Kids today are savvy, and social media is a reality of life. Younger kids are more open to advice from parents, so it’s best to start those conversations – what’s appropriate behavior and what is not – sooner rather than later.
Earlier this summer marked three years since my mom passed away. I didn’t really realize this when we went to schedule our vacation, which was a stay-cation, but having the time off during the anniversary made me think about my mother more than usual – and the indirect impact she has on her 20-month-old grandson.
Raleigh Little Theatre’s production of “Monty Python’s Spamalot” was selling out before it even opened, but it’s also a hit quality-wise, with talented performers, impressive visuals and astute direction.
Many schools across the country are either back in session or quickly approaching the start of the school year. For families, this means getting back into the routine of packing lunches or setting aside money for the school foodservice line.
I frantically flipped through pages of handwritten directions, unable to tell my designated driver the way to the next winery. The repeating scenery - rolling golden hills dotted with grapevines growing in straight rows - made it difficult to tell one dirt road from the next. With little to no cell reception, GPS was not an option.
When Matthew Gonzalez was 8 months old, his pediatrician noticed that he was having difficulty moving. Matthew lacked muscle tone and wasn't breastfeeding properly. His grandfather, a medical pathologist, suggested Matthew's parents, Oscar Gonzalez and Mercedes Ubaga, take him to what was known then as Miami Children's Hospital. He was evaluated there and eventually diagnosed with a severe case of autism. He has been a patient there ever since.
PITTSBURGH - A local obstetrician says West Penn Hospital officials recently pushed him to discharge a new mom three days after her baby's Cesarean section birth, even though the federal and state laws entitled her to a fourth day.