The Case John C.* claimed that as a result of multiple surgeries to fix his diverticulitis he was unable to engage in the activities he was once able to do; activities such as boating, fishing, lifting, bending, etc. While the difficulties he claimed were known complications, he blamed the surgeon for failing to operate early enough. The … [Read more...] about From the B. Lauren Case Files: “The Shifty Sailor”
As Meghan Markle rides through Windsor in her specially chosen horse-drawn carriage, clothed in the gown of her dreams, with a real life prince charming, to most it seems like a fairy tale in every sense of the word. But, the events of the past week, specifically surrounding Ms. Markle’s father backing out of attending the wedding for some … [Read more...] about The Royal Wedding….Will the Fairy Tale Have a Happy Ending?
Last week I spent over 10 hours in the car driving to North Carolina with my family I learned a lot. Even as a mom who spends her professional time watching others with a suspicious eye, I realized how little I really know about how my teenage son spends his time on line. Just when I thought I had it – a Facebook page, an Instagram account, and a … [Read more...] about Twitter Today Roulette Tomorrow….Keeping Up with Your Teen’s Internet Safety
As I’m sure most of you already know, transgender Olympic athlete and reality star Bruce Jenner revealed himself this week on the cover of Vanity Fair as his true self Caitlyn Jenner. While I am no expert and am in no position to comment on transgender struggles, I will say that I wish her well and hope she finds peace in her new public role as a … [Read more...] about What Has Caitlyn Jenner Gotten Herself Into?
This Sunday marks another day of celebrating the universally agreed upon hardest job in the world. I don’t really think one day is enough considering the beating many of us take the other 364 days a year, but I’ll take it. If you’re like me, you’ll receive a card reading something like this, “To the Best Mom in the World.” Let’s be honest, we can’t … [Read more...] about What Makes a Super Mom? – A Mommy PI’s Definition
“He was a sweet, nice kid” That’s how *Brian’s father described his 19 year old son who was stabbed and killed by his girlfriend on April 6 in the apartment they shared where Brian was attending school. A typical case of domestic abuse under not so typical circumstances. Brian and his girlfriend were young. Too young. He was a well built and … [Read more...] about Domestic Violence – Early Intervention Can Mean Prevention
I finally finished my taxes last night and like many of you I breathed my annual sigh of relief. Reviewing the details of our financial picture can be grueling and even painful. It’s easy to go through the year with blinders on when we over spend or make poor decisions. But in April of each year we have no choice but to lay it all out for Uncle … [Read more...] about Financial Infidelity….A Cheater Among Us?
If you’re like me, holidays mean much more than filling Easter baskets with goodies, or cleaning out the pantry for Passover. They mean family time, and I mean LOTS of family time. Family members gathered together, traveling long distances, sharing meals, stories, and who knows what else. These groups of people are related, but are not necessarily … [Read more...] about Holiday Heavy Lifting
Last night I nearly fell off my couch. As I was flipping through the channels I saw the infamous Abby Lee from Dance Moms previewing a new show. Can you guess what Abby Lee was promoting? None other than ANOTHER reality show about young girls being plucked from their idyllic childhood into the world of professional voyeurism to “star” in their own … [Read more...] about Reality Shows – A Peeping Tom’s Paradise
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I’m not Irish, but this holiday is impossible to miss. Shamrock green wreaths and inflatable leprechauns throughout my neighborhood makes the St. Patrick’s Day fever downright contagious, even to a those of us who have never tasted Irish soda bread or sipped a green beer. All day today the Irish, and the Irish at heart, … [Read more...] about When the Luck of the Irish Goes Bad