foster mom accused of poisoning foster son with salt

In 2007, Hannah Overton was accused of salt poisoning of her 4-year-old foster son. What unfolded afterward still haunts those involved with the case. It was the worst day of Hannah Overton’s life. She’d just had lunch with Andrew, the 4-year-old boy her family was fostering with plans to adopt, when he began to vomit….

The murder of cassie Jo Stoddart

These Teens Wanted To Kill Their Friend – And Their Plan Was Something Straight Out Of The Movies Cassie Jo Stoddart was a sixteen-year-old girl, destined for greatness. She had lots of friends, was a straight-A student, and stayed out of trouble. Potacello, Idaho was a largely-Mormon town in southeast Idaho, where life was simple…

why do women feel the need to explain

Why do women feel the need to EXPLAIN?We explain why we work full-time. Or part-time. Or work from home. Or why we left work to stay home with the kids.We explain why we decided to leave him. Or stay with him.Or have another baby.We explain alllllll our parenting choices (especially our decision to bottle or…

Be you

Gillian is a seven-year-old girl who cannot sit in school. She continually gets up, gets distracted, flies with thoughts, and doesn’t follow lessons. Her teachers worry about her, punish her, scold her, reward the few times that she is attentive, but nothing. Gillian does not know how to sit and cannot be attentive.When she comes…

The game called life

If you are skinny, you are on drugs. If you are fat, you need to lose weight. If you drink, you are an alcoholic. If you get dress up, you are conceited. If you dress down, you’ve let yourself go. If you speak your mind, you are rude. If you don’t say anything, you are…

I am feeling lost

i am tired today i am feeling hung over and i haven’t had a drop of alcohol. the reason is that i am having difficulty falling asleep at night. i know the reason for this is because for the first time in my life i am running from here to their i am finally having…

The Tragic Life of Baby P

The Tragic Life of Baby P The tangled family history of Baby P is a graphic warning of the horrors that generations of neglect and savage abuse can visit on children. The semi-detached house in which Peter spent the last hours of his brief life is bland and unremarkable. A slightly shabby prewar slice of…

all good things come to those who wait

for the last few years i have been working around the clock, going from day shift to night shift and attending college in between. there was no time for relaxing i always had to be somewhere and to go somewhere. i didn’t mind i was extremely grateful that i had my business and it was…

Halloween mystery

I love Halloween — it’s my favorite holiday. But every year around that time, you always hear real life Halloween horror stories, ones that made the day tragic rather than fun for those involved. Let’s talk about one of those cases, a case that’s gone unsolved for over 60 years. This is the disappearance of…

How to cook Pasta

by Caroline Greaser Content warning: suicidal thoughts She waits with a watchful eye, staring at the pasta. It doesn’t boil.  Pacing back and forth across the empty kitchen with the useless pots and pans still in the creaky cupboard, she adds another pinch of salt to the pasta. It still doesn’t boil.  She thinks about…