Christine Fenno

Writing your way through a midlife crisis means navigating one of the classic memoir pitfalls: how to make your woes as moving to readers as they seem to you. Unfortunately, this collection of musings from a new-to-California soccer mom comes off as more moody than moving. Gideon, a contributor to The New York Times’ ”Modern Love” column, seems to wallow in discontent while pondering her worthiness as a wife and parent, always struggling to identify the source of her ennui.

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It's Not Me, It's You

In It’s Not Me, It’s You, the follow-up to her snappy collection of new-mommy observations, Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay, Stefanie Wilder-Taylor ricochets through her earlier years with self-deprecating anecdotes all about finding herself. Finding herself homeless, finding herself on Star Search, finding herself on Mexico’s tackiest sunset cruise…you get the idea.

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Cher in a statement: 'I will support' Chaz Bono

In a new statement to People about Chaz Bono's sex change, his mother Cher says, “Chaz is embarking on a difficult journey, but one that I will support. I respect the courage it takes to go through this transition in the glare of public scrutiny and although I may not understand I will strive to be understanding. The one thing that will never change is my abiding love for my child.” Chaz, born Chastity Bono, recently turned 40.

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Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick's surrogate drama escalates

Police chiefs in two neighboring Ohio towns are suspected of plotting a burglary at the home of the surrogate carrying Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick’s twins, according to Under investigation by the state’s Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation for attempting to obtain information that could be sold to a tabloid publication, both Bridgeport Police Chief Chad Dojack and Martins Ferry Police Chief Barry Carpenter remain on duty.

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Baby blogs

Jon & Kate’s sextuplets are a handful. Do parents with fewer mutltiples have it easier? We scoured kid blogs to see. Here are our favorites.

Child’s Play x2 An irreverent dad keeps his 3-year-old twins (dubbed TheMonk and Swee’Pea), and his readers, cracking up. A

Halcomb Hellions A single mom of triplets blends her own stylish photography with updates, including hilarious quotes from her kids. A

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