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What does it mean to be kindergarten ready?

March 19, 2014 “How can I help my child get ready for kindergarten?” This is a question often asked by parents and caregivers to their child’s preschool teacher. more »»

The shower bandit

March 18, 2014 You know that feeling when you get out of the shower and you are still a little wet and can’t wait to get all of your clothes on? Yeah, that feeling has been extended for me in recent weeks and I... more »»

A blended approach to knowing the Neo Fit

March 16, 2014 What was the most unhealthy thing you did today? Did you eat fast food? Maybe you smoked a cigarette? Or perhaps you just grabbed a big roll of tinfoil, set the microwave to the seldom used “turkey”... more »»

The shot heard ‘round the world

March 16, 2014 One of the worst things your baby can go through is vaccinations. more »»

Colleges beginning to offer student debt safety net

March 15, 2014 Dear Mary: Mary, thank you for your service to America. I've enjoyed your column and books for more years than I can remembe. more »»

Plant problem drives her gnatty!

March 14, 2014 Dear Heloise: Help! I repotted a houseplant with cheap topsoil, and now I have GNATS. I moved the plant outside, cleaned and sprayed my house, but they keep coming back! They are driving me craz. more »»

Check various resources before adopting a child

March 13, 2014 Q: I've heard that you were abandoned and orphaned as a child, and that Focus on the Family is encouraging adoption through the foster care syste. more »»

What is cyberbullying and how can it be addressed?

March 12, 2014 “Sticks and stones can break my bones but words…” can break my heart. For years, we’ve finished this phrase with “can never hurt me. more »»

Meet me in Altoona

March 11, 2014 We all know Iowa is widely considered a flyover state, but I’m beginning to think we are a drive-through state as well. more »»

At least the trains run on time

March 9, 2014 My friend, confidant and personal selection to lead mankind’s first mission to Mars, Vladimir Putin, is once again in the news. more »»

Dear Me: An open letter to myself

March 9, 2014 Dear Me, I’m writing you this letter as a way to try to talk some sense into you. more »»

Here it is ... another batch of really terrific reader tips

March 8, 2014 ONE HOT DATE. Our village does not offer garbage pickup as a municipal service, so residents can contract with whomever they desire. For years we paid about $25 per month for weekly pickup. more »»

Tantrum stoppers that work

March 6, 2014 Yes, it can be a parents most embarrassing time; when your toddler goes limp in the store and starts to scream at the top of their voice: “No, I don’t want to go” or “ I want that toy!” We have all... more »»

Federal financial aid is key for many college students

March 5, 2014 A recent report published by the Association of Community College Trustees (2013) emphasizes the reality that “higher education has become essential for collective economic prosperity and individual... more »»

Very predictable answers

March 4, 2014 Being in this business awhile and doing thousands of interviews, it’s almost like I know the answer to questions before I even ask them. more »»

Preaching to the hungriest choir

March 2, 2014 In a bold move to catapult the United States back onto the top spot of world wide obesity rankings (watch your back, Mexico!) the good people at Taco Bell have announced they will start to offer... more »»

Birthdays are fraught with peril

March 2, 2014 The best part about a birthday party for a four-year-old that isn’t yours is nothing. There is no good thing about it. more »»

Becoming ‘throwers of starfish’

March 2, 2014 I am surrounded with friends and family who do not share the same passion of green and organic living as me. more »»

Working out the gyms

February 28, 2014 Dear Readers: Many folks JOIN GYMS around the start of the yea. more »»

Issues in the bedroom affect couple’s intimacy

February 27, 2014 Q: How can a couple resolve issues over the frequency of sex? My wife would be content making love once a month, which doesn't come close to satisfying me. more »»

 
 

 

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