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My dad, bless his clueless 65-year-old heart. The dude means well. But he has no inkling of what it’s like to be a parent these days, where frenetic schedules crimp our mental and physical bandwidth, and smartphones help us from feeling completel... Read more

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I think Erma Bombeck said it best: When humor goes, there goes civilization. A darling of the newspaper world for more than three decades, the late humorist gained great fame — and fans — for her witty, no-holds-barred opinions on life. I tend t... Read more

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I’ve been writing this column for seven years now. And I will tell you it’s been the best experience of my writing career. All those years ago, I had this zany idea I knew was a long shot. But I went for it anyway. I called up Hal Brown (he had n... Read more

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But now that I’m here, 43 doesn’t feel much different from 23 … in my mind. But parts of me have definitely expired, much like the warranty on a car. Or a hot water heater. Let’s start with the extra hair that keeps popping up in the craziest p... Read more

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The worst part of this shocking revelation is that now I need to buy a new pair of blue jeans. I need new jeans because my current jeans have become incredibly tight. Like, cut off the circulation in my butt, hips and thighs tight. (That’s what ... Read more

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The last few months have been brutal. I get up feeling fine, but by lunchtime or soon after a hurricane of pain slams into my brain, giving me the worst headache of my life, making even the simplest of tasks unbearable. What’s really suffered is ... Read more

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Having two grown kids (18 and 17) and two elementary school-aged kids (10 and 7) makes me feel a lot like I have two sets of kids. The big girls and the little kids. That’s how we refer to them. I was in my mid-20s when I had the first set. It w... Read more

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A few years ago, I started noticing jet-black hair on my chin. At the time, I was convinced I was turning into a goat. You can imagine my surprise when someone let me in on a little secret: Black chin hair happens with age, and it only gets worse... Read more

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After being gone for several hours, I came in through the back door of my house and immediately knew something was wrong. Something was stinking up the place and it was bad. I turned my nose on HIGH and walked from the kitchen to the living room.... Read more

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When you are a mom to four children, you become accustomed to hearing certain words or phrases that will leave you no option but to threaten to murder the next person who says either of them. The phrase I hate the most? “Mom, relax; I got this.... Read more

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Sometimes my kids accuse me of being grumpy or in a bad mood. And sometimes they ask me this question: “How come you make that loud noise when you breathe?” Oh, you mean the sighing? Well, that’s probably because you ask me this question too ... Read more

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By Shauna Glenn I knew when I became a parent it wouldn’t be easy. Besides the obvious thing, you know, taking care of a teeny tiny human being (who, by the way, didn’t come with an instruction manual), there were too many decisions to make. Wh... Read more

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by Shauna Glenn illustration by Charles Marsh Recently I had an allergic reaction — to a wheelbarrow. It all started when I decided to go to this 8 a.m. workout up the street from my house. My sister-in-law started going to the class about a m... Read more

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The day was supposed to go like this: I was going to the dentist, where I would be sedated in a sort of zoned-out twilight “sleep” so I wouldn’t freak out about having gum surgery. Although if you ask my dentist, he will inform you that this wa... Read more

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I’m pretty sure after reading the headline you’re thinking that by “don’t do it” I’m talking about “getting married.”        Well, I’m not. Even if that were what I was saying, you wouldn’t listen to me because you’re going ... Read more

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