Getting good at the scoop-and-go
August 6, 2013 Call it still being gun-shy from a flight to California a few years ago, but I just don’t like when my kids make a lot noise in public. I guess I’m too compassionate for other people in this case. more »»
A reader barks back
August 2, 2013 Dear Heloise: BARKING DOGS are becoming a huge problem. We encourage people to adopt but do not mention that it is the responsibility of dog owners to keep them quiet and pick up after them. more »»
What is a night terror?
August 1, 2013 The first time my daughter had a “night terror” I was terrified. We had just seen the movie “The Exorcist” and to say the least, it scared my husband and I terribly. more »»
What’s in a name?
July 30, 2013 I have met plenty of people over the years and I’m becoming quite the expert at pinpointing a person’s personality just by using his/her name. Or so I think. more »»
A letter from the family cat
July 21, 2013 This column was originally published June 3, 2012. Ever since we brought our daughter home from the hospital there has been one household member that has not approved of the new addition. more »»
Steps for enjoying a local music festival
July 14, 2013 You probably just think going to a music festival, in this case the Iowa experience that is the 80/35 Music Festival in Des Moines, is nothing more than sitting, listening and then leaving in a... more »»