Living

Living

These old dogs are special picks at sanctuary

NORTH VERSAILLES, Pa. - Eleven dogs greet visitors at the door of the lovely 115-year-old Victorian house. There's a lot of slow-motion tail wagging but very little barking and no jumping up and down. Most of the dogs have a lot of white around their muzzles, several limp a bit, and some have the rheumy eyes that come with great age.

Family

Living with Children: Step-parenting rules of engagement

Q: In a recent column, you advise that stepparents have complete disciplinary authority over all children who live in or visit the home, but do you feel the same policy should apply when the stepparent joins the family when the kids are teenagers instead of younger children?

Family

Ex-etiquette: Set clear boundaries for relationship with ex

Q: My ex has been diagnosed with bi-polar disorder and he's fine when he takes his meds, but when he doesn't, he's extremely unpredictable and he scares me a little. That's the reason we broke up - I never knew what to expect. Lately he's been contacting me again with a lot of "remember whens" and I sort of feel like he's stalking me. I don't want to go back to him, but I'm afraid to tell him. What's good ex-etiquette?

Family

Lori Borgman: Give kids a break and start school later

There was a time you could tell when school was starting by the school supply aisles at the big box stores. They looked like the aftermath of a tornado - shell-shocked parents, binders strewn across floors, backpacks upended, and pencils driven straight through the display of crayons and markers. But now the school supply shelves are neat. There is no whirlwind rush for supplies, because there is no single "back-to-school" date.

Family

Ask Mr. Dad: Stepping into a blended family

Dear Mr. Dad: I'm divorced and have three children from that marriage. I'm engaged to a great guy and we're very happy. The one trouble area is that he never seems quite comfortable around my kids (he doesn't have any of his own) and often tells me that he doesn't feel like he truly belongs. How can I help him feel like a real member of the family?

Videos

This is the healing water

Mt. Cavalry Missionary Baptist Church Deacons Neville Brown, left, and Michael Major, right, baptizes Skylar Davis in Skull Creek on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, on Hilton Head Island. The church, led by the Rev. Ben Williams, also baptized three other young congregants Kenshon Speaks and Deahn Holmes. Cayenne Green was rededicated.
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This is the healing water 0:57

This is the healing water

Worker shot, killed during shift change at Ford Claycomo plant 1:01

Worker shot, killed during shift change at Ford Claycomo plant

Meet SC Chef Ambassador Orchid Paulmeier of One Hot Mama's 2:27

Meet SC Chef Ambassador Orchid Paulmeier of One Hot Mama's

From Hilton Head to Poland: Clapping and chanting to greet Pope Francis 0:24

From Hilton Head to Poland: Clapping and chanting to greet Pope Francis