Road Trip!

Let's Talk About Race - Who I Am

I was invited to participate in a discussion about race and my views on it and who I am.  This essay is my contribution to the discussion, my thoughts on race and who I am as a black woman. Check out the whole discussion that is going on by visiting Rachee Fagg of Say it "Rah-Shay" where this discussion will be taking place with many other bloggers. For some people, race is a topic, something that comes up from time to time....more

An Evening With Bob Brown Part II

Sex Education, One Awkward Conversation At A Time

So a few weeks ago, I made a terrible error. I was driving my girlfriend and her daughter home. I’d read something funny on the Internet earlier that day that I wanted to tell her about, so I did. Animatedly. Loudly.It was this thing about how Moby wants to make porn about men with average-sized penises. “So then the article is like, “Moby is a man who doesn’t have hair. He doesn’t eat meat, he doesn’t care for furniture. But like all men, he wants to make porn.”...more
@Milaka LOVE IT! Curiosity is a good thing. But not that you'd want to encourage this particular ...more

Blended Family Misery

Why can't your step-kids make nice and behave like your own kids? Why do your step-children make it so hard for you to just like them, much less love them? My girlfriend is frustrated, says, "I don't think I can take this any more. I thought a blended family meant we'd blend. Instead, it's like 2 enemy camps, my kids on the one hand, polite, respectful, and his – 2 screaming meemees running amuck. "What does your husband say about it?" I ask. "Give it time," my girlfriend groans....more

Chatting with a friend improves brain function

Go ahead and call your best friend before that big test. Research seems to show that your 10-minute pep talk may actually help you perform better on your exam....more

14 Year Old Asks About Love

Why won’t your 14 year old daughter talk to you?...more

A Fairy Tale for Modern Times - the Peaceful Family Dinner

Why does dinner at your house resemble feeding time at the zoo? Why is it so difficult to get your kids and husband to all sit down at the same time and share a peaceful meal?   ...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

How to Speak Teen

By Sarah Welch and Alicia Rockmore ...more