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May 11, 2012 | Breaking News Desk
The sun finally regains dominance as days of dreary, rainy weather moves out and warmer temperatures returns. The forecast still calls for a sunny, pleasant day of 67 with a slight breeze. The low tonight should dip to 48, but most of the weekend looks to be near perfect, according to the National Weather Service in Mount Holly. Friday should see full sun and high of 72. Saturday is expected to see a high of 80. And Mother's Day is likely to be partly sunny, with a high of 80. Then, the unsettled weather pattern returns with a chance of showers Sunday night and through Monday, which will see a high of about 75. So, all in all, Mother's Day should be okay.
NEWS
July 28, 1991 | By Dianna Marder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Just before Mother's Day 1988, sometime after 1 a.m., a man and a woman carrying a child pounded on the door of Barbara Smith's Camden rowhouse. Over the sounds of the child's cries, Smith heard the man's voice: " . . . was in a crack house at Fifth and York yesterday. . . . Back again today and the boy was still there. Alone. Somebody said he used to live here. " The child, Donte Johnson, was 4 at the time. It had never been easy for him; it never would be. His mother was addicted to crack.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 11, 2012
Q: My husband's ex-wife always guilt-trips her daughter into going all out for her on her birthday and on Mother's Day. My stepdaughter gets a very small allowance, so her dad is the one who has to pay. I think this is his ex-wife's way of sticking it to my husband, above and beyond the hefty child support and alimony she already gets. I want to put a stop to this, but I don't want to be a wicked stepmother. Please respond quickly. I overhead my stepdaughter tell my husband that her mother wants a certain Michael Kors watch, and the thought of that going on the credit card we both pay for makes me want to scream.
NEWS
December 7, 2012 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer
WHEN IT CAME to being a mother, Stacey Newkirk-Smalls was a supermom, say those who know her best. The licensed-practical nurse taught her 18-month-old twins - Adam and Eve - a form of sign language so she could communicate with them before they learned to talk, recalled Newkirk-Smalls' mother, Yvonne Newkirk. Newkirk-Smalls, 41, of Tacony, bought a membership at Philadelphia's Please Touch Museum to expose the twins regularly to enrichment activities, Newkirk said. She enrolled another daughter, Stacey, now 5, in ballet classes.
NEWS
May 14, 1989 | By Joyce Vottima Hellberg, Special to The Inquirer
What's the most important thing a mother does? "Mommy makes food," said Andrew Tilles, 6. "When we're sick, our mom takes us to the doctor and buys the medicine," answered 6-year-old Geoffrey Hill. "My mom cooks dinner for my family and fixes my sister's and my boo- boos," replied Jenny Wisely, 6. "I forgot," said Robin Rathman-Noonan, 5. The youngsters, all kindergarteners at Devon Elementary School, were seated recently in a circle on the green rug in their classroom, talking about their mommies.
NEWS
November 25, 2012 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
We're selling the house our parents bought for $8,500 in 1956. My five siblings and I moved out many years ago, but we've always been able to come back - from college or the military - for a celebration or crisis to the modest house in North Adams, Mass. So it's hard to imagine that soon, no one named Riordan will be living there. Perhaps you have, or had, such a house yourself: the backdrop for those first-day-of-school photos, the setting for the family's favorite stories. Like the one about our youngest brother breaking his collarbone on Mother's Day two years in a row. Or our mother somehow getting between two of her sons as they had a fistfight - over a doughnut.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 5, 2011
JOURNEY OF THE BONESETTER'S DAUGHTER. 10 p.m. Sunday, WHYY. TELEVISION sometimes reminds me of elementary school, where every holiday demanded the production of something suitable for hanging on my mother's refrigerator. And later, of course, on my own. The TV equivalent might be a marathon of holiday-themed sitcom episodes, or in the case of Mother's Day, something that feels as sentimental as any greeting card. Not surprisingly, the Hallmark Channel's all over Mother's Day this Sunday with "Martha Stewart Presents: America's Moms - A Celebration of America's Military Families with Michelle Obama and Jill Biden" (8 p.m., Hallmark)
NEWS
May 8, 2005 | By Karen Heller INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
True story: One Sunday morning a girl walks into a bedroom, sees woman sipping coffee, reading paper. "But, Mom," exclaims the girl, who would be my daughter, "it's not Mother's Day!" There you have it: A mother is entitled to precisely one day of rest a year - two if she's fortunate enough to have her birthday fall on a weekend. Mother's Day, as we all know, is a canard, a joke. Every day should be Mother's Day. Why are we only allowed to be feted annually the way Elizabeth Taylor is treated daily?
NEWS
May 12, 1997 | For The Inquirer / NANCY WEGARD
Nothing like waiting till the last minute. Yesterday, Hill Pressley of Willingboro walked out of Stacy's Cards & Gift Shop after buying a bouquet of roses and a balloon for his wife for Mother's Day.
