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PARENTING

Charting the puzzles and peeves of kid-herding — from Huggies to homework, Pilates to pinatas.

  • What Makes Dads So … Non-Mom?
    June 23, 2017
    A group of young dudes in Spokane, Washington, recently put an ad on Craigslist for a “BBQ Dad” who’d be…
  • 13 Reasons Why Parenting Is Frightening
    June 4, 2017
    With Wisdom Comes Age ... And Fear Last month saw the launch of two unrelated cultural phenomena that enchanted teens…
  • TTYL, College Kid o’ Mine
    June 3, 2017
    The Joys of Keeping in Touch, via Text, With Your Out-of-State Son Right now, high school seniors throughout the country…
  • Parenting Under a Toddler-in-Chief
    February 12, 2017
    When you’re a kid, they tell you the greatest thing about this country is that absolutely anyone can grow up…
  • Crushing on Mommy Tonk
    September 21, 2016
    You guys, I found my soul mates, and they’re two ballsy broads who sing about parenting, shopping, and recreational drugs. The…

SKIRTING THE ISSUES

Sex, politics, fashion and everything else a gen-X everygal loves to dish about.

  • Thank You, President Trump
    August 25, 2017
    #45’s Frequent Failings Take my Mind off my Tween It’s a phrase you don’t hear often. His chiefs of staff…
  • God-Peddlers: Beware of Resident
    June 6, 2017
    When Jehovah’s Witnesses Come A-Knockin’ ... In an un-trafficked corner of our living room sits a humble, lumpy pet bed. It’s…
  • Trump Makes Women Want to Run
    June 5, 2017
    That smug, can’t-catch-me grin. Those wee flailing hands, attempting to punctuate facts that don’t exist. That whiny voice huffing, “The…
  • Trump Plump: Post-Election Stress Eating Is a Thing
    April 3, 2017
    You used to be fun, they say. You used to make us titter with your escapist jaunts into the lighter…
  • Q&A with Gloria Steinem
    March 2, 2017
    Gloria Steinem Can't Believe We're Still Fighting This Shit 82-Year-Old Feminist Answers 20 Questions with Starshine Roshell She loved the superhero’s truth-coaxing…

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Keep Your Skirt On
Wife on the Edge
Broad Assumptions
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