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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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Let's be honest: sometimes being a parent sucks eggs

Sometimes, parenting is not all fun and games. Sometime, frankly, it's a pain in the tuckus.

The dangers of Pinterest

I'm what's known as a wanna-be clean freak. That is, my desires to have a clean, orderly home and workplace are derailed by my rank ineptitude and laziness.

Tears for Boston

I don't know how you put words to the horror of what happened in Boston on Monday. A wide-eyed 8-year-old boy killed, his mother and sister maimed.

What's in a name?

My son Max announced to me the other night that he'd prefer to be called "Jason." This is because "Jason" is smart and strong and brave, and my son does not feel that "Max" reflects these character

A place in the dark

My kids came up with a great new idea you should try. It doesn't have a name, but it's proved so popular that now my son won't go to bed until we do it.

Being a single parent — for a while

My husband had to go out of town for three days for a business trip this week. It's the first time he's been away for more than one night in 10 years of having kids.

Losing a generation

The recent spate of killings and terror going on in Fort Wayne is disturbing on several levels.

Night and day

My children are the source of my greatest joys and my darkest despairs. Last week it was Max's storming tantrums. This morning, he sang his own made-up lullabies while riding in the car to pre-K.

A big ol' Internet hug

Wow — I never thought I'd get such a great response to last week's blog about my tantrum child.

The tantrum child

My once-loving son has turned into the Incredible Hulk. For the past couple of months. he freaks out, screaming, hitting, kicking — even spitting.