being out for several years and several years before that. I have a hard time finishing my degree, which I've changed like 5 times since I initially started in 1999. Yes, really, that long ago! I quit after finding out I was pregnant with my oldest, went back, quit again when his bio-father walked out, went back after my youngest was born and I lost my job, quit again when my job wouldn't accommodate to my school schedule. Fast forward to last year, my mom's health declined. She made me promise to...
10 Tips to Getting Along with Critical People & Save Your Sanity

10 Tips to Getting Along with Critical People & Save Your Sanity

Critics are everywhere. No matter what you do, say, act, dress, or even breathe. Someone is going to criticize you. In the blogging world, it's like Mean Girls on steroids sometimes. You have to have white walls, perfect furniture, fur blankets thrown perfectly on the couches, pets are the perfect weight, breed, and colors, makeup is applied in the most recent style, and much more. If you don't do those things, brands, followers, etc don't like you….or worse…. say you're trash because you're not giving readers what they want....
What I Have Planned in 2018 For You On Life with Anna

What I Have Planned in 2018 For You On Life with Anna

I know I'm a little late to the “What's new for….. in 2018” game. But I figured I'd still post anyway! So far this year: I started homeschooling (through K12 and Ohio Virtual Academy) our youngest. Started the KETO way of eating (some people call it a diet, I don't because no one likes diets) Made a plan to show my husband more affection and appreciation Tried not to cry at everything since I have a child turning 18 this year. Have things scheduled through March on the blog (even though the posts are no where NEAR being...
Making Family Memories That Will Last a Lifetime with the Globetrotters

Making Family Memories That Will Last a Lifetime with the Globetrotters

Making Family Memories are important. As a single income family, sometimes that can be difficult, however, in the last year, my husband and I have been trying to come up with ways to make even more memories with our boys. Especially since my mother passed away from cancer. My husband and I agreed that we needed to start doing more with the boys, especially since they were getting older (I'll have an 18yr old in 6 months, yikes) and will be out of the house soon. So now is the time to really kick those family memories into high gear! About two...
Your Child Does Drugs, Don’t Overact! It’s Not The End of the World!

Your Child Does Drugs, Don’t Overact! It’s Not The End of the World!

Are you concerned that your son, daughter, or family member is doing drugs? Is the prospect of having to take them to a clinic too horrible for you to even contemplate? This past week my husband and I had a sneaky suspicion about our oldest son doing drugs. We knew it wasn't anything hard, but knew it was at least marijuana. We talked it over and decided to drug test him to be 100% sure. I didn't make it a big deal and just told him “Look, it's just to be on the safe side and so I know what's going on in your life!” And that's the...

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