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Big Apple Dreams Aug. 19, 2019

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: I want to change my career path to pursue what I really want to do in life. I have two k... Read More

New Fence Jun. 22, 2019

Katiedid Langrock

A deer knocked down a part of our fence. Two days later, a storm hit, and falling branches took out ... Read More

A Step-Rose by Any Other Name Is Still A Step-Rose Jun. 07, 2019

Tales From the Front

Have you ever had to make a family tree? If you have, be glad you're not part of Judy's family, with... Read More

Fisher-Price: Unsafe at Any Speed? Jun. 06, 2019

Lenore Skenazy

The recent recall of the Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play — a strange name for a device that was desi... Read More

Son Feeling Torn at School Jun. 01, 2019

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: My husband and I bought a house in a safe neighborhood 12 years ago primarily because it... Read More

The One Place Kids Still Play Outside May. 24, 2019

Lenore Skenazy

Most of us remember playing outside till the streetlights came on, but our kids can't because of (fi... Read More

Heart of America May. 20, 2019

Marc Dion

As near as I can understand Alabama's abortion law, it arises from two things: 1. It's in the Bible.... Read More

The Real Holiday Moms Need May. 16, 2019

Lenore Skenazy

What we need is a holiday somewhere between Mother's Day and the Fourth of July. It would be a mashu... Read More

The One Subject You Can't Compromise On May. 12, 2019

Tales From the Front

It wasn't as if Lizzie and Ryan didn't really know each other that well. They had dated for eight ye... Read More

Past the Breaking Point May. 10, 2019

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: I'm caught in a cycle of being too busy, tired and stressed out to ask my family for hel... Read More

Happy Worry Day, Mom! May. 09, 2019

Lenore Skenazy

Happy Mother's Day! Which, if you are a mother, you know is a contradiction in terms. While mothers ... Read More

Merry-Go-Round May. 04, 2019

Katiedid Langrock

"Don't worry. He's fine," my son's kindergartener teacher said to me over the phone when I picked up... Read More

The Links Among Parents, Kids and Runaway Stress Apr. 26, 2019

C Force

We live in a sometimes-crazy world that moves at lightning speed. We all know what stress feels like... Read More

Spring Buzz Apr. 20, 2019

Katiedid Langrock

"What's that black bug on the wall?" my kid asked. "I dunno." "Is it a wasp?" "Dunno." "Cockroach?" ... Read More

How Miserable Do You Have to Be Before It's OK to Leave? Apr. 19, 2019

Tales From the Front

We recently heard from Lost. He and his wife married because she was pregnant. It's now 14 years and... Read More

The Easter Egg Hunt Fine Print Apr. 18, 2019

Lenore Skenazy

Here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the paper trail: Hard-boiled lawyers made sure no kids cou... Read More

When Everything Is Nothing Apr. 13, 2019

Tales From the Front

Dear Cheryl: When we met, I was a little girl, 13 turning 14, and he was 16 and on his way to the Ma... Read More

Teaching Your Kids About Money? Here Are Five Life Lessons That Can Help Apr. 10, 2019

Ask Carrie

Dear Readers: Most of us think of April as tax time, but did you know that April is also Financial L... Read More

Bang Bang Shrimp Mar. 30, 2019

Katiedid Langrock

We were on our second helpings at the Chinese buffet (my dad was technically on his second helping b... Read More

How to Stop Wetting the Bed Mar. 29, 2019

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: This is in response to "Bedwetter," who is afraid to move in with his girlfriend for fea... Read More