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Ex-etiquette: Embarrassed by girlfriend's behavior

Q: My girlfriend and I were invited to a friend's Seder dinner for the Passover holiday, but the invitation fell through. My girlfriend has met my former wife several times and they appear to like each other, so she asked if we could go to her home for Passover dinner. I figured out a comfortable way to ask and she welcomed us.

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Ask Mr. Dad: Disneyland syndrome is for moms too

Dear Mr. Dad: I'm a divorced mom, and because of my past substance abuse issues, my ex-husband has primary physical custody of our children. I only get to see them on weekends and we miss each other terribly. I've been trying to make it up to them by filling every weekend with outings and activities. But I think I've made a mistake. More than anything, I want to just hang out with the kids, but every time I schedule some downtime, they complain that they're bored. What can I do?

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App review: Choose an instrument and join the band in sweet music-maker

Parents need to know that Melody Jams is a toddler-friendly music-making game. There's no wrong way to play, and there are no sharing options so kids can tap and explore on their own. The free download includes one music scene - in a garage. Other scenes are available as in-app purchases. No personal information is requested, and only anonymous usage data is collected. Full details can be found in the privacy policy.

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Follow Southern Illinois University Edwardsville's rock climbing club as they scale the walls inside an old power plant in St. Louis. Climb So iLL takes its inspiration from some Southwestern Illinois climbers who love climbing in Southern Illinois so much that they named their rock climbing gym after it. Climb So iLL near Lafayette Square in St. Louis is filled with climbing routes that promise a workout.
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