The notions of the American family are quickly changing. A new study by the Pew Research Center reveals that 39% of Americans say marriage is becoming obsolete. Whether you agree with this statement or not, U.S. Census data supports this finding. Nearly one third of American kids under 18 live with a parent who is separated, divorced, or has never been married. People are … [Read more...] about Is Marriage Becoming Obsolete?
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I was 18, a college freshman thrilled about living on my own. I was also secretly petrified without my parents’ protection and rules. As part of learning how to take care of myself, I attended a campus safety orientation for freshman women.The goal was to empower us to avoid being victims of sexual assault while at college. We were issued a rape whistle on a red … [Read more...] about What Your Child’s College Doesn’t Want You To Know
When I was eight months pregnant with my third child, I informed my boss, my staff and my colleagues, that I wasn’t going to take any maternity leave. I loved my job as general manager of The Washington Post Magazine. Our bottom line was at a critical growth stage. Stay home with a baby? Been there, done that. I realized, in the first nano-second that I … [Read more...] about Kids, Career or Both? Why There’s No Single Right Choice
Increasingly my children characterize my husband and I as the supporting idiots in their lives. Intellectually, I get it. But it’s hard to transition from the gods they once thought us to be, into these obsolete fools they need us to become in order to fully become themselves. So senseless are we that we must be tolerated and - more often - corrected. Recently my husband … [Read more...] about Joining the Ranks of Stupid Parents Everywhere
For a while, I was feeling really on top of things, technologically speaking. When email first came out, back when I was in law school, I got on it right away. I was surfing the internet when people were still calling it the world wide web. My husband and I were early adopters of TiVo, digital cameras and Blue Ray. I joined Facebook when it was still considered something for … [Read more...] about Tech Pathetic : When Did I Get So Old?