January 3, 2012 RSS feed / Family & Friends

Protecting plants for winter

Notes from the Garden

I know people who take down their Christmas trees right after Christmas. I am not one of them. I think of my tree as a holiday tree, or even a winter tree. More...

Answering first lady’s call to help

A wife’s perspective on life in the military

L ast week I told you about my plan for 2012: to host 52 separate dinner guests, one for each week that my husband, Dustin, is deployed overseas. For us, this project is intended to be more of a distraction than it is a measurement of time. More...

Backpack food programs help children in need

When Denver Public Schools counselor Patricia Vaughan noticed a third-grader leaving the building with a bulging backpack, she asked him what was inside. She was stunned to see that the bag was full of food for him and his family. More...