Children

Reader Input: Library provides more than books

We visit our local library on Nevada Street at least once per week. My children and I go together. The oldest does the craft that is offered at the crafts table and plays at the ki ...

Reader Input: What we feed our children matters

Wow, last evening I watched the “Fed Up” movie at the State Theatre. What an eye-opener it was for me. One point that is high on my list is that this is the first gen ...

Reader Input: No clear answer on immigration

For those of you with definite opinions on the huge influx of children at our borders, please try to imagine this scene: A mother stepping over bodies of dead children, walking thr ...

Reader Input: No clear answer on immigration

For those of you with definite opinions on the huge influx of children at our borders, please try to imagine this scene: A mother stepping over bodies of dead children, walking thr ...

Another View: Flush with pride, a father shares gratitude for his kids

It is a beautiful sunny day in Auburn as I sit here relaxing with my coffee and reflecting on the day’s events. I was in the audience while my son — James Kirby, a gr ...

Reader Input: Get ready for Vatican-gate

The Roman Catholic Church doesn’t have anything to do with God. The Roman Catholic Church is an institution. That power and money and fear could cover up sexual abuse of chil ...

Reader Input: The old days are gone forever

I was pushing the cart in the Safeway grocery store for my wife yesterday, when I came upon a lady with three kids. Her cart was loaded to the top. The kids were giving her a har ...

Reader Input: AB 1266 just plain stupid

I have read with interest the passage of Assembly Bill 1266. I cannot believe it was passed. My guess is that the stupid, idiotic, donkey rear-end lawmakers who passed it don&rsquo ...

The Fairly Good Mother: How to make your little guy still feel special when a new brother or sister comes along

Dear Fairly Good Mother: How do you make an only child feel secure and happy when a new baby comes into the picture? Besides one-on-one time, because let’s face it, that is ...

Building relationships and sand castles

The park offers a refreshing change of scenery from your everyday couch fort. Maybe the grass is greener, but whatever it is, kids love it. There’s the  wind in their f ...