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Once upon a radio show, a host asked me if I’d forgiven my ex-husband. I was in the role of expert for that segment, offering up tips on how single moms can tend to themselves when their children are away at school, camp or the other parent’s house. The host, also a coach, followed it MORE »
Once upon more than a decade ago, before I divorced, before I was a mother, before I walked down the aisle in 800 pounds of tulle and crystals to meet my groom, my then-boyfriend proposed on Christmas Eve. It was a rare holiday when both of my grandmothers were visiting, and as they stood with MORE »
Give me the smooth, buttery leather of a knee-high boot or some wool socks and suede ankle booties any day — any day from mid-September to late-April. But as soon as the slightest warm breeze blows through my city (OK, some years, that’s in March, other years it is in late June), I am delighted MORE »
Long before the critics and Twitters were on fire with discussion about amazing performances by Michael Douglas as Liberace and Matt Damon as the entertainer’s much younger partner, Scott Thorson, America’s favorite boy-next-door actor was worried about his wife getting a good view of his bum. Damon said getting his backside spray-tanned in front of MORE »
It’s June, the month we honor fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers and the many men who’ve helped raise us (and our kids) right! And because this is a space where we shine a light on single parenting, let’s bring to the mic the stars of screen, stage, soundbooth and stadium who are solo-parenting dads. Here’s what some MORE »
The Queen of All Media is no longer on our daytime television screens to remind us to recognize the A-HA! moments and then let them guide us to new places in our lives. But maybe we don’t need Oprah for this. Maybe we just need to be listening closely to our kids, pausing before we MORE »
Anne Lamott, the honest, hilarious author of many heartbreaking and hopeful non-fiction and fiction books, recently came to my city. She spoke for a while, and I sat, poised with my phone, tapping away notes on all of the funny and wise words she offered up despite a broken microphone and a venue with poor MORE »
Savannah Nash turned 16 last week. Yesterday, her parents allowed her to drive alone for the first time, a quick trip to the store to pick up a few groceries for dinner. Minutes later, at 4:19 p.m., she was dead. Nash, who received her permit a year ago, was issued a driver’s license with restrictions MORE »
I guess it is Break-Up Month on Sassafrass Says So! Consider it spring cleaning, lovies. The conversation about whether it is ever a good idea to give a goodbye gift while ending a relationship, all spurred by a Ryan Seacrest-Julianne Hough rumor (worry not, TMZ put an end to the controversy with a definitive statement MORE »