Why I Don’t Want to Be Friends with My Kids’ Friends’ Parents (Published in Kveller)

I learned my lesson the hard way years ago: I don’t seek out friendships with my kids’ friends’ parents. When my son was 9 years old, he befriended two boys whose mothers were close friends. Inevitably we got sucked into Continue reading Why I Don’t Want to Be Friends with My Kids’ Friends’ Parents (Published in Kveller)

5 Ways We Absurdly Manipulate the Facebook Like Button (Published In The Huffington Post)

 After a recent conversation with a friend, I began to wonder if the power of the Facebook like is a figment of my imagination. Can your so-called Facebook friends send you subliminal messages by liking or not liking your status Continue reading 5 Ways We Absurdly Manipulate the Facebook Like Button (Published In The Huffington Post)

Should Moms Intervene With Their Teen’s Friend Drama? (Published in Kveller)

October ushers in not only high pollen counts but the hugely anticipated and often dreaded homecoming dance. Non-stop chatter regarding the “right” dress, the “right” date, the “right” group, the “right” after-party—and all the wrong values—float in the air like Continue reading Should Moms Intervene With Their Teen’s Friend Drama? (Published in Kveller)

He Said, She Said: The Cindy Crawford Photo

Here is the latest entry from the Kenny and Erris project:  He Said, She Said: The Gender Eclipse. Kenny and Erris are close friends, blissfully married to others, and tackling gender-related issues from their respective viewpoints.   This time, we are Continue reading He Said, She Said: The Cindy Crawford Photo