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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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Tough day at school

We're having a tough time getting my son to both go to school and to pay attention when he's there.

Snow days/sand days

Oh my goodness — the children are back in school! (Fingers crossed that they stay that way!)

Things I do — and don't — miss about babyhood

Several friends are either about to give birth or have just finished giving birth, which reminded me of my own postpartum days.

An ending

One of my favorite things is coming to an end.

10 promises for 2014

So it's a day after New Year's and I haven't made my resolutions yet, but maybe these will stick this year:

Santa's mythbuster

Incredulous Mom's blog about how to deal with the Santa situation reminds me that while we as parents teach our kid

A Christmas/birthday list

I have the unfortunate luck of being born nine days before Christmas.

Santa is a big old bully

Thinking it would be a great chance for family bonding, I excitedly told my son last night that the 1964 Rankin/Bass stop-motion special "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" would be on TV and we shou

My son may be smarter than me

I think my son is smarter than I am. Hand him a cell phone, and not only has he reprogrammed it to have infinite minutes outside our contract, he's also changed the body color.

Fallen leaves and square pegs

We've had such a lovely fall, I hate to complain.