Journalism and Essays

Talking to Kids About Baton Rouge, Falcon Heights, and Dallas
The Boston Globe, July 2016

20 Spots for Cheap Eats
The Boston Globe Magazine, July 2016 (photo Erik Jacobs/The Boston Globe)
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In Defense of Good Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Flavors
The Boston Globe, July 2016 

Parents’ Friendships Shouldn’t Hinge on Kids’ Friends
The Boston Globe, July 2016

Is Maternity Wear Dead?
The Boston Globe, July 2016

The Latest Sport You’ve Never Heard Of
The Boston Globe, July 2016

Best of Boston, 2016
Boston Magazine, July 2016 (as editor and contributor)

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The One Thing All Parents Have in Common
Jewish Boston, July 2016

The Perfect Restaurant for Every Situation
The Boston Globe, June 2016

Can You Divorce-Proof Your Marriage?
The Boston Globe, June 2016

The Scariest Part of Pregnancy So Far
Jewish Boston, May 2016

The New Age of Mah-Jong
The Boston Globe, May 2016

Chefs Cook Foods From Other Cultures. Is That OK?
The Boston Globe, May 2016

When A Community Is More Important Than Square Feet
The Boston Globe, April 2016

Why Working in the Restaurant Industry Can Be Hard on Your Mental Health
The Boston Globe, March 2016

These Authors Share a Passion for Murder
The Boston Globe, March 2016

When Bringing Kids to Work Isn’t a Home Run
The Boston Globe, March 2016

Living With Anxiety in the Age of Terrorism
Time, March 2016

Best Places to Live 2016
Boston Magazine, March 2016 (as editor and contributor)

At East Coast Grill, One Final, Fiery Hell Night
The Boston Globe, January 2016

Taking Social Media out of Social Occasions
The Boston Globe, January 2016

I Want Another Child…For Selfish Reasons
Elle, November 2015

The Power Lunch Returns?
The Boston Globe, November 2015

How High-Powered Women Handle Stress
The Boston Globe, October 2015

A Flexible Approach to What Is Yoga
The Boston Globe, September 2015

Best Schools 2015
Boston Magazine, September 2015 (as editor and contributor)

Best of Boston 2015
Boston Magazine, July 2015 (as editor and contributor)

The Truth About Date Night
The Boston Globe, June 2015

Is It Possible to Make the Breast Pump Not Suck?
Elle, June 2015

The Struggle of the Depressed Parent
The Boston Globe, May 2015

Doughy Morsels Reign at Dumpling Palace
The Boston Globe, May 2015

How Do You Keep Your Kids Away From Bratty Neighbors?
The Boston Globe, May 2015

Cured Meats, Bold Wines, Good Cheer on Moody Street
The Boston Globe, May 2015

Rent Yourself a Slice of Green
Boston Magazine, May 2015

23 Ways to Keep Kids Busy All Vacation Week
The Boston Globe, April 2015

The Suburbs Are Brimming With Ambitious Diners, Chefs
The Boston Globe, April 2015

Is Living in Affluent Towns Worth It?
The Boston Globe, April 2015

Batali Bursts Into Town
The Boston Globe, April 2015

Daughter Embarrassed to Be the Poor Kid in Town
The Boston Globe, March 2015

Three Families Meet Disaster Head On

The Boston Globe, March 2015

What’s in a Cocktail Name?
The Boston Globe, March 2015

Restaurant Possible
The Boston Globe, March 2015

Real Estate: The Best Places to Live in Boston 2015
Boston Magazine, March 2015 (as editor and contributor)

When Does Teasing Become Bullying?
The Boston Globe, March 2015

Finding Escape from the Daily Grind in Meditation
The Boston Globe, March 2015

Love: Exciting and New Things for Your Home
The Boston Globe, February 2015

A Golden Glow at Meju
The Boston Globe, February 2015

Why Is My Daughter Playing With Toys Aimed at Boys?
The Boston Globe, February 2015

My 24-Year-Old Is Unemployed and At Home. What Do I Do?

The Boston Globe, February 2015

The Pope Says Spanking Is OK. Is It?
The Boston Globe, February 2015

What Snow Days Taught Me About My Career
The Boston Globe, February 2015

A Controlled Shopping Experiment
The Boston Globe, February 2015

How Do We Eke Out ‘Quality’ Time With Our Kids?
The Boston Globe, January 2015

20 of Boston’s Best Ideas and Fresh Faces
The Boston Globe, January 2015

Fans’ Guide to Super Bowl XLIX
The Boston Globe, January 2015

The Delicate Dance of Kids’ Birthday Parties
The Boston Globe, January 2015

Help! My Fifth-Grader Still Sucks His Thumb.

