A flood of nerves rushed over me as I floated in the cool water of Lake Powell, waiting for my dad to bring the ski rope to me.
It may be time to put away flip-flops and summer hats, but there's still plenty of time to enjoy a book about school days. Following are some suggestions of books about children who are attending class for the first time, have trouble with homework or daydream their way from their bed to their school desk.
Friday night at Fenway Park, a young man impressed many after he received a foul ball and immediately gave it to a girl sitting behind him.
Here we go again. Yet another report has been circulating recently that claims it costs a quarter of a million dollars to raise a child to age 18. And this, the report ominously warns, does not even count the crushing cost of college!
HELPING HAND LAND -- Movies are one of the most inspirational forms of entertainment. Here are a few movies that can inspire us to do some good in the world.
Faith has been said to move mountains.
In today's world, where a normal and beautiful physique is valued above almost everything else, it is difficult for someone to face the fact of their own physical imperfections. Perhaps they are plain-looking, or short, or have some other physical defect that makes them think they cannot achieve their full potential -- all because they don't exactly "fit the mold." We can all take heart from the following stories of Hollywood celebrities who rose above their physical challenges to become beloved cinema legends:
A new app released by the American Red Cross Tuesday will put "the power to save lives in the palm of your hand," said Kimberly Houk, spokeswoman for the Red Cross.
This summer we returned to my mom's hometown in the Northwest. One afternoon we stopped by good old Crown Park, a place my mom took me to play when I was a child.
Faith groups have joined with immigration activists to speak out against President Obama's decision to delay executive action on immigration until after midterm elections, criticizing the president who may remain the movement's only hope for action.
The old saying has it that "Mighty oaks from little acorns grow." Have you ever noticed that sometimes a very small action leads to amazingly large results?
In 1982, Johns Hopkins sociologist Karl Alexander began tracking 790 Baltimore schoolchildren when they entered the first grade -- and he followed them for the next 30 years of their lives.
In preparation for an upcoming assignment, Ms. Anne Lemieux and Mrs. Wendy Mullis invited Mrs. Norma Young, retired media specialist, to speak to the Teacher Cadets Class about the characteristics of effective children's books.
The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will open its 2014-15 Bassett Gallery season with an exhibition of the works of Michael Story. Landscapes & Jazz Greats will open with a catered reception Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. just prior to the Mary Tatum Piano Room Dedication and Concert.
Some new research shows millennials are making a lot of mistakes when it comes to credit.
Kathryn Waldvogel couldn't wait to see her family, and apparently her 3-year-old son Cooper couldn't wait to see his mom.
States that use lottery funds to pay for college scholarships should think carefully about who pays and who benefits, suggests a new report from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.
Distance running has been part of my life since I was young. I wore out pair after pair of shoes as I hit the roads or trails almost daily. In college it wasn't uncommon for my teammates and I to put in 60 miles a week, and I had intentions to train for a marathon.
The Roman Catholic Church's Synod of Bishops will gather in Rome next month to discuss how church policies impact families, and will address topics such as divorce, remarriage and the process for annulment.
In a rare bipartisan compromise, the House of Representatives passed a reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant program Monday. The Senate passed its version in March, and the compromise means President Barack Obama will see the final bill before the end of the session.
How many times have you heard if you just … "go on vacation, lift your legs above your head, adopt, relax -- you'll get pregnant." Those suggestions are hard enough to get out of your head, but how do you know when you're ready to get off the treatment merry-go-round and move to third-party reproduction, change paths to adoption, or live child free?
While parents take seriously the task of teaching children values, a new Pew Research Center survey released Thursday shows a gulf between how conservatives and liberals, women and men, young and old and different races order the values they believe children should be taught.
Much discussion has been raised in recent weeks about why those suffering from domestic violence both stay and leave their spouses and loved ones despite (or because of) the darker nature of their relationships. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one in four women experience domestic violence during their lives. And there are people who suffer from domestic abuse but may not even realize it.
After his parents' divorce, a 17-year-old boy goes to live with his father. The father informs his son that he will treat the boy like an adult, which thrills the boy. But after school and football practice, the son often comes home to a quiet house. No warm dinner or conversation awaits him. His dad usually works or is out with friends. No tabs are kept on the son's whereabouts. The boy stops going home after practice. He starts staying out late with friends which makes him too tired for football. He quits the team. Soon, he stops waking ...
Ah, young people. What an intriguing life they're living.
The world can sometimes be a scary place in which to live and raise our families. There's no shortage of war, violence, poverty and disease out there. But responding to that turmoil by shutting down and pulling away, rather than by reaching out, only adds to the existing problem. Rather than fearing the dark, we can be the light that penetrates the darkness, driven by our sense of faith and optimism. We can remain open hearted in the face of turmoil.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Marvin Olasky sits at a table on the screened-in porch of his modest home here, speaking calmly, but with conviction, about topics close to his heart: faith, freedom, and the role of journalism in America.
Tired of the same old thing for dinner every night? Well, have you ever thought that she might be tired of you, too? Joking aside, we've culled the latest food journals and websites to bring you 7 of the best ways to make each meal at home a memorable event. These are meals you won't forget, or forgive, for a long time:
Oh, siblings. You've got to love them.