Gail Rosenblum | Star Tribune
Columnist | Metro

Gail Rosenblum covers trends, social issues and the complexities of human relationships. Author of "A Hundred Lives Since Then: Essays on Motherhood, Marriage, Mortality and More."


Rosenblum: Minnesota grandparents feel love after travel ban revised

The case is a reminder that grandparents are essential to a growing number of families.


Who's raising Minnesota's kids?

Grandparents provide much needed care to a growing number of grandchildren. Approximately 2.7 million children nationwide are being raised by their grandparents and other relatives,…


Rosenblum: Sand castles, milk carton boats again bring joy to Mpls.

A new nonprofit has breathed life into the sand castles and the beloved, goofy milk carton boat races once part of the Aquatennial.


Rosenblum: What do we have in common? Our hopes, worries and our stories

After I challenged you to come up with ideas for what unites us as humans, you offered gracious, decent, bridge-building sentiments.


Rosenblum: Why Minnesota prisoners pay so much for phone calls, and the fight for reform

After many years of progress to cut prison phone costs, a federal court this past month struck down regulations that cap those costs.


Rosenblum: Need a moment of zen? Try mowing the lawn

A recent blog post by author and career coach Fiona MacKay Young had me nodding in agreement. Young, best known for her inspiration journals,…


Rosenblum: In a world divided, four truths bring us closer

Ellie Krug is a Twin Cities-based lawyer, writer and founder of Human Inspiration Works, which trains organizations locally and nationwide to be more inclusive and welcoming.


Rosenblum: Even with 'Option B,' grief remains a stubborn companion

Sheryl Sandberg explores how we best face adversity, build resilience and reclaim joy after loss or tragedy.


Gail Rosenblum: Leading the effort to end sexual violence

Teri Walker McLaughlin is the new executive director of one of the state’s most respected sexual-assault prevention organizations. McLaughlin comes to the Minnesota Coalition Against…


Rosenblum: Emotions high and millions in the mix leave bad taste for Lund family

When I hear about family rifts big and small, I wonder with weird frequency: Who, then, will be invited to the Thanksgiving table?