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Joy Rose

Joy Rose is the mother of four beautiful kids and has spent the last 10 years singing lead with her band, Housewives On Prozac. She's also the founder of MAMAPALOOZA, an organization dedicated to creating opportunities for women, and is hard at work fundraising for the Museum Of Motherhood.

Married once for 18 years, she lives delightfully on the edge, and happily on her own.

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Just when you thought it was safe to use the "Marriage" word again, someone goes and does something really stupid. Like my friend who’s talking honeymoon with a guy who would be her husband number two. The man I repeatedly refer to as Mr.…
Did you know that women use 20,000 words a day while men only use 7,000? March is Women’s History Month. I still don’t understand why it isn’t women’s herstory month, but I’m doing everything I can to change that. Language is very…

Words to Live By: Never Give Up

Tuesday, 24 February 2009 14:50
Standing on the podium at the National Arts and Club with a microphone in hand, I stumbled, trying to remember Susan B. Anthony’s famous words, "Failure is impossible." What came out instead was, “Never give up.” Other Susan B. Anthony Award…

Want a Great Life? Decide What’s Important

Tuesday, 17 February 2009 13:52
There’s a lot going on lately! The world’s buzzing with news of prominent people spiraling down the economic ladder. Local populations are exploding with octuplets and hate mail, while millions just&

I'm Dating Myself!

Tuesday, 05 August 2008 10:09
I'm alone. I hate it. Just the other day, my girlfriends and I were thinking about the disappointment of being single, and facing summer vacations solo. It's August, and the kids are off to Fire Island for three weeks with their dad.While I love the …
Busy people, who surround themselves with four kids, a husband, a wide social circle, a dog, two cats, and countless gerbils, do it because they don't like to be alone. I am one of those people.My girlfriends, therefore, called me crazy when I told…

Celebrating My "Alone Time"... Alone

Tuesday, 19 August 2008 13:00
In my ongoing quest to spend a month happily living solo, I decided to spring for some fresh, fanciful fare.I've just finished reading French Women Don't Get Fat. It seems the French drink a lot of champagne and that, somehow, ingesting quality &

Saving My Sanity, Finding My Bliss

Tuesday, 26 August 2008 13:00
During this, the final week of my solo month, there have been lots of opportunities to give up and run to a bar, or go to Fire Island for one last fling before the kids come home.Instead, I've dabbled in cooking, reading, and sampling wine. I've…

Nurturing the Post-Marriage Phase of Life

Tuesday, 02 September 2008 13:10
How do I know if I'm on the right track? Sometimes there's a sneaking suspicion that I may be going off the deep end. As I pack my bags for one last solo getaway, all I can think about is my old life, even though I know how important it is to keep…

Housewives That Rock (Literally)

Tuesday, 16 September 2008 13:00
There are three guitars strewn around the living room. My band rehearsal ran late and I'm trying to adjust to life at warp speed, because in five minutes the kids will blast through the door.I play in Housewives on Prozac with four other women.…
An informal poll of my like-minded sisters and girlfriends tells me 80 percent of them are back in the dating game, chomping at the bit to vote in the November election, and briskly moving their money from dangerous places, like mutual funds, and…

Why Mama Rocks

Tuesday, 30 September 2008 15:57
Mama's time has come. From the hills of Hollywood to the halls of the White House, there are mamas in the limelight. Instead of simply acknowledging the fact that any accolades Mom receives are long overdue, why not join the growing boom of females…

Sex, Lies, and the Internet

Tuesday, 07 October 2008 13:16
My best girlfriend finally broke it off with the married guy she'd been seeing for the past year. Of course she didn't know he was married when she started seeing him, despite suspicious signs.That doesn't bode well for any of us.While&
This was a busy whirl of a week with travel, flirtation, airport fantasies and lots and lots of moms. In 2008 Jennifer Kampmier founded, after dumping her online dating biz, and falling in &

Getting Naked...and Getting Real

Tuesday, 21 October 2008 18:48
I am past the age of being excited about baring it all in a bathing suit, or less. Statistics show I'm not alone.  Four out of five American women say they're dissatisfied with the way they look.On any given &

Mothers Unite to Break Down Barriers

Tuesday, 28 October 2008 18:00
Last Saturday in Toronto, the Motherhood Movement was officially launched. Camera in hand, juggling cables and questions, I shot 30 hours of film and video, from the hip, as I tried to get answers from some of the world's foremost feminists. The…

Things I Would Have Done Differently

Wednesday, 05 November 2008 21:50
Hindsight is 20/20, or so the saying goes. Another way of saying that is "Monday morning quarterback," meaning someone who opines on just how the quarterback could have won the game, after the game is over. Or, to get hoity-toity, as the philosopher …

Claiming a Piece of the Joint-Custody Pie

Tuesday, 11 November 2008 15:40
According to there are 78 million registered dot-coms on the Internet. That's one way for companies and people to stake their claims. Others have Facebook or

Practicing with Mr. Right

Tuesday, 18 November 2008 13:01
Okay. I haven't written about the boyfriend in a while. Truth be told, I haven't wanted to jinx it. Things have been going so smoothly I sometimes wonder if there's something wrong?In the past, I've kept my finger on the pulse of my relationships.…

Blown Sideways Through Life

Tuesday, 25 November 2008 13:48
Guess what? Like Madonna, I am stumbling, shaking, smashing, and dancing my way through the effects of my divorce. From the interviews I've read, she's not having an easy time of it.Even though it seems she'll hang onto most of her cool hundreds of…
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