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PARENTING

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

  • 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…
  • Globe-Trotting Grade-Schoolers are ‘World Schooled’
    July 13, 2016
    I’m spending the week with three charming gentlemen who regale me with tales of their epic world travels. They describe…

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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Keep Your Skirt On
Wife on the Edge
Broad Assumptions
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