Jenny Erikson is a conservative chick with a strong opinion and a smart mouth. Sometimes sassy, sometimes sincere, always honest. She believes that ingenuity, elbow grease, and sheer determination can accomplish anything -- even motherhood.
Jenny also blogs at JennyErikson.com, and she lives in Southern California with her two daughters.
Matthew Pucino was an American hero who died serving his country. The Green Beret soldier was killed while on combat patrol in Afghanistan in 2009. Since his passing, his friends and family have set up the Matthew A. Pucino Memorial Foundation, which pays respects to his life with an annual motorcycle ride.
Nelson Mandela, the courageous and soft-spoken global statesman, died on Thursday surrounded by his loved ones. The man who delivered South Africa from apartheid and inspired the world was 95 years old.
Mandela was home when he passed after suffering from a series of lung infections the past two years. He has been described as on his “deathbed” in recent days. He was attended to in his final hours by his wife Grace Machel, and some of his 3 children, 17 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.
Now in horrific news from around the world: A baby boy in China is dead this week after a 10-year-old school girl allegedly slammed him to the ground, kicked him repeatedly, and threw him off the 25th floor of a building in Chongqing city in southwest China.
Eighteen-month-old Yuanyuan was left behind in the elevator of the building, as his mother removed a small bike before retrieving her son. Before she had a chance to do so, the doors snapped shut.
Being a mom is often touted as the best hardest job you’ll ever have. It’s so true! I mean, we love those little goobers like tiny pieces of our hearts walking around outside our bodies, but dang if we couldn’t use some peace and quiet sometimes.
The whining and the crying and the messes and the sticky faces and the “she hit me!” and the “where’s my homework?” can be a bit much sometimes. But you know what they say -- don’t cry about it when you can laugh. Which is why this "What Does the Kid Say" parody of Ylvis’ YouTube sensation "The Fox" is brilliant.
Have you heard of the fertility e-book calledPregnancy Miracle? It’s been making waves recently as the be-all-and-end-all of infertility woes. Author Lisa Olson claims that by following her holistic program, infertile women can get pregnant within 60 days -- even if they’re in their late 30s or 40s.
There is no shortage of glowing reviews online for the immediately downloadable $39 e-book, but I’m not buying it. Most recently reviewed on HealthAvenger.com, Stan Stevenson claims that “based on scientific research,” the book addresses “up to 97 percent of infertility issues.”