Of course, mothers think -- and every once in a while they even complain.
Kiss for luck
My daughter's eighth-grade graduation is a ritual like none I've ever experienced.
The grace and restlessness of teenage boys makes my heart flutter.
The rules of the game
A dutiful soccer mom secretly obsesses over softball.
Zero tolerance for slaughter
Get a backbone, America: Ban all handguns.
Foreigner in a familiar land
Americans are stuck in a vacuum of privacy and personal space.
Just passing through
Divorce and work and age have taken a toll on the friendships in my life, and the children I used to watch grow are not children anymore.
Tell me the truth
Or if you're going to lie, at least do it truthfully.
Lost in the supermarket
Appalling moments in the world of too much and nothing good enough
It's easy to pretend that we are not who we once were, to treat ourpainful condition as an echo of someone else's mistakes. Reading my teenagejournals forced me to stop pretending(02/25/99)
A sardine's story
A picture book that follows the life of a fish, all the way to her death and packaging in a can -- has some grown-ups squirming. Maybe kids need to help them face reality (02/11/99)
"I've got homework, Ma"
A California library won its battle against censorship, but does that really mean there will -- or should -- be public access to "everything under the sun"?
Earning credit in the straight world
Fourteen years after he graduated, Michael Backman lied his way back into high school because he wantedto try again -- not at school, but at everything wrong that followed
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Mothers Who Think Second Thoughts archives for: 1998