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The Vine: April 23, 2014
April 23, 2014 – 1:54 PM | 10 Comments
The Vine: April 23, 2014

I come from a large and (I thought) close family of six girls and one boy.

The Vine: March 26, 2014
March 26, 2014 – 2:16 PM | 26 Comments
The Vine: March 26, 2014

My ex-husband and I have been divorced for 12 years, and I have custody of our 13-year-old son.
I am remarried, and my son visits his father somewhat irregularly, but often enough that they have …

The Vine: March 14, 2014
March 14, 2014 – 2:39 PM | 29 Comments
The Vine: March 14, 2014

My mom has cancer. She's doing all right, and responding to the treatment, and feeling okay, and all; this isn't a cancer question.

The Vine: February 28, 2014
February 28, 2014 – 10:22 AM | 21 Comments
The Vine: February 28, 2014

I have something I've been researching for ages, and I'm hoping that you, as a devoted baseball fan, can help me.

The Vine: January 22, 2014
January 22, 2014 – 11:33 AM | 7 Comments
The Vine: January 22, 2014

I just turned thirty. My uncle sends me a check in the mail on my birthday and Christmas, I promptly send him a thank-you note.

The Vine: December 11, 2013
December 11, 2013 – 8:47 AM | 22 Comments
The Vine: December 11, 2013

I am wondering if the Nation could help me out. My father loves a traditional fruitcake and I want to make one for him this holiday season.

The Vine: November 20, 2013
November 20, 2013 – 3:31 PM | 27 Comments
The Vine: November 20, 2013

My older brother is an alcoholic. He's following in a long family tradition (my dad, both paternal grandparents, a couple of cousins, etc.).

The Vine: October 30, 2013
October 30, 2013 – 1:12 PM | 25 Comments
The Vine: October 30, 2013

My boyfriend's younger sister is 22. She has lived her whole life in her parents' house in a rural town.

The Vine: October 16, 2013
October 16, 2013 – 1:58 PM | 16 Comments
The Vine: October 16, 2013

I have a moral dilemma that I cannot resolve and I could really use your perspective.

The Vine: July 31, 2013
July 31, 2013 – 7:38 PM | 24 Comments
The Vine: July 31, 2013

I need the TN readership to tell me if I'm justified or acting like one of those mothers I swore I'd never be.