Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Parenting & Relationships

Tell Me About It: Decision to adopt must be her own

Q: I’m a 45-year-old single woman who is financially secure and a self-described introvert. I am happy being single, have a decent job, own a home, and have created a good life for myself. I badly want to adopt or foster a child on my own and I have ...
Published: 07/12/18

Tell Me About It: Tensions mount between adult sisters

Our daughter "Annie" has moved back home at age 33 to save some money while doing postdoc work and teaching college courses. She contributes to household expenses. Our daughter "Bonnie" has moved back home at 29 after a sudden breakup, bringing our 1...
Published: 07/11/18

Tell Me About It: Knowing how to respond to overreactions

Q: My boyfriend and I are both avid readers. He decided to read a new book, which I have already read. When he pulled out his book, I said, "That book is wild! I think you are going to like it."He got upset that I ruined his chance at having an unadu...
Published: 07/10/18

Tell Me About It: She’s worried she’ll resent retired husband

Q: My husband is hardworking and also a caring and loving husband. Our relationship is absolutely wonderful. However, there is something I fear may soon destroy all this happiness. He is going to retire in a couple of years, several years before me. ...
Published: 07/09/18

Tell Me About It: Fed up with husband’s reluctance to drive

Q: My husband does not drive. He’s had his learner’s permit multiple times over the years, but always let it lapse. He’s taken exactly one driving test, which he failed. I don’t want to have children with someone who can’t drive them to the doctor in...
Published: 07/08/18
6 Tampa conventions to geek out on video games, comic books, anime and horror

6 Tampa conventions to geek out on video games, comic books, anime and horror

The vast umbrella of geek culture covers nearly all pop culture these days in one regard or another, but if you’re looking to dress up and come together with like-minded fans to celebrate the original pillars of geekiness — video games, c...
Updated one month ago
Top things to do this weekend: Fireworks, corgi racing, Boy George, Jurassic Quest, Toy Story Land

Top things to do this weekend: Fireworks, corgi racing, Boy George, Jurassic Quest, Toy Story Land

Cuteness Corgi Racing at horse track: Dozens of short-legged racers will take their marks Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs for Corgi Racing. The world’s cutest sport will take place after horse racing has finished for the day. The first horse race ...
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At new Toy Story Land, millennial parents are Disney’s target

At new Toy Story Land, millennial parents are Disney’s target

With little kids of their own now, millennial parents visiting the new Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios can step back into their childhood. And they can suck on a vodka-laced lemonade from Woody’s Lunch Box on a bench made of Lincoln Logs...
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Disney announces details on new Star Wars land, Mickey and Minnie and Cars rides

Disney announces details on new Star Wars land, Mickey and Minnie and Cars rides

LAKE BUENA VISTA — Disney’s Hollywood Studios will add Lightning McQueen’s Race Academy next year, as well as a Mickey Mouse cartoon that puts visitors inside the animation. And Disney leaders called the new Star Wars First Order battle attraction co...
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First look: Preview of Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

First look: Preview of Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Toy Story Land opens to the public Saturday at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, an 11-acre play land designed to look like visitors have been shrunk to the size of toys and are set loose in Andy’s back yard. The park opened the attraction Thursday to the ...
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