Paranoid or Preventative?

Schools from elementary to high school are now putting students through “lockdown drills” to rehearse what to do if someone starts shooting up the campus. Read story.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Advice for Advice Columnists

I’ve always been in awe of advice columnists. They’re astoundingly astute, a rare species of human able to inhale chaos and exhale clarity. Read story.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

No to Botox

There is one vanity procedure to which I won’t submit: injecting Botox to eliminate the creases on my forehead. Read story.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Tracking Your Teen

Technology now lets parents track nearly every move their teenagers make. Read story.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Don’t Bogart Christmas

There’s still much I don’t understand about this time of year. But the best thing about the season is how everyone wants to be a part of it. Read story.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Sex Won’t Induce Labor (Even If Your Husband Says So)

Reuters recently published a story with the headline “Sex Won’t Bring on Labor”. Read story.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Parental Kissing: Ewww

Our 7-year-old son mixes fruit punch with Dr. Pepper, yet he finds nothing so disgusting as my lips touching his dad’s. Read story.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Advice for Others Named Starshine

This is an important public service announcement for everyone out there named Starshine. Read story.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


I don’t want to brag, but my purse is a fricking wonderland. Read story.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

May I Have This Dance?

Teens all over America have taken to grand, showy gestures to land a date to homecoming or prom. Read story.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Go, Losers!

When football season begins, men’s logic vanishes like a bowl of Hot Wings Doritos in front of a flat screen on a Sunday afternoon. Read story.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Kid Herding

Everything I needed to know about parenting I learned from other parents. Read story.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

She’s a Bad Mammograma

The annual exam falls into that category of medical must-dos — along with Pap smears and dental cleanings — that we work hard to avoid thinking about. Read story.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Family Car Decals

Frequently, I am confounded by the stickers that I see on the back of cars. Read story.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Dog Hair: The New Superfood

A recent study linking pet ownership to healthy kids is the best news I’ve heard since … well, since my obstetrician said, “Okay, you can stop pushing; it’s out.” Read story.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
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