Personal Essays

Tuesdays With Flannery
Writer’s Digest Magazine, November/December 2017

How Not To Let Your Ex Ruin An Otherwise Perfect Day
Grown and FlownSeptember 2017

Commencement Day
Purple Clover, July 15, 2017

Sounds of Silence
Weight Watchers MagazineJuly/August 2017

This interracial couple endured discrimination and bullying
The Washington PostJune 9, 2017

I Nearly Died From an Insect Sting
The Guardian, November 18, 2016

God Save the Queens
Purple CloverJuly 9, 2016

I Divorced My Husband but Still Have an Affinity for
His Jewish Traditions
The Washington PostApril 21, 2016

No Man in Your Lifetime is Ever Going to Love You
Purple Clover, March 26, 2016

Lighting Up
Brain, Child Magazine, March 21, 2016

Like Sand Through the Hourglass
Purple Clover, December 12, 2015

The Day My Daughter Became a Woman
Brain, Child Magazine, October 15, 2015

A Song In My Heart
Purple Clover, September 20, 2015

The Force Awakens
Purple Clover, August 29, 2015

A Legacy of Failure
The Mid/Scary Mommy, July 27, 2015

Blood Is Thicker Than Water
Purple Clover, July 26, 2015

Daydream Believer
Purple Clover, June 28, 2015

Sometimes It’s Okay to Bend the Rules
The Mid, June 1, 2015

The Girl On A Motorcycle
Purple Clover, May 19, 2015

The Incredible Shrinking Woman
Purple Clover, April 6, 2015

Shortchanging America’s Families: Marriage and Divorce Vegas Style
New Jersey Family Magazine, 2013

Four Days of Silence
Salon, October 16, 2012

The Anniversary I Spent Alone
Salon, December 25, 2011

The Most Pioneering Divorce Reform Effort in 40 Years
The Huffington Post, May 18, 2011

No-Fault Divorce? Maybe Yogi Was Right.
The Huffington Post, March 16, 2011

When Moms Break Up
Salon, February 26, 2011

When The One Who Got Away Is The One You Left
The Huffington Post, January 11, 2011

Pinky Swears are Worthless and Other Lessons Divorce
Teaches Our Children Well
The Huffington Post, December 22, 2010

Through A Child’s Eyes
Prevention, December 2010

Pause! In the Name of Love
The Huffington Post, December 3, 2010

Accept Divorce? Never
The Huffington Post, November 18, 2010

After the Divorce: My daughters, the strangers
Salon, November 10, 2010

After the Beast: Saying No to No-Fault
The Huffington Post, November 10, 2010

My Fight to Stop My Divorce
The Daily Beast, August 2010

Part-Time Fulfillment (The NY Times “Lives” column)
The New York Times Magazine, January 2010

Why I Let My Daughters See Me Cry
Family Circle, April 2005

Amid All the Bad Jokes, An ‘Eternal Friend’
Newsweek, November 2003

Jumping In
Newsday, August 2003


Non-Fiction Features, Interviews and Investigative Pieces

Call of the Heart
Savannah MagazineNovember/December 2017

Positively Paula
South MagazineOctober/November 2017

The Secret That Lies Off the Coast of South Carolina
South MagazineApril/May 2017

Jay McInerney Talks Fame and Faking It
South Magazine, February/March 2017

Villians, Victims, and Vices: A Conversation with Caroline Leavitt
South Magazine, February/March 2017 (teaser of article)

How an Accidental Chef Created a Lasting Legacy,
Slightly North of Broad
South Magazine, February/March 2017 (teaser of article)

Still Magnolias
Good Grit Magazine, November/December 2016

Emergent Savannah
Good Grit Magazine, September/October 2016

This Means War
South Magazine, June/July 2016

Georgia’s Antebellum Trail
Good Grit Magazine, May/June 2016

Tent Cities
South Magazine, April/May 2016

Tiny Houses, Big Difference
Savannah Magazine, Homes Spring 2016

Here’s Sonny
South Magazine, Feb./March 2016

Nasty Divorces’ Silver Lining?
The Daily Beast, May 19, 2012

Feminists Love Divorce!
The Huffington Post, February 22, 2011

Divorced + Children + Relocating? Fuhgeddaboudit!
The Huffington Post, February 8, 2011

Building Hope (Architects and Designers Provide Low-Cost Design Solutions to Disadvantaged Communities)
Chicken Soup for the Soul Magazine, December/January 2007

Back-to-School Special: Goodbye Summer, Hello School!
Woman’s Day, September 2006

Surviving Alternate Weekends
Woman’s Day, September 2006

An Angel in Disguise (Giving Hope to Families of the Missing)
Chicken Soup for the Soul Magazine, June/July 2006

6 Ways to Calm Camp Jitters
Woman’s Day, June 2006

Pouring Out Their Hearts (One Little Girl Inspires Thousands)
Chicken Soup for the Soul Magazine, April/May 2006

Nix Neighbor Nuisances
All You, May 2006

Make the Most of Your Birthday
Woman’s Day, April 2006

Overall Dedication (Encouraging Employees to Give)
Chicken Soup for the Soul Magazine, February/March 2006

The Mom List: 5 Things You Wish You’d Never Said
Parenting, December/January 2006

Life Lessons: Raising Tolerant, Compassionate Children
Viewpoints on Parenting, Toys ‘R Us, Spring 2002

All Work and No Play
Viewpoints on Parenting, Toys ‘R Us, Fall 2001


Op Ed

A Newcomer’s perceptions of Savannah have Changed
Savannah Morning News, November 20, 2015

How the Victory of Gay Marriage Could Save All Marriage
New York Post, October 22, 2015

It’s Time To Get Serious About Infidelity
Public Discourse, September 25, 2015

Dear Pope Francis: Remember the Standers
First Things, June 10, 2015

Dear Monica: Cyberbullying Is Wrong — But So Is Adultery
Public Discourse, April 7, 2015

National Marriage Rates in Nosedive
The Deseret News, December 25, 2014

Campuses Must Confront Assault Issue
The Philadelphia Inquirer, December 14, 2014
(Picked up by The Courier-Journal, December 16, 2014)

American Apparel is Still Obscene After Ousting CEO Dov Charney
The New York Post, June 22, 2014

Reforming Divorce Law Will Benefit Marriage
The Deseret News, May 7, 2014

Time To Reform Divorce Laws
The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 25, 2014

What’s Next for Anthony Weiner?
The Deseret News, September 17, 2013

When To Burst Your Friend’s Bubble
The New York Times, Room for Debate, August 4, 2013, with Jennifer Weiner and Tracy McMillan

We’re Not Like Angelina
The New York Post, May 17, 2013

When Divorce Is A Family Affair
The New York Times, Room for Debate, February 14, 2013

‘No fault’ Nuttiness: Why Modern Divorce is Lunacy
The New York Post, September 19, 2011

Kraft’s Thoughtless Contest
The National Review, August 15, 2011


Book Reviews

The Mother Knot, by Kathryn Harrison
The New York Times Book Review, June 2004

Baby B, by Michael Ryan
The New York Times Book Review, May 2004


Columns and Book Contributions

Huffington Post Columns

Blogs for the Coalition for Divorce Reform (searchable database)


Contributor, Cengage textbook: “Introducing Issues With Opposing Viewpoints: Divorce

Contributor, Savannah Anthology 2016

Contributor, Savannah Anthology 2015

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