Lifestyle

Dear Carolyn: My partner and I have a wonderful (and wild) 3-year-old girl. We both work full time, and she attends a loving preschool. We live four to five hours away from any family. Lately,…

Dear Dr. Roach: I read on the internet that you should take your blood pressure medicine at night. I just recently started taking medicine for my blood pressure and my instructions were to take it…

Hi, Carolyn: My father is having a legal issue (not criminal) and has been asking for my help. I’m a lawyer. I’m sure others manage to help family in this way, but I’ve found it…

Dear Carolyn: My parents, married for 30 years and now divorced for 15, last saw each other intentionally at my wedding 14 years ago. They still live in the same town, and ran into each…

Finding the time to talk to your family about succession planning may be difficult.  Farmers, ranchers and rural business owners may also be uncomfortable with the thought of ending their involvement with the farming business…

Kitchens typically get a workout during the holidays and on Super Bowl Sunday.  Since those are past, now is a great time to choose an inside day or two to clean. I suggest removing all…

It’s tough to make a difference in this world, and it’s impossible to do so and remain comfortable. As American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) President Zippy Duvall is fond of repeating the advice his father…

Dear Carolyn: My ex is getting married this weekend. While I no longer have feelings for him, I’ve been in a funk for several days, and I’m dreading the onslaught of social media posts from…

Dear Carolyn: After saving up for decades, my husband and I were able to buy a small vacation house. The house can comfortably sleep six people, give or take some shared beds. We have two…

Hi, Carolyn: I’m a late bloomer weathering my first breakup, and am genuinely curious to know your take on breakup etiquette, not for the dumper, but for the dumpee. What constitutes good dumpee conduct in…