Columns about our families - from the traditional family to the famlies we create
Be sure you aren't bowing to pressure because of a date on the calendar.

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SAN DIEGO, February 10, 2015 – You have been seeing the advertising and promotions for weeks, starting when the after-Christmas sales ended in January....

Show us the numbers: studies on the divorce rate seem to contradict themselves. Photo: Wikimedia

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SAN DIEGO, February 2, 2015 – Since the 1970s, we have been informed by academics and researchers half of all marriages in the United...

“The central conservative truth is that it is culture, not politics, that determines the success of a society. The central liberal truth is that politics can change a culture and save it from itself.” –Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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Moynihan, a Democrat, warned about the damage an entitlement state would cause to families. Many feel that his fears a well founded.

La Luce, The Waldorf \ Image Jacquie Kubin

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Italian food, with its rich tapestry of flavors, should always be served family style and a friendly staff that meets each and every request with ease, as it is at La Luce.

Levar Burton with the columnist and her son

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A new book and Kickstarter campaign brings great storys to children

Mark Wahlberg - The original and un-photo shopped Calvin Klein model and Justin Beiber

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Bieber's body critics are clearly buff and well-endowed. Is that all they've got going for them?

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Someone has to be the adult in your relationship with your teen, and it sure isn't going to be the teen. Be a parent, not a friend.

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Do your Facebook friends all have better lives than you do? They're probably lying through their teeth. But so are you, and you probably didn't even know it.

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Strip down the holiday to what is most meaningful to you, then don’t worry about the rest. It isn’t important, so don’t make it important by mourning its absence.

Ralphie - Christmas Gift Coma! | Image - A Christmas Story

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WASHINGTON, December 25, 2014 — I've totally freaked out my son. A friend of mine told me about her family's Christmas: They drew names for gift giving, and had...