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January 2011

Not crazy, just a little unwell

The results of a 12-year Danish study of thousands of women published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggest that having an abortion does not harm your mental health, but that having a baby very well might. Here’s the… Continue Reading →

Ahem.

Stop the presses: Nicole Kidman admits to using Botox. I know you’ll find that hard to believe, because, like I was, you were positive that her forehead was naturally paralyzed and weirdly waxy like those $4 apples they sell on… Continue Reading →

Low moments in parenting, Vol. 489

Scavenging the unslurped milk from my child’s store brand Honey Nut Cheerios bowl for use in my coffee because, through nobody’s fault but my own, I am out of milk and unable to drag my carcass to the grocery for… Continue Reading →

Where we live

Is it really better to know what comes next?

My grandma Pauline, of the Bronx-transplanted mauve Lincoln-driving Floridian maternal grandparents who died when I was in my 20s, adored Mentos, specifically the mint kind in the blue tube. She kept them in her purse, in her cabinets, in her… Continue Reading →

And so I laughed, as I have learned to do

My hair is long, but I noticed this morning in the shower that the ends were nowhere near my nipples. That was the gauge I used when I was younger to know if I needed a haircut: If my hair… Continue Reading →

What do YOU suck at?

I was playing Battleship with my daughter Sasha tonight, and she got very frustrated when the weird flat ship that looks like a garbage barge wouldn’t stay on the board. In case you also haven’t played since 1977, the peg… Continue Reading →

Changes

I committed the classic Formerly Facebook blunder this morning. I was trying to hide my relationship status, and in so doing, announced to the universe (my tiny universe, but one which includes over a thousand people because of friends I’ve… Continue Reading →

Book Group Questions!

Hi, kids, Folks have been asking me for book group questions, so I thought I’d toss out a few. If you have good ones that I’m missing, please comment below. Also, a reminder that I’m happy to Skype into book… Continue Reading →