Two Cents
Leslie Morgan Steiner is the editor of the best-selling anthology Mommy Wars and the brand new memoir Crazy Love. Steiner is a frequent guest on the Today Show, MSNBC, and regularly contributes to The New York Times, Newsweek and Vanity Fair. She lives with her husband and 3 kids in Washington, DC.  In this column, she will offer her Two Cents on issues relating to modern motherhood. 

Our Daughters, Ourselves.

On vacation recently, I caught up with an old friend who lives several states away. We raised our toddlers together, long ago. more

Why I Need 12 Boyfriends.

I encountered my first research subject, Billy Chumbers, in first grade. Our experiments were quite literally puppy love – I remember zooming around his living room with a sock in my mouth, pretending to be a dog carrying a pup. more

Why I Love Justin Bieber.

I have a confession: I love Justin Bieber.
But not for the reasons my daughters do. more

Sex, Teens and Abstinence.

Just in time for spring stirrings, Abstinence Awareness Week kicked off on March 6. more

Behind the Bullies.

Bullying has become 2011’s white-hot sensation in schools, blogs and parent’s minds. With good reason. more

The Upside to Teen TV.

Lots of hype lately about MTV’s new Monday night television series, Skins. The show about teens, based on a popular British program, has drawn allegations of child porn. more

Princessification: Phase or Lifestyle?

I have two daughters. Between three to five both went through utterly insane “princess” phases. You know, periods during which they SLEPT in the itchy blue Cinderella dress and showered in the excruciatingly painful, lethally-slippery glass slippers (which were actually made out of plastic)? more

Moms: Untwisting the Sisterhood.

1974. Fourth grade. My large, loud family were heading home from a summer weekend at the beach. The station wagon windows were down to catch the breeze, swirling a light layer of sand throughout the car. more

The Curse of the Tiger Mother.

There’s a controversial book out about motherhood – with the author mom stirring up debate on The Today Show, National Public Radio, and my own personal favorite, Michel Martin’s Tell Me More more

Women of Constitution.

Okay, it always HAS bugged me that our founding fathers failed to mention women explicitly in the Constitution or The Declaration of Independence. Not once. more

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