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http://images.ncfr.org/webconvert/archive/Bunking_with_Gordy_NCFR.pdf
There was no other solution: we had to share the room.

http://images.ncfr.org/webconvert/archive/Candy_Cigarettes_Trick_or_just_Treat_NCFR.pdf
A candy shop in a shopping mall near my home sells candy cigarettes; I could hardly believe my eyes. I've known lots of smokers in my life. I have yet to meet one who is happy he or she picked up the habit. In fact, almost all of them talk of their…

http://images.ncfr.org/webconvert/archive/Caregiving_via_Internet_NCFR.pdf
Think the internet is a scourge of humanity? I've been pleasantly surprised by the ways social networking is knitting people together.

http://images.ncfr.org/webconvert/archive/Changing_lives_one_inflatable_turkey_at_a_time_NCFR.pdf
NCFR has a Book Club twice a year. In the fall of 2010, we read Robert Milardo's book, Forgotten Kin: Aunts and Uncles. One of the Book Club participants has a story to tell about it, and I have permission to tell it here. A few identifying factors…

http://images.ncfr.org/webconvert/archive/Contagion_art_meets_science_NCFR.pdf
The new film Contagion is catching and scary. Fortunately real life scientists are weighing in.

http://images.ncfr.org/webconvert/archive/Crocodile_what_NCFR.pdf
What my little parable reveals are a couple of things related to family studies. Even when families "hear" a message under the best of circumstancesin their native language, with no hearing impairmentsometimes they have no idea what's being said.…

http://images.ncfr.org/webconvert/archive/Donny_was_my_Technicolor_Dreamboat_NCFR.pdf
Ask any woman, "did you have a teenage crush on a celebrity?" Among my girlfriends of my age cohort, if you ask who their teen dream was, you'll probably hear "David Cassidy", "Bobby Sherman" or a few others; my teen idol was Donny.

http://images.ncfr.org/webconvert/archive/Erics_off_to_College_Do_I_Hear_a_Helicopter_NCFR.pdf
There's been a lot written about "helicopter" parents. Are parents really hovering over their kids too much? Maybe. Maybe not. Is it just the times? The economy? What do kids need as we parents "launch" the young adult?

http://images.ncfr.org/webconvert/archive/Ethics_the_problem_with_putting_people_on_pedestals_NCFR.pdf
I have this tendency to create heroes for myself and, occasionally, I end up with regret. A few of my people have fallen off their pedestals.

http://images.ncfr.org/webconvert/archive/Everything_I_wanted_to_know_about_true_love_I_learned_in_my_bathroom_NCFR.pdf
Last September, my husband and I celebrated our twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. I thought that when we hit this milestone, I would reach some epiphany or acquire some sage insights as to why we made it but half of couples do not. The truth is I am…
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