What is going on? In Washington we have a former first lady AND Secretary of State claiming she just thought it was easier to keep all her emails under one address, which just happens to be her personal email with the secure server safely under her own roof. And, in Oklahoma we have yet another college fraternity doing something uber stupid … [Read more...] about Ignorance is No Excuse For Bad Behavior
...I’m often asked my professional opinion about spying on our kids, and I always answer the same way, “ if you ask a Private Investigator, someone who earns her living through investigating other people, whether she thinks parents should spy on their kids, what do you think the answer will be?” Spy, spy, spy, my fellow parents... As you see … [Read more...] about To Spy Or Not To Spy – The Teen Years
Each year I go away with a group of girlfriends. We’ve been doing it for about 8 years now. We email and text like little kids for weeks leading up to the trip, and inside jokes and funny quotes fly when we get back. I’ve spent a lot of time figuring out why this trip – this one long weekend a year – has become so important to all of us. We are a … [Read more...] about Girlfriends Gotta Get Away
Wouldn't it be great if your marriage came with some kind of guarantee? Like “if you’re not satisfied with your partner, you can exchange him for one with all the qualities you thought you were getting when you first said I do.” Well, it doesn't. When it comes to marriages, it is much more of a “buyer beware,” or “final sale” mentality, so … [Read more...] about Buyer Beware – When I Do Should Be I Don’t
It’s amazing how one story can provoke so many opinions and questions. I’m not usually ambivalent on any topic but this one really has me thinking. First, let’s clear away the media glitz to look at the facts. (1) Man punches and knocks woman out cold in an elevator and drags her listless body out of elevator. (2) Both arrested and charged … [Read more...] about Another Way for Janay
I think its time to set the record straight. Popular opinion seems to depict cheaters as lowly sleazes, sneaking around, victimizing their spouses, and only worthy of one thing; hitting the sidewalk hard while clutching divorce papers handed to them on the way out. Ironically, the harshest judges are those who have never experienced infidelity. … [Read more...] about Rebuild Or Revenge – The Choice is Yours
According to the US Census Bureau 43% of children in the US live without their father. I’ll just let that sink in a bit. When I read it I had to take a breath, blink my eyes, and re-read the sentence. 43%? That’s almost half of the children in this country! Of course, my investigative instincts fired up immediately. Let’s find ‘em! But … [Read more...] about Who’s your daddy? The answer may be easier than you think.
For years I’ve listened to arguments that parents should police their kids’ social media. Basically, set limits to hopefully reduce exposure to the inherent risks. And, for years I jumped right on board! But let’s face it, this may have worked when only Facebook and MySpace were around, and when the family desktop was in the office. Social Media … [Read more...] about Policeman or Pacifist? Bridging the Social Media Generation Gap
So, I’m sitting in a local restaurant. Being the people watcher that I am, I notice a couple sitting at a table diagonal from me. Her back is facing me and she’s holding her phone. I’m watching. I get a pang of nausea as her arm extends upwards. Ugh. She’s going to take a selfie. As I take a sip of my dirty martini to quell the gagging (I … [Read more...] about When Digital Foreplay Becomes Revenge Porn…..
Taxes and marriage. It just doesn’t flow as nicely as Love and Marriage, or Sex and Marriage, or basically ANYTHING and Marriage. However, you cannot escape the fact that each year April 15th marks the date a tax return should be filed by you and your spouse. My question today is, how many of you are involved in this process? After researching … [Read more...] about Ignorance Is NOT Bliss