I was a teenager, and my boyfriend and I were both virgins. I was all set to try PIV, but got nervous last second and told him I didn't have a condom (total lie. It was in my purse, not 5 feet away.) So he went down on me, and then I went down on him. As I'm going to town on his dick, he suddenly, frantically,… » 7/25/14 10:25pm Friday 10:25pm

Something we've done for big parties like this is build-your-own-sandwich platters. A couple of pounds of different lunch meats and cheeses, a couple of big bags of rolls, condiments, and lettuce/tomato/onion/pickle slices. Put out a big bowl or 2 of chips and some salsa and dip, and voilà! Food without much fuss. » 7/24/14 3:23pm Thursday 3:23pm

99.9% likely it's just a phase. If you try to force her to eat, it will only frustrate both of you. The best way to deal with this (imo, anyway) is to offer meals and snacks at appropriate times, and if she eats, she eats, if she doesn't, she doesn't. If she prefers drinks to food, maybe try a milkshake or fruit and… » 7/24/14 3:03pm Thursday 3:03pm

WomBear definitely deserves a hug! I am also blessed with men who don't freak at a little blood and are willing to help with kids when I am too miserable to stand, get me the heat pack, buy pads without embarrassment, feed whatever weird craving I'm having, etc. » 7/23/14 1:19pm 7/23/14 1:19pm

When I was really young, my mom had a big garden and she baked and canned and did a lot from scratch, in spite of having a full time teaching job. I didn't realize until I was much older that she did all that because we were dirt poor. After we moved, when I was 7, my dad got a decent job, we had a smaller garden, and… » 7/20/14 3:01pm 7/20/14 3:01pm