"Forever" Dies Hard

I didn't want to sell my engagement ring -- more out of obstinate pride than any sentimental reason. When my husband and I got a divorce, I did the tasteful thing and offered to return the ring to him. He told me to keep it. Leaving a cushy executive job made sense if one was going to be a wife. But surely I didn't think this silly notion of supporting myself as a writer was going to work out? "Keep it," he said. "You'll probably need to pawn it before the year's out." ...more
I've long been telling people this, but no one seems to believe me that it's true. I have never ... more

Have Parents Forgotten How to Host?

In front of me in line stood a harried professional looking forty-something mother, her tween, her teen and her teen daughter's friend.Teen daughter and tween daughter order. Mother orders. Mother pays for her spawn, and ignores the daughters' friend....more
I remember being a teen and having similar things happen with friends. When I was expecting to ... more

It's Exam Time and That Means It's Cheating Season Again

Many moons ago, as I preparing for finals in college, I met a friend for a last minute cram session. I was pretty well prepared, but he said he needed help. He brought copies of what he explained were “last year’s test.” Using old exams was not uncommon practice in my classes. Professors even occasionally left hard copies in the library for review (there was no on-line then)....more

The high school I worked for used Turn It In for students before they turned in their papers. I ... more

Excessive Video Gaming Causing Anxiety in Kids?

The headline isn't any real shocker: "Kids' Excess Video Gaming Tied to Anxiety" doesn't even feel like news, at first blush. Surely there's anxiety on the part of the parents trying to keep their kids from spending every waking moment glued to the XBox, and obviously kids who are anxious may find gaming preferable to interacting with other kids. Obvious, right? ...more

I've been playing video games since I was young, too, but it really depends on the type of game, ... more

Excessive Video Gaming Causing Anxiety in Kids?

The headline isn't any real shocker: "Kids' Excess Video Gaming Tied to Anxiety" doesn't even feel like news, at first blush. Surely there's anxiety on the part of the parents trying to keep their kids from spending every waking moment glued to the XBox, and obviously kids who are anxious may find gaming preferable to interacting with other kids. Obvious, right? ...more

I wonder if the differences you see in your son and daughter aren't partially related to being ... more

The $100 Question: Lindsay From Suburban Turmoil Wants To Know The Craziest Thing You've Done For Love

Welcome to The $100 Question, where fellow BlogHers are asking questions ... and every answer could be worth one hundred dollars! ...more

To most, this seems silly, but after a long, abusive relationship, I swore off men. From the age ... more

The $100 Question: Liz From This Full House Asks Who Would Play You In A Movie About Your Life

Welcome to The $100 Question, where fellow BlogHers are asking questions ... and every answer could be worth one hundred dollars! ...more

Mine would be an animated movie about the trials of "raising" my mother during the untreated ... more

The $100 Question: What's Your Third Wish? Tell Jane From Scheiss Weekly For A Chance To Win!

Welcome to The $100 Question, where fellow BlogHers are asking questions ... and every answer could be worth one hundred dollars! Let's meet today's host: Mamacita from Scheiss Weekly ...more

I can think of many things I'd need and want: independent wealth, a job I love that also paid ... more

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Ever thought to yourself, in the midst of a family road trip, “maybe one day I will look back on this and laugh?” Sprint recently asked 8 BlogHers to share their unforgettable family road trip experiences. Check out each of their posts below to read the horrifyingly funny stories they shared.Now is your chance to share a memorable road trip story. Read on to find out how you can win 1 of 9 $200 Visa gift cards!

Where do you stand on Roman Polanski?

It is, perhaps, ironic that right around the same time that Mackenzie Phillips went public about her incest experience, a second entertainment icon was thrust into the limelight for sexual misconduct, as well: Roman Polanski was arrested in connection with a 30-year-old rape charge and the entertainment world went into an uproar. ...more

I just wrote about this in regards to rape in general. I've had several friends and family ... more

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