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(BPT) - Long, leisurely showers are a distant memory, the days are a busy blur and you’re getting used to never wearing a clean shirt – as the saying goes, parenthood is not for sissies. Yet when your little one greets the day – and you – with a smile, stress seems to melt away.
(BPT) - Helping your child ease into the school year sets them up to succeed both academically and socially. But making the transition from the lazy days of summer to the hectic pace of back to school can be overwhelming, for you and your kids. Between school supply shopping, extracurricular activities, homework, and the daily lunch box routine - where’s a busy parent to start?
Arizona has long had an outsized spot on the national political stage, and that will likely put our next governor right smack in the middle of a pretty big spotlight.
As I wrote in this column a year ago, Father’s Day is all about tradition at my house, complete with gorgeous steaks, slightly dirty martinis, a fine cigar and, on my 20th Father’s Day as a dad, the 20th viewing of Field of Dreams.
In 2008, native Tucsonan Chase Hoyt and his dad, Robert, sat down to enjoy an old bottle of wine that they had recently opened.
(BPT) - With the hectic schedules that many women adhere to, it’s not surprising that many feel stressed out or overwhelmed. The responsibilities of juggling a career, a family and obligations as a wife and mother can be nerve-wracking, and for many women sex is not on their mind. While this lack of desire may be the result of the day’s stresses, in a number of cases it may be the symptom of a bigger issue.
What originally began as an obstacle has now become a blessing. A closed door, became an opportunity. This summer the Marana Heritage Conservancy’s History on Wheels will become a reality, but the only reason it exists was that a different idea wouldn’t work.
(Family Features) Celebrating Mother’s Day when you live far away from the women you love is not always easy, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get creative.
(BPT) - If you think your mom wants another messy breakfast in bed that ends with her scrubbing pancake batter off the counter, think again. Moms today are looking for modern gifts that speak to their personality and create an experience for them and their family. Here are some options that go beyond the boring gifts and offer a fresh take on the perfect Mother’s Day gift for your modern mom.
(NewsUSA) - Anyone can give Mom flowers, candy or dinner at a restaurant on Mother's Day. But instead of trotting out the old standbys, with nary a thought, why not put a little imagination into her special day this year?
1. Russia agrees to deal on easing tensions in Ukraine
When San Manuel resident David Mota shot and killed Joshua Switalski during a traffic altercation last February in Oro Valley, he was working as a behavioral health counselor for youth.
The world of the spy and secret agents has intrigued audiences across all media. Dashing men in well-fitted suits fire golden bullets, get the girl, and hopefully save the day. Where there is success, there is often parody in the world of entertainment. We are lucky enough to have a brilliant spy-parody, a rarity in television, with a unique twist.
NEW THIS WEEK
(BPT) - It’s easy to dream of perfectly pristine outdoor spaces when looking at the decks in magazines and online, but too often what we want and what we have don’t align. If your deck suffers from weathered wood, loose railings or dated balusters, you’re not alone. The good news is there are surprisingly simple ways to give your deck a facelift and transform it into the outdoor oasis you want in as little as one weekend.
NEW IN THEATERS
Shock and sadness are the prevalent emotions for the friends, family, and fans of Oscar Winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman after he was found dead the morning of Feb. 2. His death is now being called an apparent overdose at an apartment he rented in Greenwich Village.
1. Chemical weapons inspectors win the Nobel Peace Prize
In “Prisoners,” Director Denis Villeneuve is allowed the privilege few lesser known filmmakers have these days: The chance to not only make a multimillion-dollar American movie with A-list actors, but to also see his vision to the end. It would have been easy for the studio to step in and dumb this material down to another Hollywood thriller. Watching the film, you feel nothing short of grateful that the project was helmed by Villeneuve, whose “Incendies” received an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Film. Give him an intelligent script by Aaron Guzikowski in addition to a faultless cast, and you’ve got a recipe for one of the most distinctive crime dramas since “Mystic River.”
The morning was unusually quiet.
Some heroes are just born with it.
When the apocalypse comes down and the world is being destroyed by an endless stream of giant monsters that are determined to squash the human race, do you want to be one of those people running up the street screaming for help, or hiding in an underground bunker praying for the reptilian ragnarok to just go away; or do you want to helm a giant weaponized robot and give those malevolent lizards the what for? If you’re the latter, then the new film, Pacific Rim, is going to be your summertime cinematic savior.
According to an NBC News report, the mother of a baby boy found stuck in a residential building’s sewer pipe in China has been found, police told local media.