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My Mother And Her Vibrator

Three years ago, this Shameless Woman convinced my sister to go in on a vibrator as a gift for our mother for her birthday. I think my mom must have been turning 78 or 79 at the time. My mother is a…

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The Grand Adventure

“Daddy, I’m going on an adventure.” It seemed like a harmless enough announcement. When my five year old daughter Siena asked my hubby Matt to help her pack a backpack with a flashlight, food, w…

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When Mom Brings Out The Worst In You

My daughter Siena and I spent much of the summer at my mother’s lake house in Ohio. It was the longest I had lived in my mother’s house since I was in college. And to make it even weirder, Ohio was no…

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The Summer of Love

I just returned to San Francisco after spending the summer with my mother and my daughter. Three generations of Rankin women spent five weeks at my mother’s Ohio lake house - swimming, Slip ‘n’ Slidin…

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Permission To Break My Heart

My five-year old daughter, Siena, fell in love recently. It was with another girl - a five-year old princess named Vivien, who lives in a castle in Chicago and is the daughter of my best friend Katsy.…

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Skechers’ Butt-Toning Shoe for 7-Year-Olds

What is going on? Last week, I wrote about the mother who gave her 8-year-old daughter Botox. And now, I just read an article about how Skechers is marketing their supposedly butt-toning and leg-beau…

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Career Or Family: How To Choose?

Last weekend, I returned home from New York City after a whirlwind week of 20 TV appearances, eight interviews with magazine editors at Glamour, Woman’s Day, Health magazine, Shape and other hot-sho…

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Talk To Your Tween–And Be Heard

When I think back to being 13, which my mother calls my “door slamming year,” I shake a bit in my pink patent leather go-go boots because I know one day my 5-year-old will be a tween, and paybacks c…

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