With kids, emphasize whole fruit over juice

With kids, emphasize whole fruit over juice

My grandchildren will be spending a few days with us during the holidays. My daughter, their mother, mentioned the other day that she hoped I wouldn&#...

December 11th, 2015 |  


Making do makes memories at Christmas

Making do makes memories at Christmas

One year, when my kids were small and the holiday budget was even smaller, I learned a lesson about how “making do” can lead to making som...

December 11th, 2015 |  


The best gift ever

The best gift ever

As of today, Friday, Dec. 11, there are 14 days until we celebrate Christmas. Only two more weeks until the most wonderful time of the year is here.I ...

December 10th, 2015 |  



I do not have much to say this week

I do not have much to say this week

It has been a long week for our society as a whole. It’s hard to digest all that has recently happened. While we know it is real, we can’t...

December 9th, 2015 |  


100 years ago with Charlie Miller

100 years ago with Charlie Miller

Dec. 10, 1915Madison County Democrat — At the regular meeting of the Coral Rebekah Lodge No. 222, the following officers were elected: Noble gra...

December 9th, 2015 |  


Counting blessings and giving thanks

Counting blessings and giving thanks

From a distance, you could tell he was struggling.Each step along the sidewalk took an effort. He was headed westbound toward Wendy’s restaurant...

December 7th, 2015 |  


A home, two Ohio families, and Pearl Harbor

A home, two Ohio families, and Pearl Harbor

I miss a man I never met. Howard Keniston. He had two sons. He lost two sons. On the USS Arizona on Dec. 7, 1941 — a day that shall indeed ̶...

December 4th, 2015 |  


The most wonderful time of the year

The most wonderful time of the year

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year,With the kids jingle belling, and everyone telling you ‘Be of good cheer’It’s ...

December 3rd, 2015 |  


Important factors to consider when shopping for health insurance

Important factors to consider when shopping for health insurance

December not only marks the countdown to holiday celebrations — it is also the time of year when many Ohioans are shopping for health insurance ...

December 3rd, 2015 |  


Can we please stop?

Can we please stop?

Surely some uber-conservative political candidates will call me out on “politicizing tragedy” but I don’t care. I don’t want t...

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