5 Things You High School Freshman Wants You to Know

A few weeks ago, on our last summer afternoon, my girls and I escaped the heat by heading to our local movie theater. As we stood waiting in line at the snack counter, my soon-to-be freshman took hold of her younger sister’s wheelchair, took the movie tickets from my hand, and called over her shoulder, “I got Zoe, Mom, we’ll go grab our seats.” ...more

7 Life Lessons I Learned from "The Facts of Life"

I gave my daughter the “Jo” hairstyle last week:...more

Actress Daniele Watts Was Handcuffed For… Kissing Her White Boyfriend?

Django Unchained actress Daniele Watts was detained by Los Angles police last week. The crime? ...more
They were treated equally. They didn't respond equally. You are missing the entire point.more

Maria Menounos loses 40 pounds with low-carb diet and walking

Think you can never be too thin? Wrong, says Maria Menounos, who revealed how she lost 40 pounds the healthy way with diet and exercise in an interview with the Examiner....more

A PREEMPTIVE PARENTAL WARNING

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But when your children are old enough to text with you, it is such a gift.  Makes up for all the ...more

Can We Talk?

I am truly saddened about the passing of Joan Rivers. When one of my coworkers shouted it out today, I literally gasped in horror. I loved her humor, spunk, and of course her fashion. She told it like it was and was keen on being so direct. While her unapologetic approach to everything could make one cringe from time to time, she also put her mouth where her heart was. I have read so much about her charitable and loving nature all day and it offers comfort and the sense of ease I need. ...more

Why 2014 is a great time to be female with a little junk in the trunk

On my morning blog scan I read an article on US Weekly's website with the headline, Demi Lovato: Kim Kardiashian "Revolutionized Our Generation's View of What Beautiful Is." At first I rolled my eyes. I read the article and I rolled my eyes again....more

Harvest Full Moon in Pisces – Shine On!

Get a grip. Monday’s Full Moon, 9/8/14,  in sensitive, emotional Water sign Pisces is wonderful for creativity and connecting with others, but sometimes not so much for staying grounded in what is actually happening. Be as imaginative, caring and compassionate as you wish, just don’t be taken in by any "too good to be true" promises or “poor me” scenarios. Be present, stay in the moment – dismiss any escapist urges. Reality may often bite, but it can be handled without mind altering options. Take care of your inner self. You matter....more