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Mar 6, 2012

You know...I am an adoptive mom.  I have a soon to be 8 year old son, Garrett.  I love him.  I wanted a child.  I waited a long time to have this particular little boy come to me...I feel by the Grace of God I was given Garrett in my life....and what I saw yesterday just makes my blood boil.  In Wisconsin, Senate Bill 507, introduced by Republican Senator Glenn Grothman, moves to amend existing state law by "requiring the Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board to emphasize nonmarital paren

Feb 27, 2012

Not sure what you paid at the pump over the weekend, but it looks like gas prices are on average of $3.55 a gallon. By the way, that’s a bargain compared to what Nascar pays. They pay $8.26 a gallon!

But we have some gas saving tips to help you out.

Gas prices have already cracked $4 in a trio of states, and some experts are predicting they could skyrocket to $6 by the spring.

Short of buying a bicycle and pedaling to work every morning, what can you do to keep high gas prices from eating a hole in your budget?

Feb 27, 2012

This is the week...the week to EAT so that others can also eat. It's Knoxville Restaurant Week!  All to benefit  Second Harvest Food Bank.

From February 26-March 2, more than 30 restaurants are pitching it to offer three-course dinners at special prices. 

Diners can choose from $25 meal options and $35 meals. Beverages, taxes and gratuities are not included in the prices.

Five dollars from each meal goes to Second Harvest to help the hungry in East Tennessee.

Feb 22, 2012


I’m not sure why this is increasing lately on my cell phone, but I am getting calls from a company called “card holder services”.

The automated voice says “Hello. This is Rachel from cardholder services. There are no problems currently with your credit card account but it’s important that you act fast in order to reduce your interest rates.”

And then she goes on to say, “Please consider this your final notice. Press 1 to talk to a representative about lowering your interest rates or press 2 to receive no further calls.”

Feb 22, 2012


If you are a parent of a 2 year old, researchers have identified 25 “must have” words that every child should be saying when they turn 2.

The researchers came up with the 25 words because they were the most commonly said of a list of 310 words that kids master when they kids start to speak.

And here’s what’s crazy, they say kids who haven’t mastered them might not just be late talkers — they could be showing signs of autism, developmental delays or hearing problems .

Feb 16, 2012


If you send your child to school with a packed lunch, most likely you are packing your child’s favorite foods and it’s probably healthy.

That’s what a mother of a preschooler in North Carolina was doing when she packed her child’s lunch.

However, the state agent who inspect school lunches at the school felt that the preschoolers lunch did not have enough nutritional value and made the child eat chicken nuggets.

Feb 13, 2012



Spring break is just around the corner and I'll bet you can't wait to head out on vacation.  The sand, the surf, and the sea... BUT before you book your accommodations, take heed!  The State Department has issued a newly expanded TRAVEL warning:


They are warning that because of the high instances of drug cartel violence especially with Americans...

carjackings, kidnappings, gun battles and Highway robberies... that is best to stay out of the area. 


Feb 13, 2012

2012 Grammy Results

Jan 24, 2012

This may surprise you.

If you were a smoker and diagnosed with lung cancer what would you do? Probably do the best you can to quit right?

Here’s the real deal. According to a new study in the American Cancer Society journal CANCER, researchers looked at 2,456 lung cancer patients and discovered, despite a cancer diagnosis, 14 percent of the lung cancer patients were still lighting up.

The study noticed many of the people who can't quit are "hard-core" smokers, i.e., they smoke a high number of cigarettes a day. Many, also, are surrounded by other smokers.

Jan 16, 2012
Are you doling out more money than you bring in every month and need to scale way back? Fear not --here are ten drastic ways to cut your budget by $600 every month from!   1. Downsize Your Home. Renters might want to look at a smaller hours or apartment --if you're overrun with clutter, go through it. The less stuff you have, the less space you'll need to live in comfort.   2. Become a Single-Car Family. This is a tough idea to swallow, but having one vehicle will save you cash and have a few side benefits like staying home more often. #!#!#   3. Stop Eating Out.