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Ana Veciana-Suarez: Bill Cosby needs to speak up, speak out

It's the kind of news that makes you whisper sotto voce to no one in particular, "Say it ain't so. Please say it ain't so."Click ...

Ask Mr. Dad: Kids cool to idea of dating

Dear Mr. Dad: I've been divorced for almost a year and I'm just getting to the point where I'm thinking about dating again. My kids ...

Sharon Randall: Grandma’s handmade wares were priceless

Somewhere on the road between our home in Las Vegas, and the coast of California, where we planned to spend Thanksgiving week with our family, ...

Chris Erskine: Taking the measure of 58 and finding it fits just fine

Not a bad age, 58. I've had worse. On the way to school the other day, the little guy asked me who I'd like to ...

Living with Children: Pushing academics on preschoolers doesn’t add up

Courtesy of my friend and parent coach Janet Carter (www.ourchildishways.com ), comes an interesting story: The parents of a 4-year-old girl went to a preschool ...

Lori Borgman: Welcome to cell-phone prison blues

With the family gathering for the holidays, I thought it only polite to alert them that they could be doing jail time. OK, so maybe ...

Ex-etiquette: His son’s reaction to you isn’t ‘nonsense’

Q: I am 22 years old, and I have a daughter 3 years old. Her father died. Now I have met a guy with two ...

Balancing Act: Vintage carols out of tune with daughter’s girl-power radio

Music has smoothed many a commute from our Logan Square home to my kids' South Loop school, a 7-mile drive that can feel like 70, ...

Project: Thanksgiving toddler treats

Make the "kids' table" extra fun this year with these Thanksgiving-themed treats. The healthy Veggie Turkeys also make a great snack to share.Click to Continue ...

Lean In: Mercedes Calcano, artist

I could hear people screaming and the sound of shots. I ran like never before and took cover behind a tree. A bullet whizzed by ...