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Coach Charming

I don't know what a goal kick is because I don't spend my sideline time watching fútbol — I spend it ogling hot daddy coaches. Read story.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Thank-You Notes

With the holidays approaching, I asked some friends what they think of thank-you notes, and I was surprised to find people staunchly divided on the value of these mannerly missives. Read story.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Population Seriously Scary

On October 31, the world population is expected to hit 7 billion. Read story.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Gift Wrap This

Sucked into countless school fundraiser sales — whining and grumbling all the while — I've slung chocolates and coffee. Read story.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Spousal Grousing

Santa Barbara author Jenna McCarthy's new book, If It Was Easy, They'd Call the Whole Damn Thing a Honeymoon: Living With and Loving the TV-Addicted, Sex-Obsessed, Not-So-Handy Man You Married. Read story.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Uptight Texter

As a parent, I’m hoping to impart some life lessons to my son by modeling proper English in my texts. Read story.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Sex Strikes

If tenderness is the opposite of violence, then perhaps shutting down the ole shag factory is a reasonable whack at peace. Read story.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Avoiding the Custody Shuffle

While divorce alleviates the intolerable tensions of a sour marriage, the children of divorcing couples rarely feel the same relief. Read story.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

I'm Gluten-Free-Vegan-Intolerant

You can't lob a legume through a restaurant these days without hitting someone on a fussy — and fairly freaky — diet. Read story.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

What If My Kid's Gay?

Though we may have hunches about our kids, experts say we can't ever really tell. Read story.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Dirt on Flirting

My gal pals flirt with traffic cops, parking attendants, mechanics—all in the name of snagging a bargain, an upgrade, or speedier service. Read story.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Lewd Lullabies

It's our beloved bedtime ritual: In the dark of my son's room, at the edge of his small bed, I sing him to sleep every night. Read story.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Rubdown Lowdown

Ladies melt under the benevolent touch of a warm-palmed fella intent on liquefying our tension. Read story.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

My Child, My 'Friend?’

After years of careful evasion, my husband and I finally let our 8th-grader create a Facebook account. Read story.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Is Murdoch the World's McCaw?

The media mess at the S.B. News-Press went down five years ago this month. Read story.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Dirty Knobs

The Dirty Knobs and The Coffis Brothers & The Mountain ... Read More