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Poverty's spread

The Journal Gazette reported that poverty rates have climbed in Indiana since 2000. Are you and your family feeling the pinch?

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My son's doll

Back in the 1970s, when hippies reigned and Marlo Thomas and her friends sang about being "Free to Be You and Me," it was unheard of for a boy to play with a doll (G.I.

The Character Assassination Carousel

Because being a mother means reading some incredibly crappy/interminably long/devilishly irritating kiddie books over, and over and over again, I dreamed up something I call the

A peek into the empty nest

Everyone but me flew the coop for Spring Break.

Another day, another job

Wednesday was the first day of another job for Kalisha; another day of being excited and nervous and almost giddy. That would apply to Kalisha AND me, except for the giddy part.

Soccer mom

When I first got a van, I withered inside and whined.

First, next and last

It doesn’t matter who goes first or last or in the middle. Everyone is getting dessert; everyone has to brush their teeth. Unless you’re a kid. Then it matters very much.

Staycations and 'eye' shopping

While it feels like all the world left to go to beautiful, warm locations for spring break, I know the reality is that a whole lot of folks are like me and stuck around home for the cold snow, the

Pre-teen sturm und drang

I look at my daughter, who is very nearly as tall as I am, though she's just 11, and I think: This kid has got a pretty good life.

Nervous? Who is nervous?

Today is opening day ay Parkview Field in Fort Wayne. Yay! Many baseball fans have anxiously been awaiting this day.

Clap along if you're happy

OK, so I know this isn't a weighty topic, but I think after the winter we've had, it's time for a little happiness.