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Expensive Mistakes You Don't Want to Make

Every family I know is trying to whittle dollars from monthly expenses. But attempts to be thrifty can sometimes backfire, as many moms -- including this one -- will testify. In more than a few recent e-mails, moms have confessed to diving headfirst ...

Grandpa Sacrifices Self for Granddaughter's Safety

Denver grandfather James Lewin, 65, is being hailed as a hero after putting himself in harm's way and saving his newborn granddaughter. Mr. Lewin and his family, including his daughter and her two children, were out for a walk following a communit...

Choking toddler saved by babysitter's parrot

When two-year-old Hannah started choking on her snack, no one was around to help. No one human, anyway. Hannah's babysitter was in the bathroom, completely unaware, but someone did see that Hannah needed help - the babysitter's pet parrot. The bir...

Teaching kids the value of money

I ran across this posting the other day about teaching kids what money is all about. I rather like the idea presented -- giving kids control over a part of the family budget that they care about. The example was McDonald's and video games, set at $20...

Like Lassie...only real

Headlines like "Dog Saves Family From Fire" nearly always catch my attention. Thanks to Lassie, Flipper, and few gut-wrenchingly sad books from my childhood (in which some young boy's courageous, loyal and loving dog dies at the end), I have a soft s...

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