MY LIFE - I was inspired

By now, you are all aware of my struggle to not only shed a few pounds, but to keep them off. Well, I have to tell you that I saw something on Facebook just recently that truly inspired me. It was... more

THE RECIPE BOX - Grandma’s chocolate cupcake recipe is a sweet treat

LINCOLN – Having an Italian mother and father, and a step family of Portuguese descent, Ashley Diplatzi enjoys the best or both worlds in the kitchen. She grew up in Taunton, Mass., and works in... more

FILM UNFILTERED - ‘A Monster Calls’ successfully mixes fantasy and reality

Four stars There’s a fine line between acceptable content and where to draw the line when determining if a film is appropriate for children. While my opinion may assist, or dissuade, a viewer from... more

TRADITIONAL PARENTING - The most important people in a family

I recently asked a married couple who have three kids, none of whom are yet teens, “Who are the most important people in your family?” Like all good moms and dads of this brave new millennium, they... more