pratttribune.com http://www.pratttribune.com/article/20121227/LIFESTYLE/121229479/1014 pratttribune.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 03:55:40 +0000 Born: Ivan Stark Fahrenbruch http://www.pratttribune.com/article/20140417/LIFESTYLE/140419326/1014/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:08:16 +0000 http://www.pratttribune.com/article/20140417/LIFESTYLE/140419326/1014/LIFESTYLE
He is welcomed by Brianna, 17, McKenzie, 14, Esperanza, 13, and Modesta, 11.

Grandparents are Jeanine and Dale Thomas, Belvidere, the late David Michael Saunstaere, Jeanne McFee, Wichita, Les and Sue [...]]]>
Born: Elsie Ann Ruckle http://www.pratttribune.com/article/20140417/LIFESTYLE/140419327/1014/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:06:15 +0000 http://www.pratttribune.com/article/20140417/LIFESTYLE/140419327/1014/LIFESTYLE
Grandparents are Jack and Diane Thimesch, Cunningham, and Jason and Tricia Ruckle, Pratt.

Great-grandparents are Larry and Mary Ann Ruckle and Sam and Mary Jean Theis, all of Cunningham.
Family Matters: When you teach to give, you get so much more http://www.pratttribune.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419422/1014/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:36:18 +0000 By Diana Boggia More Content Now http://www.pratttribune.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419422/1014/LIFESTYLE Those who are raised with giving and philanthropic projects grow to become heartfelt givers. Children across the country are finding ways to lend a hand, dedicate their time, raise money and make a difference. They learn that one person can, in fact, make a big impact. Consider the benefits of raising a child to give, because they are our future generation of [...]]]> Lost in Suburbia: Caution - wide load http://www.pratttribune.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419542/1014/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Tracy Beckerman More Content Now http://www.pratttribune.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419542/1014/LIFESTYLE He just blinked at me. I thought that maybe the lights at the car dealership were blinding him and that's why he was blinking. I was fairly sure it had nothing to do with my question.
"I mean, it is a big car and I might look big by association, you know?" I clarified.
He blinked again. They were obviously some really bright lights.
"Although …" I continued. "Since the car is so big, I actually might look smaller in comparison. [...]]]>
Dining with royalty: Choosing character breakfasts in Disney World http://www.pratttribune.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419506/1014/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:04:04 +0000 By Danielle Braff More Content Now http://www.pratttribune.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419506/1014/LIFESTYLE Ask Dr. Norm: Your dog and Lyme disease http://www.pratttribune.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419511/1014/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:21:30 +0000 By Norm Stillman, DVM More Content Now http://www.pratttribune.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419511/1014/LIFESTYLE Dear Terry,
That's a very timely question with spring just around the corner. Lyme disease (as I'm sure you know) is carried by a tick. We have two common varieties of tick in our area. The Dog Tick is a large, brown tick with a pale "U"-shaped mark on its back. It's disgusting but harmless. The Deer Tick is much smaller and more uniform in color. It carries Borrelia [...]]]>
Dr. Elaine Heffner: A child’s strengths may seem like defiance http://www.pratttribune.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419671/1014/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Dr. Elaine Heffner More Content Now http://www.pratttribune.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419671/1014/LIFESTYLE This can pose a challenge for parents and teachers. A 2-and-a-half-year-old in a nursery group [...]]]> Family Time: Take care of your dog's teeth http://www.pratttribune.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419990/1014/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 http://www.pratttribune.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419990/1014/LIFESTYLE Most pet parents enjoy hugs and kisses from their canines. But while your best friend is showering you with love, have you wondered if his teeth are clean? Or about how his dental health affects his overall well-being? Good oral care is as essential for dogs as it is for humans.
By the time they're 3 years old, 80 percent of dogs develop periodontal disease, according to the American Veterinary Dental Society. While veterinarians recommend daily brushing for dogs' teeth, [...]]]>
Born: Aurora Mildred Eubank http://www.pratttribune.com/article/20140412/LIFESTYLE/140419771/1014/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Sat, 12 Apr 2014 00:01:00 +0000 http://www.pratttribune.com/article/20140412/LIFESTYLE/140419771/1014/LIFESTYLE
Alexis, age 3, welcomes her sister.

Grandparents are Roger and Susan Williams, Nora, Neb., and Charles and Carol Eubank, Coats.

Great-grandmothers are Patricia [...]]]>
Spring Clean Your Closet http://www.pratttribune.com/article/20140411/NEWS/304119919/1014/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:25:54 +0000 http://www.pratttribune.com/article/20140411/NEWS/304119919/1014/LIFESTYLE MOST PEOPLE associate spring cleaning with windows, drapes, and carpets. But spring also is the perfect time to purge your closet of clothes you don't wear.


