Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Parenting & Relationships

What’s new and what’s not at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

What’s new and what’s not at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

Sweating in mid-August in Florida isn’t unusual. But sweating in a Snow White costume and lining up for Halloween candy, that might be unusual. That was the scene on Friday when a sold-out crowd showed up for the first of 34 nights of Mickey’s Not So...
Published: 08/20/18

Tell Me About It: ‘Student’ wants to come clean about college

Q: I’ve pretended to go to college for almost four years when I actually dropped out my freshman year. I’ve been working as a temp since then and living "off campus." My family doesn’t know since I fake my grades, account statements, everything. None...
Published: 08/20/18

Tell Me About It: Sister won’t drop suspicions about affair

Q: My sister saw my husband having dinner with a woman. This woman is someone he met at a support group for an issue he has dealt with for many years. She has become a wonderful friend to him and I’m very glad he has her in his life.However, my siste...
Published: 08/19/18

Tell Me About It: Boyfriend dropped the ball on their party

Q: My boyfriend and I hosted a party, our first joint hosting stint since moving in together a few months ago. The party was his idea, and most of our guests were his close friends.Yet he did almost nothing to help me get ready for the party. We spli...
Published: 08/17/18

Tell Me About It: Mom waffles on adding to the family

Q: My husband and I have a 5-year-old girl, and are not planning more children — primarily because we are easily stressed, don’t do well when sleep-deprived, and aren’t really baby/toddler people. Our daughter was not an easy baby.Yet, I always feel ...
Published: 08/15/18

Tell Me About It: Compromise and submission: a fine line

Q: As a woman (of any age) in this postmodern, "woke" era: How does one distinguish the fine line between "compromising with" versus "submitting to" a man within a relationship?M.A: Compromise is when both people give a little to their mutual benefit...
Published: 08/14/18

Tell Me About It: An occasional push helps to stay on track

Q: What responsibility does a wife have to push her husband to be a decent friend? For years, my husband was close with a few guys from grad school. As they got married and started families, the frequency of their get-togethers died down and the frie...
Published: 08/07/18

Tell Me About It: Instead of monster or martyr, try ‘Mom’

Q: My sister-in-law, "Mary," has always been a mess. She has two kids with two different men who never see them, don’t pay child support, and she doesn’t work. Mary and her children lived with my mother-in-law, "Kate," until Kate moved into a 55-plus...
Published: 08/12/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Aug. 6-12

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Aug. 6-12

Janet Jackson: The pop icon will be in Control when she brings her State of the World tour to the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa on Tuesday ($29.95-499.95). amphitheatretampa.com. Fetish Con: You’ll find even more half-dressed p...
Updated one month ago
9 things to do with your kids in Tampa Bay before school starts

9 things to do with your kids in Tampa Bay before school starts

Soon, parents will silently experience a bit of inner joy, but for kids, it’s time to prepare to hit the books again. School will be back in session by mid-August. The good news, kids and parents? There’s still time to eke out the last of...
Updated one month ago