I grew up in the 70s. This meant I was lucky to experience childhood long before helicopter parents, abstinence pledges, SAT prep courses and sexting obliterated the myriad reckless joys of American adolescence. Most parents had more than two kids, plus jobs, problems and pressures of their own. Kids’ technology risks consisted primarily of overdosing on The Flintstones and I … [Read more...] about 70s Childhoods Vs Now – What’s Been Lost
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On April 18, a profanity-filled email from Delta Gamma sorority sister Rebecca Martinson hit the Internet via Gawker and Deadspin. The blistering rant from Martinson, a junior at the University of Maryland, quickly went viral. Her nastiness towards her DG sisters has since inspired hilarious, Oscar-worthy readings by actor Michael Shannon, a cartoon version Joe … [Read more...] about Obscene Sorority Girl: Why My Kids Are NEVER Going to College
Honda is recalling roughly 572,000 of its popular Accord vehicles because of a potential fire risk in their engines. The recall affects Accords with V-6 engines from the 2003 through 2007 model years. Honda has a report of one fire but no injuries or crashes. The power steering hoses in these cars are at risk of leaking, creating smoke and potentially sparking engine fires, … [Read more...] about Honda Recalls Nearly 600,000 Accords
I made the decision to join the Dove Self-Esteem movement for my daughters…and for me. Honestly, there are times when I could use a little reminder to believe in myself. I am forty and can write a syndicated column, talk on the radio and share my life on a reality show - but the truth is that I can get a hundred positive and kind emails, but it's the one mean one in the … [Read more...] about The Dove Self-Esteem Movement: Changes Are Already Starting!
When you walked down the aisle in your wedding dress and pledged your eternal devotion to your partner, you likely never even considered the prospect of divorcing this man of your dreams. However, as time passes and the fairy tale gives way to reality, many women find themselves questioning the appropriateness of their selected mate. As a woman, you are statistically more … [Read more...] about How to Know I Really Want a Divorce