Moving Expenses Q. We are moving in three-four weeks from New Mexico to Ohio with three kids, a dog, and two cats. I have always used rental trucks and loaded and driven myself when we've moved in the past, but with gas prices what they are, I was thinking that by the time I pay
The Trouble With Singing by Brett Manning Throughout the last decade and a half, I have found a new hobby. This hobby has nearly driven me mad at times. It is not golf, fly fishing or songwriting. I've done a little of all three and found that they are difficult, but not impossible. Singing has
Donating Band Instruments To The Right Place There is no doubt that being a part of band or orchestra can greatly enhance a child's life, both now and in the future. Recent studies from many sources indicate that kids who study music generally have higher test scores, watch less TV, and are much more likely
The Good Mother by B.G. Markstad My son did everything but hand out cigars when he got his new Ford. He has devoted the last five days to making this used vehicle distinctively his. First the sound system of course, then the blue interior lights for a night-time ambiance I don't care to know about.
Toddler's Activities Q. Anybody have suggestions on keeping a toddler busy so I can have time for the new baby in the home and have time to spend with my older girl so she's not glued to the TV? A. I have a 21 month old and it can be a challenge. I'm also due
Say "I Love You" For Valentine's Day by Jeffrey Strain With Valentine's Day just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about the perfect gift for the one you love. Whether you are looking for something special on a tight budget or would simply like to add on something special to another gift, there's
Understanding the Pressures on Your Husband by Susie Michelle Cortright Article provided courtesy of MediaPeak, www.mediapeak.com We hear a lot about the supermom syndrome, but rarely about our superdads. We place higher expectations on fathers in today's society than ever before. Unlike previous generations, dads today are expected to take a proactive role in caring for
Come to Tea: An Elegant Garden Gathering By Debbie Rodgers Perhaps nothing says "garden party" like having afternoon tea outdoors. It's a charming reminder of bygone days and childhood make-believe. Outdoor spaces of all kinds, including balconies, can be successfully adapted to a tea party. Tea parties span generations and will be enjoyed by your
Using Simple Remedies for Sick Children (or Adults) by Donna L. Watkins 1) Insist on lots of rest. Help your child feel as comfortable as possible, but in a resting position. Don't allow books, games, or TV that will stimulate the body which produces stress on the immune system. 2) Simplify and lighten the diet.
Ways To Save Through Free and Low-Cost Medical/Health Services by Dr. Charlotte Gorman Medical and health services costs continue to escalate with no cap in sight. But here are a few tips on making use of free or low-cost services that could save you a considerable amount of money: 1. If your employer makes available