<![CDATA[Family News & Events | The Wichita Eagle & Kansas.com]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/family/ en-us Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:23:15 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:23:15 CDT Family 60 webmaster@wichitaeagle.com LeBron James brought a divided nation together http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article86365982.html#storylink=rss My husband and I took to a local bar to watch a moment unfold on national television recently.

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By DEBRA-LYNN B. HOOK ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article86365982.html
Ana Veciana-Suarez: Remodeling? Renovating? Prepare for the nightmare http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article86365987.html#storylink=rss This month's jobs numbers may have been anemic, but by other indicators, namely the quantity of home improvement projects, the economy seems to be doing just fine. Practically everyone I know is in the middle of some renovation, which invariably means one thing: they're stressed out and going through what I call the five stages of construction - excitement, confusion, shock, anger, and I-can't-wait-until-this-is-over.

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By ANA VECIANA-SUAREZ ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article86365987.html
Ex-etiquette: Mother of teens chooses boyfriend over kids http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article86365937.html#storylink=rss Q: My husband passed away six years ago. We had twin boys. My boyfriend has two daughters. All the kids are very active in sports and go to the same high school. The problem is that after four years of dating and a lot of over nights, my boyfriend's divorce is not final and his ex-wife hates when I am around the kids. Therefore, I'm not allowed to go to any of his kids' activities, including football games where my son is the star running back and my daughter is a cheerleader. My boyfriend and his ex go, but I have to stay home. I hate being a part time girlfriend. I've thought of contacting her to discuss our future but I don't know if that's my place. What's good ex-etiquette?

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By JANN BLACKSTONE ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article86365937.html
Chicagoans are renting chickens for the summer http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article86365932.html#storylink=rss CHICAGO - Kelin Petersen knew she wanted a chicken.

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By NARA SCHOENBERG ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article86365932.html
Ask Mr. Dad: Driven to distraction http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article86365907.html#storylink=rss Dear Mr. Dad: This may sound dramatic, but I'm hoping you can help save my mom's life. She's constantly on her phone, talking or texting, while she's driving. I'm only 13 and I've tried telling her to stop but she says she has it under control and says I should be quiet. She's cut out some of your columns and stuck them on our refrigerator, so I know she respects your opinion. I can't get through to her. Will you help?

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By ARMIN BROTT ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article86365907.html
Parental Guidance: Dealing with hot tub rash and safety with teens http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article86365882.html#storylink=rss My teenage son had a rash on his chest, and when I took him to the pediatrician, he asked if he'd been in a hot tub recently. He had, and the doctor attributed the rash to that. Why?

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By BETH WHITEHOUSE ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article86365882.html
Living with Children: Could my 8-year old have OCD? http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article86365862.html#storylink=rss Q: My 8-year-old daughter is having anxiety issues that seem to border on obsessive-compulsive disorder. She wants me to repeat certain things back to her and has a set routine of things I must say when I'm tucking her into bed. She's genuinely upset by all this and tells me she thinks there's something wrong with her. I'd say it was something she can't control, but she does not do this sort of thing when she's alone with my husband. I've talked to her, tried ignoring her, refused to cooperate, and even yelled - all to no avail. Could she have OCD at this age? Does she need medication? What can we do to help her?

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By JOHN ROSEMOND ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article86365862.html
Lori Borgman: I don't need sorry, I need solutions http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article86365852.html#storylink=rss Can we stop saying we're sorry?

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By LORI BORGMAN ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article86365852.html
Chris Erskine: He's feeling chirpy despite conundrums http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article86365857.html#storylink=rss The cricket ran off the other day. That's the kind of summer we're having. The insects are fleeing the house.

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By CHRIS ERSKINE ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article86365857.html
Parenting through troubling times, part 4: Sharing the news and getting support http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article86155207.html#storylink=rss In one of the early days of chemo, the children came home and said, "Mom, who knows what you are going through? My friend just came up and said, 'Sorry about your mom' to me."

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By JULIA MCGRATH ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article86155207.html
A Seattle dad's dying gift: that little daughter know her African-American heritage http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article86155327.html#storylink=rss SEATTLE - When Wilson McLaurin learned earlier this year that he had terminal pancreatic cancer, he started settling his affairs.

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By CHRISTINE CLARRIDGE ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article86155327.html
Social Security Q&#38;A: Social Security survivors benefits http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article86155432.html#storylink=rss Q: When a person who has worked and paid Social Security taxes dies, are benefits payable on that person's record?

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Balancing Act: Couples who divvy up household chores have best sex lives, study finds http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article86155427.html#storylink=rss If photos of your '90s hair weren't evidence enough of rapidly shifting tastes, consider new research about what leads to a healthy, happy sex life.

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By HEIDI STEVENS ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article86155427.html
Project: Independence Day celebration http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article86155482.html#storylink=rss Get ready to rock your block party this Fourth of July! Gather friends into your backyard for a day of silly costumes, serious lip-syncing, and barbecue favorites remixed with surprising new flavors. Top the evening off with berry-delicious floats.

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By RUBYELLEN BRATCHER AND ERICA CLARK ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article86155482.html
Finding a young audience for bedtime podcasts http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article86155487.html#storylink=rss Every couple of weeks or so when her husband can get her two young sons out of her home, Rhea Pechter sits cross-legged on her bed reading children's stories into a microphone.