"You'll have a better sense of what you own," says Leah Ingram, author of Suddenly Frugal: How to Live Happier and Healthier for Less.


Consider selling your clothing through a consignment shop or sale. Consigners and second-hand buyers look for:


Understanding GI Disorders http://www.pratttribune.com/article/20140411/NEWS/304119922/1014/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:25:54 +0000 http://www.pratttribune.com/article/20140411/NEWS/304119922/1014/LIFESTYLE Lost in Suburbia: The case of the nocturnal popcorn thief http://www.pratttribune.com/article/20140409/NEWS/140409312/1014/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Wed, 09 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Tracy Beckerman More Content Now http://www.pratttribune.com/article/20140409/NEWS/140409312/1014/LIFESTYLE Since I never eat anything in bed and since I knew I did not have any popcorn before I went to bed, I had no idea why my bed looked like the floor of a movie theater cineplex.
"Did you have popcorn in bed last night?" I asked my husband.
He gave me that look he always gives me when I ask him something inane.
"Nope," he responded.
"Are you sure?"
"I'm sure I did not have any popcorn in bed last night," he affirmed assuredly, as [...]]]>
Dr. Elaine Heffner: Understanding your child’s behavior http://www.pratttribune.com/article/20140408/NEWS/140409444/1014/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Tue, 08 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Dr. Elaine Heffner More Content Now http://www.pratttribune.com/article/20140408/NEWS/140409444/1014/LIFESTYLE Family Time: How to plan the perfect Easter egg hunt http://www.pratttribune.com/article/20140408/NEWS/140409800/1014/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Tue, 08 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 http://www.pratttribune.com/article/20140408/NEWS/140409800/1014/LIFESTYLE From the White House lawn to the family living room, children of all ages will soon be searching behind bushes and couches to find that last treasured egg. If you don't have an Easter egg hunt to attend in your community this year, consider planning your own and inviting all the neighbors to participate. Here are some tips for planning the perfect Easter egg hunt:
- Find out what kids want: Kids each have their favorite items they're hoping they'll find in their baskets. [...]]]>
Born: Morgan Rae Jeske-Gonzalez http://www.pratttribune.com/article/20140405/LIFESTYLE/140409524/1014/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Sat, 05 Apr 2014 00:01:00 +0000 http://www.pratttribune.com/article/20140405/LIFESTYLE/140409524/1014/LIFESTYLE
Mercy, age 11, welcomes her sister.

Melvin and Becky Jeske, Pratt, are grandparents. Gerald "Pete" Evans, Eldora, Iowa, is a great-grandfather.
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Five Tips from a Diabetic Chef http://www.pratttribune.com/article/20140404/NEWS/304049923/1014/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Fri, 04 Apr 2014 22:26:32 +0000 http://www.pratttribune.com/article/20140404/NEWS/304049923/1014/LIFESTYLE Nate Berkus Blames His Mom for Interest in Home Decor http://www.pratttribune.com/article/20140404/NEWS/304049922/1014/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Fri, 04 Apr 2014 22:26:32 +0000 http://www.pratttribune.com/article/20140404/NEWS/304049922/1014/LIFESTYLE Dr. Jeff Hersh: FVL upsets coagulation http://www.pratttribune.com/article/20140404/NEWS/140409519/1014/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Fri, 04 Apr 2014 17:11:48 +0000 By Dr. Jeff Hersh More Content Now http://www.pratttribune.com/article/20140404/NEWS/140409519/1014/LIFESTYLE A: Many of the systems in the human body maintain proper balance by having mechanisms that "turn on" certain pathways while at the same time having other mechanisms that "turn off" the same (or competing) pathways. This is true of [...]]]> Soapstone Revival: America’s Last Supplier Reopens Virginia Quarries http://www.pratttribune.com/article/20140403/NEWS/304039947/1014/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Thu, 03 Apr 2014 22:26:38 +0000 http://www.pratttribune.com/article/20140403/NEWS/304039947/1014/LIFESTYLE Born: Skyler Rae and Addisyn Faye Nunn http://www.pratttribune.com/article/20140403/LIFESTYLE/140409725/1014/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Thu, 03 Apr 2014 08:50:50 +0000 http://www.pratttribune.com/article/20140403/LIFESTYLE/140409725/1014/LIFESTYLE
Skyler Rae was born at 6:30 a.m., weighing 5 pounds and measuring 18 1/14 inches. Addisyn Faye was born at 6:52 a.m. She weighed 5 pounds, 12 ounces and was 18 inches long.

Kaden, 2, and Zane, 4, welcome their sisters.

Grandparents [...]]]>