Personal Essays

Where Have All the Good Men Gone?
Purple Clover, April 21, 2018


Tuesdays With Flannery
Writer’s Digest Magazine, November 29, 2017


How Not To Let Your Ex Ruin An Otherwise Perfect Day
Grown and Flown, September 1, 2017


Commencement Day
Purple Clover, July 15, 2017


Sounds of Silence
Weight Watchers Magazine, June 15, 2017


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


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


God Save the Queens
Purple Clover, July 9, 2016


I Divorced My Husband but Still Have an Affinity for His Jewish Traditions
The Washington Post, April 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, January 1, 2013


Four Days of Silence
Salon, October 16, 2012


The Anniversary I Spent Alone
Salon, December 25, 2011


When Moms Break Up
Salon, February 26, 2011


Through A Child’s Eyes
Prevention, December 1, 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 1, 2010


Part-Time Fulfillment (The NY Times “Lives” column)
The New York Times Magazine, January 1, 2010


Why I Let My Daughters See Me Cry
Family Circle, April 1, 2005


Amid All the Bad Jokes, An ‘Eternal Friend’
Newsweek, November 9, 2003


Jumping In
Newsday, August 11, 2003


Non-Fiction Features

Power Poetry
South Magazine, June/July 2018


SING! The American Traditions Vocal Competition Celebrates 25 Years in Savannah
Savannah Magazine, March 8, 2018


Call of the Heart
Savannah Magazine, December 11, 2017


Positively Paula
South Magazine, October 6, 2017


NYC to Savannah
Savannah Magazine, May/June 2017


The Secret That Lies Off the Coast of South Carolina
South Magazine, March 29, 2017


So Happy Together
Savannah Magazine, Fall/Winter 2016/2017


Jay McInerney Talks Fame and Faking It
South Magazine, January 27, 2017


Villians, Victims, and Vices: A Conversation with Caroline Leavitt
South Magazine, January 27, 2017


How an Accidental Chef Created a Lasting Legacy, Slightly North of Broad
South Magazine, January 27, 2017


100 Years of Ginger
Good Grit Magazine, January/February 2017


Root Doctors
South Magazine, December 2016/January 2017


Still Magnolias
Good Grit Magazine, December 1, 2016


Emergent Savannah
Good Grit Magazine, October 1, 2016


This Means War
South Magazine, June 2, 2016


Georgia’s Antebellum Trail
Good Grit Magazine, June 1, 2016


Tiny Houses, Big Difference
Savannah Magazine, May 6, 2016


Tent Cities
South Magazine, April 1, 2016


Here’s Sonny
South Magazine, February 5, 2016


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


Building Hope (Architects and Designers Provide Low-Cost Design Solutions to Disadvantaged Communities)
Chicken Soup for the Soul Magazine, January 1, 2007


The Mom List: 5 Things You Wish You’d Never Said
Parenting, December 15, 2006


Surviving Alternate Weekends
Woman’s Day, September 12, 2006


Back-to-School Special: Goodbye Summer, Hello School!
Woman’s Day, September 1, 2006


An Angel in Disguise (Giving Hope to Families of the Missing)
Chicken Soup for the Soul Magazine, July 1, 2006


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


Pouring Out Their Hearts (One Little Girl Inspires Thousands)
Chicken Soup for the Soul Magazine, May 1, 2006


Nix Neighbor Nuisances
All You, May 1, 2006


Make the Most of Your Birthday
Woman’s Day, April 6, 2006


Overall Dedication (Encouraging Employees to Give)
Chicken Soup for the Soul Magazine, March 1, 2006


Life Lessons: Raising Tolerant, Compassionate Children
Viewpoints on Parenting, Toys ‘R Us, March 1, 2006


All Work and No Play
Viewpoints on Parenting, Toys ‘R Us, October 6, 2001


Op Eds

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 Courier-Journal, December 16, 2014


Campuses Must Confront Assault Issue
The Philadelphia Inquirer, December 14, 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 (with Jennifer Weiner and Tracy McMillan)
The New York Times, Room for Debate, August 4, 2013


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


Other

How to Begin Again
The Huffington Post, 2017


The Day My Daughter Became a Woman
The Huffington Post, 2017


Sometimes It’s Okay to Bend the Rules
The Huffington Post, 2016


Savannah Anthology 2016
Contributor, Juried Competition (“My Midlife Teenage Rebellion”), 2016


Savannah Anthology 2015
Contributor, Juried Competition (“Thunder’s Grief”), 2015


Move Over, First Families: ‘Blended’ Families Are the New Game in Town
The Huffington Post, 2014


Move Over First Families: Stepfamilies are the New Game in Town
Coalition for Divorce Reform, 2014


What Kids Want for New Year’s
The Huffington Post, 2014


What Kids Want Most
Coalition for Divorce Reform, 2014


Parents Ask, Experts, Answer
Gryphon House, 2014, Contributor, 2014


First Monday in October
The Huffington Post, 2013


Why Divorce Reform is Key to America’s Prosperity
Coalition for Divorce Reform, 2013


The Supreme Court’s Decision to Punt on Marriage
Coalition for Divorce Reform, 2013


Is Forever Feasible? (Interview with Prof. Alan J. Hawkins)
The Huffington Post, 2013


Is the Way We Divorce in America About to Change?
The Huffington Post, 2013


Changing the Way We Divorce
Coalition for Divorce Reform, 2013


How to Choose Your Next Husband (Interview with Suzanne Venker)
The Huffington Post, 2013


Should Filing for Divorce Be Harder?
Coalition for Divorce Reform, 2013


Why I’m Fighting For Divorce Reform
The Huffington Post, 2013


Divorce Reform is Possible in 2013
Coalition for Divorce Reform, 2012


The #1 Reason To Think Twice Before Splitting Up
The Huffington Post, 2012


The Mouths of Babes
Coalition for Divorce Reform, 2012


Why We Need National Black Marriage Day
The Huffington Post, 2012


Why Your Marriage Can Endure More Hardship Than You Think
The Huffington Post, 2012


Introducing Issues With Opposing Viewpoints: Divorce
Cengage Learning, Greenhaven Press, 2012, Contributor (Chapter 3: No-Fault Divorce Laws Are Not Beneficial), 2012


The Beauty of the Pause
Coalition for Divorce Reform, 2011


Why Stay-At-Home Dads May Get Screwed In A Split
The Huffington Post, 2011


Is Divorce Literally Killing Our Nation’s Children?
Coalition for Divorce Reform, 2011


Couple Divorces over Mayonnaise Feud: Fact or Fiction?
Coalition for Divorce Reform, 2011


Divorce Lessons for Our Children
Coalition for Divorce Reform, 2011


Standing Up for Marriage and Family
Coalition for Divorce Reform, 2011


Say ‘No’ To No-Fault Again
The Huffington Post, 2011


After the Daily Beast: Saying No to No-Fault
The Huffington Post, 2011


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


The Impossible Dream: My Fight to Save My Marriage
Coalition for Divorce Reform, 2011


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


Feminists Love Divorce!
The Huffington Post, 2011


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


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


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


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


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


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


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