Chocolate has iron in it. Surely that's why I like it so much.
-Erin Young

Aliens among us

by lesliedinaberg on October 27, 2006

Once upon a time I imagined raising my child in an exquisitely gender-neutral environment. None of this pink for girls, blue for boys stuff. I was sure I would raise a boy exactly the same way I would have raised a girl. Then I actually had a child. As the epidural wore off, reality kicked […]

Pimp my ride

by lesliedinaberg on October 20, 2006

In my quest not to become the typical minivan mom, I’ve become my grandfather instead. Somewhere between the two-door, bottom-of-the-line, “I can’t give it up because it still runs” college car and slapping a “my kid’s smarter than your kid” sticker on a station wagon, I skipped a generation and started driving a big, safe, […]

Purse-u-ing the perfect purse

by lesliedinaberg on October 13, 2006

I’ve been searching for the perfect purse for about 30 years and I’ve finally come to a conclusion: there is no such thing. If you’ve ever tried to dance, as I did recently, with your everyday purse hanging from your shoulder because you can’t fit your digital camera and reporter’s notebook into your party purse, […]

Mag on the Rag

by lesliedinaberg on October 6, 2006

Punny magazine debuts for the hormonally challenged There’s nothing like an unexpected visit from “Aunt Flo” to make a woman roar, snarl, growl, and howl. And howl I did–with laughter–when I heard about the new online women’s lifestyle publication, Four Weeks Magazine, which bills itself as “the first magazine tailored to each week of a […]