The Sun-Times - Heber Springs, AR

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Updated at 10:30 AM

You do so much cheerleading for your kids you sometimes feel more like a coach than a parent.“YOUR BRACES LOOK AWESOME!” I have crowed to the child with the newly installed grillwork that is so thick she can hardly close her lips over her teeth.“YOU’LL BE AMAZING ON THE CLARINET!” I’ve enthused to a second child, knowing full well how long it can be before that long black wand with its valves like octopus suckers will do anything but whistle and screech in her hands.

Updated Jun 30, 2016 at 3:06 PM

There's no big secret to keeping an impeccable home. It just requires diligence. If this list is all you get to do in the day, consider it a major win, and know that you're making the best of your homekeeping time.

Updated Jun 30, 2016 at 2:23 PM

So how does a chronically sick kid pass the time when's he stuck home, some years missing one out of every three days of grade school?

Updated Jun 30, 2016 at 2:04 PM

To people feeling the financial crush of rising deductibles and premiums, blaming the economy can feel totally wrong, and a new study of the out-of-pocket costs shouldered by patients with private insurance who end up in the hospital helps explain...

Updated Jun 30, 2016 at 1:53 PM

What's more important, the foods you do eat or the foods you don't? However, when you add or subtract something from your diet, it's important to consider the other side of the equation in order to remain nutritionally balanced.

Updated Jun 30, 2016 at 9:45 AM

Dear Dr. June: My boys and I take classes together at the University and meet a lot of girls there. It’s cool but some of them have attitudes if they think you’re looking at them too long.

Posted Jun 30, 2016 at 1:01 AM


Updated Jun 29, 2016 at 4:08 PM

Are you a minimalist, or do you love having all the things? Researchers are discovering that when it comes to interior design these days, there's no wrong way to fill your home.

Updated Jun 29, 2016 at 3:52 PM

When most people pick a diet, they're hoping they can trim a few inches off their waistlines. But there's at least one diet out there that may be able to transform your health in different and more permanent ways.

Updated Jun 29, 2016 at 3:02 PM

Although kids are under increased stress these days, most don't really know what it means to feel stress. What they do know is that they have headaches, stomachaches, nightmares and an intense feeling of wanting to stay close to home.

Updated Jun 29, 2016 at 2:49 PM

You've resolved to get in shape, you're going to the gym regularly, you're on a roll - and then: Rotator cuff tears! Ankle sprains! Herniated discs! These are among the gym-related injuries that doctors, trainers and physical therapists see...

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