Sometimes a regular household vacuum is too heavy for kids to push across the carpet, but the Electrolux Ergorapido Lithium Ion Brushroll Clean Xtra Vacuum is light enough for them to use. No more excuses!
The Rev. Justin Hoye, St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Kansas City, North: The Catholic intellectual Garry Wills writes that Pope Francis "does not see the church as . . . permanent . . . but as a thing of surprises."
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. - In early February the house was empty, cold, cavernous - tired. It had been on the market for more than a year. The floors throughout were downtrodden. The master bedroom was a toothache shade of pink. The ceilings looked discolored and lumpy.
A major U.S. newspaper recently ran a piece detailing all the ways children benefit from doing chores. Well, not all the ways. They failed to mention the most important benefit: Chores, properly managed, teach citizenship values.
Q. My husband and his ex-wife have a pretty healthy relationship. I have been with him for five years and we've all worked pretty hard at it. Our collective kids, now all teenagers, are very close and regard each other as siblings. As a result, we are now faced with something new. MY kids want to include HER in our Mother's Day celebration. My husband is all for it. I don't see why his kids can't just celebrate with her and my kids celebrate with us, but the kids seem to want all of us at a local park for a barbeque. This seems like a little too much togetherness to me, but do we do what the kids ask? What's good ex-etiquette?
Dear Mr. Dad: My ex and I share custody of our son (age 6), but because we live a few hundred miles apart, I sometimes don't get to see him for a few weeks. My wife was the one who moved away after we broke up. In between, I really miss him and I worry that he'll forget who I am or won't want to see me when we finally get together. I sometimes feel like giving up. How can I stay connected when we're apart for so long?
Every Mother's Day we honor moms with cards filled with warm sentiments extolling our many wonderful and loving qualities that make us sound positively divine. We rarely acknowledge the fact that mothering isn't always pretty.
I hate to be late for church, especially as a visitor. If you come waltzing in late to church as a visitor, you might as well wave a sign that says, "I'm a potential new member who wants to pay off the mortgage on the parsonage, bring fried chicken to every social and rock crying babies in the nursery!"
Hanging out again with the lunatic fringe, a.k.a. the other baseball parents, talking about the brownies Marija donated to the snack stand - an ancient Croatian recipe, she says, handed down from generations of Balkan mamas and now the biggest hit at a busy little snack stand in suburban Los Angeles.