The Boston Globe, January 2015

Does Anyone Use Their Dining Room Anymore?
The Boston Globe, December 2014

Dinner Lab Launches in Boston
The Boston Globe, December 2014

Instagrammers Share Their Nightly Meals

The Boston Globe, December 2014

What’s It Like to Live in Maynard?
The Boston Globe, November 2014

Can Modern Matchmakers Make You a Match?
The Boston Globe, November 2014

The Cult Following of Bagelsaurus

The Boston Globe, November 2014

Cheeky Names Are Spicing Up Local Menus
The Boston Globe, October 2014

Halloween Challenges for the Modern Parent
The Boston Globe, October 2014

Book Review: Yes, Please by Amy Poehler
The Boston Globe, October 2014

On Halloween, Houses for Sale With Lots of Character
The Boston Globe, October 2014

Public Versus Private Schools
Boston Magazine, September 2014

Restaurateurs Boost Clientele With Food Trucks
The Boston Globe, September 2014

Living, coping with a mentally ill spouse
The Boston Globe, September 2014

Painting Your House An Unusual Color
The Boston Globe, August 2014

What the Heck Is Going on at Market Basket?
Bon Appetit, August 2014

In Praise of Purposeful Loafing
The Boston Globe Magazine, July 2014

What to Do About Kids’ Party Gifts?
The Boston Globe, July 2014

Best of Boston
Boston Magazine (contributor), July 2014

Summer’s Cafe Characters
The Boston Globe, July 2014

When Family Food Businesses Work
The Boston Globe, July 2014

Magicians of the Produce World
The Boston Globe, July 2014

With Affluent Parents, Four Is the New Three
The Boston Globe, July 2014

Five Dads Are Moving On
The Boston Globe, June 2014

Retro Party Snacks on the Menu
The Boston Globe, May 2014

Italian With an Edge at North End’s Parla
The Boston Globe, May 2014

Anypub, USA Arrives at Audubon Boston
The Boston Globe, May 2014

La Brasa has Motown on the Soundtrack
The Boston Globe, May 2014

In the Garden, Spring Delayed But Not Denied
The Boston Globe, May 2014

Now You See It. Now You Don’t.
The Boston Globe, May 2014

The House Hunter’s Lament
The Boston Globe Magazine, May 2014

Who’s The Boss? (Ban Bossy: I’ll Pass)
The Boston Globe Magazine, April 2014

The Spirits of Casablanca
History Repeating, The Boston Globe, April 2014

The Joy of Less Sex
The Boston Globe, March 2014

Does Sex Change at Midlife?
AARP’s Life Reimagined, March 2014

You Belong Here: The Best Places to Live
Boston Magazine, March 2014

Exit Strategies for a Friendship Gone Stale
AARP’s Life Reimagined, February 2014

Sweet: 101 Amazing American Doughnut Shops With Serious Street Cred
New York Magazine/Grub Street, February 2014

Pigging In: Pink, Husky, Juicy Pork Chops for Two
The Boston Globe, February 2014

Sportello at Five Years Reinvents Itself
The Boston Globe, February 2014

Fresh Fetes
Boston Magazine Weddings, January 2014

Separated But Living Under One Roof
The Boston Globe, Unsettled, December 2013

Social Media Let Chefs and Restaurateurs Interact
The Boston Globe, December 2013

Fever Pitch: A Proposal to Quell the Boston Area’s Fierce Bidding Wars Overtaking Our Real Estate Market
Perspectives, The Boston Globe Magazine, November 2013

On the Menu: Strega Prime
A Restaurant’s Take, The Boston Globe Magazine, November 2013

Make Way for Ducklings Is Still a Valued Childhood Favorite
Books, The Boston Globe, November 2013

Longtime Serves Connect With Customers, Each Other
Food, The Boston Globe, November 2013

Kickstarter: A Godsend for Food Entrepreneurs
Food, the Boston Globe, October 2013

Should Parents Be Able to Take Out Loans for Daycare?
Perspectives, The Boston Globe Magazine, September 2013

No More Mr. Mom
Unsettled, The Boston Globe, August 2013

The Year of the Second Restaurant
The Boston Globe, August 2013

Chicken Under a Brick: The Little Black Dress of Cooking
The Boston Globe, August 2013

Five Chinese Buffets That Are Actually Quite Tasty
Serious Eats, August 2013

It’s A Snap
Boston Magazine Weddings, July 2013

July Fourth Like Nobody Else Does It
The Boston Globe, July 2013

The Mix Masters
Boston Magazine Weddings, July 2013

Five Boston Chinese Buffets That Are Actually Quite Tasty
Serious Eats, July 2013

