More than half of all divorced women fear they will end up a “bag lady.” Even high net-worth women are concerned they’ll run out of money and won’t be able to support themselves or their families. I get it: I’ve been there. Living through my own divorce — and advising the numerous women with whom I’ve worked — I’ve seen how all too often, given the financial and emotional … [Read more...] about Five BIG Money Mistakes Women Make in Divorce
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The other night my daughter Elby pulled “The Story of Babar” off her bookshelf to read as her bedtime story - a welcome respite from the endless recitations of Knuffle Bunny Too, Leonardo the Terrible Monster and a few Richard Scarry books which have been on a constant loop.Let me preface this post with the fact that I’ve read Babar before - not only was it read to … [Read more...] about Babar The Elephant – Friend or Freak?
I watched the back of his T-shirt as my 16 year-old-son marched off with another woman. She was a gray-haired African American grandma, her hair pulled back in a bun pulled so tight it looked like it had to hurt. Her clothes were starched as if she had spent most of her life in the military. I stayed behind Plexiglass, in the back row of plastic seats bolted to the … [Read more...] about What I Handed Over To My Teen, Along With The Car Keys
When my kids were little, I worried about three critical safety factors, which in fact were the top three causes of preventable deaths in children ages 1 to 14: Accidental drownings Traffic accidents Bicycle, skateboard and scooter-related head injuries My husband believed I was obsessive. He had a point there. My kids wore life jackets at the beach when … [Read more...] about Police Mama: Keeping My Kids Safe Behind the Wheel
Big news for 2012: the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has decided, after three decades, to include FEMALE models in the simulated crash tests that gauge automobile safety. This is a wonderful development. Simply fantastic. But somehow, I think the engineers at the Department of Transportation might have figured out awhile ago that women drive cars too … [Read more...] about How Can Smart Men Be Such Crash Test Dummies?