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Life is tough, but God is good. Though there are disappointment, He shows Himself faithful through it all. I cannot be shaken because my LORD is a firm foundation. "Seeking and pleasing Him is our greatest aspiration; Finding and knowing Him is our greatest satisfaction." -original quote

  • Selling house - what's more important?

    New windows or updated kitchen? If YOU were the buyer, which is the deal-breaker for you?

    4 AnswersDecorating & Remodeling9 years ago
  • Windows or Kitchen? (Selling a home)?

    What's more important when it comes to resale value? New windows or updated kitchen? If you were the buyer, which is more of a deal-breaker?

    4 AnswersRenting & Real Estate9 years ago
  • I freaking hate motherhood?

    I LOVE my child, but I freaking hate my life right now. On the outside it all looks good, but every day I hate it. I have good moments, but the terrible moments outweigh the good right now. My baby is screaming next to me right now because she is refusing to eat ANYTHING I give her and I just can't handle it anymore. I had to set her down and let her cry. My husband and I planned this child. I hate that birthing classes prepare a mom for 1 day but not a lifetime of motherhood.

    I'm really tired of the battles day in and day out, I don't have a freaking life. I can't even clean my house properly and my husband complains about the way I do laundry, or the way I walk, or that I don't eat the leftoevers in the fridge and I'm just too angry and depressed anymore to do anything right.

    I'm ranting, but I need help. I told my husband that I am really struggling and he asked what he can do and I told him...still nothing is making me feel any better. Not to mention everyone close to me is telling me that my kid isn't eating enough...well you people freaking feed her if you don't think she's getting what she needs.

    I really think something is wrong with me, but I'm afraid to get professional help.

    18 AnswersParenting9 years ago
  • Normal to feel hopeless as a first time mom?

    "I lost myself before I could ever find myself" is the quote I created recently to explain how I feel about motherhood. I am happily married (husband is away a lot these days for business) and we have a beautiful 8 month old. We own a home and we have 2 vehicles. Life should feel incredible right? WRONG!

    I can't seem to handle things very well at all. My baby cries a lot and so often I lose all control and start freaking out and yelling. I feel like a horrible mother when I so often can't contain my strong emotions. I wanted a child, I wanted more children. Lately, I don't want anymore children because I feel I can hardly handle this one. I always viewed children as a blessing, but I find myself wanting to get far away from my little blessing. Even when I go out and enjoy myself with friends, it's great for a time but then I know I come home to the crying all over again. It feels hopeless like I can't escape. I would have never viewed motherhood like this in a mission years...prior to motherhood that is...

    I am venting right now. I really DO love my baby girl. But I'm worried that I can't do the job very well. I'm a SAHM and that too is what I always wanted and I'm thankful my husband provides for his family well. Then why do I feel so miserable and *gasps* trapped? I can't even believe I'm saying and have been thinking this way. This is NOT the real me, no way!

    I want to be a great wife and mother. My husband thinks I'm an awesome wife and he's very happy, but motherhood seems to have knocked all the life out of me. A break to see friends or go to a coffee house by myself just isn't what I want, I want to know who I really am, I went from my father's house right into marriage and 2 years in, we have our first baby. Life is GREAT! I have every reason to be truly thankful...but I feel so miserable. Is this all normal and does it go away?

    8 AnswersNewborn & Baby9 years ago
  • Do you wear a head covering in church?

    I am considering wearing a head covering in church/home fellowships, but hardly anyone else I know does this. I know I will get strange looks, but this is my conviction. Anyways, do any of you wear head coverings AND are considered the 'different' one because of it? If so, how do you deal with the looks and even verbal opinions?

    P.S. I'm not Catholic (I know they wear head coverings too)

    7 AnswersReligion & Spirituality10 years ago
  • When does America's Got Talent start again on TV?

    And what channel? NBC? Also what time? I know they are doing auditions in various cities, but when can I actually see it on TV?

    2 AnswersReality Television10 years ago
  • Grandfather died - no emotion?

    My grandfather died today and somehow I don't really feel any emotions about it. Why is this? I did love him and I even just saw him 2 days ago and he was very cheerful and it was nice to see him. It was a good visit. Why am I not grieving? My husband asked me how I'm holding up and I told him that I really don't feel emotional at all. I don't even feel sad, what's going on?

