SACRAMENTO, Calif. — San Juan High School senior Paris Burney led her team in scoring and emerged as a standout player on the girl’s varsity basketball team last season. She was looking forward to returning this season and enshrining her name on her high school’s gym walls, in Citrus Heights… Read More ⇒

It’s time to pen this column again and words seem hard to come to my mind. Today four months ago is when our dear son-in-law Mose lost his battle to the injuries from the accident. It has been harder for daughter Susan as time goes on. I am sure anyone who has been through this can agree wit… Read More ⇒

Ask a person about their favorite childhood book, and chances are they’ll be able to name countless titles off the top of their head. Children’s books leave an indelible mark on our brains from an early age with storylines and lessons that we still carry with us today. So who could blame par… Read More ⇒

When the husband announced we were getting a sizable tax refund this year, I froze. It was one of those moments when you remember where you were and what you were wearing. (Middle of the kitchen, black workout pants, gray hoodie — same thing I’ve worn every day since the pandemic began.) Read More ⇒

Q: My 3-year-old is prone to ear infections. When he has one, his behavior deteriorates considerably. He becomes disobedient and given to angry outbursts. When his ears are clear, he’s generally delightful to be around. I’m reluctant to discipline him when his ears are hurting him, but I’d l… Read More ⇒

With the temperatures rising, time spent outdoors with our canine friends will also be on the rise. Enjoying the outdoors with your dog is certainly something to look forward to, but it also means a higher risk of him getting loose or possibly being stolen. Read More ⇒

It’s Tuesday evening. Supper is over and the dishes have been washed. Daughter Susan and children Jennifer, 3, and Ryan, 1, are staying here for three days. They are staining/finishing some trim and doors/door frames at her house, so the smell is a little strong and there are no doors on any… Read More ⇒