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Teenager Island

November 16, 2012


On Teenager Island, rituals of bed and bath and books are no longer. All that remains of Unicorn-Lollipop-Toddler- Island, are ghosts of your children in the curls of a four-year old girl, or in the hand of a boy, hidden inside his father’s palm. When parenting on Teenager Island there are a few essential items: [...]

Regret: Bad For Your Health?

May 2, 2012


  Regret is bad for your health. There’s a part of your brain that lights up and your hormones are elevated and not in a good way. But, as my office mate just asked me, “How the hell do you not have regret? It’s a useless emotion but, still. We all have regret…”  Indeed.  In [...]

Resentment Post Divorce: Horrible For The Kids, Duh.

April 5, 2012


There are plenty of topics I could spend my time writing about:   health care, abortion rights or Santorum and Romney and the dismal race? How can I write such drivel when the world is boiling over with troubles?  Trayvon, Korean school shooting or Iraqi’s itchy fingered bomb mongers. But when I sit down whatever is lurking [...]

Ask Miri: I Left My Cheating Husband… What Do I Tell Our Son?

August 24, 2011


Dear Miri: Two years ago, I discovered my husband in bed with another woman when my son was 16 months old. He lied and told me it was nothing. Three weeks later, I discovered he had been having an affair and treating her as his girlfriend for 8 months. I discovered thousands of emails from [...]