Subscribe Register Login

Tuesday, July 07, 2015, 4:51 p.m.
Top Picks - Mobile App

RSS for Family

Family: Chores teach responsibility

posted: 07/07/2015 10:42 a.m. Discuss

Marty Rossmann of the University of Mississippi used data collected over 25 years, starting in 1967, to discern whether asking children to help with household chores starting at age 3 or 4 was instrumental in predicting the children’s success in their mid-20s

Mourning … must post

posted: 07/01/2015 1:49 a.m. Discuss

Taya Dunn Johnson has been living large online for years, embracing Facebook, Twitter and other social streams to frequently share her most mundane and intimate moments.

Creature feature

posted: 07/01/2015 1:47 a.m. Discuss

I have two questions about cats. First, why do their eyes shine green in the dark? And second, can they see colors? I wonder about the colors because my cat Abby (a gray striped tabby) has a yellow catnip bird toy and the same one in red. She seems to like the yellow one better than the red one.

Sharon Randall: Baby is born, and the angels dance

posted: 07/01/2015 1:44 a.m. Discuss

What do you know about the day you were born? What's the first sentence of the first chapter of the story of your life?

Parenting: 2-year-old isn't jealous of new baby, just curious

posted: 07/01/2015 1:44 a.m. Discuss

Q My 2-year-old is constantly wanting to be in her newborn baby brother's face, poking and touching him. How can I help her with her jealousy?

Money Manners

posted: 07/01/2015 1:43 a.m. Discuss

DEAR JEANNE & LEONARD: My husband "Timothy" unexpectedly inherited a large amount of money when his parents were killed in a car crash. It would take us half our working lives to save up the amount he received, and I'm concerned that we invest it wisely. Timothy agrees, but he's convinced he can do the investing himself. Unfortunately, my otherwise wonderful husband is a fool when it comes to money. Not that he's a spendthrift; it's just that he has no judgment when someone starts pitching hot-sounding investments (if Bernie Madoff had a phone in prison, he could sell Timothy the Brooklyn Bridge). I'm horrified by the prospect of my husband responding to TV ads that push gold coins and commodity trading strategies or, worse yet, falling under the sway of an unscrupulous stockbroker who realizes he can sell Timothy anything as long as it sounds cool. What should I do? Timothy insists there is nothing to worry about.

Ex Etiquette

posted: 07/01/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Q My ex is driving me crazy. He reminds me so much of my father -- who also drives me crazy. My dad had substance abuse problems for most of my life and has never quite gotten it together. My ex is just the same. He's far more educated than his job requires, he's always late to everything, his house is a mess, but the kids love to be there! When they ask to see their dad, I want to say no because he's such a bad influence! What's good ex-etiquette?

Family: Mourning on social media requires extra care

posted: 06/30/2015 11 a.m. Discuss

Taya Dunn Johnson has been living large online for years, embracing Facebook, Twitter and other social streams to frequently share her most mundane and intimate moments.

Crayon therapy

posted: 06/24/2015 1:50 a.m. Discuss

We read books on our Kindles and newspapers on our iPads and we talk and text on smartphones. New gadgets make headline news and waiting lists for buying them are miles long. So, what kind of sign of the times is it that coloring books -- the kind that are used completely unplugged -- are topping the best-seller lists?

Creature Feature

posted: 06/24/2015 1:48 a.m. Discuss

I saw something on Facebook that said you shouldn't feed a dog peanut butter. I don't remember exactly what it said. I am concerned because my dog really likes peanut butter and I sometimes give it to her. It's always been OK. Why isn't it safe now?

Sharon Randall: Living like a truly wild woman

posted: 06/24/2015 1:48 a.m. Discuss

She came dancing out on stage looking like a woman who knows exactly who she is, in silver T-strap pumps and a neon-pink dress trimmed with a whole lot of sparkle and fringe that moved when she moved in all the right places.

Money Manners

posted: 06/24/2015 1:47 a.m. Discuss

DEAR JEANNE & LEONARD: I've always thought the man my sister is living with was a little shady. Now I've found out that he's claiming a condo near Lake Tahoe as a second home, when in fact he's renting it out and not reporting the income on his taxes. Should I report him to the IRS?


posted: 06/24/2015 1:47 a.m. Discuss

Q My daughter is graduating this weekend, and her father and I are at odds as to how to handle the celebration afterward. I want everyone to come over to my home for a casual barbecue, and he wants to take everyone out to dinner. My daughter tells me she would prefer the barbecue , but understands her father might be uncomfortable at my home now that I have remarried. What's good ex-etiquette?

Color yourself a contest winner

posted: 06/24/2015 1:43 a.m. Discuss

All grown up but still like to color? The Family section has a contest for you.


Top Picks - Mobile App
Arkansas Online