Mom creates maternity line for fashion-forward women

Julia Christensen Jules Ford

Jan Norman Ladera Ranch, Calif., mom Julia Christensen gained 83 pounds when she was pregnant with her son Bradford. Nothing in the stores looked attractive or fit with style for this self-described fashionista. “Clothes either cost $400 for a one-time wearing or weren’t made nicely,” she says. Sound familiar? It sure seemed to Christensen that […]

Child Sense: Helping your child learn the basics of organization

Priscilla J. Dunstan Teaching our kids how to be organized starts at an early age. The habits that will aid them as they move through life start when they are young with simple systems learned at home and in their own space. Even when they are young, they can learn how to put away their […]

Using clotheslines a matter of opinion

An item in a recent edition of The New York Times caught the eye and caused a momentary pause. In some areas of our country, hanging clothes on clotheslines in the yards has been outlawed. Some communities simply wrote those lines out of existence and would not permit their use. Some realtors even reported the […]

Items stolen from local charity

William Thompson Tucumcari residents routinely drop off large amounts of clothing and other items in front of La Casa de La Hope food and clothing bank on South First Street. Bea Laredo, La Casa’s director, said certain greedy individuals have been coming by and stealing those donated clothes. “Several people have told me they dropped […]

Charity seeks volunteers

William Thompson “One day this summer we had as many as 30 people come in asking for food,” said Bea Laredo, director of Casa de La Hope. “Sometimes we have entire pickup truck loads of donated clothes sitting outside our doors needing to be sorted and put on the racks.” Laredo said she needs volunteers […]

A question of non-gayness

TV Hagenah My wife has decided I’m definitely not gay. This insight did not come from the risque magazines that she found around the house when we were first married (I tried to tell her they were left by a previous tenant in the apartment, but she didn’t buy that), it wasn’t because of the […]