posted: 12/04/2013 2:48 a.m.
My wife and I are extremely practical and have been saving for our kids’ college since the day each of them was born. Knowing they will never have to borrow a dime to pay for school gives us great peace of mind.
posted: 12/04/2013 2:47 a.m.
Sometimes my dog has coughing spells. They usually happen after we’ve been outside, but sometimes he seems to cough for no reason. Should I be worried? What could be causing it?
posted: 12/04/2013 2:45 a.m.
After giving birth by cesarean section — a major abdominal surgery — Kristine Coogan felt like she wasn’t the ideal person to care for her infant that first night.
posted: 12/04/2013 2:43 a.m.
Q My 11-year-old son cuts corners on everything. If he does a chore, he’ll leave the cleaning products behind.
posted: 12/04/2013 2:43 a.m.
DEAR JEANNE & LEONARD: My brother is on an ethics kick. “Shane” says, for example, that if you go to a store and talk to a clerk about a product you intend to buy online, you’re stealing from the store.
posted: 12/03/2013 11:05 a.m.
Most American families don’t have a plan for paying for college.
posted: 11/27/2013 2:48 a.m.
Project Zero’s new way to encourage adoption is an exhibition of 125 children’s portraits, each the photo of a child in need of a family.
posted: 11/27/2013 2:45 a.m.
We lost our cat a couple of weeks ago after she ran out the front door when we were moving in a new sofa. She’s an indoor cat and had never even been out in the yard.
posted: 11/27/2013 2:43 a.m.
For certain generations, though less so today, baby shoes carried such emotional significance that people would bronze them to preserve the memory of a child’s first steps.
posted: 11/27/2013 2:42 a.m.
The mother of a 4-year old boy shared an interesting story with me the other day.
posted: 11/27/2013 2:40 a.m.
DEAR JEANNIE & LEONARD: My sister’s stepchildren are miserable tightwads. Several years ago, my sister “Kathleen” and her husband “Larry” bought two adjacent cemetery plots. Now he’s died, and his two kids from his first marriage are his executors and principal beneficiaries. (This was not a surprise.) Following Larry’s death, they asked my sister to order a headstone for his grave. When she did, she had not only his name, date of birth and date of death engraved on the headstone, but her name and date of birth as well.
posted: 11/27/2013 2:38 a.m.
Q My 16-year-old daughter ran away to her father’s house after being reprimanded for getting a tattoo without my permission. He allowed her to move in with him and his live-in girlfriend, her 15-year-old son and the 3-year-old child they had together. After a night of leaving the 16- and 15-year-olds home to baby-sit, I now have a month-old grandchild. At birth, my daughter was 17 and the father was 16. We are in the midst of a custody battle over the baby. Father wants equal custody! What can we do? What’s good ex-etiquette ?
posted: 11/26/2013 11:05 a.m.
Project Zero’s new way to encourage adoption is an exhibition of 125 children’s portraits, each the photo of a child in need of a family, writes Ron Wolfe in Family.