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December 7, 2012 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer
WHEN IT CAME to being a mother, Stacey Newkirk-Smalls was a supermom, say those who know her best. The licensed-practical nurse taught her 18-month-old twins - Adam and Eve - a form of sign language so she could communicate with them before they learned to talk, recalled Newkirk-Smalls' mother, Yvonne Newkirk. Newkirk-Smalls, 41, of Tacony, bought a membership at Philadelphia's Please Touch Museum to expose the twins regularly to enrichment activities, Newkirk said. She enrolled another daughter, Stacey, now 5, in ballet classes.
NEWS
November 25, 2012 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
We're selling the house our parents bought for $8,500 in 1956. My five siblings and I moved out many years ago, but we've always been able to come back - from college or the military - for a celebration or crisis to the modest house in North Adams, Mass. So it's hard to imagine that soon, no one named Riordan will be living there. Perhaps you have, or had, such a house yourself: the backdrop for those first-day-of-school photos, the setting for the family's favorite stories. Like the one about our youngest brother breaking his collarbone on Mother's Day two years in a row. Or our mother somehow getting between two of her sons as they had a fistfight - over a doughnut.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 12, 2012 | By Monica Peters, For The Inquirer
All aboard as Amtrak celebrates the 5th annual National Train Day on Saturday at 30th Street Station. The Philadelphia Boys Choir and Chorale will perform at 11 a.m. During the celebration, kids can rock out at the celebration's Ernie and Neal concert and also visit the AmtraKids Depot, where there will be giveaways and prizes. Visitors can take tours of private trains and Amtrak equipment. Amtrak ambassadors will discuss their experiences working with the trains. French chef Michael Richard will give cooking demonstrations.
NEWS
May 11, 2012 | Breaking News Desk
The sun finally regains dominance as days of dreary, rainy weather moves out and warmer temperatures returns. The forecast still calls for a sunny, pleasant day of 67 with a slight breeze. The low tonight should dip to 48, but most of the weekend looks to be near perfect, according to the National Weather Service in Mount Holly. Friday should see full sun and high of 72. Saturday is expected to see a high of 80. And Mother's Day is likely to be partly sunny, with a high of 80. Then, the unsettled weather pattern returns with a chance of showers Sunday night and through Monday, which will see a high of about 75. So, all in all, Mother's Day should be okay.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 11, 2012
Q: My husband's ex-wife always guilt-trips her daughter into going all out for her on her birthday and on Mother's Day. My stepdaughter gets a very small allowance, so her dad is the one who has to pay. I think this is his ex-wife's way of sticking it to my husband, above and beyond the hefty child support and alimony she already gets. I want to put a stop to this, but I don't want to be a wicked stepmother. Please respond quickly. I overhead my stepdaughter tell my husband that her mother wants a certain Michael Kors watch, and the thought of that going on the credit card we both pay for makes me want to scream.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 10, 2012 | Jon Takiff
MOMS LOVE GIZMOS. They have a kitchen full of them—and several floating in their purse and plopped on the night table. And if you're looking to add to their pleasure (and, OK, the clutter), Gizmo Guy has some good last-minute suggestions for gifting this Mother's Day. Pad that tab A thoroughly modern mom is never without her tablet computer. If yours is toting the new, third generation iPad, she could happily wrap it in the Belkin Keyboard Folio. Unusually slim, light and versatile, this protective polyurethane cover can either flip behind the screen or form a stand on which the iPad can rest at different viewing angles.
NEWS
September 19, 2011 | BY JULIE SHAW, shawj@phillynews.com 215-854-2592
THE FAMILY of murder victim Iris Tyson, 23, of South Philadelphia, who was found dead in a Point Breeze lot in May, has posted a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who committed the horrific crime. The $2,000 reward is being administered by the Citizens Crime Commission. Tyson was reported missing by her family on Mother's Day. Joe and Kelly Tyson have said that their daughter walked out of the house at 1 p.m. that day to buy a card to surprise her mother.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 20, 2011
DEAR ABBY: Because my 90-year-old mother is homebound, she qualifies for a meal program through a senior charity service. The program is free of charge for those in need. She didn't like some of the meals, so she asked me to give them to my father-in-law, "Louis. " Louis is 88. He still drives and is well-off, so he doesn't qualify for the program, but he accepted the meals that were offered. My mother has now decided she can no longer eat any of these meals, so I told her we should discontinue the program.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 8, 2011 | By Carolyn Hax
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: My girlfriend of four years is behaving in a way I can't understand, and I can't decide whether it's a fatal flaw. Recently, after dinner and live music, we ended up at my house. The next morning - Mother's Day - my teenage daughter called asking if I could bring flowers from my garden for the vase she'd bought her mom. When I told my girlfriend where I was going and that I would be back in a few minutes, she said, "Well, then I'm leaving.
NEWS
May 12, 2011 | By Mike Newall, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It was a senseless killing compounded by a cruel twist. Yvette Saunders, 39, a mother of six from Southwest Philadelphia, was killed the day before Mother's Day by a bullet meant for one of her children. She died trying to protect her 18-year-old son, Willie Sumpter, in a May 7 daylight drive-by shooting on the 5200 block of Reinhard Street, her family said. On Thursday, police said they had charged Isaac Porterfield, 22, of the 500 block of North Vogdes Street, in the killing.
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