Bugged up close and personal

If you read Monday’s edition of The Republican-Herald or headed to the newspaper’s website, www.republicanherald.com, you learned — and heard — about the 17-year cicadas. The periodical insects, which have red eyes, mostly black bodies and...

Madness for musicals — in a good way

The TV is alive with the sound of music and all that jazz. OK, call it a little hokey and cliche, but it’s true. My TV came alive this week with DVDs and videos of musicals and ballets thanks to my daughter, who seems to have taken an interest in shows on stage....

Baggy pants? Not here!

As a parent, you’ve probably told your child at some point to pull up his pants. Maybe the drawers drooped while swimming or playing, or they needed a hitch upon standing from a sitting position. But then there are those who sag their pants purposely. The pants...

Stats show dads doing more

As we honored our fathers, grandfathers and those father figures in our lives over the weekend, let’s send a shout out to all those hands-on dads who split duties with mom when it comes to cooking, cleaning, feeding, diapering … you get the idea. An...

Gettin’ our grill on, on a good night

Ahead of today’s stormy, rainy day, the kids and I cooked out on the grill Wednesday evening. We made it a team effort, and it turned out to be fun, relaxing and just an overall good way to wind down the day. I made marinated chicken breasts with a marinade...