by Elizabeth Graham from the January 28, 2013 issue
Tagline: Karen's daughter was happy about the new kid on the block...and Karen was happy about the new kid's dad...
In a Nutshell: Karen is a divorced single mom and her six-year-old daughter is the only child who lives on their street, so she's excited when a new family moves in. It's a divorced dad and son. The kids hit it off and so do the parents.
Observations: This story shows the realism that Woman's World likes. Sometimes you'll get stories that ask you to accept the improbable, like The Locket. (Emily notices a man staring at the locket she's wearing. He asks if it might be the one his grandmother lost before she died. It contained a picture of his grandfather. It is. What are the odds of that???) But this week's story is nothing but plain old ordinary happenings. No strange coincidences or unusual settings. Cute story.