Health and Lifestyle

Healthy parenting is ultimate exercise in selflessness

If raising children were an investment option, your portfolio manager would advise against it. Frankly, you’d be better off buying stock in a company selling air conditioners in Antarctica, purchasing property on the fifth moon of Neptune, or betting against the Patriots. Purely as a ...

Blood Drives

The American Red Cross will hold these blood drives. For more information or to reserve a time, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org. – Noon-6 p.m. Feb. 19: Grace Lutheran Church, 130 Spitbrook Road, Nashua. – 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Feb. 20: St. John Neumann Church, 708 Milford ...

The flu and what we can do

None of us likes that premonition of impending disaster, when that vague notion first dawns: “I think I’m getting sick, I hope it’s not the flu.” None of us likes the days of queasiness or the interruption in our daily lives, but we don’t expect to die. But some years, the flu is more ...

Blood Drives

Area blood drives The American Red Cross will hold these blood drives. For more information or to reserve a time, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org. – 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 13: Home Health & Hospice Care, 7 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack. – 2-7 p.m. Feb. 15: Nashua Elks ...

Grandchildren – the ultimate cardio for seniors

Who needs a Fitbit when you have a 3-year old? I got a Fitbit for Christmas and I think it’s just about had it. So you know, a Fitbit is a hi tech device you wear like a wristwatch. In addition to telling time, it counts your daily steps and records your sleep patterns. Nice to have if ...

Acts of personal achievement always trump awards

What do BAFTA (no, not an international trade agreement), the PGA (no, not a professional golf association), the IDA, SAG, AMPAS, Brittania, Gotham, the BFCA and the BTJA have in common? If you have no idea (I didn’t), then it’s time to get your Wi-Fi on. Here’s some more familiar ...

Area blood drives

The American Red Cross will hold these blood drives. For more information or to reserve a time, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org. – 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Feb. 6: St. John Neumann Church, 708 Milford Road, Merrimack. – 1:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 8: VFW Post 4368, 1 VFW Way, Milford. – ...

Big box shopping club store trip brings out doomsday prepper

Suddenly, I feel like a doomsday prepper. You know, one of those rugged-looking guys hunkering down with enough rations to get through the next war and electric grid interruption. Barb and I just joined one of the big box shopping club stores in Nashua. Actually, we were gifted with a free ...

The new year is here – find your theme for 2018

Are you finding it hard to set your intention for the year? Here is a great way to set yourself up for success. Over the past four years I’ve switched my thinking from setting goals to setting goals AND finding my One Word. Thanks to Dan Gordon, and the authors of “One Word,” I live with ...

Blood Drives

The American Red Cross will hold these blood drives. For more information or to reserve a time, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org. – 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 29: Dartmouth-Hitchcock, 2300 Southwood Drive, Nashua. – 1-6 p.m. Jan. 29: AutoFair Volkswagen of Nashua, 717 Route 101-A, ...

Contemporary politics trickles down to parenting practice?

Nine-year-old Billy got off the school bus about an hour after his teacher’s email reached his Mom. Digital definitely travels faster than diesel. Mom had the wisdom to play dumb long enough to hear from Billy that he’d had a good day in fourth grade. No, nothing had happened and, no, he ...

Blood Drives

The American Red Cross will hold these blood drives. For more information or to reserve a time, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcross blood.org. – 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Jan. 23: Nashua Elks Lodge, 12 Murphy Drive, Unit B-1. – Noon-5 p.m. Jan. 25: Pegasystems Inc., 8 Commerce Drive #302, ...

Blood Drives

The American Red Cross will hold these blood drives. For more information or to reserve a time, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org. – 1-6 p.m. Jan. 16: White Birch Banquet Hall, 222 Central St., Hudson. – 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Jan. 16: St. John Neumann Church, 708 Milford Road, ...

Parenting new year’s resolution: Family comes first

The new year always brings with it a mix of nostalgia and longing for things past and excitement for things yet to come. This new year prompted me to look back on some of what I’ve published here since I began my tenure as shrink-in-residence in 1990. Yes, I’ve had the honor and privilege ...

Blood Drives

The American Red Cross will hold these blood drives. For more information or to reserve a time, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcross blood.org. – 1:30-6:30 p.m. Jan. 11: VFW Post 4368, 1 VFW Way, Milford. – 1-6 p.m. Jan. 16: White Birch Banquet Hall, 222 Central St., Hudson. – 8:30 ...

First round of chemotherapy met with nerves and determination

Friday I began my first round of chemotherapy. I was 25 percent done on Friday night. Being a mother of three, I felt as ready as I could be. I cooked a bunch of meals for my family and I got my affairs in order. An affectionate person, I often tell my family and friends I love them. They ...

Blood Drives

The American Red Cross will hold these blood drives. For more information or to reserve a time, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org. – 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Jan. 2: St. John Neumann Church, 708 Milford Road, Merrimack. – 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 3: Academy for Science and Design, 486 ...

How to stay healthy through the holidays and beyond

Ahhh, the holiday season is here; crisp weather, family and friend soirees, good food … and with the good food comes our least favorite part of the season, weight gain. I’m here to tell you there is a way to avoid gaining weight over the holidays. That’s right; you don’t have to succumb ...

Blood Drives

The American Red Cross will hold these blood drives. For more information or to reserve a time, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org. – Noon-5 p.m. Dec. 26: SAU 39, 412 Boston Post Road, Amherst.

Hudson hosts candidates forum

HUDSON - Candidates for public office in Hudson had a chance to make their pitch to town voters this week. Twelve candidates appeared Tuesday at the Candidates Night, hosted by the Hudson Junior Woman's Club. Each had three minutes to introduce himself or herself, followed by a ...