About Julia Roberts

Laughing at raising your two kids with special needs is frowned upon in certain circles, you know? Like Grandma and Grandpa find it especially annoying. Blogging since 2005 at Kidneys and Eyes and co-founder of a social networking site, Support for Special Needs, she stays pretty busy working in her business with her husband (yeah, they're crazy) and insurance receipts. A night owl, Diet Coke lover, and vintage photo collector she hopes to raise advocates and activists.

Top 10 List of Top 10 Most Ridiculous List Posts That Could Ever Be Written (and probably will be someday)

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1. Top 10 Ways to Watch Paint Dry 2. Top 10 Best Songs to Listen to When You Puke 3. Top 10 List of the Best Worst Cleaning Products that Cost Under $1.45 4. Top 10 List of the Best Colors of Lint to Ever Come Out of Your Dryer 5. Top 10 Worst Ways to [...]

When Pigs Flew

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Oh how I love to think about the young women in my life and their lives ahead of them…so full of hope! As my daughter enters teenagehood I think about all of the possibilities and our discussions over the past couple of years. Study in Amsterdam. Become a teacher. Be a signer. Be a writer.  [...]

10 Things I Love about You

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There are 10 things I wish for the young women in my life. These are the things I want all women to possess. 1. Your authenticity. 2. Your honesty. 3. You never put up with people treating you poorly. 4. I love how you love people. 5. You love to learn about any and everything. [...]

Dear People

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Every so often I post a Dear People thing on my blog, because over time, my curiousity (or irritation) accumulates in what I see out in the world. Here’s my current noticables: Dear Front Office Person, Customer Service Person, Person Selling Me Food, Is it possible that someone who is servicing me could not chew [...]

Find What Feels Right for You. Then Fly.

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My daughter Quinnlin is eleven. It’s a big eleven. She’s testing her limits, gaining new interests and trying new things. In exploring new things she is trying makeup and learning a lot in the process. She’s watched countless videos by the KrazyCrayCray and the late Talia Joy. I’ve been giving her and letting her buy [...]

Let’s Talk about Sex, Baby

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There was recently a post that went viral, Dear Daughter, I Hope You Have Awesome Sex. I have to say, I loved it. Go ahead, we’ll wait. If you don’t want to click over, or don’t have time, the general idea behind the letter to this man’s daughter is that he hopes she enjoys everything life has [...]

First World Problems, 2nd Edition #FWP

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Oh, how I’ve longed to share this ridiculous list of my and my friends’ First World Problems. Having only one other post from me with #FWP I’ve decided this could be a regular occurrence since so many things are annoying; like how my husband (new to Twitter) said, “I don’t get this, what is the [...]

Changing your mind can be good, too.

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There are some people that think that changing your mind means indecision and that it’s bad. Why? Why would anyone think that changing your mind about what you want is a bad thing? People do, though. In part, it may stem from an older generation (or two) that believe we should “know” where we’re going, [...]

7 Bad Date Stories

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We’ve all had one, right? A bad date. Some of us you might have had more than one…say 3 or more. The cop who asked me to let him try out his handcuffs on me on our first date? Yeah, that was sort of creepy. 1. I will claim one (maybe more) of these 7 [...]

5 Annoying Things in Healthcare

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Listen. I love doctors, really. Well, most of them anyway. I mean we have a few that have saved our kids’ lives, so yes, we love us some doctors. We don’t, however, love waiting in their waiting rooms (one of many pictured above), or horrible offices, or to deal with the consequences of stupid mistakes. [...]

Who Owns Your Body?

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Six months, maybe a year ago I saw a news report on how the Internet has equalized the playing field in the imagery of a sexual nature that is available to all teens and young adults. Meaning, porn is available to everyone, at all times! What does that mean? The reporter said that it makes [...]

Serial Dater

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I married young and divorced young. By 25 I was free and going out with new and old friends and dating. Oh wow, was I ever dating. I went out with groups of people, one-on-one dates, sometimes a few times, maybe just once and sometimes just as friends. Always. Dating. As I am about to [...]