Don't have an account? To participate in discussions consider signing up or signing in
facebook connect
Sign-up, its free! Close [x]


  • okay Create lasting relationships with other like minded women.
  • okay Blogging, let your voice be heard!
  • okay Interact with other women through blogs,questions and groups.
  • okay Photo Album, upload your most recent vacation pictures.
  • okay Contests, Free weekly prize drawing.
  • okay Weekly Newsletter.

Carine Nadel is glad the weekend is here!


  • Hobbies & Interests

  • Favorite Activities

    walking, baking/cooking, writing and spending time w/ my family

  • Favorite Books

    love murder mysteries and cookbooks

  • Favorite Music


  • Interests

    writing, cooking and learning about various new things-life’s a waste if you don’t keep an open mind!

Proud wife of a terrific guy.  Proud mother of two adult children.  Grandmother of 2.
Part-time free-lance journalist.  I’d love to be a full-time writer.

Profile Comments

    • Cynthia Schmidt wrote Apr 1, 2012
    • Hi there!  

      I’m coming out for Mother’s Day.I want so see my mom. She’s been told by her doctor that she needs to have a heart vavle replacement. She says she’s fine and that another doctor said it wasn’t urgent - I love my mom but I think she may be stretching the truth a bit there. I need to see her for myself. She gets winded a lot, hence the valve wearing out. If I end up having some time I’ll give you a buzz and see if you’d like to just visit for a bit.  

      I’m just finishing my pre requisites and the actual nursing school will start in the fall. I hear it’s a killer! I hope I have the stamina.  

      Take care and I’ll be thinking of you!!heart

            Report  Reply

    • Carine Nadel wrote Nov 29, 2011
    • mommy of 7, first let me send you a lot of hugs and prayers.
      I’m not sure I wrote this question-I can tell you as a surviving sibling who lost her sister when Andrea was barely 3 and I was 4, that for me-I wish someone would have let me say goodbye.
      I was there for the entire horrific and unexpected death and was swooped away never to see her again and had only the last graphic image to hang onto.
      it affected my parenting.
      my parents did the best they could given the time/day and did ask a pediatric psychiatrist for advice-they got would now be considered “stupid” hints and theories.
      they’ve never gotten over it. Honestly-I’ve been through therapy a couple of times, which did help, but it’s a life altering experience for the entire family.
      I wish I did have some valuable words to share, but like all of us who have lost a child in our lives-we all go through it differently.
      (( )) and my best to you and your family.

            Report  Reply

  •         Report  Reply

    • Hollie Smith wrote Nov 29, 2011
    • Hi I saw a reply you made to a question about how to respond to someone that expects you to “get over” the loss of a child.
      I lost my daughter a little over 4 months ago in a drowning accident. No one has told me to get over it and I can tell you I never will. It is a horrible thing to live with. Her name is Marilla Shea Smith and she was 17 months old. I cry every day for her.
      My question to you is that I want to know how to deal with my 3 year old daughter. I have 6 other children, and they are all struggling with her loss, but Maddie my 3 year old doesn’t understand. She has expressed anger to me worried that Millie (Marrilla’s nick name) has dirt in her eyes being under the ground. She looks for her sometimes when we go places. We recently attended a funeral of an elderly man that died of natural causes. My husband spoke at the funeral so the whole family went, plus we all knew him well. Maddie my 3 year old waited patiently for each of us to view the man in his casket then said “ok now lets go see Millie in heaven” I don’t know how she got the idea we were in “heaven.” Then at the graveside she wanted out so bad to “see Millie.” Maddie and another daughter and I stayed in the suburban because it was cold and she frantically wanted out to see Millie. I told her Millie is in Heaven in the sky so when the soldiers shot their rifles in honor of the man’s military service she wanted to know if Millie just had to die again. She has asked if Millie has a pillow and blanket in her bed(casket). At bedtime one time she has asked me with frustration When will Millie be home!!!??? I try to tell her the best I know how that Millie won’t be home again and we will see her again in heaven and heaven is in the sky and we go there when we die. She turned over with her back to me and said I want you to go out now. I feel like she can’t accept Millie’s loss.
      You said you still cry.  How do I help her?

            Report  Reply

    • Marya1961 wrote Nov 18, 2011
    • Happy Birthday!estatic

            Report  Reply