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Coping with Kids: Superheroes, Star Wars, Digibirds cure the winter blues

With many families spending a lot of their time indoors these days, it's important to think about what the kids are doing to entertain themselves. ...

Living With Children: Teen's electronics need parental control

Q uestion: We would like to limit our 16-year-old son's video game and cellphone time. We think homework should come first and then free time. ...

Western Pennsylvania florists ready for Valentine's Day rush

When it came to Valentine's Day, the subject traditionally was roses. Now, it's tulips, lillies and daisies as more people are gravitating to other blooms. It's ...

Disabilities no obstacle in friendship-building program in Fox Chapel

Fox Chapel Area High School senior Katie Costanzo was searching for a club to join in ninth grade. She found a gem. She discovered the Fox ...

Hax: Friends wonder why new bride snubs weekly invitations to get together

Adapted from a recent online discussion: Dear Carolyn: A friend recently got married and seems totally uninterested in spending time with friends, what's going ...

Ex-Etiquette: A heartfelt farewell to daughter's father

My daughter's father recently passed away after a courageous fight with cancer, and I would like to deviate from my normal format and dedicate this ...

How to react when running into an ex and her new squeeze

You encounter your ex-girlfriend and the person she dumped you for. Help, please. • "These situations can always be sticky. My advice is that you ...

Pittsburgh hotels offer Valentine's Day getaways close to home

Discounted room rates, a dessert bar, champagne — and a dodgeball competition? You and your honey bunny can relax and enjoy each other's company just ...

Hax: Grieving child awaits reply to letters to dead cats; what's Dad to do?

Adapted from a recent online discussion: Dear Carolyn: A few days ago, one of our cats was struck and killed by a car. She ...

Coping with Kids: Word games

How many times have you told your children to "use your words"? Now, it's your turn. Accentuate — The Fun of Accents: Each team picks a ...

Living With Children: Your kid is not possessed; he's just a typical toddler

Q uestion: Our 3-year-old son is very sweet, loving and generally well-behaved. Occasionally, however, he breaks into a huge tantrum during which he becomes uncontrollable. ...

Hax: Don't rush to move in; 'test the waters' while you have your own place

Adapted from a recent online discussion: Hi, Carolyn: We've been friends for more than a year, dating for almost six months, I'm in my ...

Ex-Etiquette: It's not good form to hang out alone with ex's friends

Q uestion: My ex and I live in a small town, and we used to ride motorcycles on the weekends with a group of his ...

Pitt professor writes the book on Polish culture

A lot of folks might think Polish culture begins and ends with kielbasa, pierogies and polka music, says veteran University of Pittsburgh professor Oscar E. ...

Ailing kids get boost from volunteers' hospital visits

The 5-year-old girl lying in the hospital bed can no longer speak. But she can cry and she can wave. And she does both when the princess ...

Hax: Bereaved daughter can't imagine life without mom

Adapted from a recent online discussion: Hi, Carolyn: I lost my amazing mom suddenly to a heart attack six months ago. She was 58 ...

The Word Guy: 'Whydontchas' bombard a 'wannabe'

When I was in my early 20s, my parents bombarded me with career advice: "Why don't you be a dentist?" or "Why don't you go ...

Greensburg Antique Show and Sale offers appraisals

Forty antique dealers from five states will set up shop in the Greensburg Country Club this weekend for the annual Greensburg Antique Show and Sale. ...

Coping with Kids: Family games to keep you laughing

Lift It! Deluxe: This is a new twist on the re-create-the-structure-on-the-card games that we love so much. The object of the game is pretty basic. ...

Living With Children: Whatever happened to KISS parenting?

A journalist asks, "Why do today's parents seem to be having so many more parenting difficulties than did parents of previous generations?" There is more ...