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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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In New Orleans, the ghosts are like family

It's a generally accepted fact that New Orleans is unlike any other American city. Where else will you find people willingly boarding buses marked "Cemeteries"? Where else will voodoo priests and priestesses be lauded as rock stars, their graves decorated with floral tributes? What other city deifies its sinners and names its football team the Saints?

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Baby goats soothe stressed-out college students

A Cal Poly library panel brings in animals throughout year to help students relax. The group of about 10 baby dairy goats – or kids – visited the Robert E. Kennedy Library Wednesday for a dual purpose: to help students de-stress during midterms, and to help socialize the little goats before they go to the California Mid-State Fair this summer.
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