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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Would you rather talk to your teen daughter about her sex life or her weight? If you chose the former, you're not alone: a study by WebMD showed that nearly 22% of parents are uncomfortable discussing the dangers of being overweight with their kids, compared to only 12% of parents who feel uncomfortable discussing sex with their teenager. This study jives with my … [Read more...] about What’s Scarier Than The Sex Talk? Talking About Food & Weight!
Mr. Sterling, I have four children that are all sports fans. My oldest daughter is a Los Angeles Lakers fan. My other three are Los Angeles Clippers fans. We are a house divided by the sports teams we love and follow. But this week, we were united in sadness. While watching television, the kids and I heard the racially charged audiotapes that your multiracial … [Read more...] about An Open Letter To Donald Sterling From A Multiracial Mom
Meredith O'Brien, a longtime ModernMom contributor, explores the idea of blogging - and where to draw the line between sharing personal anecdotes and overharing in her new novel. Below is an adapted excerpt from Mortified: A Novel About Oversharing by Meredith O’Brien (used with permission from Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing, Inc. 2013): Maggie Kelly -- a married, Boston area mom … [Read more...] about Mortified: A Novel About Oversharing
I read a post back in December about a woman who was harrased by a Target employee for breastfeeding her child while out Christmas shopping. I remember being annoyed by the way this was handled by the employee and the company and sympathetic to the mother who was only trying to feed her child. At the time, I was only a couple of months pregnant with my second child and … [Read more...] about The Social Stigma of Breastfeeding in Public