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Ex-etiquette: A picture is worth a thousand words

Q: My ex-husband's new girlfriend has told our daughters that she is going to have a portrait taken of her with the girls as a Christmas present for their dad. They have only been seeing each other for three months! I felt myself fuming as my daughter announced that she was going shopping this week for matching outfits for the picture. I did not say anything to my daughter (who seemed rather excited) but I feel it's way too soon for things like this. We've co-parented well over the years. What's good ex-etiquette?

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Living with Children: Are you suffering from Egalitarian Parenting Syndrome?

Some of the sources that inform today's parenting do not come immediately to mind when one thinks of raising children. Take Karl Marx (1818 � 1883), for example. Along with his buddy Friedrich Engels, Marx articulated the fundamental principles of communism. He proposed that capitalism was an economic and social system that exploited and oppressed labor and kept the "masses" in a perpetual state of subjugation and misery.

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Lori Borgman: When the ants go marching in

I was suspicious the first time I saw them. But I slapped on a happy face and agreed to give them a chance. Still, I wondered if they wouldn't overextend their stay - or worse - go where they weren't wanted. You never know about ants.

Family

Ask Mr. Dad: The fertility game

Dear Mr. Dad: My wife and I are having trouble conceiving. After putting us through months of testing, the fertility doctor we're seeing says that the problem is on my end. I'm devastated. I just assumed that women were the ones who had fertility problems, and I feel like a complete failure, as if I'm not a man anymore. What can I do? Are there vitamins or supplements I can take or behaviors I can do (or stop doing)?

Videos

The tradition continues: 37th Thanksgiving meal at Parish Church of St. Helena

For the 37th time, the Parish Church of St. Helena Community Thanksgiving dinner, Nov. 24, 2016. Rev. Shay Gaillard spoke with us about what makes the historic Beaufort church's annual tradition unique.
Josh Mitelman The Island Packet & The Beaufort Gazette
The tradition continues: 37th Thanksgiving meal at Parish Church of St. Helena 1:03

The tradition continues: 37th Thanksgiving meal at Parish Church of St. Helena

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So easy anyone can do it: how to cut your own Christmas tree

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Behind the scenes look at the world's largest cruise ship

Hillary Clinton's message to women and girls 1:20

Hillary Clinton's message to women and girls