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: Parents, here's how to stress less and still help your kids

Parental burnout is real. Here are some things you can do to fight it.

Rosenblum: Greeting cards celebrate modern moms 'in all shapes and sizes'

Anybody wanting proof that motherhood is changing need do only one thing: Shop the greeting card aisles.

Rosenblum: French presidential win is a victory for new view of romance

Centrist Emmanuel Macron's resounding victory in France's presidential election signals a welcome shift toward saner central ground. But that's not the only union on the minds and lips of the French at the moment.

Rosenblum: How I tackled writing my own health care directive

What better time than a gloriously sunny Minnesota day to think about death?

Resources on end-of-life issues

Books• "Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End," Atul Gawande• "Gratitude," Oliver Sacks• "Knocking on Heaven's Door: The Path to a Better Way…

Rosenblum: St. Louis Park seniors have lively talks about death

Residents of a senior community in St. Louis Park have become pioneers in the movement to talk about death.

Rosenblum: Minnesota takes the lead in pushing end-of-life conversations

Live in Minnesota? Get ready to talk about dying in Minnesota.

Afraid to Ask: Am I supposed to talk to my massage therapist?

That's really up to you, says our expert, Cari Pelava, who answered a few embarrassing questions we posed so you wouldn't have to.

Rosenblum: How to turn college rejection into a lucky break

Did you or your child not get into a preferred school? Some tips on making the best of it.

Rosenblum: Generation in flux? Younger millennials pine for '50s families

But nostalgia for "Leave It to Beaver" is unlikely to portend a return to the past.