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Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: How grandparents become parents again

Q: Our daughter died last year - long, sad story - leaving behind a 2-year-old boy. The father - not named on the birth certificate - is not and never has been a factor in the child's life and gave us permission to adopt without any conditions. He simply has zero interest.

December 30, 2015 | | Life


Shortbread cookies are delectable treat; presentation is key to great gifts

Your kind wishes of Christmas cheer are sure to be appreciated when you present your neighbors and friends with delicious homemade treats.

December 26, 2015 | Pam McMurtry Deseret News | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: United States gets a new paper currency

Note: The following is the final in a series of columns looking at how hard currency was introduced in Georgia and Bulloch County.

December 20, 2015 | | Life


Seniorizing homes: A gift of safety and security

As millions of Americans travel home during the holidays, many adult children may notice their aging parents are declining in health and mobility.

December 20, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: 1960s memes spark radical shift in parenting paradigm

According to Wikipedia, a meme is "an idea ... that spreads from person to person within a culture." A meme is analogous to a mental virus - although not necessarily bad - that "catches on" relatively quickly and usually with significant influence on popular behavior. Most memes are unspoken, subconscious. The concept was popularized by evolutionary philosopher Richard Dawkins, who proposed that memes are like genes in that they replicate, mutate and respond to selective social pressures.

December 20, 2015 | | Life


A dazzling display

What started out as one family's gesture to spread Christmas cheer has grown into a holiday display that draws visitors from across the region while also serving as a mission to help those in need.

December 20, 2015 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT/staff | Life


Eagles spread their wings

Nearly 1,600 degrees, including approximately 25 doctoral degrees, 340 master's degrees, 35 specialist degrees and

December 13, 2015 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT/staff | Life


Kathy Bradley: Christmas here and there, now and then

The sunshine, coming from farther away now, is nevertheless clear and bright. There are geraniums still blooming in the big clay pots on the corners of the dock, and there is just a hint of a breeze to ruffle the water. The long weekend, the weekend in which the Escape and I have heralded the Christmas season by drawing a circle encompassing nearly all of southeast Georgia, is winding down.

December 13, 2015 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Currency evolves with motto; gold, silver standard

Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at how hard currency was introduced in Georgia and Bulloch County.

December 13, 2015 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Children become immune to predictable consequences

This is the third and final installment of my "Wrong Things Experts Have Said (and Still Say)" series. Thus far: I've debunked the myth that a consequence must be delivered immediately in order for a child to make the misbehavior-consequence connection, exposed the detrimental nature of high self-esteem, laid bare the falsehood that behavior modification works on human beings and outed Freud for the fraud that he actually was. (All three columns will be available at johnrosemond.com.)

December 13, 2015 | | Life


Putting the ‘neighborly’ in neighbor holiday gifts

Extending warm appreciation for the "neighborliness" of our neighbors can be simple as well as heartfelt. From the guy who shares fresh tomatoes every fall to the gal who mows your part of the easement every other Saturday, and everyone in between, here are some ways to say thank you and happy holidays in a meaningful, generous and unique way.

December 09, 2015 | J'Nel Wright Deseret News | Life


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: Stop and smell the cocoa

Welcome the true spirit of Christmas into your heart this season with quality time spent with family, gifts of encouragement and compassion for those in need and a smile for everyone you pass on busy shopping days. Allow ample time to stop and smell the cocoa and nibble on yummy cookies. Along with Christmas gifts and goodies, share these December holidays with your loved ones.

December 06, 2015 | | Life


3-ingredient Chocolate Chow Mein Treats are a sweet, crunchy gift for neighbors

The holidays are a great time to reconnect with people in your neighborhood and community. We all get so busy with life that we often go months or even years without seeing or visiting with the very people who live close by.

December 02, 2015 | Brenda Stanley Deseret News | Life


Book review: Series offers self-reliance ideas

Caleb Warnock’s series The Backyard Renaissance Collection includes three recently published books: “Make Your Own Cheese,” “Make Your Own Hard Lotion” and “Make Your Own Thermal Oven.”

November 23, 2015 | Rosemarie Howard Deseret News | Life


Staying healthy this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving only comes around once a year, but it can easily throw your children's healthy eating habits out the window. This year, don't let yourself or your family fall off the wagon.

November 08, 2015 | By Dr. Mark Kishel Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | Life


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Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: 4 fresh ways to enjoy sweet Georgia peaches

The familiar taste of a ripe, sweet Georgia peach is the ultimate flavor of summertime. Nothing beats biting into the fuzzy, soft fruit and hearing ...

July 31, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Medication will not change child's misbehavior

Q: Our son is a rising second-grader at a private school. Last year, his behavior was often disruptive and sometimes even downright defiant - problems his ...

July 31, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Traffic, commerce continues to grow on the Savannah River

Note: The following is part of a series of columns exploring the use of rivers in the early history of Georgia and Bulloch County.

July 31, 2016 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: 'Dread disease'

The term "dread disease" is not used much anymore. It once was common and applied to disastrous diseases that spread rapidly, caused great suffering and ...

July 31, 2016 | | Life


Out with summer, in with school

All 15 Bulloch County Schools campuses held their open house events for students to meet their new teachers Thursday evening. Teachers have been back at ...

July 31, 2016 | Scott Bryant | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Commonsense rules for taking kids to restaurants

The Wall Street Journal recently interviewed Daniel Eddy, a New York City chef, on how to have a mutually successful experience with a young child ...

July 24, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Army Corps helps navigation above Augusta on the Savannah River

Note: The following is part of a series of columns exploring the use of rivers in the early history of Georgia and Bulloch County.

July 24, 2016 | | Life


Kathy Bradley: Heat to boiling

It is so hot. So hot that, by 7:30 in morning, the basil on the deck droops like little green flags on a windless ...

July 24, 2016 | | Life


Atlanta Ballet

The Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education's Summer Intensive for intermediate ballet students was held at Georgia Southern University June 11–22, where dancers ...

July 24, 2016 | Scott Bryant | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Steaming down the Savannah

Note: The following is part of a series of columns exploring the use of rivers in the early history of Georgia and Bulloch County.

July 17, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: 'Because I said so' is a perfectly reasonable response

One of the more powerful parenting memes to emerge from the parenting revolution of the late '60s and early '70s was "Children deserve reasons." To ...

July 17, 2016 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: The drug crisis in America

This country is in the midst of a drug crisis, and it is steadily getting worse.

July 17, 2016 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: 'Why Did My Savior Come to Earth?'

In 1892, J.G. Dailey wrote the beautiful hymn with a beautiful theme: "Why Did My Savior Come to Earth?" It's a hymn that ...

July 17, 2016 | | Life


Kathy Bradley: Eat seed and be merry

I have tried for years to feed birds. Hung all manner of feeders from stout branches and metal shepherd's crooks, tried seed mixture blended ...

July 10, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Wrecks, explosions make steamboating a dangerous job

Note: The following is part of a series of columns exploring the use of rivers in the early history of Georgia and Bulloch County.

July 10, 2016 | | Life


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