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Mom Blog | Next stop … the stars

Beyond the unavoidable superhero and Harry Potter obsessions my kids have had, (we’re talking Captain America and Hogwarts here people — who can blame them?) I try to adhere to the philosophy that the hobbies and interests my kiddos pursue meet a handful of requirements. That said, hobby/sport/interest should be:

A Life with God | In the Constitution — and God — we trust

The electoral college of our Constitution chose to appoint George Washington as the first president of the United States. This was in 1789, which was also the birth year of my great-great-great-grandmother. The book “Life of a Woman Pioneer” written about her includes much early history of America. Also an incidental fact, proud of her coincidental historic year with George Washington, she named a son after him, George Washington Armstrong, whom his brothers called “Wash.”

Book club to meet Jan. 19

WENATCHEE — The First United Methodist Church Book Club will meet at 1 p.m. Jan. 19 in the Beige House on the church campus, 941 Washington St.

Mom Blog | Stopping time … before it’s too late

I laid in my 2-year-old’s bed, singing to him with tears running down my cheeks. That’s because tonight he walked into his room, laid down and let me tuck him in without screaming.

Americans are less Christian, but not so in Congress

WASHINGTON — The share of U.S. adults who describe themselves as Christians has been declining for decades, but today’s Congress is about as Christian as it was in the early 1960s, according to a new analysis by the Pew Research Center.

Church will host free soup lunch

EAST WENATCHEE — The Community of Christ Church will host a free soup lunch from noon to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 14 at the church, 690 N. Baker Ave.

Program discusses trip to Tanzania

TWISP — Methow Conservancy will hold its monthly program from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Methow Valley Community Center, 201 Division St.

Wagons provide happier way to transport patients in hospital

FRESNO, Calif. — Six-year-old Jaskaran Singh gleefully pulled a red Radio Flyer wagon transporting some precious cargo — his little brother — around a floor at Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera County earlier this month.

One family’s Christmas tree tradition

Growing up, I looked forward to the annual baking of gingerbread men and jam thumbprints and the daily indulgence of the chocolates from an advent calendar. I delighted in the old school, watching “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “Miracle on 34th Street” and, of course, the classic version of “Rudolph.”