Gaining 50 pounds proves nothing to no one

So, more than a year after the Maria Kang debacle, I wake up to this on my newsfeed."Woman packs on 50 pounds to prove 'no excuses' for being overweight"...more

Ann Curry Leaving 'Today?' No way!

     A lot can happen in a year, and apparently, 365 days unleashed a downward spiral for “Today” host, Ann Curry.     Curry took over last year for Meredith Vieira, who left the “Today Show” last summer. And let’s just say it, in the opinion of many, the show hasn’t been the same since its longtime queen, Katie Couric left in 2006 after 15 years....more
@Bad Luck Detective I remain an avid follower, too. I will surely miss ann, though! I keep ...more

Supermoms Are Overrated

A new study from the University of Washington in Seattle finds that while working outside the home is good for mothers’ mental health, so-called “supermoms” have higher rates of depression than those working moms who are willing to let go of their expectations of perfection at home and at work. “Supermoms” who set the unattainable goal of being perfect are more likely to be depressed, the study found. ...more
I can totally relate...we all wish we could have it all. The answer: we already do :)more

Interesting Today Show - Dad's Psycho Ex Blog

  This morning on the Today Show there was an interesting discussion taking place about a dad who has blogged about his "psycho ex." Although I do have my opinions on the matter, what I think is important to take note in this case is there are two distinct sides to the story-...more

Did You Hear About the Time Lindsay Lohan Stood Up Matt Lauer?

Picture this: You're Matt Lauer. You're feeling pretty good about that. I mean, YOU ARE MATT FREAKING LAUER. You shave, you get dressed, and you go to work, which today involves interviewing THE once-talented-it-girl-turned-total-hot-mess of the moment and you are all pumped up to ask the hard questions, and maybe...just maybe...get some well-lit mascara soaked tears in the process....more

Fashion Rants Post-50

“If you’re over 50 and pick up a copy of Vogue magazine, don’t expect to see someone like you peering back from the cover,” writes Stephanie Pappas for a Today Show article highlighting the failure (or refusal) of women’s magazines to portray images of women that reflect their actual readerships, or ...more

Too tired to cook recipes: Gingery peanut noodles with chicken + chicken and gruyere turnovers

We've all been there, it's nearly 5 pm, you wander aimlessly through the grocery store, your kids are hip to your frazzled state and they dump enough bags of chips and cookies into the grocery cart to last a month. You are too tired to care what they are up to at this point, all you want is something healthy and simple to make for dinner tonight....more

That I lived alone for a long time and a single chicken was too much for one person so I just ...more

Momathon finds: Tiny Prints holiday cards are a sanity saver and on sale!

If you are like me, getting holiday cards out on time rarely happens. I always find an excuse to delay this project because ordering cards can be a pain. This year if you want to save time and save your sanity, check out one of my new favorite online stationery stores, Tiny Prints. The personalized stationery uses eco-friendly paper. One of the best parts of this store is their customer service--the design staff is dedicated to make your cards look wonderful....more

What's the story, Morning Glory?

Like the lyrics sung by Ella Fitzgerald suggest, in the new romantic comedy "Morning Glory" the story behind the public image of the newsroom might be more interesting than the news itself.The characters in the movie's over-the-top dysfunctional newsroom somehow manage to survive and even thrive in a cut-throat business....more