angelina jolie, Barbie, body, health, John Mayer, Oprah, samoa, writing

My Body is a Wonderland.

WARNING - Do not read this if you are:a. A man. You wouldnt understand any of it.b. Barbie. Get your plastic fantastic self back to the assembly line.c. In a 'Embrace our inner beauty and love yourself' mood. I don't want to hear it. Go read Oprah's blog instead. Or hug a tree. Save an… Continue reading My Body is a Wonderland.

angelina jolie, children, motherhood, parenting, teenagers

The Curse of Daughters

May you grow up and have a daughter who is as horrible as you! Ha ha ha!"She makes me so mad that I just want to tear her face into little bitty pieces like a tissue." A while back, this is what a dear friend said to me about her teenage daughter, as she vented… Continue reading The Curse of Daughters

angelina jolie, children, parenthood

Adoption. ‘Can we give him back, please?’

The one thing me and Angelina have in common.Some people think adoption is 'the easy way to be a parent'. They scoff at actors like Brangelina and their rainbow brood. And talk like war-veterans when they encounter an adoptive mother and her child, "Oh you dont really know what its like to be a parent...not… Continue reading Adoption. ‘Can we give him back, please?’

angelina jolie, Cougar women, lani wendt young, marriage, samoa blog, samoa writing, shakespeare, sleepless in samoa, trademe, woman thy name is misery

Who you can marrry when I die.

Shakespeare said,"Woman, thy name is misery!" Now that either means - A. it totally sucks to be a woman. (Because men are such awful jerks to us.) OR B. Women make life totally miserable for everyone around them. ( Especially for the men in their life because we can be such awful jerks to them.)… Continue reading Who you can marrry when I die.

angelina jolie, commercials, samoa, teenagers

You wanna be Angelina Jolie?

The other day I discovered why Angeline Jolie gets paid so much. And why she always always looks incredibly hot on screen. The other day I was a bit extra on a tv commercial. I had to smile and smile and smile and smile and smile. And then smile some more. An 18 yr old… Continue reading You wanna be Angelina Jolie?