The Marriage Trend

     Marriage isn’t a necessity in this generation. According to the U.S. Census Bureau married couples accounted for 84 percent of American households. We no longer live in the 30s. Today, married couples are the minority at 49.7 percent of households. Instead of marriage, people nowadays live together without marriage. This trend is not just with younger couples. ...more

Making sure your hard work pays off

     Hypothetical situation; you decide to prepare for your future and protect yourself and your family. You spend tons of time and especially money hiring the experts, thinking it through, and finally finish your will and estate plan. Now when you assume you are prepared something happens to you or a member of your family. Even though you thought you had prepared against emergency or loss, the critical life information can’t be located. ...more

10 things not to say to your infertile friend:

1. “Take a vacation.” If I was going to get pregnant from taking a vacation, I think I’d have quite a large family by now. I live in France, we have FIVE WEEKS of vacation a year. And let me tell you, we have had some quite pleasurable attempts at baby-making on many, many of said vacations. 2. “Relax, just stop thinking about it.” ...more
When my sister told me that she was pregnant after 3.5 months of marriage, she said "Well, DH is ...more

Jury Overruled! MySpace Mom Acquitted of All Charges

My MySpace profile lists my age as 90. I did this at some point in 2005 to avoid the amount of messages I was receiving from men using the site to find prospective dates. This is my choice, and one that worked very well for me, even if I was, in fact, in direct violation of MySpace's terms of service, which state that all users must submit “truthful and accurate” information about themselves. ...more

This is such an interesting topic to me....I was somewhat torn between each side.  I knew ...more

Mixed on Michael Jackson's Children Redux

Each day the media cloud over Michael Jackson's death mushrooms broader and wider with rumor, speculation, and tidbits of fact. Yesterday morning the big story was that Katherine Jackson, Michael Jackson's mother, has been awarded guardianship of all three of his children, Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr. aka Prince; Paris Michael Katherine; and Prince Michael Jackson II aka "Blanket." ...more

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The Wake Up Call

As it turns out, women are usually left with the responsibility of caring for aging parents. We not only have to worry about their health but also our parents’ finances. One of our main fears is that our parents’ assets will not be taken care of in the future. While organizing their finances, we realize that our own finances are not as managed as they need to be. ...more

Memories of Michael

I learned that Michael Jackson, the legendary international 80's pop icon, died of a heart attack amidst my son's birthday party. As the kids caught wind of the news they simply took a brief pause before proceeding to scarf down their pizza. They don't "know" Michael the way we "know" Michael. ...more

so much to say

So much has been going on since I last posted, first of all I guess I should say RIP Ed McMahon, Farrah and MJ the world lost some incredible although sometimes strange and troubled people this past week and Michael Jackson's death was a particular shock and it really crushed J who was a big fan, fortunately for him so is his boss at the main nightclub he plays at (or these days I should probably refer to it as the nightclub that gave him his start as a DJ as he's playing so many venues) and he was thrilled when J played mainly MJ mixes and remixes on Fri. ...more

The Bacon Test and Other Lessons For Living Today

I was introduced to Jamie Dyer Dordek after her death by Huffington Post blogger, Eli Davidson who also learned of Jaimie's vibrant life after she died. Eli Davidson shared lessons she learned from Jamie who, by all accounts, lived an incredibly full life. ...more

 I like this blog!!!!! I liked The Bacon Balance Test ...more

Farah Fawcett and Anal Cancer: Could HPV, Anal Sex or Smoking Increase Your Risk?

The answer seems to be yes. If it is possible for anything good to come out of the loss of Farrah Fawcett, it would probably be that it is bringing cancer awareness back to the forefront of our minds. She even made a documentary (Farrah's Story) of her experiences for that very reason. ...more
I have often wondered if FF engaged in colon cleansing. I know this is a big trend among ...more