Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Crime Show Paranoia

Contribution by Kennith Griffin

I have always loved crime shows. Well, I did until it started to become a problem. I don’t know why I got so obsessed with them, but I did. Recently, there were several that affected me differently than they have in the past. I normally would just watch the show and when it was over it was over. I did not think about it again and nothing in the show ever crossed my mind. However, lately I have been walking around the house on edge. I keep thinking someone is going to jump through a window or knock down a door. I finally had to have home security install an alarm system. I know you are probably thinking I have lost my mind. Perhaps I need to see a therapist instead of have an alarm installed. Honestly, I never would have thought a simple television show would make me so paranoid to be in my own home. I would have never thought I could go from loving crime shows to fearing them, but this seems to be the path I am currently on.

Thursday, September 8, 2011


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of TracFone for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

These days, everyone has a cell phone, eve little kids.  My youngest daughter is nine, and most of her friends already have their own cell phones.  Personally, I think that's a little young.  I made my son wait until he was 14 before he got his own phone. 

I ended up buying him a TracFone, and it has worked out pretty well.  He's big on texting, so I was hesitant to sign a contract with someone for fear of outrageous phone bills every month.  The phone he has has So many features and the best one is that there are no contracts or surprise bills.  I pay one low price every month, and he's good to go.  They even offer an option to pay for an entire year of service.

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Sunday, September 4, 2011


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of UPromise for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Everyone has a dream.  Ask each of my kids what their dreams are, and the answers are so very different, but each is within their grasp.  Ryan wants to be a mechanic, and is taking classes this year in high school that will help him reach his goal.  Kasi wants to be a fashion designer, and I am sure she will be a great one.  Brandi wants to be an actress, and anyone who knows her will tell you she is already a very talented one.  I will do everything in my power, as their mother, to help them each achieve the goals and dreams they have.

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