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00Dear Family, Do not be alarmed if you are sitting on the toilet and have found this post-it note in place of the usual roll of toilet paper. The reason for...

00Not exactly how you want to start out a conversation with your neighbors, is it? But I’m going to have to figure out some way to explain to them why...

00Family vacations are as American as apple pie, and as seasonal as watermelon. As we bask in summer sun, warm weather and fun brought on long, lazy days, many...

00I was 38 and a single parent working 48 hours a week to support my two daughters. I had a lot of support from my family in raising my girls, so when I found...

00My husband and I decided to throw our son his first birthday party at age 5 — the first official birthday party we’d thrown for him, not because...

00Parenting woes hit hard when an unassuming mother or father becomes privy to information they’d just as soon not know. I think we’ve all worn blinders...

00Babysitters are to a marriage as elephants are to a circus: both would be pretty lame without them. (And, yes, you might have guessed analogies were not my...

00I recently took a plunge into online dating for my first time — as a single mom. “I am a warm and generous single mom seeking a respectful and...

00Forget about trifocals, or sagging knees that lock each time I bend down to pick up the newspaper from the front steps every morning, or even being on a first...

00My son, Steven, comes out of the bathroom and finds me folding the wash. With his mouth open, his braces blocking my view, and his words garbled because he’s...