As my nephew once said to his mom when he was about 5 years old, “Mom, I just can’t stop thinking.” I feel the same way, and when I think, I write.
In addition to co-authoring The New I Do: Reshaping Marriage for Skeptics, Realists and Rebels, I have an essay in Nothing But The Truth So Help Me God: 73 Women on Life’s Transitions, which you can buy here, and in Knowing Pains: Women on Love, Sex and Work in Our 40s, which you can buy here (all proceeds go toward the Breast Cancer Fund).
I’m a contributor to the Huffington Post divorce section (hey — if you are twice divorced, you generally have something to say about divorce); Role Reboot; the Good Men Project; Your Tango; Mommy Tracked: Managing the Chaos of Modern Motherhood, as well as ModernMom.com; and, of course, you can find my writing on the Marin IJ Web site.
Here are some recent ramblings:
There is a better way to parent than the nuclear family
A temporary marriage makes more sense than marriage for life
The Washington Post
There are 107 million single Americans. Why do politicians rarely mention us?
Singles, want to know how to survive the holidays?
I’ve been married twice and I have no desire to do it again
The New York Times Room for Debate
The appeal of alone time for the over-50 crowd
When divorce is a family affair
Forget conscious uncoupling: The way forward for families is platonic parenting
Here’s why Brangelina’s marriage—or yours—shouldn’t have to last forever
Why our kids need others to love them
Alloparenting: Because parents can’t do it alone
What I learned from two divorces
Is It OK to Ditch Your Spouse for Your Soul Mate?
Tragedy Reminds Us of What Really Matters
Why Divorced People Turn to Bad Habits to Cope
How Not to Save a Marriage
Are Childless Couples Headed for Divorce?
‘Friends With Benefits” and The Newly Divorced
Is Divorce Harder on An Only Child?
Are Men Society’s Scapegoats?
Hot Or Not Why Women Shouldn’t Pick Attractive Husbands (this post caused quite the flurry — everyone from Rush Limbaugh to Jezebel to “The View”)
Get It On Or Get Divorced
Does Porn Watching Lead to Divorce?
Vintage auto photos inspire Kentfield artist
Sausalito marbler turns art into social commentary for ‘Migration‘
Tiburon documentary filmmaker debugs tech’s gender gap in ‘Code’
Marin filmmakers tell personal story of the Holocaust in ‘Surviving Skokie‘
Novato photographer Beth Moon captures world’s most ancient and compelling trees
Sweet turn of events for West Marin native Claire Ptak
West Marin cardiologist finds his heart again in art
Documentary on honor killings features San Rafael expert
Marin woman’s memoir explores the many complications of motherhood
‘The Wolfpack’ opens up world for former Mill Valley woman and her subjects
Actor Peter Coyote’s second memoir honors the mentors who helped shape him
Novato artists take a tender look at mortality
Marin an imperfect paradise in Rebecca Foust’s ‘Paradise Drive’
Skateboard photographer Brian Gaberman feels lucky to still be in his element
Marin counselors offer their take on AshleyMadison.com hack
All the news that’s fit to paint
Jennifer Siebel Newsom takes on the boy crisis in ‘The Mask You Live In’
Diane Keaton explores aging as she heads to Marin
Never too late to find love, says Mill Valley’s Eve Pell
Mill Valley’s Butler questions end-of-life care in memoir
Cooking with conscience
Elizabeth Gilbert: The marrying kind after all
Rich history of Fort Baker comes alive
Daughter’s Down syndrome inspires San Rafael’s Dixie James
Philosophers to ponder ‘What is love?’ in Mill Valley
San Anselmo filmmaker’s documentary questions whether marriage is still relevant
Author Iris Krasnow reveals secrets to staying married
Marin’s Beth Behr is 1 lucky girl for role in ‘2 Broke Girls’
Tiburon author’s anthology looks at mom’s conflicted feelings
Mommy Tracked columns:
Bad Parents: Are We Teaching Our Kids to Misbehave?
Mom loves you best
Heard it through the grapevine
An “F” in math
It’s not fair!
Key to career success: Divorce
What a mom wants
The cure for sick kids
A pretty good mom
The party house
Ann Coulter vs. single moms
My husband, my career
Baby on board
Mad at dad
Who you calling cheap?
Single mama drama
Christine Carter, “Raising Happiness” author
Allison Evanow, CEO of Square One vodka
Jessica Herrin of Stella & Dot
Laurie David of “The Family Table” and “An Inconvenient Truth”
Lisa Quinn, HGTV host
Kimberly Danek Pinkson, EcoMom founder
Anne Zehren, Common Sense Media founder
Julie Aigner-Clark, Baby Einstein founder
Kate Thorp, DivineCaroline founder
Sharla Sumpter Bridgett, Disney TV producer
Kristin van Ogtrop, editor of Real Simple
Leigh-Allyn Baker, actress
Lori Gottlieb, author
Marni Jameson, columnist and author
Laura Howard, Laloo goat milk ice cream entrepreneur
Penelope Trunk, Brazen Careerist blogger
Michelle Slatalla, NYT cyber-columnist
Ayelet Waldman, “Bad Mother” author
Lisa Stone, Blogher founder