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Romi Lassally

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Newsflash for Parents: Our Kids Would Rather Play With Us Than Watch TV

(0) Comments | Posted June 3, 2010 | 9:57 AM

On truuMOMconfessions, 57 women admitted to cheating while playing board games with their kids just to end the games faster. Another 48 moms admitted to "losing" pieces of a favorite Lego kit just to avoid rebuilding for the umpteenth time. I confess to being one of...

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5 Secrets to Finding a Job With a Flexible Schedule (Yes, it can be done)

(2) Comments | Posted June 2, 2010 | 11:40 PM

Yes -- this is THAT conversation again -- how to find the ever elusive work/life balance or win the work-life battle. But instead of continuing to whine and restate the age-old problem as I've done (along with with the women on my website) it's time to discuss a few solutions....

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Working Mom Smackdown: Mom Says Hiring a Babysitter for Kids Is Like Hiring Lover for Husband!

(7) Comments | Posted October 14, 2009 | 6:43 PM

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the office, Dr. Phil airs a segment that will no doubt have working moms up in arms. While the purported intention of this show was to "encourage a conversation" about this often divisive topic, the producers veer into...

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Sex Toys for Tweens

(9) Comments | Posted August 27, 2009 | 10:20 AM

Recent studies have revealed that women who use vibrators are healthier -- and sexually happier -- than women who don't. Finally, the stigma of the sinful sex toy is fading and women can hold their Rabbits and Pocket Rockets proud. So if good vibrations are good and good...

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Naughty Mom and Proud of It

(3) Comments | Posted July 22, 2009 | 5:10 PM

When mothers fess up on truuconfessions, I take the position that they're venting about minor transgressions not bragging about bad behavior. But occasionally, a confession like this one bubbles up to the surface and makes me wonder:

I just slapped an ignorant, judgmental, loudmouth spoiled selfish childfree...

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"Feminism on Facebook: Are Moms Undermining Themselves with Pics of Kiddos?"

(15) Comments | Posted May 18, 2009 | 10:04 AM

Last week, I took down a random picture of myself and replaced it with a picture of my daughter on my Facebook profile page. It was an innocent gesture prompted simply by boredom and the fact that an update seemed fitting.

But if you ask Katie Rolphe, author of a...

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4 Things Moms are Really Thinking About Swine Flu

(5) Comments | Posted May 1, 2009 | 11:54 AM

As a mother of young children, I've been bombarded on all fronts by swine flu facts and fiction. I have my own top 10 lists of things to do (and not to do) and along with many in my community, we're circling the wagons at the office and in the...

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Madlyn Primoff and the Branding of a Bad Mommy

(29) Comments | Posted April 22, 2009 | 7:35 PM

This weekend, a mother of two in Scarsdale, NY did what I often think about doing when my kids' sibling squabbles reach a crescendo: She pulled over and asked them to get out of the car. Unlike the events that unfold in my disciplinary daydreams, however, her parenting tactic veered...

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Listening to Mothers

(5) Comments | Posted March 26, 2009 | 7:44 PM

Yesterday, as Brian Stetler exposed in the New York Times, ABC had to remove some problematic language from the website for their new sitcom airing tonight, In the Motherhood. Turns out that the interactivity that worked for the webseries -- asking viewers to send in their real life stories to...

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In Defense of "Octomom?"

(13) Comments | Posted March 12, 2009 | 3:45 PM

Like most mothers across the country, I have railed against octuplets mom Nadya Suleman, both publicly and privately, and have a laundry list of grievances against her. I've asked all the questions: How could she have all these kids? How will she take care of all these kids? Why will...

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The Super Bowl Through a Mother's Eyes

(0) Comments | Posted February 4, 2008 | 5:42 PM

Before last night's big catch, I had a small white dog named Tiki Barber. We picked his name three years ago, partly due to our love of the then-Giant's player, but more so because we enjoyed the irony that a rodent-like canine would bare the same name as a strapping...
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My December Dilemma: Sayonara To Santa?

(1) Comments | Posted December 18, 2007 | 10:34 AM

An uneventful ride to school last week went awry when my 7-year-old son, Owen, busted out the inevitable Santa question.

"Is Santa real, Mom?"

This same conversation years earlier with my girls, who are now nine and 17, had been riddled with complex emotions - disappointment, sadness, anger...

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Forget Roses and Chocolates this Valentine's Day - I'll Take Sex Instead

(0) Comments | Posted February 13, 2007 | 12:53 AM

If you prefer chocolates or roses on this special day devoted to love and all it's trimmings, read no further. But if an erotic interlude with your spouse holds some appeal as a way to ring in this holiday d'amore,...

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Adventures In Online Dating: Tell us Yours?

(2) Comments | Posted January 31, 2007 | 11:05 PM

"A girl never forgets her first e-courtship" begins the new book, I Love
You, Let's Meet
by former Salon sex columnist Virginia Vitzthum. When you read (and I highly recommend that you do) her exposé of the pleasures and perils of technology-enhanced romance -- or...

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Too Much Sex = Failed Relationships: What Will They Think of Next?

(12) Comments | Posted January 21, 2007 | 9:32 PM

Oh no, Dr. Keroack, say it ain't so!

It was bad enough last November, when Bush appointed Dr. Erik Keroack, an anti-choice, abstinence-only yes-man to run the government's $238 million family planning programs -- that he entrusted a card-carrying Christian Right charter-member whose mantra is "birth control is...

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The Golden Globes - Why Wasn't MLK Mentioned?

(24) Comments | Posted January 16, 2007 | 9:46 PM

I was at the Golden Globes last night and after an evening of celebrity gawking and the E!/EMA's eco-fabulous after-party festivities, I noticed something even more chilling than the temperatures hovering above freezing: nary an award recipient - all 26 - of them mentioned the fact that it was Martin...

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Got Optimism? - The EDGE Annual Question for 2007

(1) Comments | Posted January 2, 2007 | 6:51 AM

Conventional wisdom tells us that things are bad and getting worse. Yet according to Edge - the heady website for world-class scientists and thinkers, and the brainchild of author and entrepreneurial idea man, John Brockman, there's good news ahead. Each year, through their World Question Center, they pose...

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Eat Right, Vote Left, Stay Centered : Last Call for Six Word New Year's Resolutions!

(34) Comments | Posted December 31, 2006 | 8:33 AM

Last call to enter your Six Word New Year's Resolution and a chance to be the first one on your block wearing our new Huffpost t-shirt!!! Along with our friends at SMITH, we launched this contest a few weeks ago to resounding success (check out some of the entries...

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Make New Friends, But Keep the Old, One is Silver and the the Balcony.

(3) Comments | Posted December 27, 2006 | 8:04 AM

It came as quite a shock to me when I recently noticed my female relationships in flux. Sure, I have kids ranging in ages from 6 through 16, so I've seen the precarious dance of friendship - knowing full well that a B.F.F. today can quickly morph into a taunting...

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SMITH & Huffpost Contest: Six-Words to Live by in 2007

(230) Comments | Posted December 18, 2006 | 5:44 AM

--Romi Lassally

Last week I had to gush about the Six-Word Memoir Contest being held by our friends at the storytelling magazine SMITH . We received some great responses ranging from the personal ("Womb, bloom, groom, gloom, doom, tomb") to the political ("Dick...

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