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

  • The Third-Grader’s Guide to Girls
    February 7, 2007
    Starshine answers for her puzzling, pony-tailed gender in The Third-Grader's Guide to Girls.
  • The Business Trip
    January 4, 2007
    Business trips sound enticing to this work-at-home mom, but kidlessness - it turns out - has its price.
  • Season’s Bleatings
    December 20, 2006
    Dearest Friends and Family, We hope this holiday letter finds you merry, gay, and all the other pleasant emotions the…
  • Confessions of a Mall Santa
    December 14, 2006
    Starshine gets to the bottom of what makes all those mall Santas tick. She finds that there are three types…
  • Barbie Schmarbie
    November 16, 2006
    As a little girl, I lived vicariously through my Barbie. When she wore her Bob Mackie halter gown, I was…


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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