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Philadelphia Sex Diaries: I Have Three Kids Under the Age of 11

“Lock the door.” “I locked it.” “Are you sure?” “I’m sure.” “I’m gonna check.” “I locked it.” “Okay.” Bow chicka wow wow.  “I’m just … […]

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Moonstone Preschool: The Bella Vista Toddlertopia Your Kid Can’t Get Into

Danielle Baker stared at the sheet of paper in her hand. There were more than 150 parents squeezed together in a too-small room for the […]

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Home for the Holidays

“Why in the hell are we doing this again?” I ask my husband this question every single year on the night before we pack our […]

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Jersey Shore Haters Unite!

Two weeks before we left, I started to get so excited that I staged our supplies on the front porch. They fit into one pile: […]

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Suburbanista: Food Fight in the Wegmans Parking Lot

At 3 p.m, on Saturday, the day before Winter Storm Titan was due to bury the entire Delaware Valley in a foot of snow, my […]

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Can Wild Boar Save the Suburban Mall?

THERE’S NO DOUBT ABOUT IT—THIS IS MARC VETRI’S OSTERIA. It’s 8 p.m. on a Saturday night, with a 45-minute wait and good-looking people standing three-deep […]

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Making Friends in the Suburbs

A year or so after my husband and I moved from 13th and Pine to the quaint South Jersey hamlet where we planned to start […]

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Keeping Santa Alive in the Suburbs

I had no idea that my daughter was watching me, that she’d followed me into the attic, that she was standing right there. I’d gone […]

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Travel Soccer Is Every Parent’s Nightmare

We aren’t signing our eight-year-old daughter up for travel soccer. At least, I’m pretty sure we aren’t. Like, 96.3 percent sure. Maybe.

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The New Rules for Love, Sex and Marriage

There was no way around it—this totally crossed the line: A drunk, married dad-of-two was spied canoodling with a random woman in the middle of […]

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Aren’t Kids Supposed to Be Off for the Summer?

A year ago last winter, I woke up at 3:30 in the morning for the third night in a row, in the midst of a […]

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Bad Neighbors, Nasty Notes and the Death of Idyllic Suburban Life

One of our neighbors put a nasty note on the car of someone who was visiting our house. I could not believe it. So I […]

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Did This Delran Woman Fake Cancer?

On the day Lisa DiGiovanni found out her sister was going to start hospice care, she couldn’t stop thinking: I am such a jerk. It’d […]

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Is This Nuts? More Couples Living Together After Divorce

“They split up.” “They split up?” My friend and I were sitting side by side on folding canvas chairs, both wrapped in fleece, both clutching […]

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Wait, I Have to Buy a Gift for the School Janitor?!

At first, I couldn’t figure out why our neighbor’s daughter was carrying so many bags. She was walking to school with my kindergartner, Blair, and […]