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
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
If you aren’t talking about this already, you will be soon. The cover of the latest issue of Time magazine carries the title “Why MREAD MORE
When do children come to understand the power of their words? Until they do, how can you hold them respoREAD MORE
Juggling parenting with paid work means keeping a constant eye on the clock, thinking of all you could do if there were only a few READ MORE
The first thing I did on the “National Day of Unplugging” was use a cellphone. To call an ambulance. For myself.
In other words, mREAD MORE
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O.K., then, I say, almost begging at this point, almost to the point of tears, iREAD MORE