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Ask Laskas: “Is Ma’am Offensive?”

Jeanne Marie Laskas writes our magazine's monthly advice column; now it's your turn to help solve… >>

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Mom Advice: The Best and the Worst

Great and not-so-great advice from their mothers: Anna Quindlen, Alec Baldwin, Sissy Spacek… >>

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The Joy of Homemade Pop Tarts

Alana Chernila knows what it's like to try and get dinner on the table for her family, day in… >>

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Mom Advice: Deal With It!

In her own way, actress Vanessa Williams' mother showed her daughter how to learn life's tougher… >>

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Mom Advice: Make Them Laugh Hard

Legendary writer and director Garry Marshall continues to be inspired by his mother's passion for… >>

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Mom Advice: How to Keep Cool

Author Patricia J. Williams credits her mother with helping her gain the right perspective on life. >>

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Mom Advice: How to Mix Metaphors

His mother's unique turns of phrase sent a clear message to author Pete Nelson. >>

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Mom Advice: How to Be Proper

A simple lesson in manners paid off big time for Academy Award-winning actress Sissy Spacek. >>

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Mom Advice: How to Grow Up

Novelist and screenwriter Nicholas Sparks learned all about taking responsibility from his mother's… >>

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Mom Advice: How to Fib About Gifts

A difficult problem grew easier to unwrap for author Patricia Volk after some reflection on her… >>