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Notorious ‘golf club’ victim now an inspiration to domestic violence survivors

ORLANDO - Brutally battered on a June night five years ago, Joi Partain became known as the "Golf Club Girl" for her ex-boyfriend's weapon of ...

Ex-etiquette: Stepmom exes more time with 4 boys while Dad travels

Q: We have my husband's sons about 40% of the time, and I have mine full-time. My husband works in another city during the week ...

Chris Erskine: A shot for the joints where ‘manopause’ finds me?

There are moments, at age 57, when I feel stiff and rusty, like something Picasso welded together. For instance, I ate so many marinated mushrooms ...

Chris Erskine: A shot for the joints where ‘manopause’ finds me?

There are moments, at age 57, when I feel stiff and rusty, like something Picasso welded together. For instance, I ate so many marinated mushrooms ...

Lori Borgman: Missing tooth takes a bite out of Grandma guilt

For nearly three years I've been waiting for this moment. Our oldest granddaughter, age 5, has lost a tooth. It's not the first tooth she ...

Ask Mr. Dad: Slingshot or boomerang? Your choice

Dear Mr. Dad: Our 15-year old son is still a few years away from college, but my wife and I are already thinking about when ...

Ana Veciana-Suarez: Experiences, not possessions, are worth saving

"Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify, simplify!"Click to Continue »

Living with Children: Teen brains smart enough, but are the parents?

I've spoken at several conferences in the last year or so where presenters were opining on the subject of the teenage brain. Their thesis was ...

Sharon Randall: Spelling out tips for reading, writing and life

Recently I had the great, if somewhat terrifying, pleasure to stand before an assembly at Hope Elementary in Hope, Indiana, and speak to the students ...

Parental Guidance: Shutting down electronics at bedtime

Q: Can you suggest ways to deal with getting kids off technology at bedtime?Click to Continue »