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Lori Borgman: Try to be clear next time

Years ago, a friend called and asked the husband and me to come to dinner "next" Saturday. Since Saturday was only a couple of days away, I assumed she meant a week from the coming Saturday. On Saturday, the friend called and asked where we were.

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Ex-etiquette: Let your boyfriend figure out boundaries with his ex

Q. What's reasonable contact between my boyfriend and his ex-wife? They have joint custody of their 6-year-old daughter. One week at Mom's, one week at Dad's. I understand the joint birthday parties and discussions about doctor's appointments, but why must they talk two or three times a day about things that have nothing to do with their daughter? My boyfriend constantly assures me that he has no intention of going back to her, but I think there should be less contact. What's good ex-etiquette?

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Living with Children: All schooling options look good when kids are learning good values

Q: We have just moved and are seeking a new school for our two children – 6- and 8-year-old boys. They are smart, respectful of adults and creative. We know that sounds like typical bragging, but it is what our friends and their teachers have all told us. We raise them in as traditional a manner as we can, given the opposing forces in today's world. They have daily chores and are allowed no after-school activities that might interfere with family dinner.

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Stay the course when giving out discipline

Q: Our 18-year-old daughter is a month away from high school graduation and she is failing nearly every class. About six months ago, she took up with a group of young adults who are less than desirable, to say the least. Some of them are dropouts. I suspect drugs and alcohol.

Movie News & Reviews

Movie review: Talented cast can't save tired 'Pirates of Caribbean' franchise

Parents need to know that "Pirates of Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales"?is the fifth?Pirates?film?starring?Johnny Depp?as Captain?Jack Sparrow. It focuses on a mission Sparrow?shares with Henry Turner – the only son of earlier franchise stars William Turner and Elizabeth Swann, neither of whom appears much in the film. This time around, an older, drunker (he downs a?lot?of rum) Sparrow faces yet another great enemy: the ghost of a pirate-killing Spanish captain, Salazar.

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Family Meals Matter: Raise a glass of milk

June 1 is World Milk Day. Join us as we raise a glass of milk and toast hard working dairy farm families and milk processors across the country. We salute the men and women who make sure milk stays healthy, safe and wholesome, often taking just two days to travel from the farm to local retailers.

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Social Security: Honoring our heroes on Memorial Day

On Memorial Day, we honor the soldiers and service members who have given their lives for our nation. Social Security respects the heroism and courage of our military service members, and we remember those who have given their lives in defense of freedom. Part of how we honor service members is the way we provide Social Security benefits.

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Make your baby's first bites more than just a sweet milestone

Starting solids used to be a predictable rite of passage. The conventional wisdom was to begin with bland white-rice cereal thinned to a milky texture. Then you move on to single-ingredient purees offered in a specific order: vegetables first so your baby wouldn't develop a sweet tooth, followed by fruits, then meat. All this while avoiding allergens and scouting for possible reactions, and steering clear of any sort of seasoning. No wonder kids became picky eaters.

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10 media inspired ways to celebrate Memorial Day

On Memorial Day, the United States honors the men and women who have died while serving in the armed forces. These movies, TV shows, and books illustrate the courage and patriotism of those fallen soldiers. Whether you're looking for a way to honor a loved one lost to military service or simply want to learn more about American history, these picks offer exciting, educational and moving depictions of those who have served in the United States military.

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It's time to start your summer screen time rules

For some kids, summer means getting on the computer and not getting off until September. And even though a lot of parents relax their screen limits over the break, allowing a full-on hibernation is just not going to happen. And it shouldn't. Kids need to get outside, of course. But they also need to stretch themselves in ways that they can't during the school year – and that no app, game, or streaming TV show, no matter how educational and meaningful, can give them.

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