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By Ann Kaplan Mulholland

How to Survive Raising Teens Without Losing Your Mind

I know it sounds a little crass, and perhaps unusual, but any fearless mother of teenagers will understand the predicament I found myself in. After all, if you have raised a few teenagers you will understand that there is some point when sanity is questioned (yours not theirs) and the ability to throw in the towel is not an option. I was lost. A mother of six with four hormonal teenagers — that in itself,...


The devil wears hemp

Every woman’s guide to recycling their mother-in-law They come in all shapes and sizes. Large, small compact and accessorized, but the one that takes the cake is packaged in an irritating layer of grey, stands under five feet and marches to her own loafer-clad beat with a blue box in tow. Yes, it is sad to say but the saying is true: “When God Giveth, he Taketh Away”, and this time he took the cake. I am now...


Pumped, pulled and stretched…

And we’re talking humans! We are living in an industry of pulled, stretched, plumped and augmented people; an era where there is no limit to how young you can look. We know we can whittle off a few years and doors are forever opening for new procedures. There is hope after fifty, at least hope to maintain that youthful façade housing our fit (and wise) characters. But what happens if we take it too far? Some...


Surviving the teens

I know it sounds a little crass, and perhaps unusual, but any fearless mother of teenagers will understand the predicament I found myself in. After all, if you have raised a few teenagers you will understand that there is some point when sanity is questioned (yours not theirs) and the ability to throw in the towel is not an option. I was lost. A mother of six with four hormonal teenagers — that in itself,...


Visual power

Looks can be deceiving OK middle-life crisis or perhaps it is the pursuit of fashion. I think of myself as somewhat a strategic buyer and a conservatively stylish dresser, but the thought of missing a great sale or a great deal throws logic out the window. I was walking by a window in New York and saw the most unusual pair of boots I had ever seen. They were plaid fabric with leather straps whirling around, almost...