The Attachment Connection: What Single Moms Need to Know

August 30, 2008 by  
Filed under Parenting, Single Moms

Your child’s secure attachment to you is incredibly important for his/her future. And single mothers can certainly raise secure children.  Through real life stories, the Attachment Connection tries to help parents become more aware of how parent sensitivity to their child’s interior world of feeling has everything to do with attachment, emotional regulation, and healthy […]

Single Minded Moms; When Should You Give Yourself Permission to Date?

August 30, 2008 by  
Filed under Mom's Me Time, Single Moms

Bubbly, fresh-faced, rock star extraordinaire to the pre-school set, Suzi Shelton, actually has a lot to say about the answer to this question. Standing, amid cheering five year-olds and their parents swinging their hips to her catchy tunes like; “So Long Chocolate Cake,” Shelton appears pretty comfortable in her skin. But everyone has a back […]

Q&A: Date Night Survival Kit

August 30, 2008 by  
Filed under Fashion & Beauty Advice, Style

Q. I’m newly single and am about to go on my first date in years. I’m obviously really nervous, and want to be as prepared as possible. Any tips for some emergency items I should stash in my purse to help the evening go as smoothly as possible? A. Firstly, congratulations on getting back out […]

Q&A: Scoring Show-Stopping Lashes

August 29, 2008 by  
Filed under Fashion & Beauty Advice, Style

Q. I’m totally fed up with my short and puny eyelashes. I feel like I’ve tried every mascara under the sun. Any suggestions for adding some oomph?    A. Honey, I’ve been there. While my two-year-old nephew is blessed with heavenly thick lashes that practically touch his nose, I’ve had to make do with coat […]

Buzz-worthy Female Designers to Watch

August 29, 2008 by  
Filed under Date Wear, Style

Marc Jacobs, Zac Posen, Karl Lagerfeld, Phillip Lim…there’s no question that male fashion designers have no shortage of talent when it comes to creating stunning looks for female forms. Still, it’s the go-getter female designers and entrepreneurs that we love to champion. From mega-watt jewelry created just for single women to eco-minded fashion with a […]

Weekend Warriors: Knit Wits

August 29, 2008 by  
Filed under Blog

Well, it’s Labor Day weekend, which means summer fashion is enjoying its last gasp. So why not use your four-day weekend to hit the stores in search of cozy, chic, fall-appropriate knits? Read on for our favorite picks, and get the scoop on fashion’s latest talents with this week’s feature, Buzz-worthy Female Designers to Watch. […]

Grocery Shopping for One

August 29, 2008 by  
Filed under Food and Wine, Food/Restaurants

When it’s for shoes, it’s an art form. When it’s for spaghetti, not so much. Grocery shopping for one can be a challenging task. There’s the physical damage to consider– getting your food crushed by a supersized cart being driven by little Johnny   – but more importantly, the stress of figuring out what and how […]

A Makeover Checklist

August 29, 2008 by  
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In my September Harlequin Blaze book, RISQUÉ BUSINESS, heroine Delaney Connor gets a complete makeover. Nope, not to get a guy, but in her quest to snag her dream job. Not only does she do the whole hair/makeup/wardrobe change, but Delaney figures to really set off the new look, she’d better learn to put herself […]

Bad Relationships—and the Compulsion to “Stand By Your Man”

August 28, 2008 by  
Filed under Finding Mr. Right, Relationships

John and Elizabeth Edwards. Bill and Hillary Clinton. Elliot  and Silda Spitzer. Politicians may do it publicly, but the compulsion to have an affair hits one out of every five marriages. But why the compulsion to stay with your cheating spouse? Here’s a few answers… The Truth about Love, Lust and Commitment Of the 70,288 […]

A Torch Has Been Passed to a New Generation—of Women

August 28, 2008 by  
Filed under Blog

I was proud and inspired by Hillary Clinton‘s speech on Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention (“No Way. No How. No McCain.”) And frankly, it wasn’t a reaction I was expecting. In fact, I, like many women of my generation and my politically progressive believes, had been very disappointed with Senator Clinton’s campaign overall. […]

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