Sex & the Single Woman: Love Doesn’t Have to Be Tough

November 30, 2009 by  
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Love isn’t easy. It especially isn’t easy if you’re like me, and like to take the blame for everything that goes wrong in relationships. If only there was someone with all of the answers. Now normally I am not a huge fan of dating shows, but VH1’s Tough Love is different. For once, there is a show […]

I Got Married and Other Mistakes: #1. Wedding Day

November 30, 2009 by  
Filed under Finding Mr. Right, Relationships

Cartoonist Barbara Slate has her pencil on the pulse of every woman’s nightmare: life without love. Her slant on relationships is a bittersweet bonbon. She has created characters for Marvel and DCComics, and writes Betty and Veronica for Archie Comic.Her book, YOU CAN DO A GRAPHIC NOVEL is coming out Jan. 2010 from ALPHA/ Penguin […]

Not Your Traditional Thanksgiving Story

November 29, 2009 by  
Filed under Friendships & Family, Relationships

Most of my tongue-in-cheek references are born out of biting my tongue on the holidays at one time or another. Thanksgiving has served as the practice ground for it. How I managed to even eat during this holiday was beyond me. Being born into a large Italian family, holidays were and always will be about […]

Top Travel Gifts for the Immersion Traveler

November 29, 2009 by  
Filed under Travel, Travel Tips & Plan

There’s nothing better than finding the perfect gift for each terrific person on your holiday shopping list. It’s so great thinking about someone special, knowing what she likes to do and then matching it with something she would never think to buy for herself, or better yet, might not even know about! When it comes […]

Tome of the Mommy: “You Know I Hate to Gossip, But –“

November 29, 2009 by  
Filed under Mom's Me Time, Single Moms

Everyone does it, right? We diss on our best buds, tell tales out of school. When we’re asked to keep a secret, we cross our hearts, hope to die . . . Instead we spill our guts. I’ve always been a social animal. In the human jungle, gossip is the best bait, a tasty fodder […]

Helicopter Mom: Are You Hindering Your Child’s Career?

November 29, 2009 by  
Filed under Great Single Mom Tips, Single Moms

By now, you’ve no doubt heard the term “helicopter parent,” which refers to a parent who hovers over the various aspects of her or his child’s life, including their college education and career. In a 2007 report, generational experts Neil Howe and Bill Strauss point out that the helicopter parent isn’t an anomaly. Parents of […]

Alone But Not Lonely For the Holidays

November 29, 2009 by  
Filed under Mom's Me Time, Single Moms

The editor of Single Minded Women asked me to write a piece about “surviving” the holidays as a single mom. Good choice on her part because I am a PRO at it! Counting this year, I will have celebrated 11 Thanksgivings and Christmases as a single mother. With a shared custody arrangement during the holidays, […]

Duchess Digest: ‘Tis the Season

November 28, 2009 by  
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With the holiday season officially here, most of us are thinking about family. Opening gifts around the tree with loved ones, fabulous parties with friends (the family we get to choose) and delicious meals around beautifully set loving dining room tables. And once that commercial on television for the generic family of the Pillsbury crescent […]

Holiday Party Dresses to Help You Shine

November 28, 2009 by  
Filed under Fashion & Beauty Advice, Style

We’ve rounded up these six fabulous holiday party frocks guaranteed to make your Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s Eve celebrations uber-chic.

Beauty Product Patrol: Lexli Acne & Skin Care System

November 28, 2009 by  
Filed under Beauty Product Patrol, Style

Skincare is a top priority for me, and I am always looking for the most innovative new products. The Lexli Acne & Skin Care System immediately caught my eye because it is not water-based, but rather uses aloe as the main ingredient. The system, which contains “a 100% pure, pharmaceutical grade of highly concentrated aloe vera,” […]

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