Carrie LaRiviere

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Am I a Selfish Mother If I Choose Not To Have a Second Child?

It’s impossible not to have regrets in parenting. I regret not taking away my son’s pacifier when he was much younger. (Now he’s two and loves his …

How Reading Books Helped Me Deal with My Parents' Divorce

My parents divorced during my last year of college. Though it didn't come as a surprise - they'd been arguing for as long as I could remember - it still came as a shock.<p>The arguments were something I'd mentioned only to my close friends and to my sister, who'd come into my room and wrap her arms …

20 Icebreakers You Can Use at Any Networking Event, Party or Any Potentially Scary Social Situation

Last night we had the best time at xoJane's Babeland meetup mixer. Emily was hilarious, Jane was brilliant, Madeline was flawless, Olivia was a photo genius, Marci and Annie worked it and -- yeah it was awesome.<p>Right after the evening I was over, I checked Twitter, and one tweet in particular …

Dogs vs Sprinklers [Compilation]

Beauty

It's gonna get sappy up in here.<p>Author:<p>December 30, 2016<p>Here's your place to come talk about hair, makeup, nails, skincare whatever/whenever you feel …

'The Newsroom': Where We Left Off

It's been almost a year since we left Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) in the controversial newsroom where he lost his temper, bashed America and argued tirelessly with Mackenzie McHale (Emily Mortimer) ... all while fighting his romantic feelings for her.<p>If you haven't had time to rewatch Season 1 of …

UVmeter (UV Index) app review: always be aware of the UV reading

Introduction<p>UVmeter (UV Index) by morethan Apps is a weather app that gives you a quick and accurate reading of the UV index for your current …

Girl Talk: Running Before Work - Women's Running

I wouldn’t say I’m not a morning person (I don’t have rules that require no one speak to me before 9 am like, <i>ahem</i>, my husband), but I’m not one to …

4 Innovative Ways to Tie a Chic Summer Sarong

iPhone 5S vs. iPhone 5: 5 Things Buyers Need to Know

While nothing is confirmed, Apple is expected to replace the iPhone 5 with a new flagship, the iPhone 5S, sometime later this year. And while the …

Reading List: 6 Great Sci-Fi Stories About Robots

<i>Hilary Armstrong is a literature student at U.C. Santa Barbara and a Longreads intern. She recently shared six stories for the science-fiction</i> …

Reading List: 21 Outstanding Stories from Women's Magazines and Websites

Are women’s magazines avoiding “serious journalism”? Guess it all depends on who’s deciding what’s serious.<p>The New Republic asks that question in a …

2013 Press Release | JCCF

Here’s A Post Where We Yell At You To Watch The Best New Show Of 2013: ‘Rectify’

You know what? You people are always complaining that there’s no great television on in the summer, which means you’re stuck watching episodes of <i>Dexter</i> season eight on a loop until <i>Under the Dome</i> comes on and WHY ARE YOU STILL WATCHING <i>UNDER THE DOME</i>? (I admit, I loved the pilot, but these last two …

Dexter: “Every Silver Lining”

<i>Dexter</i> is a fascinating show, due in part to its refusal to be outright terrible. Even in the sixth season, <i>Dexter</i>’s nadir, and the only time the show …

True Blood: “At Last”

Overall, <i>True Blood</i> is a much better show this season—better in story, and significantly better in structure—yet somehow, this improved framework …

The Killing: "Hope Kills"

I don’t know if Pastor Mike is the Pied Piper; with five more hours of <i>The Killing</i> to come after this episode, there’s still plenty of time for the …

Ray Donovan: “A Mouth Is A Mouth”

The title of “A Mouth Is A Mouth” comes from a scene where grandpa Mickey tells his grandson Connor that if he’s gay, it’s okay to let a boy go down …

Under The Dome: “Manhunt” 

It looks like we'll have to wait at least another week to see the threat level under the dome escalate beyond "I miss texting." In its third episode, …

Wilfred’s executive producer on the sanity of season two (Part 1 of 2)

<i>David Zuckerman has long been immersed in the world of cartoons. He worked as a writer and producer on</i> King Of The Hill<i>, and later joined the Seth</i> …

The Netflix Streaming Endorsement: The Fall

<i>Every Thursday we recommend something available streaming on Netflix.</i><p><b>There has been a rash</b> of serial-killer shows in the last year that have charged themselves with fleshing out the murderer as much as the police pursuant. Fox's <i>The Following</i> gave Kevin Bacon's Ryan Hardy a tormented inner life but …

How to Parent an Introverted Child: An Interview With Susan Cain

Susan Cain, author of the <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>Quiet</i>, reflects on how time alone is important for both children and parents, introverted and extroverted, in this interview by Sil Reynolds, coauthor of <i>Mothering & Daughtering</i>.<p><b>Reynolds:</b> All of us who are raising children want to find a balance …

Managing Your Preschooler's Shyness

He may prefer watching the action instead of joining in, but you can still gently coax him out of his shell.<p>While the other children in 3-year-old Jonah's class roar like dinosaurs or play together at the sand table, he prefers to sit quietly by himself, flipping through a book or building a house …

Parenting

My Son's Dreaminess Slows Everyone Down!

Dear Parent Coach,<p><i>My son, who just turned 4, is an observant and intelligent child who does everything slowly. When it comes to simple tasks, such as pulling up his pants or putting away toys, he moves at a snail's pace, often stopping to have a conversation, play with something or observe other</i> …

Truffol iPhone Cases

We're pretty crazy about our iPhones — some of us are so crazy we refuse to put cases on them, lest we sully their near-perfect appearance. But that …

Stainless Steel

Reading the Web Alone, Together

In early March, Google announced that it would “retire” Google Reader tomorrow, July 1st. An outcry followed. Google Reader had come to define the way many of its information-addicted users sorted through otherwise unmanageable amounts of Web content. It provided an answer to a question everybody …