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PARENTING

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

  • 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…
  • Hey! Can I Get an Epidural Over Here?
    August 10, 2016
    It happened again. I wake with my sheets wound round me, legs akimbo, pulse spazzy. I’m fresh from a fight…
  • Pokémon GO Is the Balm
    July 27, 2016
    In a world where innocents are mowed down while dancing, and black fathers and sons are senselessly murdered by peace…

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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