Ask Micah

Terms of Endearment | Righting Wrongs | Bad Customer

What do I call a 65 year old lady who is dating my father? The term “girlfriend” seems out of place. In this day and age why can’t we come up with a new term for older dating people?

Life’s a Bitch | Making the Cut | To Forgive Is Not Necessarily Divine

Life’s a Bitch Dear Micah, Here it is… My husband left me for somebody else in the not too distant past. My daughter just told me two days ago that she is pregnant at 17. My mother has a chronic illness and there is only my sister and I to care for her. And I… Read More

Sister, Sister | Secret Divorce | Playdates With the Ex

Sister, Sister Dear Micah, There is no better friend I have on this earth than my sister Becca. We have always done everything together. Even after we got married, her family and my family were always together. I have two kids and she has two kids, and our kids are really close too. Five months… Read More

The Formal Father | All Things are Not Equal | Sentimental Shrubbery

The Formal Father Micah, I would consider this more of a venting than seeking advice. Just wondered what you think of the situation. My son is on a team, I won’t say which because some people are going to recognize this story and know what I’m talking about. Sometimes the players and their parents get… Read More

A Wasted Summer | Does Mother Know Best? | Professional Payback

A Wasted Summer Dear Ask Micah, Summer just started and my son is already wasting his! He sits inside and reads or watches TV or plays his damn Xbox. I try to get him to go outside and do something with neighborhood kids and he won’t. When I was his age you couldn’t get me… Read More

Up the Rung | The Eager Ex | Book Worm

Up the Rung and Over the Deadbeats Dear Micah, I am up for a certain position at work that could propel my career forward leaps and bounds. I want this thing very much. I think I stand a good chance of getting it. As far as I can see the only thing that could work… Read More

Office Loyalty | Tripp’in | Surrogacy 101

Office Loyalty Dear Micah, I spent nearly 8 years working for a certain company. During that time I made several friends with my co-workers, including our boss. The company was nice to work for but it did have the usual amount of inner office drama. Nothing too bad. It wasn’t much of an issue for… Read More

Family Custody Battle | Wishing vs. Having | Date Redux

Family Custody Battle   Micah, About six months ago my husband’s nephew came to live with us after his mother started battling cancer. Things have worked out well with him in our home. He has become a full fledged member of our household and we really like having him. Here is the crux of the… Read More

Hostess Dog Gift | Abbreviations | Recipe from Micah

Dear Ask Micah, Tell me if you think this is absurd or not. We are invited to a party and expected to buy the Hostess’ dog a gift! It was in the evite! It says, and I quote, “Please no gifts for me but Lucky (the dog) isn’t opposed to one”. My husband thinks she’s… Read More

Richey’s Choice | The Dad Trifecta | A Word From Micah

Richey’s Choice Dear Micah My brother and my best friend got into a tousle a few weeks ago and the s**t’s all hit the fan since then. This is my best friend since elementary school and my brother. My brother. That’s a spot to be in between. Both expect me to side with him and… Read More

The Reluctant Step-Children | A Different Kind of Friend | Out of “Step”

The Reluctant Step-Children Dear Micah, I am getting married in a few months to a man I truly love. My problem? My kids can’t stand him. I have three boys (14, 10, 8) and they don’t like him at all. I think it’s because they love their dad so much. They have a really close… Read More