The Art of Being a Woman in a Male-Dominated Field

My name is Rachel. I am 25 and a female, and those two small facts come as a shock to the majority of my co-workers. My predecessor was a middle-aged male, the other people in my industry are mainly male and the majority of my co-workers are males. I manage employees, most of which are male, and I am managed by males. I can faintly hear my feminist sisters in the background cheering for me, and I usually wear these facts like a badge of honor on my chest. I am proud of this, but if we are being honest, it is no walk in the park....more
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If You're a Distracted Driver, You Can't Drive My Kid!

Dear Mouthy Housewives, My 10-year-old daughter’s friend invited her and a few other girls to go away with her family for part of spring break. They are driving to the family’s weekend home that is a few hours away. My daughter really wants to go, and I think it sounds like a great trip, but I know that the mom has a habit of texting while she’s driving. I was in her car once and it made me very uncomfortable, although I did not say anything to her....more
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Life Well Lived Moments Sweepstakes 7: Share A Moment and Enter to Win a Kindle Fire!

This sweepstakes is now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered! Please check out our new sweepstakes launching April 6. ...more
Taking my kids camping at the beach for summer vacations to enjoy nature, rough it a little and ... more

Ford, Take Note: Your New Spokesperson Awaits, a 5 Year Old Girl Named Serena [Video]

This is just so cute - Serena is my kind of  automotive "girl-power" role model!Jody DeVereCEOAskPatty.com, Inc. www.askpatty.com www.certifiedfemalefriendly.comwww.jodydevere.com...more
Serena age 5 posted another adorable Part 2 p Video to Mr. President of Ford Motor Company here: ... more

Girl Scouts Offer 'Locavore' Badges

Although I spent a decade as a Camp Fire Girl (we earned beads, not badges), I must applaud Girl Scouts of America for offering their 2.3 million troops the opportunity to earn a 'locavore' badge, stressing the importance of local food. The Girls Scouts, celebrating their 100-year-old birthday next year, launched the new badge on October 1. (They also added new badges for website design, financial literacy and entertainment technology.)...more
My daughter taught the daisy how to compost and how to build an organic garden. more

The Arrival of Clean Diesel

Say goodbye to the image of Mack trucks belching a large black cloud of exhaust wherever they go. With the arrival of "clean" diesel at US pumps, and the development of power-boosting and exhaust-scrubbing technologies, diesel-powered passenger cars are cleaner than their gasoline counterparts on just about all emissions - and run at a higher fuel efficiency....more
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Why I'm Finding Happiness In Composting

My daughter wanted us to compost years ago, but I said no thanks.  My number one issue is our neighborhood has a slight rat problem (just a slight one but one that did result in our darling puppy dragging in a mummified rat carcass years ago), and our three dogs love rats and rotten funky smells (and a compost is nothing if not a rotten funky smell fest).  The dogs would be in heaven and I'd be scared to walk outside....more
My daughter is so into this and is teaching all her friends too! more

What Most Women Don’t Know about Cars: A Tip to Save You Expensive Repair

 Driving my 1997 Saturn all these years has cost me little in major repairs until now.  It was a pricey lesson to learn but without a degree in automotives, I am now better equipped to handle car maintenance.  Most car dealers and auto mechanics won’t bother to tell you the following tip I want to share with you....more
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Go Granny: Hottie Cloris Leachman on Why Us Geeks Need Reliable Technology More Than Tight Leather

There's a new leather-clad hottie in town with her own Super Bowl commercial, and her name is Cloris Leachman. And her commercial co-star ... is me. Prepare to wet your pants....more

Lisa,

I love this hilarous..( PS I am a Granny that rides a Harley)LOL.

You and Cloris ... more

Total Lunar Eclipse Tonight -- But I Celebrate Solstice Looking at the Sun

Tonight many people will observe a rare event: the first total lunar eclipse to take place on a full moon at the Winter Solstice since 1638. But we celebrate the Solstice every year -- and we do it by greeting the Sun....more

It was raining and cloudy in so cal so I watched the lunar eclipse on steaming live video last ... more