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Craig Tomashoff
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Craig Tomashoff is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles. He was most recently Executive Editor of TV Guide Magazine, and has also worked as Associate Bureau Chief for People Magazine. In addition, he has written for publications including the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, Emmy Magazine and Family Circle. He has also worked as a television writer/producer for such series as The Martin Short Show, The Late Show With Craig Kilborn and VH1’s Behind the Music. His blogs can be found online at and

Entries by Craig Tomashoff

How to Drop Off Your New College Kid (It's All In the Numbers)

(2) Comments | Posted September 10, 2015 | 6:06 PM

So after nearly 18 years of making sure all vegetables were eaten, all homework was done and all tears were dried by bedtime, I'd dropped my son off for his freshman year at Lasell College near Boston. This meant that, as I...
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Back To School Days: A Horror Story

(0) Comments | Posted August 19, 2015 | 5:05 PM

No matter how long you've been around, some things never change. And by that, I don't just mean Donald Trump hair jokes or the misuse of the world "literally." I'm talking about the annual back to school trauma that strikes pretty much everyone under the age of 18 right around...

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Comic Con Vs. Divorce: The Final Battle

(0) Comments | Posted July 14, 2015 | 2:30 PM

The annual Comic Con gathering in San Diego means different things to different people.

For fans of sci fi/fantasy, it's the chance to spend a few days wearing costumes and being with people who actually get you. For movie and television studios, it's the chance to tease their next multi-million...

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Trying to Reason With Prom Season

(1) Comments | Posted May 12, 2015 | 2:34 PM

When my son pitched a two-hitter and knocked in the winning run, I cheered. When he got into the college of his choice, I hugged him. When he won the English Student Of the Year Award, I shrieked. Still, it all pales in comparison with my reaction to when he...

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10 Things I Want My Son to Know (Even If He Isn't Listening Right Now)

(10) Comments | Posted February 27, 2015 | 3:16 PM

When the final results are in for the Dad Of the Year contest, I'm expecting my fatherly flaws won't land me near the top of the heap. I'm divorced, which is never a good sign. When it came time to talk to my son about the birds and the bees,...

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Finding the Face of Depression in a Mirror

(3) Comments | Posted August 14, 2014 | 2:15 PM

I was not going to do this. Ever. I've written about a lot of things over the years that, in hindsight, I probably shouldn't have. Freely offering up how many years... yes, years... it's been since I'd had sex, for instance. And I still cringe thinking about the number of...

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Holding My Own in the Friend Zone

(1) Comments | Posted August 10, 2014 | 6:42 PM

In the immortal words passed down from some respected ancient philosopher (I believe it was Whitesnake), "Here I go again on my own."

Despite my best-laid plans to head in the opposite direction, I've been given a one-way ticket back to The Friend Zone courtesy of yet another woman I...

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The Father of All Problems

(0) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 2:11 PM

The moment was already painful enough. There I was, in the midst of my fourth dental appointment in two weeks, following up on gum surgery and a root canal by getting a filling and a crown. And yet, despite three Novocain shots (the first two didn't take) and the inescapable...

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It's About Time

(0) Comments | Posted May 30, 2014 | 10:48 AM

I really shouldn't be writing this right now.

I should be out enjoying a steak dinner with my fantastic new girlfriend. Or be back at her place, debating who is going to get which side of the bed. Or enjoying a non-kid related getaway for two involving wineries rather than...

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The Kids Are All Right, So I Should Be Too

(10) Comments | Posted January 28, 2014 | 3:35 PM

From the moment I told friends I was getting a divorce, there was just one thing they all wanted to know. (Well, two, if you count the repeated request from all the men for an estimated total of women I'd already fooled around with.) Everyone continually pressed to see if...

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My (Rom)Complicated Life

(32) Comments | Posted July 8, 2013 | 3:52 PM

It happened again last night. I tried to stick to that goal of getting my life together. Stop at the one glass of Chianti. Get to bed early. Write a few pages of the book proposal that keeps staring me in the face. And then, I couldn't help myself... I...

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Using the "F" Word

(9) Comments | Posted June 5, 2013 | 1:55 PM

I realize that I can be a bit of a downbeat sort. Tell me you just bought a new car, and I'll let you how much the insurance will cost you. Still, who knew that something as simple as a dopey '70s ode to surfers would be the thing that...

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Single, Stuck But Safe

(49) Comments | Posted April 9, 2013 | 6:11 PM

For most of my adult life, I've been a pretty active jogger. Right up until I developed plantar fasciitis in my left foot and had to give it up. At first, it was tough to take it easy but after several months, the pain did vanish and I could start...

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Dating Retirement Redux

(14) Comments | Posted January 16, 2013 | 6:40 PM

Last year, while writing about survival tips for those growing old without spouses or children, I interviewed several single seniors to find out how they were coping with life on their own. In particular, we talked about when they first knew they were going to live out their days alone,...

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(229) Comments | Posted July 23, 2012 | 12:20 PM

I realize that the odds of her calling or emailing me are slightly less than the odds of Mitt Romney standing in line to buy an Extra Value Meal. And yet I can't go two hours without thinking about her. Every morning, I run to the computer hoping there will...

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Techno Phobe

(56) Comments | Posted May 29, 2012 | 1:49 AM

Trying to date online when you're a post-50, divorced suburban dad is kind of like settling in for a transatlantic flight, only to discover that the films they'll be showing star Adam Sandler. Both experiences are far from perfect, but you accept them because you don't have other options.


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Divorce: The Exchange of Intimacy for Absence?

(226) Comments | Posted March 14, 2012 | 6:20 PM

A few paragraphs from now, I'm going to say something incredibly stupid that may well haunt me for the rest of my life. In the meantime, though, let's hear a few stupid things people have told me.

Like what happened after I had a vasectomy at the tail end of...

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