Julie Chen’s Confession Isn’t Just About Plastic Surgery, But Racism

[Updated 9/13/13 5:02 p.m. PST: Dayton, Ohio TV station WDTN-TV issued a statement saying "We are sorry for what happened to CBS' Julie Chen in 1995 when she was a reporter at WDTN-TV,” and stating that they do not tolerate racism or discrimination of any kind. --Grace]...more
I've seen her in person and its not a secret that she had a LOT of work done...not just her ... more

My Elusive Quest For Mom Friends: Are One or Two Friends Okay?

Lately, I’ve read several good articles and blog pieces about the difficulty of making new mom friends. I can identify with these authors because last year seemed to be my year of constant angst about friendships. Do I have enough friends? How can I make new friends? Does it really matter? That was the broken record constantly re-playing itself in my mind....more
@MommyKerrie Good point! We can't expect to connect with everyone. You're welcome to quote from ... more

My Elusive Quest For Mom Friends: Are One or Two Friends Okay?

Lately, I’ve read several good articles and blog pieces about the difficulty of making new mom friends. I can identify with these authors because last year seemed to be my year of constant angst about friendships. Do I have enough friends? How can I make new friends? Does it really matter? That was the broken record constantly re-playing itself in my mind....more
@Emily A Hi Emily, I think there are a lot of moms who can relate to this issue, even though its ... more

My Elusive Quest For Mom Friends: Are One or Two Friends Okay?

Lately, I’ve read several good articles and blog pieces about the difficulty of making new mom friends. I can identify with these authors because last year seemed to be my year of constant angst about friendships. Do I have enough friends? How can I make new friends? Does it really matter? That was the broken record constantly re-playing itself in my mind....more
@Gamingangel You are really lucky and I like the idea of starting early with kids to join ... more

My Elusive Quest For Mom Friends: Are One or Two Friends Okay?

Lately, I’ve read several good articles and blog pieces about the difficulty of making new mom friends. I can identify with these authors because last year seemed to be my year of constant angst about friendships. Do I have enough friends? How can I make new friends? Does it really matter? That was the broken record constantly re-playing itself in my mind....more
@sandinmytoesTK You definitely get it! Moving would make it even more difficult, but also an ... more

My Elusive Quest For Mom Friends: Are One or Two Friends Okay?

Lately, I’ve read several good articles and blog pieces about the difficulty of making new mom friends. I can identify with these authors because last year seemed to be my year of constant angst about friendships. Do I have enough friends? How can I make new friends? Does it really matter? That was the broken record constantly re-playing itself in my mind....more
@Carpool Goddess You are awesome!:) more

My Elusive Quest For Mom Friends: Are One or Two Friends Okay?

Lately, I’ve read several good articles and blog pieces about the difficulty of making new mom friends. I can identify with these authors because last year seemed to be my year of constant angst about friendships. Do I have enough friends? How can I make new friends? Does it really matter? That was the broken record constantly re-playing itself in my mind....more
@Woman-Take-Over I agree that adults need friends too! I think if you grow apart either by life ... more

My Elusive Quest For Mom Friends: Are One or Two Friends Okay?

Lately, I’ve read several good articles and blog pieces about the difficulty of making new mom friends. I can identify with these authors because last year seemed to be my year of constant angst about friendships. Do I have enough friends? How can I make new friends? Does it really matter? That was the broken record constantly re-playing itself in my mind....more
@AlissaBC Thanks for the comment, Alissa. It IS hard. I'm moving my kids to another school and I ... more

In Defense of Non-Custodial Mothers

Recently, The Huffington Post ran an article that featured a mother's regret for leaving her children with their father post-divorce. She explained that the divorce left her feeling emotionally and psychologically fragile and she chose to live with relatives for a few years in order to regroup. She went on to explain that she regretted the decision, but it was the best one she had at time. ...more
I've learned never to judge a situation until you know all the facts, if you ever will. ... more

Experiencing "Are You There, God?" with My Tween -- for the First Time

When I was on the precipice of puberty, all the girls in my class were reading Judy Blume's Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. Except for me. My mother was 44 when I was born, ancient for that era. She was raised in the South, the daughter of Presbyterian missionaries. By contrast, I grew up in the Ice Storm70s. Parents were swapping car keys at parties, smoking weed with their kids, divorcing to "find" themselves and parading a series of lovers in front of their children. So the fact that my mother deemed Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret too racy for me to read made me feel freakish. So when my daughter and I were browsing through a bookstore recently, and happened upon Are You There, God? It's Me Margaret, I bought it so she and I could read it together -- both for the first time....more
Such a great post.. My daughter turns 12 next week and we've been having conversations about ... more