The Shocking Thing I Discovered In My Teen’s Secret, Hidden Letter

I didn’t mean to snoop. I swear. I wasn’t looking to stumble across my teen’s secret letter. A letter bubbling over with emotion. With a broken heart. With defiance. She will stand by her man. “I have yet to hear a legitimate gripe about him,” she wails. “I’m not going to stop seeing him no matter what you say.” Oh my. And to think I was just hunting around in the basement hoping to find an old photo of my

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My Husband Wants Me To Start Dating

My husband wants me to start dating. Wait, it gets better. He wants me to start dating women. If this isn’t among his sweetest, most endearing qualities, I don’t know what is. See, we’re not that wild, exciting swinging couple you might be imagining. About as far from that as possible. Look “Boring” up in the dictionary and there are our contented, smiling faces. The deal is Husband is worried about one of the greatest treasures of my life: my

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Do You Let Your Kids Watch?

Please catch my newspaper column each week in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the Dayton Daily News and other newspapers across Ohio.  Here’s this week’s column: “Chirpity chirp!” went my phone alerting me to a text message. Nothing like interrupting a special moment with my kid with what turned out to be a heavy philosophical question about parenting. There I was a couple weeks ago, snuggled up on the couch watching TV with my daughter when I heard my phone chirpity chirp. The text was

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