Ten Things Parents Should Never, Ever Do

1. Take a good, close look at your walls. They will make you want to cry and then hose down your house with disinfectant. 2. Swear. Even if your kid still pronounces "banana" as "babana," as soon as you drop a profanity -- just once -- the little tyke will say it perfectly and repeatedly, in the most horrifying of places (like the doctor's office or your grandmother's house)....more
@lwsims They don't exist.  If only. more

Ten Things Parents Should Never, Ever Do

1. Take a good, close look at your walls. They will make you want to cry and then hose down your house with disinfectant. 2. Swear. Even if your kid still pronounces "banana" as "babana," as soon as you drop a profanity -- just once -- the little tyke will say it perfectly and repeatedly, in the most horrifying of places (like the doctor's office or your grandmother's house)....more
Good advice.  I can relate totally to  #4, #5 and #8 and I am an aunt not a mom. more

Do Women Really Become Invisible After Turning 40?

I remember being in high school and sitting with my friends and listening to a song called Forever Young by Alphaville. I remember talking with them about how awful it would be to get old. I’m pretty sure at the time I defined old as somewhere around age thirty. I mean really – those thirty year olds were SO LAME! Anyway, the song was one of those songs....more
The truth is you're in a much better position at 40-something or as an adult to realize your ... more

Staying in Fashion While Dressing for Your Age

My mom’s 40 year high school reunion was last Saturday and, about a week prior, she called me and asked if we could go shopping together and pick up a little something for her to wear. I should probably first start off by saying that my mom is a size 4 and in fantastic shape with arms comparable to Madonna’s but without the creepy zombie veins. ...more
@avocadopardo Not me.  I wore leggings as a tween and I wear them now in the summer with ... more

Staying in Fashion While Dressing for Your Age

My mom’s 40 year high school reunion was last Saturday and, about a week prior, she called me and asked if we could go shopping together and pick up a little something for her to wear. I should probably first start off by saying that my mom is a size 4 and in fantastic shape with arms comparable to Madonna’s but without the creepy zombie veins. ...more
@JenCF I couldn't agree more, I think your approach is spot on.  I hate the idea of age ... more

Staying in Fashion While Dressing for Your Age

My mom’s 40 year high school reunion was last Saturday and, about a week prior, she called me and asked if we could go shopping together and pick up a little something for her to wear. I should probably first start off by saying that my mom is a size 4 and in fantastic shape with arms comparable to Madonna’s but without the creepy zombie veins. ...more
@dscandone Unsexy, really?  I'm 38 and I live in sheath dresses. I have a fitted, fire engine ... more

Staying in Fashion While Dressing for Your Age

My mom’s 40 year high school reunion was last Saturday and, about a week prior, she called me and asked if we could go shopping together and pick up a little something for her to wear. I should probably first start off by saying that my mom is a size 4 and in fantastic shape with arms comparable to Madonna’s but without the creepy zombie veins. ...more
Classics are fantastic, but once you get over 35 you have to make sure you're not just wearing ... more

The Truth About Childless Women

Nearly 46 percent of American women through age 44 are childless. That's up from 35 percent in 1976....more
 @CleverFTW  I'm like you I wanted the husband first, even though so many women around me, my ... more

Should Abortion Be Included in a National Health Insurance Plan?

As a good liberal, I am on the e-mail lists of many advocacy groups, the result of which is that I receive about 14,000 "action alerts" every day, 99.9% of which I delete without even opening. However, last week, two emails caught my attention: Planned Parenthood and the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice both asked me to contact Congress and the Obama administration to protest the potential exclusion of abortion services from any national health care plan that is enacted. ...more

"Angela5" says abortion should never be a choice http://www.blogher.com/abortion-should-never-be-choice

"Angela5" says abortion should never be a choice http://www.blogher.com/abortion-should-never-be-choice ...more
It's not up to you to decide what individual women should do with their bodies. more