June 14, 2011
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I'm tired of catalog-thin models.
Some people go too far when it comes to pampering their pets.
Can technology really be this silly?
Your baby may be smart, but not this smart.
GDP blogger Carole Townsend says everyone defines “fun” differently
Hollywood needs to stay out of politics.
Our spending habits are as out of control as our eating habits.
You shouldn't have to get down and 'dirty" to be a politician.
My dogs are a tough foe when it comes to a battle of wills.
Football is back, along with the craziness it brings to fans everywhere.
The texting craze is driving me crazy.
Being the person in charge of cleaning up is never fun.
Family and friends need you most in times of grief, which is why it is so important to be there for them.
Blogger Carole Townsend opines on the way people dress these days.
Dealing with the realities of being an empty-nester.
Do you let your children use Facebook or other social media sites? Do you have any rules or tips to share with other parents?
Carole Townsend talks about jury duty
When it comes to habits, I never do anything halfway. Ever. That can be a good thing, and that can be a bad one, depending on the habit.
They're matters that, if not addressed openly, can so easily be swept under the rug.
Here I go talking about school again. Can you tell I really miss the days when my kids were still in school?
Now, in my humble opinion, parenting teens is the toughest part of the child rearing cycle.
How on earth did I raise my children without all the gadgets and contraptions on the market today?
Lisa* is a good friend of mine. She quit smoking Friday afternoon at about 3 p.m. I know this, because she called me around 4 this morning to tell me the exact number of hours and minutes since she made that decision.
If you are the proud parent of one or more teenagers, you likely live in a state of perpetual balancing, tiptoeing, hugging, crying, advancing and retreating.
Our children are at the ages during which they may very likely soon choose life partners. My husband and I are both divorced, and I'm grateful to say our blended family is healthy and happy 12 years into the union.
House Bill 87 went into effect on July 1 here in Georgia. An attempt to crack down on illegal immigration, this controversial legislation has spurred marches, calls for boycotts and, some say, racial division.
I had the honor this week of talking with two of the sheriff's deputies participating in a Special Olympics fundraiser. Both told me this annual event is something they really look forward to, and not just because they are helping a terrific cause
On Tuesday at 2:15 p.m., the verdict in the Casey Anthony Trial was read in an Orlando courtroom and in living rooms, offices, bars and restaurants all across the country.
There are two topics that make me absolutely crazy, and those are oil companies and health insurance companies. Say what you will, but they both run this country with the sole purpose of extorting billions from Americans.
Independence Day -- July 4 -- is one of my favorite holidays. Oh, I know some of you are already rolling your eyes and thinking, "Here we go on another Republican rant." But no, if I'm going to rant at all, it's going to be about being an American.
Are you a pet owner? We are. We just love our two dogs, Cassie and Chester. They are both rescues, big, goofy golden retriever mixes who love people, other dogs, birds, butterflies, shoes and just life in general.
There's something about seeing their kid out on a playing field that makes some parents lose their minds.
I have to confess right now, before I start writing about electronics and how they stress me out, that I am technologically challenged. I don't think it's an age thing or an intelligence thing; I think I'm just old school.
Sunday is Father's Day, and I for one look forward to it. Fathers sometimes get the short end of the stick when it comes to parenting credit, but they affect sons and daughters just as much as moms do.
I am officially convinced that God is a man. Oh sure, all the likenesses I've ever seen depict a man, and all the references in the Bible say He's a man, but as a woman who stepped across the threshold of "50" last December, I have what I consider to be concrete proof.
It's been said that you can't legislate morality. I'll take that a step further; you can't even expect it from your legislators.
Please bear with me today while I take a moment to say a public goodbye to a woman who, as it turns out, was a very dear friend to me.
I suspect that many of you out there are members of the sandwich generation, that group of adults still raising their own children but now in the position of also caring for elderly parents.
It's a dog's life, and it's a good one.Our family just ended a week-long, much-needed stay at the beach. We returned home this past weekend, and part of our settling-back-in ritual always includes picking up our two dogs from their stay at the kennel.