DEAR ABBY: My mom has never been what you would call a housekeeper. Dad did all the shopping, cooking and cleaning. As a child, I remember our house always being a mess.
DEAR ABBY: I gave birth a month ago to a wonderful baby boy. My husband and I originally planned to put him in day care when I go back to work.
DEAR ABBY: My dad died when I was young. He and Mom had a beautiful marriage. Mom was in a long relationship following his death and has been single for three years now.
DEAR ABBY: My mom recently passed away at 91. She had a great life and went peacefully at home in bed during the night.
DEAR ABBY: Once I announced my engagement, my already thin, fit mother went on a diet and lost 20 pounds.