Praise Jesus for big kitchens
April 20, 2014 The first year I hosted Easter dinner, I was excited. I like entertaining and cooking for people, mostly because that the only thing I usually have to interact, with, socially, is a turkey. more »»
Please pay attention to me!
April 17, 2014 Almost every year I try to do an article related to parents paying attention to their young children; and how important it is for their developmen. more »»
The torturous travails of a troubadour
April 13, 2014 It’s tough being a musician; I?should know. Not from my own experiences mind you. I may be the only person who’s off-key renditions have gotten me kicked out of my own shower. more »»
Kelly the ‘high profile’ director
April 13, 2014 Not long ago, in a horrible lapse of judgment, I was charged with being director for a series of “high profile” movies, or at least that’s what I tell all the waitresses at Starbucks. more »»
This food has real curbside appeal
April 8, 2014 In my job I’m often walking around downtown Marshalltown several times during the day — no I’m not a street walker. One of the things I tend to notice at times is how much discarded food can be found. more »»
The progression of the man-cold
April 6, 2014 Unlike the common cold, the Man Cold can be tricky to overcome. I weakened my immune system to see how I would fare and kept a journal of the ordeal. more »»
Celebrate Earth Day with color
April 6, 2014 With Earth Day just around the corner here is a colorful art project to celebrate and appreciate the beauty of gift called nature we all have been blessed with! What you will need • Finger paints ... more »»
Where to keep money for Mom?
April 5, 2014 Dear Mary: My sisters and I have $10,000 we would like to invest to cover our mother's funeral expenses when they occur. She does not have life insurance or any savings. more »»
April 4, 2014 Dear Readers: Who doesn't love saving money with COUPONS? They can be a great way to help reduce your grocery bills, but sometimes it can cost more to use coupons. more »»
April is child abuse prevention month!
April 3, 2014 Did you know that a report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds? And did you also know that four children die every day due to child abuse and 70 percent of them are under the age of 4? Since... more »»