Blog posts, subject to being displayed on the front page.

, , ,

5 Things I Look for in Every Contract

Contracts come in all shapes and sizes. There are employment contracts, residential lease contracts, and Fifty Shades of Grey contracts (probably not enforceable).

Contracts are like written promises. And like promises, they can be broken, and when they are there are consequences (like that time Dave promised to bring me home ice cream when I was nine months preggo and didn’t deliver).

Knowing what you sign is important because contracts are legally binding documents.

Read more

Lady J | March 06, 2017

, ,

Maternity Leave: What a Racket

In 2011, Megyn Kelly had this to say to Mike Gallagher, a political commentator who called her maternity leave a “racket”:

“Just in case you didn’t know, Mike, I want you to know that the United States is the only country in the advanced world that doesn’t require paid maternity leave. Now I happen to work for a nice employer that gave me paid leave. But the United States is the only advanced country that doesn’t require paid leave.

Read more

Lady J | February 21, 2017

, ,

February 15 Kicks off Divorce Season: How to Keep it Sweet

Valentine’s Day usually brings out the warm and fuzzy in all of us, but for some couples, this day is just the beginning of the end. And while you may have thought it was no big deal that you were too busy this year to get a gift or a card for your significant other, you may be wrong. The day after Valentine’s Day kicks off divorce season around the country, with February being the busiest month of the year for divorce attorneys.

Read more

Lady J | February 15, 2017

, , ,

Can you copyright a recipe? And Yummy Mini Chicken Pot Pies…

Copyrighting Recipes

Calling all food bloggers out there! The internet is full of gourmet chefs showcasing their latest unique recipe, and wanna-be-foodies simply copying recipes from their Ina Garten cookbook and calling it their own. So how do the truly innovative chefs keep their hard-earned recipes from being copied by imposters posting their recipes online without permission? You may be thinking copyright law, and you’d be partly right. Copyright law protects original works of authorship,

Read more

Lady J | February 13, 2017

, ,

Joining Bank Accounts with your Spouse: What it Really Means

So things are getting serious and you’re about to make the big move – merging your bank account with your significant other. Once you’re living together, sharing most of the same expenses, or getting married, it definitely seems easier to share bank accounts. But while that may mean finally explaining your Saks or Whole Foods habit, you and your SO need to discuss more than just your (perfectly normal) spending habits.

Joint accounts means completely joint.

Read more

Lady J | February 06, 2017

, ,

Revenge Porn

First comes love, then comes…the breakup, and all too often it’s a nasty one. Unfortunately, you may have more to deal with than just a broken heart. Namely, when your ex becomes vindictive, how do you keep those naked pictures you sexted him off of the internet?

Sending sexy pics over Snapchat or text message is commonplace in our digital world. Eight in ten adults cop to sending a naughty text in the last year,

Read more

Lady J | January 30, 2017

, , , ,

Sophie the Giraffe: Mold Alert

A few days ago I got a text from my friend and fellow mommyblogger, Amanda, about Sophie the Giraffe. “Have you heard about Sophie?” She asked. “No, what happened to Sophie?” We’re obvi on a first name basis with our babys’ teething toy, Sophie the Giraffe. Hashtag momlife.

Last week, several mothers made the news after finding mold growing in their Sophie the Giraffe teething toys. Besides being disgusting, mold can cause health issues in people of all ages.

Read more

Lady J | January 25, 2017

, ,

Can your Landlord Ban your “Dangerous” Dog Breed?

Renting an apartment is stressful, and it doesn’t help matters when after hours of pouring through Craigslist ads, you finally find your dream apartment and are told you can’t bring your furry friend along with you.

It’s especially frustrating (not to mention offensive) when you’re turned down because you own an “aggressive dog breed.” Certain dog breeds that are targeted as being more aggressive than others, including Rottweilers, Pit bulls, Dobermans,

Lady J | January 23, 2017
Read more

, , ,

Trump: What Can the President Legally Do?

On January 20th, Donald J. Trump will become America’s 45th President. We’ve all heard a lot about what Trump plans to do as Commander-in-Chief from his lively campaign – build a wall, bring back jobs, drain the swamp, lock her up (maybe not so much). We know being president has its perks –  getting to take unlimited vaca on Air Force One and rolling around with a fleet of shiny black suburbans, but the reality is the president can’t actually do whatever he wants,

Read more

Lady J | January 17, 2017
certified organic berries

, , , ,

Organic: What’s in a Name?

It’s hard to go anywhere without hearing someone throw around the word “organic.” Gwyneth Paltrow can’t stop talking about her organic cleanses, organic cold-pressed juice shops are popping up on every corner, and Starbucks even carries organic coffee. And so you shop at Whole Foods (cough Whole Paycheck cough) to seek out these special items. But why do you spend more money to buy “organic”?  What does “organic” really mean? And what’s to stop everyone from calling their food products “organic”?

Read more

Lady J | January 09, 2017