Disgust for stepson causes tensions

Dear Annie: I am a 42-year-old man with two teenage sons. I have been married to my second wife for almost a year. She has an 11-year-old son, "Brice."
Brice never had a man in his life until I married his mom. He is respectful . . . more »

Poinsettias bring Christmas cheer, colors indoors

Photo by MSU Extension/Gary Bachman

To keep poinsettias healthy and beautiful, do not overwater them. Make sure the potting mix feels dry to the touch before adding water.

It seems like I've seen Christmas decorations in stores for at least a couple of months. They really accelerated after Halloween, completely ignoring Thanksgiving, which was when I noticed early poinsettias out in force.
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