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By LISA PHILIP ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article86155487.html
Movie review: 'The Shallows,' bloody ocean thriller will terrify teens http://www.kansas.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article86181662.html#storylink=rss Parents need to know that "The Shallows" is a tense, bloody, jump-out-of-your-seat thriller starring Blake Lively as a young med school dropout who goes surfing at a secluded beach. After being chomped on by a shark, she must figure out how to survive and get to safety. Many scenes could scare the pants off of kids (and adults), including a shark jumping out of the water with its jaws open (then chomping down on a surfer) and a man crawling onto the beach with half his body chewed off. It's very exciting, but it's not for the faint of heart. That said, Nancy is a strong, determined woman who never loses her cool, though she does swear a few times (including "f--k" and "s--t"). Bottom line? "The Shallows" is both terrifying and entertaining, but it's not for young kids or anyone afraid of the water or blood. If you couldn't handle "Jaws," skip this one, too.

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By YVONNE CONDES ]]> http://www.kansas.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article86181662.html
Family Meals Matter: Pre-fab Fourth http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article86176532.html#storylink=rss There's nothing quite as fabulous as the Fourth of July. Family, food, friends and fireworks combine for a pretty spectacular time. Now when you think pre-fab, you might think pre-fabricated, like furniture made of particle board, and wonder how that relates to Independence Day.

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App review: Tales Untold, excellent podcast app for preschoolers and parents http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article86182112.html#storylink=rss Parents need to know that Tales Untold is a collection of original audio stories geared toward a preschool and early elementary school audience. With great music and catchy theme songs, these five- to 15-minute tales include both fiction and nonfiction and are designed specifically for kids and adults to listen to together. The first episode of each series is available for free preview, and content is available for purchase as individual episodes or by the season. For those without an Apple device, all seasons of the tales are available for text download on Kindle, and many of the episodes are available as audiobooks on Amazon, iTunes, and Audible. Read the app's privacy policy to find out about the information collected and shared.

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By PATRICIA MONTICELLO KIEVLAN ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article86182112.html
Frumpy Mom: Rough it at the beach? I'm not in that camp http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article86187432.html#storylink=rss When you live in Southern California, you don't have to get on a plane to see your out-of-town relatives.

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By MARLA JO FISHER ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article86187432.html
Game review: 'The Banner Saga 2,' gorgeous graphics, heavy themes in downloadable action game http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article86183387.html#storylink=rss Parents need to know that "The Banner Saga 2" is a downloadable action role-playing game based on Norse mythology. In it, players lead a desperate band of survivors away from a growing darkness and an encroaching horde. They encounter all manner of hardships and must make decisions that mean the difference between life and death. Serious themes are addressed including racial prejudice, the effects of war, and the process of grieving. Though violence is cartoonish, and characters can be injured (but not killed), some cut scenes show bodies and funeral rites. Some characters flirt with each other, and dialogue suggests that they've spent a night together, but nothing is shown. Some dialogue also mentions "piss" and "asses" for language, while some characters appear drunk and talk about drinking mead. Turn-based controls are simple to understand, but the game doesn't explain some of the more complex concepts very well, leading to frustration.

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By NEILIE JOHNSON ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article86183387.html
8 ways to limit tech during your family vacation http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article86186367.html#storylink=rss Family vacations are a great time to recharge and connect with your kids, but connecting can be tough if they're plugged into their electronic devices day and night. Ever try to point out the sights to a kid engaged in battle on a Nintendo DS or have a heart-to-heart with a middle schooler whose ears are stuffed with ear buds? Ever plan a morning snorkel for the whole family only to find you can't pry your teen off the couch to trade Twitter for flippers?

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By REGAN MCMAHON ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article86186367.html
Balancing Act: Mom hair: The latest insipid, mean-spirited nontrend http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article86190432.html#storylink=rss Recently, The New York Times declared, "Mom Hair: It Exists. Now What to Do About It."

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By HEIDI STEVENS ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article86190432.html
Movie review: 'Independence Day: Resurgence,' big sci-fi battles can't save dull uninspired sequel http://www.kansas.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article86226727.html#storylink=rss Parents need to know that "Independence Day: Resurgence" is the sequel to 1996's blockbuster alien-invasion thriller, "Independence Day." When the aliens come back, angrier and in bigger ships than ever, there's another round of destructive, cataclysmic violence: Whole cities are destroyed, ships are blown up, and notable characters die, some in particularly upsetting ways. There's also some strong language ("s--t," "bitch," "a--hole," etc.), a little drinking, and a few kisses.

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By SANDIE ANGULO CHEN ]]> http://www.kansas.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article86226727.html
Baby boomers enjoy maintenance-free lifestyle http://www.kansas.com/news/business/article85499277.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 14:04:17 CDT http://www.kansas.com/news/business/article85499277.html Retiree needs to keep working http://www.kansas.com/news/business/article85370837.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 14:05:26 CDT http://www.kansas.com/news/business/article85370837.html Was it ever OK to leave kids in a hot car alone? The times are changing http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article85720532.html#storylink=rss It once was not unheard of to leave kids on their own in an air-conditioned car

Now, even with air conditioning, many say it’s a bad idea

Heat isn’t the only danger, officials say

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Kansas Honor Flight returns to Wichita http://www.kansas.com/news/local/article85803047.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:08:16 CDT http://www.kansas.com/news/local/article85803047.html Teens: Your summer 2016 reading list http://www.kansas.com/entertainment/books/article85776337.html#storylink=rss Spend part of your summer with a book

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Everyone looks their entire life for a love like this, and in an instant it was gone http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article85708722.html#storylink=rss MODESTO, Calif. - Several hours had passed since Amanda Rafferty had texted her husband, Dave, a picture of their 2-year-old daughter. He hadn't responded.

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By ERIN TRACY ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article85708722.html
Seeking connection, Minnesota woman tries to find biological dad http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article85455912.html#storylink=rss ST. PAUL, Minn. - Madeline Bowie scanned the face of a man who walked into the coffee shop. It was his nose that she noticed most.

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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By SHARYN JACKSON ]]> http://www.kansas.com/living/family/article85455912.html