Restaurants Bring Change to Fort Point, Seaport, Southie
The Boston Globe, June 2013

Playtime Is Elusive, But Also Essential
The Boston Globe, Special Section, June 2013

Culture Wrapped in Casing

The Boston Globe, June 2013

Why Summer Trips Stink
The Boston Globe Magazine, May 2013

Women, Drinking, and Wine-as-Reward Culture
Unsettled, The Boston Globe, May 2013

Is Home Buying Tougher on the Wallet or the Ego?
Unsettled, The Boston Globe, April 2013

What’s Happening to Boston’s Villa Mexico Cafe?
First Person, The Boston Globe Magazine, April 2013

Executive Privilege: Marissa Mayer and Yahoo

Perspective, The Boston Globe Magazine, March 2013

Attack of the Well-Meaning Grandparents
Unsettled, The Boston Globe, March 2013

Having It All (Wrong)
Unsettled, The Boston Globe, February 2013

Time in a Bottle
Mount Holyoke Quarterly, January 2013

Advice for President Obama
Northeastern Magazine, Winter 2012

It Happened To Me: My Boobs Grew Back
xoJane.com, December 2012

Smartphone Bonding With Dad
The Boston Globe Magazine, December 2012

Best of the New: Food
The Boston Globe Magazine, December 2012

Navigating the Barroom Breakup
The Boston Phoenix, December 2012

Wedding Experts: The Tastemaker
Boston Magazine Weddings, November 2012

Tastemakers Boston
TakePart, October 2012

Spam’s Long Shelf Life
The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, August 2012

Child’s Play
The New York Times, August 2012

Sam Sisakahti’s Stuff

Stuff Magazine/The Boston Phoenix, August 2012

Barbara Lee’s Stuff
Stuff Magazine/The Boston Phoenix, July 2012

Brian Coleman’s Stuff
Stuff Magazine/The Boston Phoenix, June 2012

Noodles, Flatbreads the Hallmark of Gene Wu’s Chinese Menu
The Boston Globe, June 2012

A Motherhood Wish List
The Boston Globe, May 2012

When Enough Is Enough
The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, May 2012

Panic in Paradise
The New York Times, March 2012

25 Things to Do With Kids on Winter Break
The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, February 2012

Emily Muller’s Stuff
Stuff Magazine/The Boston Phoenix, February 2012 

Chris Damian’s Stuff
Stuff Magazine/The Boston Phoenix, December 2011

Sirry Berndsen’s Stuff
Stuff Magazine/The Boston Phoenix, December 2011

TJ and Hadley Douglas’s Stuff
Stuff Magazine/The Boston Phoenix, November 2011

Expert Advice on Finding Your Flair, From Head to Toe to Dinner Table
Stuff Magazine/The Boston Phoenix, October 2011

Dave Ralph’s Stuff
Stuff Magazine/The Boston Phoenix, October 2011 

Yolanda Cellucci’s Stuff
Stuff Magazine/The Boston Phoenix, October 2011 

Aisles With Style
Boston Magazine, Fall/Winter 2011

David Chum’s Stuff
Stuff Magazine/The Boston Phoenix, September 2011

Denise Korn’s Stuff
Stuff Magazine/The Boston Phoenix, August 2011

Adam Lantheume’s Stuff
Stuff Magazine/The Boston Phoenix, July 2011

The Good Fight: Some Kinds of Conflict Can Help Us
The Boston Globe, Ideas, May 2011


2011 Players

Stuff Magazine/The Boston Phoenix, May 2011

Why I Love (I Mean Hate!) Working From Home
The Boston Globe, April 2011

Carissa Halston’s Stuff
Stuff Magazine/The Boston Phoenix, April 2011

Table for Two
The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, Coupling, March 2011

House Envy
ShelterPop/AOL, March 2011

A Tender Age
The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, Perspectives, December 2010

The Complexion Countdown
Boston Magazine, Fall/Winter 2010

2010 Beauty Awards
Stuff Magazine/The Boston Phoenix, November 2010

Food for Thought
The Boston Globe, August 2010

How to Dazzle Out-of-Town Visitors
The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, July 2010

G Force: Nick Penna
The Boston Globe, June 2010

G Force: Jon Feinman, Inner City Weight Lifting
The Boston Globe, June 2010

Boston’s Best Bridal
The Improper Bostonian, May 2010

Icon: Historic Melrose
Boston Magazine Home, May 2010

They’re Hired!
The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, March 2010

15 Romantic Spots
The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, February 2010

Down to Earth: Bringing Green Living Home
Mount Holyoke Alumnae Quarterly, January 2010

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