Support or Slander: Do Moms Keep Each Other Down?

Totlandia, the new multi-series story by bestselling Bay Area author Josie Brown (The Baby Planner, The Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives) takes us into the lives of the ladies of San Francisco’s most elite mommies group, where image is everything and flawlessness is the norm....more

Win a $100 Gift Card to Your Favorite Bookstore

All you have to do is read this excerpt of THE BABY PLANNER, ...more

Full Frontal: Kim Kardashian Bares her Bod--and Her Soul

Turns out that Kim Kardashian has the same body issues as the rest of us. While growing up, says Kim, "I was wearing a C cup by the time I was eleven. I would go to bed and pray, 'Please, Lord, don't let my boobs grow any bigger.' I hated what was happening."...more

Agreed! I'll never understand why all the plastic surgery/enhancement is sold to them so young, ...more

Tucson Tragedy: It's Time for Comprehensive Universal Mental Health

The despair felt by the parents of the mentally ill -- especially those whose illnesses, such as schizophrenia, manifest into anger and has caused them to do physical harm to others -- is unfathomable by the rest of us....more

How to tell if Victoria Beckham's baby is a girl...

Posh Spice has a bun in the oven. The big question now is if she's carrying it high, or low. Supposedly a high baby indicates a girl. And after three boys (isn't that half a soccer team?) Mrs. Beckham deserves a little sugar in her life....more

Hugh Hefner and Marriage

You've got to hand it to Playboy founder/editor-in-chief Hugh Hefner: he makes great headlines. From that standpoint, it pays to have a journalistic background....more

Divorce: a Halloween Horror Tale

 I love Halloween. When my kids were younger, one of the thrills of living right off Caledonia Street in Sausalito, California, was that you were at Ground Zero for the town's trick or treat chicanery. The evening would start with a parade of li'l ghosts, goblins and costumes-du-jour, a costume judging contest, and then a promenade through the grid of streets that flank Caledonia Street before snaking up into the hills of Sausalito's weather-blessed banana belt....more

My relationship advice to newlyweds Katy Perry and Russell Brand

Omigod! Who'd have thunk it? Pop tart Katy Perry and comedian Russell Brand went out and got married! I guess my invitation got lost in the mail....more

Wow, just saw this comment today, so excuse me for not following up prior to now...

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Moms: Is the GLEE GQ Cover Too Sexy?

GLEE may be corny, but that's part of the fun: a bunch of high school dorks find their inner Britneys, and in the process, show the rest of the school that their too cool to be crammed into lockers....more