Traci Slatton and Sabin Howard

Marriage and Family are Real: Marriage and Family are Love

Marriage and Family are Real: Marriage and Family are Love (reprise of a Facebook Post I wrote)   This is our family. We’ve gone to see the Tree at the Met for nearly 2 decades. It’s love. Family is love, and it is everything. Family is real. Family radiates from a marriage. Marriage is love, and it is everything. Marriage is real. Imperfect, unglamorous, full of laughter and tears: real. Sabin and I have been married for 13 years, together Read more…

Great New Video for THE YEAR OF LOVING

Great New Video for THE YEAR OF LOVING

There’s a great new video for THE YEAR OF LOVING. Book trailers are a thing. They’re supposed to tease and intrigue the viewer, so the viewer wants to buy the book. They should also entertain and perhaps explain a little bit. I made this one, and I had a lot of fun. I hope you enjoy it.   Art gallerist Sarah Paige’s world is crumbling. One daughter barely speaks to her and the other is off the rails. Sarah is Read more…

ADDicted movie

From HuffPo: Review of ADDicted, A Sensitive Film About Adderall Abuse

This is my review of ADDicted, first posted on the Huffington Post. In the way that synchronicity happens, I received an email about the film ADDicted one week after my middle daughter and I had discussed “performance enhancing drugs.” My beautiful daughter, who is now a straight A student at college, was diagnosed with a Learning Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (LDNOS) in 8th grade. Her grades had dropped precipitously; her behavior was execrable. She was eventually diagnosed with ADHD and Read more…

From the HuffPo: Review of HEAL Documentary

This is a recent piece on the HuffPo, a review of the HEAL Documentary by Kelly Noonan Gores When I was 15 or 16, I developed asthma. My mother took me to a doctor who duly prescribed medication. I took the medication for a few days. I hated it. The drug made my insides race. Perhaps I was breathing better, but it didn’t matter. The trembling and hyper-adrenalized feeling, the out-of-control, careening-downhill sensations eclipsed the benefits—for me. There was a Read more…

The Oceana Beach Club Hotel: A Review

The Oceana Beach Club Hotel in Santa Monica Never before have I posted a review of a hotel on my personal blog. But I had such an enchanting experience at the beautiful Oceana Beach Club Hotel in Santa Monica that I decided to write about it. Please note: I have in no way been compensated for this review. It’s true I showed up at the Oceana feeling off, trembling with the remnants of a stomach bug that had had its Read more…

In the HuffPost, International Conference in Shared Parenting 2017

International Conference Shared Parenting 2017 This week I took the train to Boston to attend the International Conference in Shared Parenting. This conference gathered together specialists in post-divorce child development from all over the world. I sat down with a very lovely Dr. Holstein to discuss the Conference, and I wrote about my experience in the HuffPost. From my article: …Despite advances in recognizing fathers’ fundamental rights to be equally involved in their children’s lives, the problem of not implementing Read more…