Five Great Cures for Hangovers

December 31, 2008 by  
Filed under Health, Wellbeing

We’ve all done it: awakened to a slam banger of a hangover. Hangovers don’t appear on any reliable timetable. They vary from one individual to the next. For some, two appletinis, and a hangover is assured. For others, they may have to consume four drinks or more before the head banging morning hangover makes an […]

Phoenix Rising

December 31, 2008 by  
Filed under Blog

With the holidays winding down and the New Year fast approaching, I am in the entirely non-unique position of reflecting on ’08. This has been a year of immense change, growth, heartache and questioning for me. I moved to a new city, completed a divorce, made wonderful new friends, was diagnosed with early stages of […]

Hot Date Alert: Your Valentine’s Day Get-Ready Countdown

December 30, 2008 by  
Filed under Date Wear, Style

Well, look who has a big date this Valentine’s Day! Take a moment to bask in your glory. Okay, moment over. Now it’s time to get to work. The hair, the makeup, the dress, the-oh dear God, when’s the last time you had a manicure? Never mind, dear. We’ll cover everything you need to prep […]

Ask Dr. Susan Bartell: When Your Child Acts Out

December 30, 2008 by  
Filed under Parenting, Single Moms

Question: “I’m a single mom with a daughter who behaves well enough at home, but she certainly knows how to push all my buttons when we’re out in public. If I reprimand her, she screams and cries—and I get those looks: you know the ones: as if I’m an ax murderer. If I don’t I get […]

Top 25 Cost Savers for Single Moms

December 30, 2008 by  
Filed under Great Single Mom Tips, Single Moms

If you’re a single mom, no doubt you’re feeling this economic crunch, even more so than your married gal pals. But there are some simple things you can do to help keep more of your paycheck in your wallet. It may take some discipline, but you just might find some of these helpful tips are easy […]

The Grim Reaper’s Class of 2008

December 29, 2008 by  
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It’s time once again to tally up the year’s dearly departed. As always an impressive group.  Hundreds of names that we have known for years, perhaps like a Paul Newman, we have known for a lifetime. There were the gone too soon; Bernie Mac and Heath Ledger, to name two; the very long-lived, Erich Kaestner, […]

Panic Time: How to Deal with Money Emergencies

December 29, 2008 by  
Filed under Money 911, Money Tips

With luck, most of us match our family income to our costs of living and come out ahead of the game.  At times, of course, we may experience a run of expenses, often unanticipated, that cause us to dip into savings or even float a temporary loan to tide us over.  As long as the […]

Having a Baby on Your Own (Part 2): Building Your Fertility Team

December 29, 2008 by  
Filed under Parenting, Single Moms

Part 2: Choosing a Fertility Specialist:   Q: Should I use my ob/gyn or a fertility doctor? Unlike married couples, who go to fertility specialists after a long period of unprotected sex, the single woman is generally trying to conceive without having tried to get pregnant before. Many women into their early 40s are able […]

Beating Back the Rising Cost of Living

December 29, 2008 by  
Filed under Money 911, Money Tips

“I don’t think there is anything more depressing than buying gasoline, and then going grocery shopping,” says Susan White, a single mom with a four year-old daughter and a seven year-old son. Like so many other Americans, Susan is seeing the cost of a gallon of milk rise almost as fast as a gallon of […]

Having a Baby on Your Own (Part 1): Building Your Fertility Team

December 28, 2008 by  
Filed under Parenting, Single Moms

When I conceived my daughter at age 36 without a partner, I was blissfully unaware that my eggs might be on the verge of expiring. I simply knew I was emotionally and financially ready to become a mother on my own. I knew nuthin’ ‘bout birthin’ babies, as the line from “Gone With the Wind” […]

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