David Kord Murray, the owner of a small business-finance company in California, admits he likes to be different — “to take the contREAD MORE
The news that Bill O’Reilly had been fired brought back memories — not just to those women who had worked with the man, but also toREAD MORE
Somewhere in a suburban New York basement there is a small, unused bag of marijuana, a last attempt to help an elderly father in hiREAD MORE
It was Thanksgiving afternoon in Madison, Conn., four years ago, and the Cecchi family was getting ready for dinner. Just before thREAD MORE
On the night when the nearly 200 volunteers from the Holy Trinity Catholic Church should have been greeting their family of refugeeREAD MORE
The tweet was simple but promised a very complicated future:
“Any government official who refuses to execute Trump’s orders on groREAD MORE
WASHINGTON, D.C. — For the second day in a row, the dozen women were up and out before dawn.
On Friday morning they had done so inREAD MORE
When the group of a dozen women arrive at the staging spot for the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday morning — just after dawREAD MORE
Already the unprecedented has become routine, the unthinkable has a pattern.
It goes something like this: The president-elect of tREAD MORE
A few days after the election I was running some errands in my neighborhood. On impulse I turned into the driveway of what the wholREAD MORE
I had noticed the house every day as I drove home. In my mostly Democratic suburb of New York City, it was hard to miss, with its TREAD MORE
SOUND ROCK SIOUX PROTEST VILLAGE, N.D. — Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate for president, stepped out of her small tent at the READ MORE
There has been a change these past few days, a shift in the conversation as many who have kept quiet about their views in this presREAD MORE
It was well past lunch on a highway in California near the start of Memorial Day weekend, and the reporters on the Bernie Sanders pREAD MORE
This is a story about how Donald Trump made a pass at me. And about what that does and does not mean as he runs for president.
In READ MORE
About half a dozen times in the past few weeks I have been taken aside by a 20-something who’s looking for reassurance that the repREAD MORE
Hillary Clinton has always been at her strongest when she has seemed most vulnerable. From her soaring popularity during the impeacREAD MORE
And the circus has moved to the Supreme Court.
It was perhaps inevitable in this most untraditional election cycle that an openingREAD MORE
The parents of Flint, Mich., are the most recent and visible initiates into the world of lead poisoning, a lifelong and life-changiREAD MORE
The Hillary Clinton of 2008 talked a lot about her qualifications and background as a lawyer, a United States senator, a first ladyREAD MORE
Fast-moving technological and legal shifts are altering concepts of parenting and relationships. It turns out you can pick your ownREAD MORE
From the stage at the first Democratic presidential debate, nearly all the candidates opened with talk about their families.
Donald Trump grinned out from the cover of Savvy Woman magazine in November of 1989 flanked by three women wearing big shoulder padREAD MORE
When HBO called, I wasn’t paying attention.
Some might call that a humble brag, or say I was jaded, but I prefer “armored against READ MORE
Me and Oscar Isaac who plays Nick Wasicsko
Last night I hugged Oscar Isaac. And Catherine Keener. And Winona Ryder. I stood on READ MORE
Dan and Angella Henry sit in the windowed kitchen of their stately home in Easton, Mass. — the trampoline and swimming pool out bacREAD MORE
Over dinner a few months ago my sister-in-law told me a story of a colleague and a painting that had somehow appeared in a coat cloREAD MORE
All presidential elections are, by definition, historic, but some break more new grounREAD MORE
Welcome to lisabelkin.com. I am eager to know why you are here.
But first, let me tell you why I am here.
I never felt a need fREAD MORE
Over the next hour, Peck asks the usual questions. Today the caller is a Tennessee kindergarten teacher who adopted a former studenREAD MORE
Cooper Stock was holding his father’s hand. That’s what he always did when he crossed the street, even though he was already 9 yearREAD MORE
No. I am not Mom enough.
Not as TIME magazine seems to define it on their outrageous cover today. The one showing the willowy boREAD MORE
Ten years ago, the chatter filled my inbox.
Today, it is filling Twitter and Facebook.
But while the medium is different, theREAD MORE
Not quite four years ago, I dropped my son off at a stately southern campus, gave him a hug and shed a few tears for change that feREAD MORE
I would not have “known them anywhere.” Forty years is a long time, and we, all four of us, are now blurred and softened versions oREAD MORE
There will be ghosts at Thanksgiving this year.
Actually, there are ghosts every year. That’s what holidays are — a measure of READ MORE
Courtesy of Cristin Lind
Cristin Lind couldn’t find the words, so she drew a picture.
The artistic inspiration hit about a yREAD MORE
Twenty five years ago I fumbled my vows and said “Sure” instead of the more traditional “I do.” We giggled through the rest of the READ MORE
Among the 11 million others who went dark during Sandy, and the tens of millions who were battered and frightened by the storm, andREAD MORE
I come home each night, and things are as they were when I left. If there are shoes in the front hall, they are mine. I can always READ MORE
More than a dozen children went to elementary school this morning and were dead before lunch.
White House spokesman Jay Carney sREAD MORE
To the young woman sitting right in front of me at the Springsteen concert Wednesday night:
I am so glad you enjoyed the show. HREAD MORE
Spanking was a subject of debate on every parenting website on the continent during the past week, and I don’t understand why.
Photo: Elizabeth Sarah Dinner
Every so often I hear a couple talk about getting a dog as “practice” for having a child.
The READ MORE
I never feel more like a parent than when my child is sick.
My role is clear and certain then. He needs me. I am there. It is siREAD MORE