Joyce Minor

This is winter?

Whatever happened to winter? I was just enjoying wearing sweaters, long jeans and closed-toed shoes, sipping hot soup for lunch and turning off the air conditioning.
Published: 02/07/16

Finding the right way to diet

I hate dieting. And I hate exercising even more. Yet, these days, I have to do both to stay healthy. For a while, I spent a lot of time asking myself why I can’t just eat whatever I want and still stay slim, like I did for most of my life.
Updated one month ago

Childhood fears are not new

Today’s world is dangerous — so many crooks and predators. I’d always assumed our parents had none of those fears as they grew up. But then my mother told me this true story.
Updated one month ago

Taking time to share

A few years ago I wrote a column about the importance of sharing your wisdom and know how with the next generation. Allow me to add to that, sharing practical everyday tips and secrets for success.
Updated one month ago

It’s just what mothers do

Shortly after our son was born, I developed a small itchy bump on the back of my left thigh, where I couldn’t see it, not even in a mirror.
Updated one month ago

Kid talk makes memories

When I was 4 or 5 years old, I remember my mother often watched an afternoon television program called “Art Linkletter’s House Party.” Maybe you remember it too. Sometimes the host would interview three or four children from the ...
Updated one month ago

What really happened in 2015?

We all know there were many significant events in 2015, yet if asked to name some, most would find it difficult to recall even one or two.
Updated: 2 months ago

Counting the cost of Christmas

It’s that time of year again. No, I’m not talking about the holiday season, not even about Christmas in particular. I’m talking about the season when everything that can possibly go wrong, does. ...
Updated: 2 months ago

Let’s play together

Christmas shopping is proving more and more challenging each year, especially where children are concerned. It’s not enough that I’m older now and less in tune with what kids want. I know that’s true and definitely part of the pr...
Updated: 2 months ago

Who’s minding the kids?

During our recent visit to our middle daughter and her family, we found ourselves watching a lot of kids’ shows on television because they’re what our grandchildren like. Most of them were acceptable and entertaining fare from Disney Fa...
Updated: 2 months ago