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The Vine: April 25, 2012
April 25, 2012 – 3:00 PM | 65 Comments
The Vine: April 25, 2012

My daughter told me today that she really, really, really does not want to participate in her upcoming high-school graduation ceremony. I think I'm okay with this, but…
On the one hand I am thrilled to …

The Vine: April 18, 2012
April 18, 2012 – 2:28 PM | 12 Comments
The Vine: April 18, 2012

I'm not the parent, but a very supportive godmother to my goddaughter, who is a sophomore dance and biology major. She is highly motivated, takes a heavy course load, is making all As, and realistic …

The Vine: March 21, 2012
March 21, 2012 – 8:15 AM | 22 Comments
The Vine: March 21, 2012

When I switched jobs about a year ago, I moved my family (husband, 18-month-old, and dog) from New York to California. I also moved our nanny and her teen son with us (after asking nicely …

The Vine: March 14, 2012
March 14, 2012 – 11:53 AM | 53 Comments
The Vine: March 14, 2012

I'm in the biggest fight of my life and I'm not even angry, at least not yet.
Several years ago my sister met, dated, and got engaged to a man who was arrested for having child …

Leap Vine: February 29, 2012
February 29, 2012 – 12:59 PM | 25 Comments
Leap Vine: February 29, 2012

I have a question regarding what to do about a depressed adult.
Backstory: My mother died of breast cancer three years ago. She was the stronghold of our family: the sweet, kind, funny, loving parent. She …

16/31: In the Shadow of the Moon, or "A Teeny Oral History of Communally Experiencing the Space Program, Courtesy of My Parents"
December 17, 2011 – 12:14 PM | 11 Comments
16/31: <I>In the Shadow of the Moon</I>, or "A Teeny Oral History of Communally Experiencing the Space Program, Courtesy of My Parents"

I never get tired of the stories of the Apollo missions. Apollo 13, of course, is one of those poppy-fields movies that I can never not watch, and I think I put In the Shadow …

The Vine: November 30, 2011
November 30, 2011 – 9:22 AM | 100 Comments
The Vine: November 30, 2011

The holiday season is looming and I'm trying to figure out how to deal with a situation before it becomes a Situation. (Could be worse. Could be The Situation…) Brief background: we're thirtysomethings who live …

The Vine: October 19, 2011
October 19, 2011 – 6:16 PM | 42 Comments
The Vine: October 19, 2011

A few background items first (they do not sound related to each other at first glance, but they all contribute to the situation):
I am in my late 20s and live a couple hours away …

The Vine: August 24, 2011
August 24, 2011 – 9:49 AM | 66 Comments
The Vine: August 24, 2011

Now with follow-up info! — 10/17/11
I have a wedding-related conundrum, and I hope you (and the illustrious Vine readership) can help me figure out the best course of action.
My dear friend B just got engaged …

Big Country Little Car Tour II, Day 19: Boulder, CO to Lincoln, NE
August 15, 2011 – 9:31 AM | 4 Comments
Big Country Little Car Tour II, Day 19: Boulder, CO to Lincoln, NE

I got a perfect country night's sleep and woke up at 6:30 AM, unprompted. I actually swung my feet to the ground, yawned, and stretched. I never do that. I'm out of bed with my …