Love lessons from "Pitch Perfect," the new girly a cappella movie starring Anna Kendrick.
I loved "Mamma Mia!", the ABBA movie. I loved "Hairspray." So of course I also loved "Pitch Perfect," directed by Jason Moore: Watching a group of misfits perform everything from Ace of Base to Rihanna together is infectiously, vicariously fun. But aside from the singing (though the singing is so good!) this is a story of unexpected friendships and life-changing love.
When your "kids" grow up and move away, you could dwell in sadness or learn to start fresh.
For 20 years, I was a mom first, raising two boys while keeping the house in order. My career, although important, was secondary to being a mother. So, facing an empty nest was a challenge. And to deal with this major life change, I had to make some major changes in my daily routine.
There are some ways in which our lives are just a little sweeter than theirs.
My mom just dropped me a gchat to ask about my day (we do that), and when I explained to her that I was in the process of hammering out why women are better than men, she aptly responded with, "Hope there's not a word limit."
No need to stress about your empty nest. It's healthy for you and your kids to separate.
It's official…my baby is gone to college. I dropped him off at a house he'll be sharing with several other students for a few weeks until the dorms open. Several hundred deep breaths later, vowing not to think about that house too much, or how far away it is, I think I'm good with my empty nest, and here's why.
When we give in to our worries as parents, it becomes harder and harder to lead our kids.
When I recently told a friend about my parenting book on homework, he chuckled a bit and asked: “Do you have a few minutes? I’ve got a good story.”
He told me about a family he knows who shared with him their system for assuring student success. “The parents get all of the information possible in the beginning of the grading period and put all due dates of everything into a GANNT chart.” A GANNT chart is a great tool for breaking down tasks into smaller tasks and is a system I use with clients. So far so good.
The actress tells us about year two of her marriage and the new "Don't Major in Debt" campaign.
Jane Lynch is hilarious. Debt, on the other hand, is not.
So, you might be scratching your head as to why the 52-year-old, tracksuit-wearing Glee actress is participating in the new, "Don't Major In Debt" campaign, which is helping students find ways to pay for college without damaging their financial future.
HerCampus.com survey reveals the (not so) wild and crazy ways of college girls.
College movies always make college girls look so debauched. You know what I mean — casual sex, chicks kissing chicks, and, of course, that whole "Girls Gone Wild" thing. Typically we take these fictional portrayals of young adult women with grains of salt; sure, some may use college as a chance to explore, but not everyone thinks of college as one huge sex romp, right?