Tammy Pescatelli, Dani Klein and Verda Byrd

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Comedian Tammy Pescatelli on her viral open letter to TVLand (read it here).

Verda Byrd grew up believing she was black, raised as an only child by her adoptive parents from a young age. But 70 years later, she discovered that her birth parents were, in fact, white. She talks to the broads about the secret kept for seven decades, how it changes her and and the sisters she now calls family. [Read more]

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill mandating vaccinations for schoolchildren, regardless of personal or religious objections. California was among 17 states that have allowed broad philosophical objections to vaccines, essentially allowing parents to exempt their children from vaccination for whatever reason they choose.  Nearly 10 percent of kindergartners in CA entering school are not vaccinated. But now, with this recent signing of the bill, California become one of three states that refuse to recognize personal or religious reasons for opting out.

Dr. Suzanne Gilberg Lenz weighs in on the bill and some of the vaccinations parents remain concerned about.

IN THE STUDIO: Dani Klein Modisett, author of Take My Spouse Please, shares her hilarious views on marriage, parenting and pop culture.

More: Dani is a comedian and writer who has been working in the comedy world for the past twenty years. She created and produced several live shows, most notably “Afterbirth . . . Stories You Won’t Read in a Parenting Magazine,” which ran for ten years in Los Angeles and several major U.S. cities. In addition, Dani has written and produced a variety of online video content, including a series for Deepak Chopra, and a short video that is also titled “Take My Spouse, Please,” which was featured in the New York Times. Dani is the editor of the anthology Afterbirth: Stories You Won’t Read in a Parenting Magazine (St. Martin’s, 2009). Her writing has been featured in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Parents Magazine, LA Parent Magazine, Mom.me and the Huffington Post. Dani is a graduate of Dartmouth College and lives in Los Angeles with her husband and her two sons.

 

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