I recently deactivated my Facebook account, and I already feel my inner spirits rising anew, unencumbered by the “pokes” and “likes” of my 600+ social media “friends.” I created my Facebook page a few years back for professional reasons. As a business tool, it worked well. It helped create an online community for people to discuss the subject of my book, TORN: motherhood and … [Read more...] about Is Facebook Making You Depressed?
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There is one thing all expectant mothers have in common: Each and every one wants the healthiest start for her unborn baby. If you are pregnant, you can speak up for your child now, before he or she is born. You will not think twice of defending your child against bullies on the playground or in school later - so start now by defending them against bullies before he or she … [Read more...] about Choosing the Right Health Care Provider
So what does it take to get into college? Well, the answer depends on quite a few factors. The type of major, high school academics, standardized test scores, teacher recommendations, the personal statement, the interview, extra-curricular activities, leadership skills…the list goes on and on. That’s why, as I’ve said many times before, it’s best to start thinking about … [Read more...] about Helping Your Teen Put Together College Applications
I watched the award-winning independent film MissRepresentation last month. The producers are building a movement of awareness around the themes of the film and unlike those occupying streets and parks across the country, this cause asks proponents to take real actions toward advancing their goals. Among all the unsettling information presented in the movie, there was one … [Read more...] about Sexy or Sexist: The Good Wife and Me
A toddler awakens with a fever, so his mother drives to the store for a bottle of Children’s Motrin. It’s only 10pm and she lives in a well-regarded middle class neighborhood, so it’s not a big deal. Right? According to the FBI Uniform Crime Report (UCR), violent crime in America has trended down 1.5% in the past five years. That’s good news, for sure. But what does it really … [Read more...] about A Woman’s Personal Safety Isn’t a Statistic