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PARENTING

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

  • High Sobriety
    October 22, 2017
    Memories of a Drunk Dad, Gone Dry When I was a little girl, my dad was more fun than anyone I knew.…
  • Exes Co-Parenting in Peace?
    October 22, 2017
    Starshine Surveys the Pros and Cons of Sharing Kids I like to think of myself as fairly magnanimous. Generous of spirit.…
  • 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…

SKIRTING THE ISSUES

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


  • January 13, 2019
    An Interview with Our Lady of Perpetual Outrage Lawyer Gloria Allred Talks ‘War on Women’ and ‘Age of Empowerment’ Love her or…
  • O Come, All Ye Frenzied
    January 13, 2019
    It’s Ho-Ho-Horrid When the Mind Cedes to Seasonal Bedlam I wanted to write a column this week. I swear I did.…
  • Diving into Cuddle Parties
    January 13, 2019
    Is Growing Trend Truly Soothing Comfort ... or Just Sanctioned Groping? Apocalyptic fires. Mass shootings. An executive branch of government demonizing…
  • Bliss by Pavement Pounding
    January 13, 2019
    Lessons from Door-to-Door, Get-Out-the-Vote Canvassing For two years, I’ve been suffering from a strange, specific feeling: I’m in a hole in…
  • Beer Meets Brains at Quiz Night
    October 19, 2018
    “Baby Got Back” blares. The Guinness tap flows. And 50-some bar patrons flex their gray matter to deduce the unit…

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My columns are collected in three lovely books, which make a SPLENDID gift for wives, friends, book clubs, hostesses, and anyone who likes to laugh!
Keep Your Skirt On
Wife on the Edge
Broad Assumptions
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