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The Myth of Adulthood

The Myth of Adulthood

07.23.2014
Part of growing up, it would seem, is slowly realizing one's perspective is not the only one to exist. This realization is a slower process,...

"How to Babysit a Grandma"

07.23.2014
By Jerry Zezima Over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house we go. My granddaughter, Chloe, doesn't have to take such...
John Kerry Accidentally Sanctions Self

John Kerry Accidentally Sanctions Self

07.23.2014
"I'm still not sure exactly what happened," said gaffe-prone, beleaguered Secretary of State John Kerry, "but I'm told I agreed to sanctions...
The Funniest Parenting Quiz You Will Ever Take

The Funniest Parenting Quiz You Will Ever Take

07.22.2014
Artwork that you are dying to recycle but are not allowed to recycle and that you will recycle in seven months when your kid forgets about...
My Week as a Temporary Bachelorette

My Week as a Temporary Bachelorette

07.22.2014
Relaxed and worry-free, I took up temporary residency in Nordstrom Rack. I was in absolutely no hurry whatsoever. Instead of rushing around...
The Precious Moments in Life That Have Touched My Soul Most

The Precious Moments in Life That Have Touched My Soul Most

07.22.2014
I admit that I am easily annoyed, which makes me sound hypocritical when I talk about soul stuff. People can chew their gum too loudly...
8 Ways Your Science Degree Is Making You a Better Parent

8 Ways Your Science Degree Is Making You a Better Parent

07.21.2014
Engineering: Knowing how to install a car seat and feel confident about it, because tensile strength. Chemistry: Knowing that an unstirred...
Ointments, Salves and Other Mysteries of Life

Ointments, Salves and Other Mysteries of Life

07.21.2014
She had picked up two prescriptions from the pharmacy, driven home and brought them into the bathroom. A close inspection of each tube...
Pat-A-Cake, Pat-A-Cake, I Can't Bake For My Man

Pat-A-Cake, Pat-A-Cake, I Can't Bake For My Man

07.21.2014
I didn't realize that you can't escape from cooking if you have a family. And despite my lack of talent in the kitchen, I still managed...

Climate Change This Week: Undersea Deforestation, Churches Divest, and More!

07.21.2014
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, July 20...
'Kids... Grandma and Grandpa Are Getting Divorced'

'Kids... Grandma and Grandpa Are Getting Divorced'

07.21.2014
I am a grown up. I have a thick skin, and I can get over this. For my kids, I am furious. I am furious that he can turn his back on my...
Why You Need Your Girlfriends In Midlife More Than Ever

Why You Need Your Girlfriends In Midlife More Than Ever

07.17.2014
One joy in reaching midlife is that I know my friends and I are still pals after all these years not because we are bound by PTA or corporate...
5 Things You Happily Stop Doing By the Age of 40

5 Things You Happily Stop Doing By the Age of 40

07.16.2014
It doesn't get any more grown-up than 40. But I found that, with this realization, my shoulders noticeably dropped. I don't have to try...

Cats Relaxing to "Take It Easy" by The Eagles Is the Only Therapy You'll Need Today

07.16.2014
Had a bad morning? Got into a fight? Anxious about the state of the world? Not to worry! Thanks to the some carefree cats and The Eagles,...