A reader barks back
August 2, 2013 Dear Heloise: BARKING DOGS are becoming a huge problem. We encourage people to adopt but do not mention that it is the responsibility of dog owners to keep them quiet and pick up after them. more »»
What is a night terror?
August 1, 2013 The first time my daughter had a “night terror” I was terrified. We had just seen the movie “The Exorcist” and to say the least, it scared my husband and I terribly. more »»
What’s in a name?
July 30, 2013 I have met plenty of people over the years and I’m becoming quite the expert at pinpointing a person’s personality just by using his/her name. Or so I think. more »»
A letter from the family cat
July 21, 2013 This column was originally published June 3, 2012. Ever since we brought our daughter home from the hospital there has been one household member that has not approved of the new addition. more »»
Steps for enjoying a local music festival
July 14, 2013 You probably just think going to a music festival, in this case the Iowa experience that is the 80/35 Music Festival in Des Moines, is nothing more than sitting, listening and then leaving in a... more »»
Crew of ‘PT 109’ doesn’t give up
July 5, 2013 “PT 109” is a movie based on the real-life wartime experiences of John F. Kennedy. In 1947, Kennedy was a young naval officer who obtained command of his own PT boat during World War II. more »»
Deciphering toddler babble
July 2, 2013 Our 18-month-old son has now learned how to say several words, which is increasingly helping us as parents in how we interact with him. more »»
Live music is always more fun than a lake
June 30, 2013 So, what are your plans for the Fourth of July weekend? Something about picnics? Are you one of those “lake” people who considers the mere act of sitting near a small body of water to be the height... more »»