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Joy vs. misery

Happiness can start with being grateful and grow from there

Subscriber onlyMegan Novotney was shocked to be pregnant six months after giving birth to triplets. Continue reading...

Creature Feature

Subscriber onlyAs we cruise through the end of May, here are some tips and tidbits from the living-with-pets grab bag. Continue reading...

Watching wild birds teaches us we can fly

Subscriber onlyMost of us have a few good bird stories. Here are some of mine. Continue reading...

Good mothers should be applauded frequently

Subscriber onlyBy the time this column appears in most newspapers to which it is distributed, Mother's Day 2017 will have come and gone. Nonetheless, I'm going to talk about mothers -- one in particular. Continue reading...

MONEY MANNERS

Subscriber onlyDEAR JEANNE & LEONARD: While my brother "Eric" was always happy to accept financial help from our mother, he paid almost no attention to her. When she died last winter, he hadn't visited her in 11 years, and, obviously, he never helped with her care. Mom was aware of his indifference, and in her will she left him only 20 percent of her estate, while leaving 40 percent to me and 40 percent to my sister. Now Eric has asked for an accounting of the estate's finances (I'm the executor), and I'm furious. While the will says he's entitled to an accounting, preparing one would be a lot of work for me. I understand, of course, that Eric is within his rights, legally. But isn't it wrong for this guy who never lifted a finger for our mother to make this demand? Continue reading...

Ex-Etiquette

Subscriber onlyQ Lately, my 4-year-old child has been waking up in the middle of the night crying. He doesn't appear to know where he is and it takes quite a bit to calm him down. His mother and I just separated and he goes back and forth between our homes every couple of days and I attribute it to that, but I'm not sure, and I'm not sure what to do about it. What's good ex-etiquette? Continue reading...

Summer film options for kids

Subscriber onlyChildren are out of school and looking for something to do. Why not plan on heading into the comfy confines of the local cinema this summer? Continue reading...

Why ... and/or why not

Netflix series about teen’s suicide creates whirlwind of questions, opinions

Subscriber onlyHannah dies. Continue reading...

Creature Feature

Subscriber onlyMy dog, Mollie, got an ugly sore spot on the top of one leg. She rubbed against the door frame and constantly licked and scratched the spot. The veterinarian said it was a "hot spot" and cleaned it up. He gave her some antibiotics. Mollie is better now, but I would like to know more about this and what can be done to keep it from happening again. I bet other dog owners would be interested. Continue reading...

Grandmas learn life from those of the past

Subscriber onlyRecently, I flew to Monterey, Calif. -- my home for decades before moving to Las Vegas -- to attend a funeral for a woman I knew mostly through her son. Continue reading...

Good parents say what they mean and stick to it

Subscriber onlyThis John Rosemond column originally appeared May 30, 2007. Continue reading...

MONEY MANNERS

Subscriber onlyDEAR JEANNE & LEONARD: My friend "Brittany" somehow never seems to have her wallet with her when we're out together. So whether it's lunch, a latte or a quick stop at a grocery, I have to pay for whatever she gets. What, if anything, should I do about the situation? Brittany's always appreciative and truly embarrassed that she's "done it again," and sometimes she even remembers to pay me back. Meanwhile, I'm torn between being amused by my friend's behavior and seriously irked. So you know, Brittany has money, she just never has any with her. Continue reading...

Ex-Etiquette

Subscriber onlyThis Ex-etiquette column originally appeared May 8, 2013. Continue reading...