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June 20, 2014 By Candice Watters
by Candice Watters This morning I heard a distressing report about “Obvious Child,” a new movie being billed as an “abortion comedy.” Last night I read a far better bit of wisdom about how to handle untimely conceptions. This from Maria Augusta Trapp, matron of the family singers immortalized in film in “The Sound of...
June 4, 2014 By Candice Watters
by Candice Watters There we were, all dressed and ready to go on a much-anticipated date, giving one another that knowing look — just 30 more minutes till the babysitter arrives! But the 30 minutes came and went and no babysitter. Then 45. Then 50. I dialed the phone, “Um hi, are you on your...
April 22, 2014 By Candice Watters
by Candice Watters I’ve always loved the thought of having a garden. More accurately, I’ve loved the idea of organic, fresh produce just a few steps away from my cutting board and salad bowl. Every spring when warm breezes return and the grass starts greening, I think wistfully of sowing seeds in loamy soil, of...
April 10, 2014 By Steve Watters
by Steve Watters Considering part 1 of this article, how should we then eat? “[M]any parents insist on maintaining regular family dinners and feel guilty when they fail, given the list of child-development benefits researchers say are associated with the ritual,” writes Diana Kapp, but then she asks “How long should dinner be? Is 20...
April 8, 2014 By Steve Watters
by Steve Watters Did you know there’s one simple thing you can do in your home that can ensure your kids will be less likely to become overweight or obese, more likely to stay away from cigarettes, alcohol, marijuana, and illicit drugs? Not only that, but also, if you do this one simple thing, it...