Your stars Feb. 26

Happy Birthday: Look for alternative ways to do things. Stay focused on getting ahead and making a difference to the people and the situations that concern you. Share your feelings and you will find out where you stand and who is by your side. Say "yes" to doing your best work...

Your stars Feb. 25

Happy Birthday: Change can be good. Don't wait until you are forced to make a move to do so. Size up your situation and determine what's best for you. Waiting around for someone else to get started will put you behind. Do what you want for the right reasons. Strive for...

Your stars Feb. 23

Happy Birthday: Look for ways to do good deeds without being taken advantage of or having it cost you too much emotionally, financially or physically. It's important that you get something in return if you don't want to lose self-respect. Contributions that will benefit everyone...

Your stars Feb. 22

Happy Birthday: Volunteer or take a stance and do something that will make a difference in your community or the way you choose to live life. Embrace challenges, but don't set unreasonable goals. Consider the possibilities and how to approach what you want to see happen without...

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Aging mom has health issues but wants to stay in her home

DEAR ABBY: My father died four years ago, leaving my 69-year-old mother alone. My mother has health and mobility issues. Her house is large and has two stories, and it far exceeds her needs. The problem is that she's extremely...

A flying mouse? No, it's a brown creeper

If you ever see a small brown mouse climbing up a tree and then fly away, you might at first think you are hallucinating. Perhaps, you were half in your cups, tired from too much work, suffering from seasonal affect disorder or severe cabin fever?...

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Freeloading nephew needs to get help and get going

DEAR ABBY: My husband's nephew, "Jacob," is 25 and always hanging around our house. He has had a hard time over the last four years. First, his mom committed suicide. Two years later his dad died in his sleep. My husband...

Daughter's identity as asexual is not welcomed by her mom

DEAR ABBY: I have recently started disclosing to close friends and family that I am asexual (someone who experiences no sexual attraction to any person). For the most part they have been supportive, but my mother and one of my...

Wife whose husband fights dirty may need a clean break

DEAR ABBY: Because I had a promiscuous past prior to getting married, it was understandable that my husband and I have gone through some rough patches. It's been three years since our wedding, and he still can't let it go...

Angry daughter-in-law may want more free baby sitting

DEAR ABBY: My daughter-in-law is extremely jealous of the close relationship I have with my daughter. If I spend time with my daughter and grandson, she gets mad at me and keeps my grandchildren from me. I need advice on how to...

Late to bed and late to rise makes mom and kids tardy

DEAR ABBY: I will be spending a couple of months visiting my daughter, who is a single mom. She has asked me to help her wake her 8- and 11-year-old kids in the morning and have them ready for school. Unfortunately, she...

Bride wants wedding guests to check politics at the door

DEAR ABBY: My fiance and I are getting married in a year. We have some very close gay friends, and I have gay family members on my mom's side. The majority of our family is gay-friendly, but a few of them on my father's side are very open about...

Grandpa foils kids' vegetarian diet with fast food

DEAR ABBY: I have been a vegetarian for 12 years. My husband has been one on and off for five years. I thought our children, 7 and 3, had never had meat in their lives. I recently found out that my father-in-law has been feeding...