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Love for Downey doesn’t carry over to Paltrow

June 29, 2014 Those of you who know me, even in passing, are likely aware of my unnatural fascination with Robert Downey, J. more »»

Run / walk to honor memory of Caitlin Yager

June 22, 2014 You may recall that, just after Christmas last year, I wrote a column about Caitlin Yager, who was a friend of my niece, Kelly. more »»

Daughters will never stop needing their dad

June 15, 2014 You know, they might not realize it at a tender age — or they may indeed but then promptly forget it in their teens — but little girls truly need their fathers. Like, a lot. more »»

Health and happiness much better than a 00

June 8, 2014 You know, I had a really funny column in mind for today. Yep, I had it all planned out. more »»

Sending Valley icon healing thoughts and prayers

June 1, 2014 Well, everyone in the Mahoning Valley knows now what I learned a short while ago. Our region’s pre-eminent television meteorologist, Don Guthrie, has been diagnosed with late-stage pancreatic cance. more »»

Remember the military this holiday weekend

May 25, 2014 I am not a member of the United States military. Nor is my husband, my father, my brother, my sister or me dear, sweet mum. more »»

A bad week for gazillionaire rapper and local mom

May 18, 2014 It’s been a rough week for Shawn Corey Carter. Oh, I’m sorry, perhaps you haven’t heard of him by his given name. more »»

The thing about moms is everything they do

May 11, 2014 The thing about Moms is … everything. Because today, more than any other day of the year most likely, we take the time to think of our Moms and all that they are, mean and do … and it is everything. more »»

Sharing a love story 60 years in the making

May 4, 2014 Next year, Kerry and I will celebrate our 20th anniversary. Wow. Twenty years. Two decades. Nearly a quarter centur. more »»

Laugh it up — laughter really is the best medicine

April 27, 2014 It’s been called the best medicine. It drives thousands of movie plots, television show themes and a certain genre of books. more »»

The wonder of Easter

April 20, 2014 A long time ago More than 2,000 years Unfolded a horror That will bring you to tear. more »»

‘Dead’ has lessons for us in the land of the living

April 13, 2014 Anyone who knows me, even casually, knows that I love a good story. An enthralling novel, a gripping film or even a well-written television show — if the plot is compelling, I’m hooked. more »»

Mom gets confirmation that kids know what matters

April 6, 2014 When you hear the word “confirmation,” it’s typically associated with the official verification of a thing such as an event, a purchase or even a reservatio. more »»

No foolin’, take some time out to fight Parkinson’s

March 30, 2014 I know, I know it’s almost April Fool’s Day. I hate April Fool’s Day, and you know wh. more »»

Spelling bee casts a spell on one family

March 23, 2014 The thing about the spelling bee is, it’s stoopid and un-kewl. Unless you or, better still, your child happen to be a finalist in it. more »»

The advantages of those birthday milestones

March 16, 2014 My hubby recently celebrated a birthday and, without giving too much away, I think it’s fair to say that he is quickly approaching one that is considered a milestone. more »»

Now’s the perfect time to learn about Lent

March 9, 2014 It’s back. No, not Spring, silly heads. I’m fairly certain that’s canceled this year. more »»

Mom baffled by teenage boy’s metabolism

March 2, 2014 I’m not sure about that whole “If March comes in like a lion, it goes out like a lamb” business. more »»

An Olympics fan says farewell as the flame goes out

February 23, 2014 Well, this is it. Last day of the XXII Winter Olympic Games from Sochi, Russia. Sigh. It’s always such a letdown when the Olympics en. more »»

Thoughts of high school send Mom into panic mode

February 16, 2014 It all started out so innocently; just a boy and his mum shooting the breeze. “Wanna hear something cool?” said he. “Always,” I responded candidl. more »»



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