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Helping Kids Resist Peer Pressure

Thu Jan 04 2018

f I want to trust him to navigate this world which is filled with both good and sinister people, I better reinforce his standing up for himself on the little things. View at huffingtonpost »

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Two-House Christmas

Mon Dec 25 2017

Sometimes people tell our kids, “I’m sorry your parents are divorced,” or other such sympathetic comments. But not today. View at huffingtonpost »

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Sorry, Comet, Adults and Children Can’t be Friends

Tue Dec 12 2017

My kids think this whole “not just a teacher but also your friend” thing sounds like a warm and fuzzy idea. I have a differing opinion. View at huffingtonpost »

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Tiny, Perfect, Beautiful Princesses or Hummingbirds are Assholes

Wed Dec 06 2017

If a hummingbird was the size of a sea gull, we would recognize their sinister nature and consider them a threat against all humanity. View at huffingtonpost »

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One Way Divorce Reinforced Feminism in My Family

Tue Nov 14 2017

As a divorced parent I often wonder how my decision to leave our marriage will affect my children’s future views on marriage and relationship stability. But maybe it’s not all bad news View at huffingtonpost »

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A Love Letter to Key West From a Fresh Water Conch After Irma

Wed Sep 13 2017

The conchs that taught me about resilience and the impermanent island life remain unbroken, the island rock strong beneath their feet, the palm trees bending back up towards the light. View at huffingtonpost »

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Other People’s Questions About My Son’s Grade-Skipping, and What I Wish They Would Ask Instead

Sun Aug 27 2017

To some people my son is a novelty, a social experiment, or the result of pushy over-parenting. All he is really is a kid who doesn’t want to be bored. View at huffingtonpost »

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My Punk Son

Fri Aug 04 2017

I had to ask myself—would I find his fashion sense as endearing when he is in high school, looking for a job and applying to colleges? View at huffingtonpost »

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4th of July as a Single Parent

Tue Jul 04 2017

We were supposed to alternate holidays every year, but I had a strategy of being agreeable. When my ex asked to have them on the 4th of July two years in a row, I said yes, because I knew I would want a favor in return one day. View at huffingtonpost »

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Saying Farewell to the Tooth Fairy

Thu Jun 15 2017

The Tooth Fairy was the latest casualty in our household. View at huffingtonpost »

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Divorce Is A Car Crash And You’re Both At Fault

Tue May 23 2017

No matter what the insurance company says, both parties are always at fault in every car accident, and if you can’t see your part in causing the accident, you are doomed to repeat it. The same can be said for divorce. View at huffingtonpost »

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They Tell Me I’m a Queerspawn

Thu May 18 2017

Queerspawn are children of GLBTQ parents, and the word has been around for a least a decade. Apparently I have a tribe. View at huffingtonpost »

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