MaryFran BontempoDateline: Mary Fran Bontempo
First Published: Nov 12, 2008 / Last Published: Nov 12, 2012
Mary Fran Bontempo relies on writing to help her navigate a thirty-one plus year "career" as a wife, mother, author, teacher, former youth director, newspaper columnist, business writer, taxi driver, waitress, nurse, chief cook and bottle washer. Through her weekly Everyday Adventures newspaper column, Mary Fran has offered her humorous take on life to thousands of readers throughout the Philadelphia area and beyond since 2002, winning awards from the Erma Bombeck Writers Workshop and Humor Press. Her 2007 collection of essays, Everyday Adventures or As My Husband Says, "Lies, Lies and More Lies" continues to spread the laughter to readers. Now finding herself plopped unceremoniously in life's middle ground, Mary Fran looks forward to exploring this uncharted territory and sharing it with readers on her blog, NOT READY FOR GRANNY PANTIES (www.notreadyforgrannypanties.com), keeping life firmly in the lite lane. Writing for Technorati gives Mary Fran the opportunity to vent an occasional rant on topics which cause her to double up on her blood pressure medication. She looks forward to hearing from readers and exploring an exciting new opportunity.
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January 15, 2012
What a Shame--And It's About Time
A mother shames her son to save him. Good for her!
October 18, 2011
The Power of the Frown
Botox-free solution proves impossible for a married, middle- aged mom.
September 15, 2011
When Pretending Beats "Getting Real"
A little pretense can go a long way in protecting the masses from our "authentic" selves.
July 4, 2011
That Swimsuit You're Wearing? IT'S EXPIRED!
An expiration date on swimsuits and their wearers spares the rest of the population a lot of pain.
June 27, 2011
An African Folktale and the Miracle of Water
A beautiful new children's book bridges the gap between African and American cultures and helps provide clean drinking water and education for the Maasai people.
June 8, 2011
Baring it All When Women Just Don't Care
How women really feel about pictures of mens' parts.
May 2, 2011
The Man Who Taught My Kids To Cheer Death: Osama Bin Laden
Bin Laden leaves us with a terrible gift.
March 31, 2011
For the Catholic Church, Silence is Always Golden
The Catholic Church continues to strong arm the faithful into silence.
March 2, 2011
An Oscar Disaster Proves the Youngsters Need More Time
The Oscar disaster--a microcosm that illustrates a younger generation's lack of readyness to helm the world's ship.
February 22, 2011
A Betrayal Too Close to Home
When the betrayal of the faithful goes beyond the walls of the Church.