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Comment Archives: Stories: News: Suburban Turmoil

Re: “Why do some in-laws treat their sons' wives like outlaws?

Does anyone ever blame the daughter IN LAW of being possessive and insecure. Ive(mother il law) have always encouraged my children to move foreward.My daughter in law makes trouble with all of my children(now adults) except for my daughter and grand daughter. I think she does it to get under my skin. I wish she would just leave me alone.

Posted by connie on 06/25/2014 at 5:50 AM

Re: “The Terrible Twos were child's play compared to the Torturous Threes

Their is reason for fives being fablous and until close to three and four to warn you no one in right mind would tell parent of child that juzt turned two are in for three yrs of torture. Two is lack of comunication. Three is can i get away with this and four is fearsome they will jump off something high but cling to you and scream bloody murderer if try to make them sit with santa or Easter bunny and buy ear plugs cause a four year olds scream makes you wish for the twos. Im big sister and done plenty of baby sitting and can't have kids which im partially greatful for.

Posted by Crowther Amanda-Beth on 03/03/2014 at 1:25 AM

Re: “Men may live in fear of vasectomies, but if they get one they won't shut up about it

Hahaha just had mine this morning. Ugh not feeling great but the ice-pack is helping. It's like that feeling about 30 seconds after getting hit in the nuts with a tennis ball - it's not the rolling around on the floor pain of the first 10 seconds; more like the I'm about to stand up but I need a couple of seconds pain. And it's constant... so you'll need to sit and take some painkillers.

Yes I know, it's nothing compared to labour. But there are some things that just don't go together in this world - ice-cream and fish sauce, rims on a minivan... needles and a man's soft under-groin.

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Posted by V-man on 01/13/2014 at 12:34 PM

Re: “Dad-Core Is Hard-Core

Wtf?! Highly offensive to us stay at home dads that aren't mutants. Very careless journalism. I take pride in taking great care of my daughter, and making sure she has activities to do outside of the house, but YOU are the reason it is weird. It's not weird for me. So, make your judgments with your friends, who I'm sure are just really cool people, and enjoy the disgust you feel when you see us dads alone with OUR children. I mean I really can't believe the scene let you publish this trash. I thought Nashville was supposed to be badass and progressive.......not so much. Good day, mam.

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Posted by CreepyVanDad on 10/24/2013 at 12:32 PM

Re: “When moms won't take no for an answer

When I say yes to getting our sons together the other mother insists on making it a sleepover? (I see my friends without sleeping over.) When I say no to that but yes to a day get together, she ignores me and asks my son directly when I come to pick him up: "Wouldn't you like to sleepover? Jack would love it if you could stay." Then says to me, "I can drop him off, it's no problem"

Worse, if I say no entirely because we have other plans (like a stalker boyfriend she asks for the next date when I'm picking my son up from the current one), she does the same thing: Goes around me and tries to get my son to agree without me.

Finally told the playdate stalker that no means no. She insisted she wasn't wrong to circumvent me with my own kid! What's wrong with people who don't get chain of command? (What MY kid is allowed to do is up to me!)

Her socially awkward, odd, but nice son has very few friends in his school. Our boys were in preK together over a decade ago. I kept up playdates so my son could keep all his friendships, but why does every get together have to include an overnight. For her it keeps her only child busy longer (she works at home in her own business.) But I have 3 other kids with their social/school lives to manage and also our family together: A tired brother comes back from these overnights and is more difficult to manage for me with his sisters.

She told me I should feel "complimented" but actually, no. I feel pushed around. And my popular son often wants to see his OTHER friends!

Posted by bookishmom on 08/24/2013 at 3:41 AM

Re: “Is constant Internet access a threat to our quality of life?

kind of late for that ,,,,,,,you think??

