Ballsy & Blatantly Bodacious...The "B"is back!

I took a long break after my kid's Spring Break, because, well, I just wasn't feeling it. Out here in Chicagoland, it's been chronically gloomy outside, and not quite warm enough or sunny enough to get my creative juices flowing, or, bubbling at all, for that matter.Yep, I was in a rut. There's nothing more frustrating than getting in a rut, when you're otherwise a pretty perky, creative person, but it happens to the best of us. That's right, the best of us. ...more

Snag 'Gotham's' Barbara Kean's Gorgeous Necklace

Watched last Monday's episode of Gotham and fell in love with Barbara Kean's necklace? Here are the details! -PJ Gach...more

Meet Sanrio's Gudetama–The Lazy Egg + Hello Kitty's New BFF!

Hello Kitty has a new adorable friend, Gudetama!-PJ Gach...more

Bruce Jenner and How the Media Takes Away Teaching Moments

What do you do when topics come up on television, in the magazines in the checkout line, on the “suggested for you” on your livestream or in adult conversation that you don’t want your children exposed to yet?  How do you maneuver through this society of circus culture in our media?  Let me clarify, I don’t label it “circus culture” because of what is being shared; but because of the over-the-top, in your face, unbelievable delivery of all serious information.  Rather than be a vehicle to educate the media is a vehicle to entertain…  ...more

From Steve Harvey To A 12 Gauge: The Life and Death of Merlin Santana

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The Problem With Calling the Black Widow a Slut

You might have seen that Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner during a press junket responded to a question about Black Widow's romantic interests in Avengers: Age of Ultron (not saying who, SPOILERS, but it was brought up to them because in prior films it seemed like her interests were aimed at Captain America and Hawkeye) and both men joked that she's a slut, a whore, and she has a fake leg (which painted people with prosthetics as being something unattractive)....more
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Six Promises to Myself as I Turn 40

40 is a big year for everyone, for me. This year I get to hit this milestone…HARD. I feel it in my whole being, a change, a sense of renewed interest in a life I've handed in for children who are getting older. This is my year and with that in my mind, I have made myself six promises.  1. You will not run a marathon. If you feel the need to, you will quickly divert your attention to a less stressful activity such as drinking a glass of wine or watching a movie....more

Mocking or Emulating: Teens Go Crazy for Kylie Jenner's Lips

Our First Lady is always keeping it 100%. Recently she said that her daughters Sasha and Malia were not influential, despite what Time magazine says.   They are not influential,” the First Lady said, laughing. “They just live here [ The White House] . They have done nothing to gain any influence.” ...more
This is very reminiscent of the "cinnamon challenge" a few years ago, and while not as fatal, it ...more

Solid, Sensual Taurus Sun!

On Monday April 20, 2015, the Sun moves into stubborn and determined Taurus. It has the Bull as its Astrology symbol, however, since it is ruled by the lovely, romantic planet Venus, this sign has several other dimensions. It can be stuck and immovable, but also, a sensual lover of beauty, good food and luxury. While appreciating all the comforts, the second sign of the Zodiac also wants us to be safe and secure....more

When Rich Girls Cry

A  Muppet?  Really?  Girl, BYE. When I saw day time talk host/singer Tamar Braxton weeping on camera over having been called “a Muppet” by a rival singer, I couldn’t believe it.  I mean, I tried to feel sorry for her, but, I just couldn’t get into it. ...more