Each Sunday, Olympian reporter Lisa Pemberton will write about the everyday challenges and rewards of raising three children.
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The soundtrack of my childhood was made up of my dads favorite country music artists: Marty Robbins, the Oak Ridge Boys, John Denver, Hank Williams Sr. and Eddy Arnold.
Sometimes, wed visit our grandparents, and Uncle Gary would let my sister and me wear his headphones, and listen to disco music on his hi-fi. But most of the music we heard came from the 6-foot-long Curtis Mathes television and stereo combo in our living room. It was extra fancy because it had a record player and an eighttrack tape player. And the only records or eight-tracks we owned were classic country and gospel music.
Music as we knew it changed when I was about 10 and my sis was about 13, and our parents surprised us with AM/FM radio alarm clocks.
With Mother's Day on May 12, its a great time to celebrate everything you love about your mom. And if you want to do something more than a card and flowers, or are in search of an idea to spoil her now or later, try one of these gifts of experience, organized by popular television shows. Simply find your moms favorite show, and try the activity.
How to help your child with sixth-grade algebra without using your fingers to count, complaining about new math or having a panic attack and crying.
Day camp or overnight camp? Horseback riding or computer programming?
Day camp or overnight camp? Horseback riding or computer programming? Families have so many options for summer camps; choosing the right one for your child can be overwhelming. I talked with Chelsea Hendrikx, a spokeswoman for the American Camp Associations regional office, to get her advice on selecting camps and dealing with separation issues.
Looking for something to keep the kiddos busy this spring?
We decided to stop at three children because my husband doesnt want any more children, and I dont want to find a different baby daddy. Its a touchy subject. Im not opposed to sticking with three, but sometimes the fact that a fourth has been ruled out makes me a little sad.
Weve survived numerous dance recitals, horse exhibitions, youth soccer and T-ball games. But I dont think anything could have prepared us for the world of junior wrestling.
Here’s what I love about January: Thanks to the tradition of resolutions, it’s essentially a clean slate.
I love a good bargain. Thanks to reused materials, hot-glue-gun skills and creativity, we only spent about $10 a kid on Halloween costumes. We probably could have gotten by cheaper, but our 5-year-old insisted that he needed a new plastic ax to spiff up last year’s knight costume.