Anchor Mom: Teaching ‘Thank You’

I’ve been trying to teach my toddler the importance of saying ‘thank you.’ Usually that means we stand awkwardly at the Target cash register as ‘J’ admires his new sticker, while the cashier and I look at him smiling, waiting for him to say the words that prove I’ve done a good job as a mother. … Continue reading »

Birthday Girl Asks for Shelter Supplies

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A third grade student at Redwood Elementary School in Grants Pass is asking that friends who come to her birthday party Sunday not bring gifts for her. Jackie Whittler is instead asking for friends to bring supplies for the Josephine County Animal Shelter, for her ninth birthday. It’s the second year … Continue reading »