My role at the Huffington Post was to report and opine on everything about parenting and family. Here are a few of my favorite examples:
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
Readers here are exploding with opinions about women, work, and parenting. Several high-profile articles in the past few days have READ MORE
I have a recurring vision of a roller coaster. It’s a behemoth of a thing, which would be named Intimidator or Titan if my mental pREAD MORE
Two weeks ago, my baby turned 18. The law says he’s an adult — he can vote and sign contracts, and when it comes to his medical anREAD MORE
Update: I received a call from Stephania Meyer at American Airlines. She agreed that a muffin is not a “personal item” and that theREAD MORE
It’s been nearly ten years since I added the phrase “opting-out” to the work/life/gender/parenting conversation, in a 2003 magazineREAD MORE
Twenty-one years ago today, I was in labor in a Houston hospital. The sun was setting and things were finally progresREAD MORE
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When House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi met with two dozen women reporters and editors at the Huffington PostREAD MORE