MY LIFE - Jonathan's Demolition Derby

Note: Busy week ahead for me, so my daughter Barbara, a talented writer, has graciously allowed me to share one of her blogs with you. It is one of my favorites and I hope it will tickle your fancy... more

THE RECIPE BOX - Celebrate Easter with traditional Polish deli fare

WOONSOCKET - The one thing Krystian Przybylko misses about Poland is Krakow, "A very old city with historical buildings, the architecture and artistic traditions," he said. "But I like everything... more

REEL LIFE WITH JANE - Family movie 'Home' features Rihanna, JLo

There are two movies opening wide in theaters this week, and they couldn't be more different. "Home" is a sweet family movie featuring the voices of Rihanna, Jim Parsons and Jennifer Lopez. "Get Hard... more

TRADITIONAL PARENTING - Shyness is not necessarily a bad thing

Q: Our 7-year-old is very shy. He doesn't enjoy the sort of social activities, including sports, that other kids his age are generally involved in and would rather play alone. He has one friend who... more

SMART MOVES - Tips for couples committed to buying a house

According to Dr. Andrew Cherlin, a Johns Hopkins University sociologist who specializes in marriage and family issues, Americans value marriage more highly than ever. They're just willing to wait... more