Monthly Archives: March 2012

Guest Post on Women, Social Media, and Healthcare


Guest post by social media afficionado Katie Matlack up on the new site! http://perilsofdivorcedpauline.com/guest-posts/why-moms-who-blog-tweet-and-share-matter-for-healthcare-a-guest-post-by-katie-matlack/ If you haven’t re-subscribed, please do so via the Feedburner box below the “About Me” blurb. Thank you! Pauline Advertisements

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

New Post Over at the New Site!


For those of you who don’t know, this site has been face-lifted and can be found at http://www.perilsofdivorcedpauline.com. Apparently, e-mail subscriptions to this blog didn’t transfer to the new blog. So if you want to continue getting e-mail notifications of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 6 Comments

Raising My Daughter Not to Make the Same Dumb Mistake I Made


My daughter Franny, who turns ten this month, has just started working as a Mother’s Helper one afternoon a week after school. She works for a SAHM who needs a couple hours of sanity. She folds laundry and sweeps. She … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 19 Comments

Does a Woman Really Need a $23 Undereye Concealer?


My favorite Beauty Supply Store is a ten-minute drive from my house, on a high-end, but Main-Street-y boulevard that cuts a swath through a pocket of Mediterranean, Tudor, and Craftsman mansions. What with last year’s obscene legal fees and a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 16 Comments

Why Can’t My Ex-Husband Talk About Our Son’s Psychiatric Disorder?


The following is a piece I wrote for Good Men Project that ran yesterday. This essay was written for GMP’s Men and Mental Illness section. Isn’t it time to take the stigma out of mental illness? I did not want … Continue reading

Posted in Special Needs Children | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Pauline Wants YOU!


Some very nice person – I have no idea who – nominated me for The Top 25 Moms with Blended Families blog contest. I don’t know exactly what this means. I don’t think, for instance, that if you win President … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Should Maria Get Back with Arnold?


  If you don’t know that Arnold Schwarzenegger,Terminator and former California governor, fathered a child with the live-in maid who had been cleaning the mansion he shared with Maria Shriver and their four children, prompting Maria to hire a kick-ass … Continue reading

Posted in Divorce, Custody, and Parental Alienation | Tagged , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Bonnie Bernstein’s Blogger Space


Bonnie Bernstein, while consuming large amounts of whatever chocolate fat-free ice cream is on sale, pens her stuff on Open Salon, where one can also find pieces published elsewhere in the lower left hand corner.  Bonnie is writing a book … Continue reading

Posted in Blogger Space | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Watching the Oscars with the Estranged Son of a Hollywood Legend


Last Sunday, while watching the Oscars, my 8-year-old stepson Kevin turned to my husband and asked if he had ever gone to the Academy Awards with Grandpa Frank. “No, Sweetie” said Atticus. “Grandpa Frank didn’t like going himself. But the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 13 Comments