Entries from July 2009

Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorced Parents: Hey Kids, Wanna Have A Sleepover With Daddy’s New Friend?

July 31st, 2009 · Comments Off

We may be divorcing, but the father of my kids is still one of the funniest guys I know. He and I were talking on the phone recently and he explained his concept of the 5,000 Mile Rule: neither of us can date anyone who lives nearer than 5,000 miles from our homes in Los […]


Parenting Your Parents: They Are So Hard To Discipline

July 17th, 2009 · Comments Off

I only have one parent left out of two biologicals and two in-laws and I cherish her, honestly, I do. But after this week, I’m dangerously close to taking up smoking (which, by the way, she does with great commitment; I’m convinced it’s her scheme to keep herself ineligible for all senior living communities in […]


Global Warming: How Having Teenagers Makes Me An Expert On Developing Countries

July 10th, 2009 · Comments Off

  It’s no coincidence that I waited till the Huffington Post moved all the environmental stuff out of the Living section before I began posting for it. Call me anything, but never call me “earnest,” please. My ecological philosophy goes something like this: Don’t be a pig and clean up your mess to your best […]


I Can’t Find My Way Home

July 3rd, 2009 · Comments Off

I spent the night in my new home last night. Going to sleep there was fine. Waking up there, not so much. After six months of going through the business and heartbreak of getting divorced and setting my children and me up with a new place to live, it’s official: My printed stationery is obsolete. […]