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PARENTING

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

  • How Not to Raise a Sexual Assaulter
    January 13, 2019
    You Never Really Know If You’re Raising Good Kids ... Until You’re Long Done The political pandemonium of the past two…
  • Secrets of a Very Catholic Daughter
    June 2, 2018
    ‘Hiding Out’ Author Talks Drugs, Deception, and Double Lives I thought my dad saddled me with some psychological baggage. He used to…
  • Raising a First-Person Shooter
    April 7, 2018
    ‘Fortnite’ Video Game Blowing Holes in My Anti-Gun Policy The hypocrisy of my life is corroding my insides, and confession is…
  • Theater Kids Save the World
    April 7, 2018
    Drama Class Prepares Students to Lead a Revolution Everyone who’s been to high school knows it: Jocks top the student hierarchy.…
  • Rooting Against Your Kids
    March 10, 2018
    Yes, Sometimes We Do Want Them to Fail There’s tough-love parenting, and then there’s just “tough luck, kid!” Wisconsin GOPSenate candidate Kevin…

SKIRTING THE ISSUES

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

  • X Appeal
    November 30, 2006
    There are not a lot of things we, as a society, can learn from Rob Lowe. The Montecito resident can't…
  • Pole Positions
    November 22, 2006
    It started out as an innocent evening, with plans to meet a girlfriend for a local book-signing. But when it…
  • Floss This
    November 9, 2006
    I'm going to tell you a secret, but you have to promise it won't leave this page. Because it's kind…
  • Fertile Fashion
    November 2, 2006
    A recent study shows that women's style of dress changes throughout our menstrual cycles: We opt for more attractive outfits…
  • Diary of a Protest Virgin
    October 26, 2006
    Until this summer, I had never protested anything in my life. I hail from the Slacker generation, a group of…

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Keep Your Skirt On
Wife on the Edge
Broad Assumptions
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