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How Can I Spice Up Life With My Newly-Retired Husband?

Dear AdviceMama, Since he retired, my husband plays a lot of golf, and thinks our social life should consist of taking his mother out for dinner...

8-Year-Old Painting Prodigy Racks Up $250K in Art Sales

PRODUCTION PLAYER! DO NOT DELETE. Proving that it's never too early to carve out a career niche, an 8-year-old painting prodigy is...Proving that it's never too early to carve out a career niche, Autumn de Forest is making big bucks selling her canvasses to grownups.

Who Counts As Family? Some Americans Rank Same-Sex Partners Lower Than the Dog

Erick Sosa, left, and Mark Kibby enjoy a day of fun with their sons, Cole and Parker Sosa-Kibby. Credit: Dave Ouano Photography
Despite a growing...
Unmarried same-sex couples with children, as well as married gay and lesbian couples with kids, are quickly gaining acceptance as families by Americans, according to a study released this month. But, when children are not involved, same-sex married partners rank lower than the family dog in the who is family, who is not category.
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Should I Keep Loaning Money to My Adult Daughter?

Dear AdviceMama, I've loaned $5,000 to my grown daughter (she's in her 40s). She has also borrowed money from her sister and stepmother in the...You tell your teenager that the money tree in the backyard has stopped growing and they're on their own the next time their bank account nears zero. Then your teenager is hungry, and the money tree sprouts a new branch. And then your teenager turns 40. AdviceMama has just the answer for one mom who needs to cut her adult daughter off before there are no leaves left for herself.

10 Things You Never Thought of to Combat Summer Boredom

Beat the summertime blues with some fresh ideas. Credit: Getty Images
Ah, summertime. Those long, lazy days of sleeping in, lounging around and...
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Has My Ex-Husband's Alcoholism Ruined My Daughter's Life?

Dear AdviceMama, My soon to be ex-husband has struggled with alcoholism for many years. My 16-year-old daughter does not want to have any contact...
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Help! I Lost Our Home and I'm Feeling Overwhelmed!

Dear AdviceMama, How do you keep the upper hand when you are a single parent raising three kids in today's economy? I lost my house and we had to...
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Help! My Sister's Wild Kids Are Coming to Visit!

Dear AdviceMama, My sister, a single mom, is coming to visit this summer for 10 days, and her children are really a handful. They have awful...

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