Posted by Raymond Mann on 11/17/2011 at 1:47 AM

Re: “Life is all bunnies and Nuks when you're an adult baby

I just stumbled across this web site and though I'd chime in. I'm a middle age wife going on thirty years of marraige. My husband has been what you would call a daddy since he was in middle school. He told me about all his experiences in babying women before we got married. I've even met a couple of them. Before we were married I kept waiting for him to want to baby me. It made me kind of nervous because I wasn't sure how I would really react. I tried wearing a diaper when he wasn't home but hated it. He never brought it up so I just kept quiet. After that we started our own family and as most people, we got very busy. Our alone time was very minimal. But one night a couple of years later we had some play time together and the subject came up. That night I got diapered, fed and rocked like a baby. He even bathed me which I did love. So the new twist in our relationship began. My husband would baby me from time to time when we were alone of course. Some of it I liked and some I just tollerated. Now that the kids are grown up and on their own our daddy- baby girl relationship has gone full time, but not without problems. My career had taken off and I became a upper management executive with my thriving company. Being in such a demanding position at work and an infant at home had me so screwed up I didn't know if I should call a meeting or wet myself. But as time went on I was able to separate the two life-styles and make both work. I got used to wearing diapers and I'm in them 24/7 now and have been for ten years. I have no responsibility at home, only at work. Everything is handed to me at home, I don't cook or clean, only play and make messes that daddy cleans up. I do have to work on the computer sometimes for my job but when daddy says stop, I stop, or its punishment time, and daddy doesn't believe in time out. I get spanked every so often. Another advantage to getting babied is daddy controls what I eat and how much I exercise. I considered myself a little overweight after our kids were born but all that extra weight went away when daddy started feeding me. All my food is mashed and my bottle milk is skim. I can fit into a large baby diaper now which I only wear outside the house. He puts cloth on me with plastic pants at home. Going out into public wearing a diaper was hard to deal with even though it was covered. You feel like everyone is staring at your mid section but I just listened to daddy and it became normal. On warm days I get to play out in the sandbox in the back yard in just a shirt and diaper and I get naps on weekends. Well this got way too long so I would be happy to hear your comments or answer questions at

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Posted by babykris on 10/30/2011 at 1:54 PM

Re: “After a tragic loss and an ugly crime, a grieving father finds bittersweet consolation in a screenplay

Pat Doughtie..what a joke. Well, he again manages to take another woman down. Don't really know much about this story, but given my past few months with that liar, I can only wonder how much of his "story" was true. I bet that new furniture you bought with your "grief" money is really comfortable. All the lies to family, to friends, to news reporters...all in a pathetic effort to make yourself look "pitiful" just so someone would send you money AGAIN and you would not have to work. How can a real "man" use his child's death to make a buck? Only Pat ! God Bless Kit Doughtie...the mother of Tyler. We pray for your peace every single day as you are a woman of grace.

Posted by FiveA's in Brentwood on 10/09/2011 at 9:33 PM

Re: “Every mommy knows the most boring pick-up line in the world—the one for car riders

used trucks

Posted by varunkarri on 06/22/2011 at 10:06 PM
Posted by varunkarri on 06/22/2011 at 9:58 PM

Re: “Hardcore coupon clipping is Fight Club for moms

Yes I agree coupon clipping does take a lot of time. Walmart is the cheapest most economical way to shop, I am hooked for very good reason. Here's how I'm able to BUY GROCERIES ONE TIME and then go back to the store and shop and shop and shop month after month and without clipping coupons if I don"t want too. It's awesome. Check it out it's a no-brainer. The WORD IS SPREADING and people are shopping like crazy

Posted by savvy on 05/20/2011 at 12:48 PM

Re: “Hardcore coupon clipping is Fight Club for moms

Yes I agree with you that Walmart is the cheapest most economical way to shop, I am hooked for very good reason. Here's how I'm able to BUY GROCERIES ONE TIME and then go back to the store and shop and shop and shop month after month and still use coupons if I wanted too. It's awesome. Check it out it's a no-brainer. The WORD IS SPREADING and people are shopping like crazy

Posted by savvy on 05/20/2011 at 12:37 PM

Re: “Hardcore coupon clipping is Fight Club for moms

I am not sure if any of you have heard of yet, but That Free Thing is a company that offers free things. I recently got 50,000 whole life ins as a member and 10,000 United miles for my daughter. The $25 to join pays for itself. Soon will have a mobile app and then launch this company. Great place to get free stuff, and opportunity!