    4 AnswersPsychology10 years ago
  • 3 months postpartum - breastfeeding & period?

    I'm 3 months postpartum and I'm exclusively breastfeeding. However, today I had some light bleeding when I wiped and even saw some on my pad. Am I getting my period or is this sporadic bleeding usual?

    3 AnswersNewborn & Baby10 years ago
  • 2 months postpartum - cramping?

    At 2 months postpartum, I now have some cramping. Is a period coming or is something wrong?

    Haven't had sex yet.

    Exclusively breastfeeding.

    1 AnswerNewborn & Baby10 years ago
  • 2 month old screaming constantly - dangerous?

    My 2 month old has been having screaming sessions throughout the day where she will scream until she either coughs or her voice weakens. Is this dangerous? She's INCONSOLABLE. Tried nursing her, walking with her, putting her in her swing, etc. But sometimes she just keeps screaming! (P.S. No fever)

    4 AnswersNewborn & Baby10 years ago
  • 2 month old baby - 6 feedings enough?

    I exclusively breastfeed my baby. She usually has around 6-7 feedings a day (mostly during the day) and eats for about 20-30 minutes. Is this enough?

    4 AnswersNewborn & Baby10 years ago
  • Is it OK that my 5wk old slept 8 hours without eating?

    My baby is 5 weeks old and last just slept 8 full hours without a feeding. Shes past her birth weight and gaining steadily, but she was born smaller than most and right now, shes about the weight of many newborn babies (7.5lbs).

    Also how will the 8 hour stretch affect my milk supply since I'm breastfeeding?

    6 AnswersNewborn & Baby10 years ago
  • Contractions every 10 minutes, should hubby call off work?

    For the past 4 hours I've been having painful (but not breathtaking) contractions about every 6-10 minutes (lasting about 20-35 seconds each). Should the hubby call of work today?

    P.S. 38 weeks pregnant!

    7 AnswersPregnancy1 decade ago
  • HELP! Contractions every 10 minutes?

    For the past 2.5 hours, I've been having back pains and stomach tightening every 10 minutes lasting for about 30 seconds each. The pain is not mentrual type, but its in my lower back, hips, and feels like diahrea pains. I did have a BM twice tonight, the second was much more like diahrrea. Still having the pains about every 10 minutes. Is this the beginning of real labor? Do you think the big day is today??

    Also, am I having back labor since the pain is mostly in my back rather than mentrual-type?

    6 AnswersPregnancy1 decade ago
  • 37 weeks - gas pains, rib pains, or gallbladder?

    Yesterday evening my upper right side/rib area began to hurt as though I had gas pains. However, I had the pain all night and still this morning. It hurts to move in certain ways or to breathe deeply. Is this still just gas (all night and still today?) or is my rib area inflamed or is it gallbladder or what? Help!

    P.S. Baby keeps her foot on the lower side of me, but never in the rib area. She moves a lot too and the pain I have is more constant depending on whether I decide to move or breathe in deeply.

    1 AnswerPregnancy1 decade ago
  • 36 weeks pregnant - trying to get rid of RAID (pest repellent)?

    I'm pregnant and my husband sprayed RAID in the garage 2 nights ago. Well my washer/dryer is also out there. So I made sure the garage was hosed down with water. Will this get rid of the RAID? Also I left the garage door open for about an hour or so. Do you think I can use the garage yet to do laundry?

    1 AnswerPregnancy1 decade ago
  • Will hosing down the garage floor get rid of RAID?

    I'm pregnant and my husband sprayed RAID in the garage 2 nights ago. Well my washer/dryer is also out there. So I made sure the garage was hosed down with water. Will this get rid of the RAID? Also I left the garage door open for about an hour or so.

    1 AnswerOther - Home & Garden1 decade ago
  • Good excuse for negative RSVP?

    My husband and I are having a party this Saturday evening. We got one RSVP so far from someone saying that Saturdays are date day for her and her husband. Is this a good excuse or just an excuse because they don't want to come? Just seeing what you think!

    5 AnswersEtiquette1 decade ago
  • Is this a good excuse to skip a party?

    My husband and I are having a party this Saturday evening. We got one RSVP so far from someone saying that Saturdays are date day for her and her husband. Is this a good excuse or just an excuse because they don't want to come? Just seeing what you think!

    3 AnswersEntertaining1 decade ago