Feeding your Mind: Tips to Help the Information Junkie Organize and Prioritize Online News Sources

A note about Wednesday Tips and Websites:  On each Wednesday I will be posting a website or two and some tips that pertain to the Monday post.  Since this week is the blog launch and there is no legal topic presented, I decided to make my Wednesday post about blogs. ...more

Oprah pledges to make her car a no phone zone, will you?

On Friday I was listening to the Oprah show, when she started talking about making her car, and every car in America, a no phone zone. That means (depending on your level of participation), no texting, only hands-free use, or just plain not using your phone while driving. Then she had her hands free to autograph a Chrysler… ...more

Wait.....seriously? I'm A Mom??

Well world....I'm finally a mom. Truly a scary thought. I never thought this would happen to me. I mean I have dreamed about becoming a mom since I was 5, literally. If you were to ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up, the answer was always: A MOM. See?...more

Younger and Older -- Crossing Generations Builds Astonishing Friendships

I went to a birthday party honoring a serious transition -- a landmark, and even for a successful young mother with three kids, it had an impact.  So what did her sweet husband do?  He made her a present, with the help of his 5 year old son.  I don't want to violate their privacy with a description; just know that it was something that only someone who knew her well, and loved her, could have given her....more

Fear Is The Highest Fence

The following post is featured on my blog, "My Former Life," in which I am recounting 365 memories in the year of my 40th birthday. “MOOOOM!!” ...more

My Vow To Read More Books

I have a confession. A year ago, I bought about 10 books, promising myself I would read to Camille as soon as she is born until the day I lost my breath (awwww...)...but 365 days later I am yet to keep that promise. Instead I have resorted to Your Baby Can Read for a wooping sum of $200 and maybe its working but it doesn't replace the actual mommy time I would have loved to spend reading to my child. And then tonight as I read Metropolitan Mama, I felt guilty....more

Wherein I Get My Hair Cut, See My Father's Scar and Work My Ass Off.

Hello luverlees. [WARNING: BELOW IN THIS POST THERE IS A PICTURE OF A SCAR IN HEALING. NOT FOR PREGNANT LADIES OR THOSE FAINT OF HEART OR STOMACH. Carry on.] I kinda got my hair cut today. ...more

Detective Kayla at Work/Update on my Father

Today is a slow news day, my friends. Here's how my papa is doing. He had blood work and the tests done, and tomorrow he goes in for an angiogram -- he'll be getting dye injected into his blood stream and then they'll see if there are any blockages. He gets his stitches out tomorrow too. And if all goes well from the tests, his results are OK, he gets to go back to work on Tuesday....more

Get Well With Junk Food

 As you now know, my dad went under the knife on New Year's Day. Me, being of his flesh and blood, his only darling child, let alone being a freakin' girl....more

Makes sense for a 5 year old not to understand--but I'm afraid I might have had to stifle a ...more

Drink red wine with your parents, live longer with fewer cavities!

Years ago, when my grandfather was still alive, well meaning friends and family would get terribly upset if they saw him drinking and smoking. “How could you let him do that?” Granted, he was missing a lung from cancer, and had been an alcoholic for all the time I was growing up, but the guy was 92 and still going strong. Was not smoking or drinking going to give him an extra week with us?...more