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Danielle Franks and Kristin Bordeau were driving to a flea market in Ohio last June when Franks yelled, "Stop the car and back up!" Bordeau did, ...

Hax: Forcing contact on son, daughter-in-law isn't the way to get closeness

Adapted from a recent online discussion: Dear Carolyn: I believe one way family members become close to one another is sharing space and making ...

McElhinny: Name game helps avoid embarrassing situations ... usually

What's the protocol when you've met somebody several times, and you still don't know that person's name? We've all been there. You've been with this ...

Coping with Kids: Now you're cookin'

Cooking is a wonderful family activity on so many levels. It helps build kids' confidence and creativity, encourages math skills, teaches about cause and effect, ...

What to do when your child is the target of mean rumors

Gossip can be one of the most insidious forms of bullying. As parents, most of us are out of practice when it comes to behavior ...

Hax: Engaged partner at crossroads wonders: Stick it out or pull the plug?

Adapted from a recent online discussion: Dear Carolyn: During my 10-month engagement, we've had a couple of bumps in the road and seen a ...

Hax: Couples weigh in on amount of 'togetherness' that works for them

Adapted from a recent online discussion: Hi, Carolyn: How much time apart should a couple who live together have per week? I'm trying to ...

6 common mistakes made when washing clothes

Everything we know about doing laundry we learned in childhood. "Most people will cook the way their mothers cooked. We learn laundry basics the same way ...

Pipe terms take us from oceans to ovens to opium

Why do we tell kids to "pipe down"? Why do we say food is "piping hot"? Why do we call fantasies "pipe dreams"? Pipe Down: ...

Be unbreakable: Dating lessons from Kimmy Schmidt

Dating is confusing. You have to wait how many days to call? Oh wait, no one calls anymore. You have to wait how many hours ...

How to blend two homes into one

For couples setting up a new home together, it's a challenge: how to merge two sets of stuff and two decorating styles into one space ...

6 tips to help you buy a puppy

How to buy a puppy? Very carefully and with much forethought, the experts agree. After all, you're considering the purchase of a living being, an ...

Highlights from the New York Baby Show

New and expectant parents flocked to a Manhattan pier to scope out the latest gear and services at the New York Baby Show, where companies ...

Art club leader's past guides present

Renie Pollock, 67, of Unity is uniquely suited to the task of overseeing operations at the Greensburg Art Center. An artist, she also has business ...

TED talks in Pittsburgh cover wide range of ideas

TED talks have become such a popular part of culture, you're as likely to come into contact with parodies as the real thing. Most recently, ...

Healthy pet-food craze mirrors trends in people food

Allison Neusch of Wilkinsburg peruses the dog treats at Petagogy in Shadyside and settles on a bag of freeze-dried, chewable, Icelandic-fish skins priced at $15.99 ...

Ask Mr. Dad: The downside of praise

D ear Mr. Dad: I'm almost embarrassed to say this, but I'm sick and tired of hearing parents tell their kids that they're "awesome" or ...

Hax: For preteen daughter to keep back-porch oasis, compromise with neighbors

Dear Carolyn: My family is lucky to live in a big house with a big front porch, backyard and a second-floor back porch. My ...

Ex-Etiquette: Moving too quickly can make kids uneasy

Question: My kids' dad and I have been apart for about a year. I've recently met a great guy, and we are planning to move ...

McElhinny: There's no such thing as 13th grade

High school seniors are preparing to enter that unscripted phase of their lives. After getting that diploma everybody is going to scatter, embarking on different ...