Category Archives: Family

The Truth About Teen Suicide

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Every day, I seem to wake up to a new headline about a famous person who has committed suicide. The deaths of the rich and famous are tragic — but no more tragic than those of the thousands of teenagers … Continue reading

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Movie Premiere: Beyond the Bridge — Grandson’s First “Above the Title” Movie Credit!

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My talented grandson Kameron Badgers — or I should say one of my talented acting grandsons, as both Ian and Duncan McAlister are also talented, award-winning actors — has been a working actor since he was about 10. He turns … Continue reading

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Parents of Child Actors: New Bill in Congress Penalizes Kids & Parents — Call Your Representative NOW!

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Congresswoman Grace Meng, who represents the 6th District of New York (Queens) in the House of Representatives, has introduced H. R. 3691, described as a bill, “To limit the number of hours that children may be employed as actors, performers, … Continue reading

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Tax Tips for Actors, Artists, Musicians, Clowns, Magicians, Writers & Other Creative Folk

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IMPORTANT NOTE: This blog post was written before the Trump Administration’s tax code changes. Many (if not all) of the rules for individual taxpayers and small business owners have changed.  You should not rely on old information when filing taxes … Continue reading

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Is Working as an Extra Worth It?

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Several weeks ago, LA Weekly had an amazing article by journalist Hillel Aron titled, Some Hollywood Extras Suffer, But Others are Rolling in It. Aron’s article deals with the huge difference in earning potential and working conditions between those extras … Continue reading

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I Went to Niagara Falls & My Only Souvenier is a Broken Wrist

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I’ve been to Niagara Falls before — but always from the Canadian side. So, on a recent trip driving my grandson home from summer camp in Vermont, we decided to stop on the American side of the falls. It was … Continue reading

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A Disabled Teen’s Caregiver Talks about Periods

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The curse. A visit from Aunt Flo. A trip to Camp Flow. Surfing the crimson wave. Falling off the roof. On the rag. Mother Nature’s monthly gift. Whatever euphemism your family uses for menstruation, it’s a subject that the parents … Continue reading

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10 Best Rock-n-Roll Covers

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You might be wondering why a blog that usually focuses on marketing, social media, law, and family matters including my family’s passions for circus and acting is posting an article about rock music. The reason is simple: I fully intend … Continue reading

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Thinking of Snooping on Your Beloved’s Phone? Judge Says Don’t

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If we’re being honest, most of us have been at least tempted to take a peek when our spouse or significant other leaves their phone, unlocked, just sitting there. And more than a few of us have gone beyond temptation, … Continue reading

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Tax Tips for the Parents of Child Actors

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IMPORTANT NOTE:  This was written before the Trump administration’s massive changes to the US tax code.  You should not rely on it when filing taxes for tax year 2017 or later. Many (if not all) of the deductions formerly available … Continue reading

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