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School forms a yearly trial for parents

I’m going to keep this short because I have a hand cramp. It’s a recurring condition that happens at the beginning of every school year. Read more

Devoted dad earns lifetime of love, respect

The best dads are the ones who will spend time with their kids. To all the other awesome daddies who give their children all the love, support and time in the world — happy Father’s Day. Read more

Men, women differ in attitudes toward later-life pursuits

I’ve noticed a trend in which the men seem to be turning into, well, stubborn, cranky old men. Meanwhile, the ladies are busting out, doubling down at work, pursuing travelopportunities, new hobbies, even new careers. Read more

Motherhood’s challenges coupled with rich rewards

I’ve been a mommy now for more than a decade. I realized early on that motherhood and perfection are an impossible combination. Despite that knowledge, feelings of failure, guilt and hopelessness are inevitable. Read more

Unexpected purge helps declutter home, mind

On a recent weekend my husband announced that things were going to change. We weren’t going on the typical Sunday family outing. We were going to stay home and clean — spring clean. Read more

Scoring admission to good school is a test of nerves

It’s the time of year when parents and students are keeping a close eye on the mailbox. They’re on the lookout for those coveted thick acceptance envelopes and those dreaded thin rejections. Read more

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