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PARENTING

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

  • 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…
  • 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…

SKIRTING THE ISSUES

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

  • Are You a Lawnmower Parent?
    April 1, 2019
    College Admissions Scandal Reveals Dangers of Clearing Smooth Path for Kids You’re really not a parent of import anymore unless…
  • My Climate Just Changed
    March 7, 2019
    From Hormones to Ozone, Irreversible, Existential Change Is a Bitch An iceberg twice the size of Manhattan is moments away from…
  • A Control Freak’s Funeral
    February 22, 2019
    It’s My Party and You’ll Dance If I Want You To Dearly Beloved, we are gathered here today to plan a…
  • A Drink with Dr. Chill
    February 22, 2019
    Taking the Stress Out of Stress Management He promised me a beer but made me order tea instead. “Hot tea is…
  • An Interview with Our Lady of Perpetual Outrage
    January 13, 2019
    Lawyer Gloria Allred Talks ‘War on Women’ and ‘Age of Empowerment’ Love her or hate her, Gloria Allred is the master…

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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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