Christians, Jews and Muslims, blacks, whites and Asians worked together Aug. 21 at Lexington’s Temple Adath Israel to pack meals for Love the Hungry. By the end of the two-hour interfaith event, more than 80 people had assembled enough meal pouches to feed about 10,000 people.
Traveling in the land of the free and the home of the brave can be anything but free. But there are some places within the 50 states that can be visited for free, or nearly free. So, before you head out on your next adventure of America’s highways and byways, take a look at this list.
Parents will spend almost $670 to get one child ready for school this year, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey. But I believe a frugal parent can do it for half that much by sticking to a back-to-school savings strategy and being proactive with sales.
But summer definitely isn't over yet, which means that if they hunker down and finish up their homework, there are still plenty of well-lit hours in the day to play outside before bedtime. Here are some of our late-summer outdoor favorites.
With the countless World War II history films that have been produced, it can be hard to tell the similar ones apart. However, "Anthropoid" proved to put a compelling twist on the usual unvaried story.
CHICAGO - With same-sex marriage widely accepted a year after it was legalized by the Supreme Court, some community groups are hoping less rigid attitudes will prompt more gay and lesbian couples to consider fostering or adopting a child.
Q: In a recent column, you advise that stepparents have complete disciplinary authority over all children who live in or visit the home, but do you feel the same policy should apply when the stepparent joins the family when the kids are teenagers instead of younger children?
Q: My ex has been diagnosed with bi-polar disorder and he's fine when he takes his meds, but when he doesn't, he's extremely unpredictable and he scares me a little. That's the reason we broke up - I never knew what to expect. Lately he's been contacting me again with a lot of "remember whens" and I sort of feel like he's stalking me. I don't want to go back to him, but I'm afraid to tell him. What's good ex-etiquette?
There was a time you could tell when school was starting by the school supply aisles at the big box stores. They looked like the aftermath of a tornado - shell-shocked parents, binders strewn across floors, backpacks upended, and pencils driven straight through the display of crayons and markers. But now the school supply shelves are neat. There is no whirlwind rush for supplies, because there is no single "back-to-school" date.
Dear Mr. Dad: I'm divorced and have three children from that marriage. I'm engaged to a great guy and we're very happy. The one trouble area is that he never seems quite comfortable around my kids (he doesn't have any of his own) and often tells me that he doesn't feel like he truly belongs. How can I help him feel like a real member of the family?
There is no shortage of apps geared for pre-K kids heading into their first year of school. The trick is finding high-quality educational programs that help build important literacy, math, and concentration skills and using them with your kid to model engaged thinking and lifelong learning.
Parents need to know that "Kubo and the Two Strings" is an adventure from LAIKA Animation, the studio behind "Coraline," "ParaNorman," "The Boxtrolls," and "Corpse Bride." Like those films, it has more darkness and edge than many average kids' movies and is best suited for tweens and older, rather than the preschool and early-elementary set. It has scary characters and epic battles that can be quite intense and that lead to character injuries, an entire village burning (though the villagers survive), and even deaths. Language is limited to a few insults ("stupid," "idiot," etc.) and romance to a couple of embraces and references to a past love story. Despite the peril, this epic adventure set in an alternative fantasy Japan has strong themes of courage and teamwork. And at heart, it's a mother-and-son love story, as well as the tale of a young artist learning how to be a hero.
Parents need to know that "No Man's Sky" is a first-person sci-fi simulation game where players explore a virtually endless universe filled with massive planets, alien life, and technological secrets. The bulk of the game is composed of exploration, discovery, and using resources to craft new items and technologies. Players can also engage in battle with aliens and machines - including those that pose no threat, should they choose (though most creatures will fight back if attacked, and many are much more powerful than the player's character). The gun-based combat involves explosions and bursts of light, but no blood or gore.