I Couldn’t See Well. Part 3

The Impact of Macular Degeneration
Many people with severe macular degeneration stop driving, reading or participating in daily activities. Depression appears to be more common in people with macular degeneration. Macular degeneration is not painful or fatal. Still, since there is no cure, and because the result can be a loss of independence, many people who get it are emotionally upset. Read the rest of this entry »

I Couldn’t See Well. Part 2

Macular degeneration is still a poorly understood condition. Her local doctor could not treat her, so he referred Mrs. Cox to a specialist in the nearest big city, about 100 miles away. She went with hopes of a cure. But she learned that any improvement would be limited. “Once I went to see this new doctor, I thought that I’d be able to see again. But he said that my eyesight would never be the same.” Read the rest of this entry »

I Couldn’t See Well. Part 1

Mrs. Cox is 78. A widow, she lives alone and has enjoyed relatively good health. Other than some farsightedness, her eyes were never a problem until last May. One morning, she woke up and something was wrong. Read the rest of this entry »

Celebrating Grandmothers at Hanukkah, Part 2

Ethel’s husband disappeared on one mission and she was left to fend for herself and her three children. Budapest was occupied by Nazi forces and conditions became so horrific that even precise descriptions do not permit our minds to fully fathom the terror Ethel must have felt. She worked tirelessly to feed her children and to cook for others who could not care for themselves. Read the rest of this entry »

Celebrating Grandmothers at Hanukkah, Part 1

As we prepare for the holidays, our most important inspirations are our memories, and, for many of us, our grandmothers. Our grandmothers have woven the tapestries of our holiday memories — cooking, with love, food that we still can taste; decorating their homes with surprises we still remember; wishing us well with voices that still resound in our hearts. Even if we did not celebrate with our grandmothers, we have felt their touch in the traditions our mothers and fathers held dear. They seemed to set the standard for how holidays ought to be. Read the rest of this entry »

Some Eye Opening Statistics on Mothers Today

What are mothers doing and who is minding the kids? According to the nonprofit organization, Mothers At Home, the latest Census Bureau figures from 1997 are as follows: Read the rest of this entry »

How do I do sit-ups Correctly?

My husband and I are trying to get our 13-year-old daughter into an exercise routine, and we are in disagreement over the correct way of doing sit-ups. Read the rest of this entry »