Posted by Goodink on 04/01/2011 at 9:54 AM

Re: “After five whirlwind years, Nashville's snarkiest mom says goodbye to the Scene's deadline grind — and sets her sights beyond the 'burbs

always enjoy reading your articles .unlike some scene writers (walter jowers) you stay on subject and seem to report from the third person .so as to keep objectivity in the report

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Posted by jonnoh on 02/24/2011 at 9:03 AM

Re: “How will my kids ever learn about late fees and rental protection?

we're big redbox fans ourselves--i don't know how we'll ever watch the old movies since we are incapable of streaming anything at this time. my husband wanted to watch the apostle and we couldn't find it anywhere. will the old movies be lost to us forever (or at least until we can afford to stream stuff)?

Posted by melaniemm on 02/15/2011 at 10:49 AM

Re: “How will my kids ever learn about late fees and rental protection?

Growing up in Springfield we had Mr. Tolley's Video Store and the switch to dvd did him in. But I remember going on Friday night with my dad and picking our movie for the weekend. They knew us by name and when I got older we were able to walk to the video store and that was even cooler. They would even save big movie posters for me to hang in my room... I was a total nerd.
I was so sad when I came home from college a few years ago and they had officially closed.
But I think things just change... there will always be something to fill in the social void. It won't look and feel the same to us... but it will be similar to Bruiser and Punky... hopefully.

Posted by on 02/07/2011 at 2:56 PM

Re: “How will my kids ever learn about late fees and rental protection?

Gotta say, I'm not really sorry to see them go. Viva la technology!

Posted by mandyhornbuckle on 02/06/2011 at 8:54 AM

Re: “How will my kids ever learn about late fees and rental protection?

With neither a video rental store or access to DVD mail orders, I can tell you that life does go on. But there was something special, as you said, about visiting the store and wandering the aisles to make a choice.

Now, we live in a way that harks back to the 50s. "What is on TV for the Sunday movie?" It's kinda fun....

Posted by AmyDM on 02/06/2011 at 7:51 AM

Re: “How will my kids ever learn about late fees and rental protection?

I admit that I used to love wandering around "Wherehouse Video" in Southern California while growing up. I remember being so excited to find a copy of Back to the Future, only to discover that it was actually a Beta copy and not VHS! Later on though I was disgusted when in the '90s, suddenly Wherehouse, Blockbuster, and Hollywood started charging $2.99 for a rental when they previously charged $1.50. I think that if those video chains didn't get so greedy, they may have had a chance once new players popped up on the scene such as netflix and Redbox. Personally, I love netflix and I applaud Redbox for charging less for brand new releases. The only thing I don't appreciate about netflix is that they like to try to hide new releases from the public by not showcasing them on their site. To find new releases, I always go to, write down what has just come out, and then stockpile it onto my netflix queue. I also love streaming movies and shows so that my kids don't get bombarded with commercials from regular television. Yes, the video stores will always have a special place in my heart but I am willing to say goodbye and file them away in my memories next to the Beta cassettes. By the way Lindsey, it was great seeing you and your family on the hike today! I have your blog listed on my blog list right next to Finslippy and Dooce. Thanks for making my days a bit better with your postings. (

Posted by Glow on 02/05/2011 at 6:26 PM

Re: “How will my kids ever learn about late fees and rental protection?

I have always been faithful to our Blockbuster, mostly because of their convenience and selection. However, a few months ago, I was shocked to go into their heavily trafficked store and find it empty, with "the end of late fees" at its end and all their prices raised. I ended up finding the movie I rented the next week at Wal-Mart for about a dollar more. Haven't been back since.

We don't have cable, and, with a family of six, going to the actual theater is a major treat. As a result, we rely on rentals and DVD purchase A LOT. We've used RedBox quite a bit, but they hardly ever have a new release. We also ventured into Family Video over the summer and enjoyed many a cheap rental...some 2 for $1, some $ kids movies...most for at least three days. It was awesome. And then we figured out last month how to use our Wii and get Netflix. And THEN I discovered "Desperate Housewives". I think we might have rented one movie since Christmas.

Still, I hate change, and it would be very disappointing to have NO video store to peruse...and don't forget the temptation to buy the big bucket of microwaveable popcorn and candy for an outrageous amount...even knowing I have perfectly acceptable popcorn in my pantry and can buy the same candy for half the price at the gas station. It's the next best thing to the actual theater! :)

Posted by Cindy M. on 02/05/2011 at 2:56 PM

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