- Health & Family
Sarah Coyne: Kill winter's chill with killer chili
I have a sneaking suspicion that autumn was created only as a celebration of colorful leaves and warm, spicy bowls full of chili.
Cold front a reminder for parents to check kids' coats
Linda Gardner can barely keep children's coats in stock at Second Chances Resale shop.
- Parents' planner (Nov. 7-13)
Aisha Sultan: What real encouragement looks like
Five months ago, I couldn't run around our cul-de-sac without feeling like my shins might crack. Pain pierced my ankles and knees after a block of hitting the pavement.
Sarah Coyne: Children learn that hard work pays off
Last weekend, I came into the kitchen to see my daughters sifting through their files. They remembered their favorite art projects, studied old journal entries and giggled at creative spelling techniques.
Good weather provides families with final chance to see fall color
Fall's slow-motion fireworks are even more bright and vivid this year. Ordinarily, fall leaves make great crafting supplies for decoration. Because this year's color is so vivid, it's tempting to just collect a few leaves and leave them alone in order to preserve the color.
- Parents' planner (Oct. 31-Nov. 6)
Sarah Coyne: Switch Witch a welcome Halloween helper
I've considered encouraging our kids to donate their extra candy after Halloween night, but I can't think of anybody who'd benefit in a real way from all of that sugar. And I don't want to simply forbid it; Halloween is supposed to be fun!
A plan for piles: Leftover candy can be used in recipes
Maybe the trick-or-treaters will be light this year. Maybe the candy selection isn't so great for picky kids. Maybe deals are made with the Switch Witch (read this week's Sarah Coyne column).
- Parents' planner (Oct. 24-30)
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