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A Blended Family (Vacationing Apart)

A Blended Family (Vacationing Apart)

My kids’ spring break starts tomorrow. And I can’t wait. I need a break. A break from getting up at 5:30 am. A break from nagging about homework. And a break from all the shit that’s been going on in my head. Three of my family of five are hopping on a plane to head...
Haphazard Memories: Saks, Givenchy And My First Wedding

Haphazard Memories: Saks, Givenchy And My First Wedding

A few weeks before my first wedding, 18 years ago, I decided that I needed to have my makeup “done”. I was working in midtown Manhattan, at Crain’s New York Business, and our office wasn’t too far from the Saks Fifth Avenue. (You know, the one on Fifth Ave.) Normally, Saks wouldn't have been my go-to for...
Co-Parenting: Tougher With Teens

Co-Parenting: Tougher With Teens

Co-parenting. Under the best of circumstances, it’s hard. Under the worst? Impossible. Getting divorced is a tough situation in and of itself. I know. I made that decision over 10 years ago. But what I didn’t understand then was what it would be like to co-parent with my ex-husband through our kids’ teen years. And...
Conversations With My Husband: Pre-Marital Sex Edition

Conversations With My Husband: Pre-Marital Sex Edition

I had been divorced for two years when I first hooked up with the man who became my second husband. (You can read our story here and our wedding announcement here.) He had been divorced for three. And in the last ten years, we’ve created a really strong marriage. It’s not perfect. And it’s not...
My Kid And His Stepfather

My Kid And His Stepfather

Blending a family is never easy. And at least for my family, all five of us, eight years later, it’s still a challenge. Different personalities, parenting styles and, well, different personalities. But every once in a while, something happens that makes me fill up with a sense of wow. Like, oh yeah, this whole thing...
An Ex-Husband's Parenting Choices

An Ex-Husband’s Parenting Choices

“What a f@$king idiot.” That’s what I was thinking when I got off the phone yesterday with my ex-husband as I was driving back from the Mom 2.0 conference. And 24 hours later, I regret my reaction. Well, mostly. Last week, my son was sick. Extremely tired and with a swollen gland under his chin...