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posted: 07/20/2016 1:59 a.m. Discuss

DEAR HELOISE: I love black olives and eat them regularly. However, there are occasions when I don't need the entire can and want to save the remaining olives. What is the best way to save them?

Five are doing just fine

posted: 07/20/2016 1:56 a.m. Discuss

WAKE FOREST, N.C. -- Within minutes in the early hours of July 7, 1998, Emery, Grace, Ellie, Maggie and Martin Miller entered the world, becoming the only surviving quintuplets to be born in North Carolina.

SHARON RANDALL: Placing faith in the hope of others

posted: 07/20/2016 1:54 a.m. Discuss

What's this world coming to?

CREATURE FEATURE

posted: 07/20/2016 1:50 a.m. Discuss

We love to take pictures of our rescued hound, Ginger, but we're not very good at it. Any tips? She's really a cutie pie.

PARENTING: 'Because I said so' works, if parents would use it

posted: 07/20/2016 1:49 a.m. Discuss

One of the more powerful parenting memes to emerge from the parenting revolution of the late '60s and early '70s was "children deserve reasons." To a large degree, that was a reaction to the previous parental policy of answering "why?" and "why not?" with "because I said so."

MONEY MATTERS

posted: 07/20/2016 1:48 a.m. Discuss

DEAR JEANNE & LEONARD: According to my elderly father's will, when he dies everything he owns becomes part of his estate, which is to be divided into thirds, and whatever items in his house my two brothers or I would like to have, we'll need to negotiate with one another for. I don't think this is fair.

EX-ETIQUETTE

posted: 07/20/2016 1:46 a.m. Discuss

Q It seems every chance my ex gets he's telling my son what a terrible person I am. I had an affair and we broke up. It has gotten to the point where my son refuses to see him, and of course my ex thinks I'm the one putting our son up to it. I swear I am not, and I don't know how to get it through to his father that the badmouthing is hurting our son. How do I get him to stop? What's good ex etiquette?

MEET THE MILLERS

posted: 07/20/2016 1:46 a.m. Discuss

Get to know the quintuplets, in the order they were born.

Family: Touch-and-go to just going

posted: 07/19/2016 11:02 a.m. Discuss

On July 7, 1998, Emery, Grace, Ellie, Maggie and Martin Miller entered the world in North Carolina. Born prematurely at 29 weeks and six days, the quintuplets ranged in weight from 1 pound, 15.5 ounces (Maggie) to 2 pounds, 9 ounces (Emery).

PARENTING: Rolling with the punches best advice for daughter's behavior

posted: 07/13/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Q What can we reasonably expect of our 18-year-old daughter when she comes home on weekends from her summer job? She usually heads straight to her boyfriend's family's home and rolls in around 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday night. We'd love to have a family meal with her. Do we say, "Dinner is at 6 o'clock and it would mean a lot to us if you'd join us," and let it go at that or should we insist that she have at least one evening meal with us? Finally, she comes through like a hurricane, runs around seeing all her friends and departs leaving her room a mess -- dirty clothes on the floor, items that could pose a danger to our dog -- and is just basically inconsiderate all around. We've spoken to her but it's gone in one ear and out the other.

Moviegoer memories

posted: 07/13/2016 1:52 a.m. Discuss

It's hard to believe, but summer is winding down -- at least for children and teens with school starting in roughly a month.

Creature Feature

posted: 07/13/2016 1:51 a.m. Discuss

I have two male cats -- Ragnar and Loki -- that I adopted from my city's animal shelter. They have quickly become the light of my life. The litter box situation, though, isn't ideal. I am looking for a litter that will cut down on odor and make cleaning the box easier. But there are so many choices that I'm at a loss.

SHARON RANDALL: Sister takes a shot at forgiving

posted: 07/13/2016 1:51 a.m. Discuss

Nobody likes to say, "I'm sorry." But most of us like to hear it on occasion.

MONEY MATTERS

posted: 07/13/2016 1:49 a.m. Discuss

DEAR JEANNE & LEONARD: My elderly father and I have never gotten along, politics being only one of the problems. Recently Dad wrote to my siblings and me asking any of us who voted for President Obama to "come clean" and acknowledge it, and stating that those who did would not be inheriting any of his money. As an ethical person, I feel obligated to tell him the truth, that I voted for Obama. But as his daughter, I see no virtue in having this confrontation with him at the end of his life. Should I be the honorable person he raised and tell him the truth (which I'm sure he already knows), or let him finish out his life believing we are one big, happy family?

EX-ETIQUETTE

posted: 07/13/2016 1:49 a.m. Discuss

Q My ex-husband's new wife copies me and it's driving me crazy. She dresses like me, changed her hair to match mine, and my kids just announced that they recently got a new car -- same model and color as the one I drive. We rarely talk, so I'm not sure how to handle it, but with the kids going back and forth, if they notice so must other people. It's embarrassing, and I think a little strange. What's good ex-etiquette?

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