5 Ways to Not Be That Mom

From the PTA to boardrooms, from gyms to grocery stores, we can all relate to these moms. In fact, there is a little bit of each of these women inside of us. The trick is to find ways TO NOT BE THAT MOM. [Note: You can replace the word mom with: co-worker, neighbor, or friend.]...more
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I Let Motherhood and Trash Take Over My Life

My clinical psychologist friend Linda used to assure me that early childhood parenting is a time of "Survival Mode." How right she was! Young children require constant attention. Trouble is always lurking just around the corner, and if you are not vigilant at all times, they could swallow knives. They could jump off a wall. They could run out into the public and strip off all of their clothing, diapers and all....more
I have two trash bags sitting next to my trash can in my kitchen just waiting...begging...to be ... more

Why Petraeus Had to Go

[Editor's Note: The intrigue keeps swirling around the reported affair between CIA Director David Petraeus and Paula Broadwell, the author of his biography All In (I can hear you snickering, by the way). BlogHer Gloria Feldt writes that powerful men having affairs is nothing new and is in some ways their own personal business. But she says that prudishness is not the reason why Petraeus needed to step down from his position. Read on to find out the three reasons why. --Grace]...more
When will men ever learn? They will always get caught! They cover their tracks well in the ... more

Little Mermaid Sing Along; Quality Fun. Questionable Film.

      Last week I grabbed a girlfriend, guzzled down some adult beverages, and headed to the Castro Theater for The Little Mermaid sing along.  Greeted ceremoniously at the door by a plump woman in a red wig, squeezed into a sequined tube skirt, I was ready for the silliness to ensue.  She gifted me with a bag full of treasures befitting a trip under the sea and soon, crowned and swathed...more
Two thoughts. 1) I would give anything to go to a Little Mermaid singalong...that's shear ... more

Where's My Happily Ever After?

I am grieving for a marriage that is never to be. Certainly, I am extremely grateful for my son. Having him in my life fills my heart with light and love. But at times when I'm feeling sorry for myself, I begin to feel robbed of the false fairy tale of getting married, having two kids, and living happily ever after. ...more
It's alarming how many of us are going through the same thing, but it's equally amazing how much ... more