Judgmental and unkind statements make me feel irresponsible to be on Medicaid

Even though I know with certainty this was the right decision for us, guilt, fear, shame and embarrassment smother me every day. I listen to people who don't know our full situation make callous, judgmental and unkind statements about Medicaid and the people on it.

It seems many people view Medicaid recipients as lazy, manipulating-the-system types. And that makes me feel sad and ashamed. It makes me feel "less than." It makes me wonder… Is that who we are now? Are we suddenly bad, lazy and immoral members of society because we found ourselves in a difficult, life-changing situation?

The most '80s room of all time (time after time)

Hold the phone! (The landline kind — you know, the one that's wall-mounted and has one of those extra long cords?) I found THEE MOST '80s ROOM OF ALL TIME. This room looks like it should be a set of an (early era MTV) music video. Or maybe a set piece from Earth Girls Are Easy. It shocked me to my core and then rocked me all night long, because it was so unexpected!