dr. wendy walsh
Before I could write this blog, I had to nag my 12-year-old for twenty minutes in order to wrangle my computer out of her hands. She was so focused on the various windows she had open -- Facebook and Twitter, accompanied by the background throbbing of an iTunes track.
Watching Joran van der Sloot's mother on "Good Morning America" today, I was struck by both her openness and her avoidance.
To anyone who's listening at the FDA or at home: We mothers do not need a pill to have more active libidos. Fly us to a resort. Give us room service or breakfast in bed. Then stand back, boys. Watch how fast our libidos return!
History aside, Father's Day is a tough one for me because I am a single mom with a just-short-of-deadbeat babydaddy. The idea of celebrating his annual 39 nights of childcare and the few pennies he's thrown my way does not thrill me.
While a wife can't stop a cheater who is destined to wander, I maintain that she does have the power to drive a "non-cheater" into the arms of another woman. A nagging, demanding, critical wife can even make a good guy vulnerable to an affair.
Just one week after former Vice President Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, announced their divorce after forty years of marriage, their 36-year-old daughter is reported to be divorcing as well. Is divorce contagious?
I watched my own mother battle the disease for most of her life until her death from breast cancer, and I myself have what's known as a positive ANA (antinuclear antibody test), meaning that I carry the gene.