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Living with children

Q: We have a 7-year-old son and two girls ages 9 and 6. The girls are gifted academically and athletically. He simply can't keep up with them. They're even better at bike-riding. As a result, he doesn't want to participate in sports. If on a rare occasion he plays with the girls he has to win and becomes very upset if he doesn't. He's making a habit out of feeling bad about himself.

March 30, 2016 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle


Dixie Diva

It didn't surprise me it was him. Although such had never crossed my mind, it was, of course, just the kind of thing that he would do.

March 30, 2016 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle


A word from UGA Extension

This article is an effort to help those who want to keep the diseases away before they become a problem! It is very similar to an article I wrote last year but this one comes at a time when you can prevent diseases (which is much easier) rather than fight existing issues.

March 30, 2016 | By Sam Ingram | Lifestyle


Effingham Hospital a Komen grant recipient

The Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia Affiliate announced at its annual awards luncheon that it is awarding a total of $357,017 for direct community services that will fund breast cancer screening, education, diagnostic services, and patient navigation.

March 23, 2016 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Dixie Diva

From the moment Tink visited the Mississippi Delta, he began to long for a seersucker suit. While men in big cities like Atlanta, Memphis, Birmingham and Nashville wear the lightweight, airy suits in the hot, humid Southern summers, it is the men of the Delta who favor them most and keep them trendy.

March 23, 2016 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle


Living with children

Q: My husband and I have decided that we do not want our children to participate in sleep-overs. We recently moved to a new community and are just making new friends and meeting new families. All of these parents, it seems, love to do sleep overs. We, however, are sticking by our guns. As a result our kids are beginning to feel left out.

March 23, 2016 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle


A word from UGA Extension

Spring has sprung and in typical Georgia fashion it was cold on Monday and warmed into the 70s by Tuesday. A gentleman came into the office earlier this week and said "If you don't like the weather here, just wait a minute and it'll change!" For those who are planting a garden this spring this timely update below on the weather outlook for spring summer 2016 may help with decisions.

March 23, 2016 | By Sam Ingram | Lifestyle


A word from UGA Extension

As I was driving down the road this week past a long stretch of pines, I noticed what seemed to be a dust storm circulating just on the edge of the pine thicket. This dust storm was unique in that is was yellow and not brown.

March 16, 2016 | By Sam Ingram | Lifestyle


Living with children

Q: Is three hours of one sport once a week too much for a 7-year-old? This sport meets from 6-9 p.m. It is nearly 10 p.m. before child is in bed (as opposed to usual 8:30 bedtime). My husband thinks it's OK. He points out that our son's homework is not suffering and he's not sleep deprived (though he's often grumpy the next morning).

March 16, 2016 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle


Dixie Diva

The honorable Zell Miller of Young Harris was raised by a remarkable mountain woman. Folks around those parts called her "Miss Birdie" while her son, a man who would grow up to influence Southern and national politics in a tremendous way, would always call her "Mama."

March 16, 2016 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle


Dixie Diva

The other day I had something on my mind, a situation we had just encountered with someone we had sought to help.

March 09, 2016 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle


Living with children

Actress Charlize Theron recently caused a media stir when she wrestled her adopted 4-year-old son Jackson to the ground when he began throwing a public tantrum. For this, Theron was labeled a "monster mom" and generally raked over the coals of parenting correctness by the media.

March 09, 2016 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle


A word from UGA Extension

I have answered many calls to the Extension Office in the past few weeks dealing with weed control in home lawns. Summer-annual and perennial weeds will soon be sprouting everywhere. The recent warm temperatures, combined with large amounts of rainfall, have created a perfect environment for a good "weed" year. For emerged lawn weeds, I will usually recommend certain herbicides depending on the type of turf and the types of weeds present. How well an herbicide will work in controlling weeds depends on the identification of the weed and correct use rate.

March 09, 2016 | By Sam Ingram | Lifestyle


Living with children

I never cease to be amazed at the reactions people sometimes have to things I say. Most recently, a significant number of folks - women, all - were outraged over something I posted online:

March 02, 2016 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle


Dixie Diva

The other morning, I called one of my best friends. I had a bit of news as well as a piece of advice I wanted to share.

March 02, 2016 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle


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Dixie Diva

When he asked it, I answered then I laughed. The question proved that my husband, a New England-bred Yankee with many years of Los Angeles ...

May 25, 2016 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle


Living with children

True story: I sent one of my more recent books to a radio talk-show host who, in turn, gave it to one of her "readers ...

May 25, 2016 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle


Living with children

Q: I homeschool my three children, ages are 8, 6 and 5. The older two have a very poor attitude about doing school, especially math ...

May 18, 2016 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle


Dixie Diva

As the years of Mama's life grew long into the shadows of age, she managed to squeeze every bit of good out of growing ...

May 18, 2016 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle


A word from UGA Extension

I have reports from several homeowners about their turfgrass fading and dying out. Also, some are reporting small mounds in the yard. These signs could ...

May 18, 2016 | By Sam Ingram | Lifestyle


Rincon Garden Club blooms at Telfair

The Rincon Garden Club had a display at the Springfield Library and the Telfair Museum asked the club, along with other garden clubs to fix ...

May 11, 2016 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Living with children

Q: My daughter, who just turned 3, has a surge of energy after dinner and can take hours to fall asleep. I try putting her ...

May 11, 2016 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle


Dixie Diva

The despair in their eyes haunts me still. The dullness of emotion, the deadness of spirit shall remain forever embedded in my memory.

May 11, 2016 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle


Living with children

Q: I caught my 16-year-old smoking pot. I took everything from him and told him that the next time I catch him, he's out ...

May 04, 2016 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle


Dixie Diva

There isn't a day that passes that I don't remember Mama. Many of the times that she crosses my mind, I am doing ...

May 04, 2016 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle


A word from UGA Extension

Many folks have either called or dropped off samples of the grassy weed Annual Bluegrass this week. Although many people are just now noticing this ...

May 04, 2016 | By Sam Ingram | Lifestyle


Dixie Diva

It happened, I suppose, when I was in the fourth grade. That is my first strong recollection of the unfairness of life.

April 27, 2016 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle


Living with children

Q: Whenever my 4-year-old son tries something new, he becomes very frustrated if he has any difficulty at all. This happens when practicing numbers, letters ...

April 27, 2016 | By John Rosemond | Lifestyle


A word from UGA Extension

We have a large amount of Bradford pears in the county, and many are concentrated to subdivisions. They create shade and look great in the ...

April 27, 2016 | By Sam Ingram | Lifestyle


Dixie Diva

Over the course of many years, I have spent a lot of time in hospital waiting rooms, hoping for good news and, at the same ...

April 20, 2016 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle


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