Last July, I discussed how financial strain can wreck havoc in marriage. I offered practical suggestions on budgeting and bank accounts.
What comments does a writer use in his first column of a new year? I ask again, what comments does a writer use in his first column of a new year?
Let’s face it. The holidays are stressful — with the decorating of the house, the decorating of the tree, the gift-getting, the gift-wrapping, the cooking of the Christmas and New Year’s feasts and endless rounds of parties ... the list just seems to go on and on.
This time of the year is always busy. We have work deadlines to meet before the new year, we have gifts to purchase and wrap, as well as menus to prepare and groceries to purchase.
This is my last column for 2018, so I should take advantage of the space and wish a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of the faithful followers of this monthly collection of words.
For me, Black Friday is the first day of the Christmas holiday. I don’t usually go out and stand in line for a great sale on a TV. In fact, I tend to stay home and away from the crowds.
November is the time for big meals, Christmas shopping and football games. But November is also a time to reflect on being thankful.
Nathan Thomas Massey has left the NICU at Baylor Scott and White Medical Center in Temple and is now home with his parents.
Recently I watched the prescreening of a movie called “Indivisible.” Based on a true story, it follows an Army family from pre-deployment to post-deployment.
So I’m trying to find my preferred music on the radio, which is really not too hard, since I will listen to anything that isn’t gangster rap or country music (well, a little Johnny Cash never hurt anyone), from essentially the 1700s until the 1990s, and I stumble upon a great station playing…
When my husband and I first had children, we would disagree on disciplinary actions. I felt he was too hard on our son; therefore, I was too lenient because I needed to balance out my husband’s harshness. The problem was that we were both wrong.
My hat is off to the magnificent staff of the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce as they’ve been preparing for the “Cheers to Ten Years” celebration of the tenth anniversary of the annual Food, Wine and Brew Fest set for Saturday at Community Park.
An emotional support animal is simply defined as a companion animal that has been deemed by a medical professional to be emotionally beneficial to a person with a disability, and that improves at least one characteristic of the disability.
Insomnia can be cruel. Multiple sleepless nights are even crueler, as one finds oneself thinking certain things sound really great, only to finally get some sleep, wake up, and, to quote the Talking Heads, “You may say to yourself, ‘My God! What have I done?’”
As summer begins winding down, many of us are thinking about back to school and cooler weather.
A couple of weeks ago, I spent three days helping my daughter, Callie, pack up her belongings in preparation to move to a new apartment in Grand Prairie.
Most children dream of what they want to be when they grow up; chief among these dreams are policeman, fireman, astronaut, even schoolteacher.
One of the most conflicting areas of marriage is finances. Therefore, we shouldn’t be surprised when this neutral topic turns into a debate.
They say laughter is the best medicine, but I have found over time that smiles can heal, as well.
A few days ago we had a young man at our home giving us a quote on tree work. He asked my husband how long we had been married and when my husband responded, “17 years,” the man asked us what the secret to a happy marriage is.
I caught “Quilt Pox” while stationed in Hawaii in the early 1980s. Back then, quilters were still making patterns using cardboard to trace around and cutting fabric pieces out with scissors.
Recently I pondered this question: What is the vision of my marriage?
For those of you who know me, does the name “Pappy” fit my personality? Well, get used to it.
With our work schedules, technology and general busyness, finding activities to enrich our marriage falls to the wayside.
My friend, Mike Gentry, the chief of police of the Harker Heights Police Department, is retiring after 40 years in law enforcement. Twenty-two of those spent taking care of the residents of this city.
I’ve always admired landscape quilts. I’ve made a couple of small ones, which turned out as I envisioned, but were somewhat primitive.
For many people, the day they wed is one of the most exciting days of their life. When you say, “I do” you are getting all of the other person. Sometimes we forget this includes their extended family.
One of the most romantic holidays is Valentine’s Day. From chocolates to fine dining, we celebrate in different ways. The hardest challenge isn’t finding the time to celebrate. For many couples, finding the finances or child care is the challenge.
The trip to Costa Mesa, California, a couple of weeks ago with my quartet HMMM, turned out like all other quartet competitions.
Having exchange students has been an adventure, to say the least. Learning new cultures, integrating them into my family, as well as parenting foreign strangers has had its ups and downs.
As we start 2018, we have a clean slate in our life and our marriage. Because of this, many people choose to make New Year’s resolutions.
The internet. Is it a good thing or a bad thing? I’d have to answer both.