Liane Carter

Liane Carter
New York,
December 31
Liane Kupferberg Carter’s articles and essays have appeared in more than 40 publications, including the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Huffington Post, Babble, Parents, and numerous literary journals, newspapers, and blogs. She is a columnist for Autism After 16: Follow her on Twitter @LianeCarter and on Facebook at


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MARCH 8, 2012 9:39AM

When Mom "Likes" Too Much

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Okay, I’m going out on a limb here.

I’m a middle-aged mom and I love Facebook. And no, I’m not playing games like FarmVille, Kingdoms of Camelot or Mafia Wars. I love it for networking. So when “Saturday Night Live” recently aired a fake ad/… Read full post »

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OCTOBER 27, 2010 3:58PM

Great Expectations




The first thing we decided when we found out I was pregnant was to wait until the third month before we told anyone.

Ten minutes later, I was combing through my address book, calling everyone from our realtor to my sixth grade teacher.

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AUGUST 2, 2010 7:41AM

Cracking Wise on Autism


“We’re trying new medication for Jake,” my friend Lauren tells me. Her son, like mine, has autism and seizures.
“We saw bad side effects on that one,” I warn.


“I know. The doctor told me Jake might even have hallucinations. So I sRead full post »
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JUNE 23, 2010 3:23PM

Tupperware, Shtupperware



I have an embarrassing confession.

Last week I was invited to a Tupperware Party. That's not the embarrassing part.

The embarrassing part is that I went.

It was an

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MAY 3, 2010 1:29PM

My Year in China

n my house I don’t need a calendar to chart the passage of time. I can plot the years by my husband’s passions. 2009 was The Year of the China Obsession.

Marc decided he wanted to read ancient Chinese classics, and any old translations wouldn’t do. He cruised the… Read full post »

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APRIL 1, 2010 11:36AM

Autism: Time for Civility


On April 2, we will celebrate the third annual World Autism Awareness Day. But there is a war raging within the autism community.

Parents are still pitted against each other over the vaccine issue, despite the fact that numerous well designed scientific studies have failed to show any c… Read full post »

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JANUARY 19, 2010 2:43PM

Sotto Voce

“If you could be anything in the world and talent and money weren’t an issue, would you still be doing what you do, or something else?"

My husband posed this question in an attempt to liven up a rather staid Upper East Side party one night. The gathered Wall Street

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JANUARY 11, 2010 9:32AM

Confessions of a Perfume Slut


I am a perfume slut.


I can’t be faithful to just one fragrance.  I have serial love affairs; no signature scent for me.  This morning, I own thirty-something bottles of perfume and 103 sample vials on a dedicated closet shelf. And that doesn’t include the bottles

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DECEMBER 26, 2009 6:34PM

The Crucial String

My husband and I had grown increasingly uneasy about our second child Mickey. Though a warm, engaging baby, he showed no interest in playing Peek-a-boo, How Big is the Baby, or waving bye-bye. At monthly visits the pediatrician assured us that all was well. But by 18 months, Mickey had onlyRead full post »