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Danelle Ice is an entrepreneur in Los Angeles and mom of 3. She is the creator of and Danelle is also known as internet personality SimDanelle, the first virtual person. Danelle is a beauty guru on YouTube, vlogger, blogger, and new media darling. She is a current brand ambassador for for Keurig and previous AMD Tech Mom, Kraft Foods Delicious Byte brand ambassador, and Purex Insider.


  1. Jenna
    September 15, 2011 @ 4:24 am

    I agree with your comments fully. Happiness is a state of mind, I always say God gave you this day,
    it is up to you how you live it. I choose to be happy. Happiness is not about what you do, what you have, how much money you make or do not make. Happiness is about you and the things that make you happy. I would not take the med I love every part of being a mom, wife, homemaker, homeschooler (12 yrs) volunteer etc.


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  3. Evan
    January 24, 2012 @ 7:22 am

    I stumbled across your post today and it is spot on. Now a mom of three I think about my childhood and my parents childhood alot now and I feel like all of the parenting issues we have is directly related to ALL of our grandmas being doped up on this crap! It directly affected our parents and in turn us. Hopefully we can grow and learn from this.


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  6. TJ
    April 5, 2012 @ 8:41 am

    Hi I am writing a thesis on this topic and was just wondering where you got the adverts and info from? Would be really grateful if you could let me know – obviously I would cite you.


    • Barbara Hess
      March 15, 2013 @ 7:59 pm

      See my post above. during my marriage and 4 pregnancies in the 1960’s, I refused tranquilizers, recalling how they made me feel in 1957/58.
      during one of my pregnancies, a doctor put me on what I know was “speed” for my weight. I lost that baby at full-term. Doctors still had not learned. Miltowns; tranquilizers, pregnancy


      • Danelle Ice
        March 15, 2013 @ 8:47 pm

        Barbara, I’m so sorry to hear about your baby. What a terrible thing you had to go through.



  7. Barbara Hess
    March 15, 2013 @ 7:54 pm

    In my sophomore year 1957-58 at Oregon State College I was prescribed Miltowns by the college infirmary. I soon hated the feeling I got from them, and about six months after beginning I flushed them (bad idea) and had numerous with-drawal effects. My mother said no doctor would prescribe something harmful, and denied my side effects (shakiness, tears, hives, anxiety). My impression at the time was that many on the college campus were under the influence of these “doctor prescribed tranquillizers.” I will state today that this was probably rampant on the university level throughout the USA.


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