Monthly Archives: July 2015

(Step)Fatherhood and the Blended Family

In 1986 my husband — well, he wasn’t my husband yet — won the county spelling bee. I lost. His blue eyes and stellar spelling skills captivated me. We were 11. Later that year I would write in my Garfield diary, Joni Edelman, Mrs. Joni Edelman, J. Edelman, 73 times — ok 373, but who’s counting. A lot of years, Continue Reading...

What It’s Really Like to Date a Single Parent

I’ve read several articles lately about why men should date single mothers, and I agree with all of them. Single moms are often resilient, selfless beings who put others’ needs before their own — great qualities to seek out in a partner to be sure. Due to personal experience, I also know that there is some hesitance in the dating Continue Reading...

As Same-Sex Couples Line Up To Wed, Others Celebrate The Right To Divorce

While courthouses around the nation are flush with same-sex couples ready to tie the knot, a New Orleans court has already seen another effect of marriage equality: divorce equality.Shortly after the Supreme Court’s landmark marriage equality ruling on Friday, Anna Wellman and Stephanie Baus filed for divorce at the Orleans Parish Civil District Court in Louisiana after years of waiting.Making Continue Reading...

For The First Time Ever, Chicago Agency Says Cop Should Be Fired For Shooting

CHICAGO, June 30 (Reuters) – For the first time in its nearly eight-year history, a Chicago review agency that looks at misconduct allegations against the city’s police has recommended that an officer be fired for shooting someone, an agency spokesman said on Tuesday.The Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA), a civilian body, found that the officer was “inattentive to duty” in Continue Reading...
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