Lifestyle

The start of 2021 has brought changes for the Iola Area Chamber of Commerce including the transition of leadership on the board of directors.  As the new interim director, I’m excited for the opportunity to…

Hi, Carolyn: Do you have any advice to help me get less irritated at little things? I’ve been like this for many years, but I do think the pandemic has made it worse. I try…

Hi, Carolyn: I had been warned that when I had a baby, I would cease to be “Nicki” to people and would simply become “[Kid]’s Mom.” I knew it was coming, yet I was not…

Dear Dr. Roach: There’s lots of info out there regarding systolic blood pressure, but what about diastolic blood pressure? My top number is always fine, but the bottom goes between 82-88 regularly. I’ve been diagnosed…

Dear Carolyn: “Ryan” and I got together eight years ago, at the tail end of college. I moved to D.C. to be with him while he started law school and have built a career and…

Dear Carolyn: My boyfriend told me three months ago that we should take a break. We have been dating for about year and a half. So took a break I did. I just met up…

Dear Carolyn: I am our family’s income earner, and my spouse stays home with our children. There’s been so much discussion of how valuable and important stay-home parents are that, at least in our house,…

Dear Carolyn: I skipped my weekly Zoom with my fellow mom friends last night, again, because I can’t bear to hear them complain about their pandemic lifestyles. Their kids are all in in-person school, none…

Dear Carolyn: My 86-year-old father has had a two-year long email correspondence with his old high school girlfriend. He writes to her at least once a day, sometimes more. He shares information about us kids…

Dear Carolyn: My husband and I live in a rural area of our state, where our grown children will not plant roots when the time comes, maybe in about five years. I want to move…