The Perils and Triumphs of Freelance Writing

Fashionista Edna Mode: [to Bob Parr (alter ego Mr. Incredible)] Done properly, parenting is a heroic act. Done properly. The Incredibles 2 Did you catch the trailer for The Incredibles 2 last week? It was like buried treasure among the hours and hours of coverage of sports no one understands, I mean the Winter Olympics. In the […]

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Ask the Law Mother: How Should I Respond to Illegal Job Interview Questions?

“Describe yourself in three words.” “What’s your greatest weakness?” “If I asked your current boss to describe you, what would he say about you that isn’t true?” These are some of the awkward job interview questions Lex Mater readers submitted in response to my post last week about employers asking you how much you made […]

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Who Will Get Custody of Your Children if You Die Before Naming a Guardian?

We all have tasks we just can’t get off of our “to-do” list. For me it’s taming the laundry mountain monster currently living in my three year old’s bedroom. It’s really just a pile of unfolded (mostly) clean clothes. Thanks to its proximity to the laundry room, my preschooler’s room is the repository for laundry […]

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Can You Be Fired for Social Media Posts?

I’m just an average man with an average life I work from nine to five, hey, hell, I pay the price All I want is to be left alone in my average home But why do I always feel like I’m in the twilight zone and…? I always feel like somebody’s watching me And I […]

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Can Employers Ask You How Much You Made in Your Last Job?

Is there anything more nerve-wracking than a job interview? My worst job interview ever was my second year of law school. For a law student, the first step to a prestigious, intellectually challenging career (and, if you’re into money, a six-figure salary) is landing a spot in the summer program of a BigLaw firm. “BigLaw” […]

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Everything’s Better in Texas…Including Death

My life as a Texan began almost 34 years ago when my family moved from Ireland to Texas. Culture shock was an understatement to describe my reaction. It was unbearably hot and humid. Everyone was tall and wore jeans with a big belt buckle and cowboy boots. No one walks anywhere, even if it’s close. […]

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