Tag Archive: baby boomer

Why Looking for a Husband in College May Be a Good Idea

Last week, blogger and Princeton alum Susan Patton wrote a letter to the Daily Princetonian in which she explained why it’s important for the women of Princeton (and, I would assume, other colleges) to find a husband before leaving school. Among other reasons she cited the dearth of intellectual equals in the general population once…

Dear Bride: How Not to Talk to Your Groom

On a plane ride home from Dallas this weekend, I was seated next to a young couple, who it turns out were engaged. Seated barely 12 inches from them, it was hard not to overhear their conversation, and of course once I got the gist of it I couldn’t stop listening…it was like a reality…

The Art of Parenting

Yesterday I posted this photo on my Facebook page: It was seen and shared over 2000 times. Apparently it struck a nerve. I take no credit for the sentiment – that would go to Dr. Bill Cosby, comedian and philosopher extraordinaire. I do know, however, that no truer words about parenting have ever been spoken….

My Son Heard Gunshots at a Party #louderthanguns

Sometimes it seems to me that Arizona is the last of the wild west, especially when it comes to guns. As a state with virtually no regulations on gun possession or purchases and a very angry sheriff running it’s most populous county ,  Arizona is a powder keg, combining the population’s love of firearms with a “get…

My Vibrant Earth Juice Cleanse

Back in December, in the midst of what I call “the eating season,” I was contacted about trying out a juice cleanse to review for my blog. Feeling the weight of too many cookies and too little exercise, I immediately said yes – and when I mentioned it to my husband, he decided he’d give…

Why Manti Te’o’s Virtual Relationship is Not the Norm

The story of Manti Te’o and how he was duped -or we were- has captured the attention of this country. Eventually we’ll all hear what really happened, whether he perpetrated a hoax to make himself seem more sympathetic or whether he was the victim of a horribly cruel scam by some very mean girls. However,…

J. Lo and Me – an Afternoon with Ellen Degeneres

My daughter Katie has a great job, and I, as her loving mother, am the recipient of some very cool perks because of it. Working as an assistant to a Talent Publicist in the entertainment industry, Katie has, on numerous occasions, brought home some great free stuff. The best thing, though, that Katie has given…

Mine, All Mine

On Monday night, I sat on my sofa and watched the season premiere of Downton Abbey, which led to much contemplation about whether Bates – such a temper! – actually is a murderer, or what the heck is wrong with far-too-noble Matthew Crawley (take the money, you fool!). It was two hours long, and I…

Remember How Chic We Looked in the 80’s? Neither do I.

    Searching for my worst fashion moment in my bottomless pile of photos, I knew exactly which years to look through. For me, there was no time like the 80’s for bad style. It could be argued that the 70’s were worse, what with disco, polyester, blue eye shadow and more, but since I was…

Plastic Surgery: I Had an Eyelift.

True confessions time. On November 26, 2012, I had an eyelift. You want to know why? Here’s why: Look at those eyes. They look old, sad and tired. And I am not old, sad and tired. Well, maybe a little tired. Those eyelids…oh, how they tormented me. I would look at my husband and hold…