Katherine Ozment

Katherine Ozment, Contributor at Boston Magazine

Katherine Ozment is a freelance writer with twenty years of publishing experience, including senior editing stints at Boston magazine and National Geographic. Her musings on the ups and downs of raising three children have been published in such venues as The New York Times, Salon, and Babble. Raised in Arkansas and New England, she loves hot yoga, fried catfish, and strong verbs.

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Telling the Kids About Newtown

Parents everywhere wonder what to say after the tragedy at Sandy Hook.

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Massachusetts Stands Out for Wrong Reasons

The Bay State ranks a depressing 37th in the nation in the gender pay gap.

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Elizabeth Warren: Lady in Red

Does it really cost more than $42 million to win a Senate seat?

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What the Powerball Craze Says About Us

It’s easy to forget the dark side of playing the lottery.

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Ding Dong, RIP

When Hostess went belly up, people fled to stores and the Internet to stock up. Not me.

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In Defense of Paula Broadwell

There’s something unseemly about Harvard professors sharpening their knives over an ambitious woman’s downfall.

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Pop Warner Concussions Are a Red Flag

One area where it makes sense to helicopter parent? Football.

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New, Explosive Revelations in the DJ Henry Case

Are the new details enough to bring down a cop, a lieutenant, and a police chief?

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Had Baby Boy

Now let the judgment begin.

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What the Trampoline Safety Report Misses

Does the American Academy of Pediatrics go too far in its new statement?

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Why Isn’t Elizabeth Warren Using the M-Word?

It could boost her campaign if we knew more about Warren’s life as a mother.

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Obama’s Speech Underwhelms—and That’s a Good Thing

The president’s speech at the DNC showed how far he’s come.

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The Uterus That Ate the Republican National Convention

Hurricane Isaac makes its way across the Gulf, hell-bent on ruining the RNC.

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Diana Nyad’s Impossible Dream

The 62-year-old swimmer’s life was born from a moment in her childhood.

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Diana Nyad’s Impossible Dream

The 62-year-old swimmer’s life was born from a moment in her childhood.