Fashion Friday! It’s Fall at Bungalow 20!

Okay, who says we West L.A. moms won’t bust a cap in your ass if you get up into our sweet junk? Because we can throw some chingasos if needed. You can tell how tough we are by our tattoos: Look, I didn’t mean to frighten you with the Leaf and Feather Tattoo ($22) from Bungalow 20 ....more

What the Asshat Says to Make You Stay!

One of the Sure Signs of an Abusive Relationship One of the tried-and-true tactics of a seasoned Asshat to keep you in the relationship with him or her is … drumroll please … the C-word. Not that C-word! Jeez, guys ....more

I’m in Love With Chef Melissa Mayo! She Reveals her “Lose the Fat, Not the Flavor” Secrets!

Chef Melissa Mayo is not only a culinary master with a six-pack, she’s also one of my dearest friends. I first laid eyes on this South African firecracker at a Music-and-Me class with our then-infants Jade and Bridget. For me it was love at first sight ....more

Empty Nest = Lame Sex?

It was still summer and the cock blockers were gone. I’d driven them at breakneck speed up to my mother’s in Santa Barbara. It was the first time in 12 years that my daughters would be away from home ....more

My First Fashion Friday! Bungalow 20-Style

As many of you know from my 71 Dresses in 71 Days project...more

Girl on the Edge; a Powerful film about Healing from Date Rape

I’ve written extensively about escaping an attempted date rape in college in order to educate my daughters and other young girls about the red flags that might mean danger. I realize, post Steubenville, that our girls are coming of age in a time where date rape is not only still a threat but, to add insult to injury, there is also the possibility of the crime being documented and disseminated on social media, creating a crucible of slut shaming and cyber bullying which has resulted in a recent spate of victim suicides. Retaeh Parsons and Audrie Pott to name just two ....more

Patio For Women: Cool New App that Saves Men’s Lives

The other night I was lying in bed with Henry feeling a bit forlorn because I didn’t feel as close to a good friend of mine as I used to. Henry attempted to console me by saying, “You’ll always have me.” To which I replied without a moment’s hesitation, “Yes, but I need women for intimacy!” Henry didn’t even bat an eyelash. Just pulled me into his embrace and said, “I know you do, honey.” Here’s the deal, no man can complete me ....more

When an Asshat tells you he’s an Asshat, Believe Him

Here’s the funny thing about people. They tell you who they are. And they often tell you right away ....more

Do You Press-Gang Your Kids?

I think we all realize the only reason we have children is so they’ll vacuum our vacuum with a dust buster after making us a five course meal and doing all the dishes. New York Times contributor, Alisa Gibson Schindler certainly understands this. She’s an expert at catching her unsuspecting children unawares and turning them into slave labor ....more

Not All Feminists Want to Wear Mens’ Penises on a Chain Around Their Neck

One of my favorite bloggers, Michelle Combs, posits this question: what is a feminist? My dear Henry might say “a terrifying wife dominatrix who chases me around the house brandishing handcuffs and benwa balls,” but I prefer to align myself with Ms. Combs who writes: Feminism isn’t about dehumanizing men ....more