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PARENTING

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

  • Escape-Room Escapades
    June 12, 2019
    Parents Prove Useless in Puzzling Through Adventure Game [caption id="attachment_1177" align="aligncenter" width="1416"] Starshine and family, saving the world one Dark…
  • Uber for Junior?
    April 30, 2019
    Ride-Hailing Companies Recognize Parents’ Need for Kid-Hauling Help Here’s a little secret no one tells you about raising children but…
  • ‘My Parents Are Stupid’
    April 1, 2019
    When Kids Refuse to Be Properly Indoctrinated If I had any doubts that Gen Y and Gen Z possess the…
  • 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…

SKIRTING THE ISSUES

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

  • Oh, Say, Can You C-Word?
    June 26, 2018
    Notes on a feckless country The word couldn’t have gotten more buzz if Trump’s stubby thumbs had tweeted it from…
  • One Space. Period.
    June 2, 2018
    Foes of Formatting Want Us to Take Double-Spaced Step Backward For months on end, I’ve been watching in shock as seemingly…
  • A Requiem for Trolls Gone By
    June 2, 2018
    I'm Nostalgic for Nasty Online Commenters For a decade, they plagued me. Called me bitch, boob, bigot. Speculated about my weight…
  • The Call of Target’s Toilets
    June 2, 2018
    Do You Know About The Bull’s-Eye’s Bathroom Phenomenon? A dozen years ago, despondent at the dearth of a Target in our…
  • Speaking with the Enemy?
    March 10, 2018
    Chatting Up Christian Gun Owners 'The Benham Bros.'  Much has been sermonized about the incivility of modern American discourse: We’re…

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Keep Your Skirt On
Wife on the Edge
Broad Assumptions
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