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May 3, 2015 | By Lauren Napolitano, For The Inquirer
Ask any mother, "How are you?" and you'll be met with the answer "Busy" or "Crazy busy. " Usually, there's a knowing nod and exchange of information regarding each mother's busy schedule. Like it's a motherhood competition. Each mother displays her feathers, that is, her glorious plate spinning. For example: "I just had my fourth baby and I am running the parent-teacher organization at school. " "My three kids attend three different schools and I work full-time. " "I take my son to ice hockey five mornings per week before school.
NEWS
August 3, 2002 | By Juliet Chung INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
One of these days, kids might have a day that celebrates only them, just like mothers and fathers and secretaries and mothers-in-law do, but until then, KidsDay will have to do. At least that's what KidsDay organizers are hoping for. KidsDay - which will be celebrated tomorrow in South Philadelphia's FDR Park - is an effort of youth-oriented organizations, including the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, 4-H, and YMCA, to focus attention on...
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October 1, 1990 | By Jeff Hurvitz, Special to The Inquirer
He is a part-time pro at Pine Crest Country Club, a semiretiree who loves the game of golf so dearly that time spent around the links is quality time for him. But John King added another dimension to his quality time over the summer, when he agreed to fill the coaching vacancy at North Penn. "I have been officiating in track meets and baseball games at the high school for about seven years," said King. "And, of course I know Don Ryan, the athletic director. And I've always kind of been interested in young people and sports.
NEWS
July 26, 2013 | By Carolyn Hax
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: When my husband and I were dating (we did not live together before marriage) we loved being around each other so much that what we did was less important than the fact that we were together. I think I actually remember saying: "I don't mind if you watch SportsCenter ! Just so long as I'm with you. " Now that we're about two years into our marriage, I am bored with just sitting around. I sit all day at work, and the last thing I want to do when I get home is plant my butt on the couch.
NEWS
January 2, 1997 | By Rachel Smolkin, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
They could have stayed home, on the sofa, eyes glued to the tube, mesmerized by the Gator Bowl, the Cotton Bowl, the Citrus Bowl, the Rose Bowl. They could have lounged at the Pub in Nordstrom's men's department and watched the Outback Bowl while their wives enjoyed a facial at the makeup counters or admired diamonds at Bailey Banks & Biddle. Instead, many men tore themselves away from yesterday's bowl games to spend some quality time shopping (that's right, shopping) with their wives and families.
NEWS
June 3, 1993 | by Drew McQuade, Daily News Sports Writer
School's almost out, and parents are counting the days before they get to spend three solid months of quality time with their children. On second thought, you know what they say about too much of a good thing. Child: "Three months without school. Yeeha!" Parent: "Three months without homework. Yeeha!" Child on second day of summer vacation: "I'm bored. There's nothing to do. " Parent on second day of summer vacation: "What do you mean you're bored? There's plenty to do. You can clean your room.
NEWS
May 15, 1995 | For The Inquirer / MARK STEIN
Christopher Clark, 3, spends some quality time with his mother, Kim, at the Mother's Day Brunch at Camp Ha-Lu-Wa-Sa in Hammonton. Yesterday was the camp's 2d annual brunch.
NEWS
October 31, 1997
This is the creep who pawned his wife's engagement ring three days after police hauled her lifeless body from a bathtub at the couple's Main Line home. While he mourned publicly, Craig Rabinowitz dropped by a riverfront club for private, quality time with his stripper friend - a woman on whom he'd lavished thousands. He may have squandered up to $500,000 on his strip-club compulsion - largely money conned out of family and friends. So it was long past time for Rabinowitz to do something for someone other than himself.
NEWS
April 23, 1996 | Inquirer photographs by Tom Gralish
Yesterday was that special day for people, and especially schoolchildren, to spend some quality time with Mother Earth. In Philadelphia, for instance, an estimated 25,000 students from kindergarten through college beautified their school grounds as part of PhilaPride's Campus Cleanup Campaign.
NEWS
January 30, 1996 | By Thomas J. Brady, with reports from Inquirer wire services
MOTHER GETS A BIG BOUNCE FROM BOUNCING 15-POUNDER A 28-year-old woman has given birth to a baby weighing 15.84 pounds, said by doctors to be the biggest ever born in Mexico. Jorge Gonzalez, director of the Morelos Maternity Hospital in the southern town of Chetumal, said both mother and daughter were doing well despite the baby's size. "The two of them are well at home. They're both fine," he said. The baby was delivered by caesarean section on Jan. 9. Doctors believe the mother's diabetes could have caused the girl's high birthweight, Gonzalez said.
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May 3, 2015 | By Lauren Napolitano, For The Inquirer
Ask any mother, "How are you?" and you'll be met with the answer "Busy" or "Crazy busy. " Usually, there's a knowing nod and exchange of information regarding each mother's busy schedule. Like it's a motherhood competition. Each mother displays her feathers, that is, her glorious plate spinning. For example: "I just had my fourth baby and I am running the parent-teacher organization at school. " "My three kids attend three different schools and I work full-time. " "I take my son to ice hockey five mornings per week before school.
SPORTS
September 5, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
THE BEST quality that Nick Foles the competitor had going for him in college? For Mike Stoops, who coached the Eagles quarterback throughout most of his career at the University of Arizona, that's a layup: toughness. "He would sit in there and throw it, no matter what," said Stoops, who was the Wildcats' head coach from 2003 through the first six games of 2011, Foles' senior season. "He didn't care how much you came after him. We threw it a lot. So everyone knew they had to hit him. And they did. Nick just stood his ground and did what he had to. I don't think people always saw that in him. "And he never said a word.
SPORTS
July 11, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
FOR SOME, it's a start. For others, a restart. Yet they all have the same target, even if the odds are likely working against most of them. The Flyers opened their developmental camp yesterday at the Virtua Center Skate Zone in Voorhees. Twenty-nine prospects will go through the 6-day experience, which includes drills and instruction and the annual Trial on the Isle in Stone Harbor on Monday. How many will ever make a dent at the NHL level - prominent or otherwise - at some stage in their careers remains to play itself out. But at this point, none of them thinks they can't.
NEWS
July 26, 2013 | By Carolyn Hax
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: When my husband and I were dating (we did not live together before marriage) we loved being around each other so much that what we did was less important than the fact that we were together. I think I actually remember saying: "I don't mind if you watch SportsCenter ! Just so long as I'm with you. " Now that we're about two years into our marriage, I am bored with just sitting around. I sit all day at work, and the last thing I want to do when I get home is plant my butt on the couch.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 14, 2013 | By Carolyn Hax
Question: My mother is the sweetest, most caring mother a girl could ever ask for. However, she has a tendency to overstep her boundaries. We live very far apart and see each other about twice per year. She recently invited herself on a vacation with my family (husband and child). I noted very delicately that it would be difficult to see and do everything we wanted to with her in tow (we are going to see other friends and family). I suggested she come to visit us later in the year.
NEWS
October 17, 2011 | By Patricia Mans, For The Inquirer
Carlos describes himself as cool, fresh, and real. This friendly, outgoing 14-year-old loves to have fun. He also loves competition, especially in sports. He is a talented and passionate football player and played for his township last year. He's considering playing the game professionally when he grows up. If that doesn't work out, he would like to be a police officer. When Carlos is not on the playing field, he can frequently be found drawing, reading, or testing his skills at video games.
NEWS
June 19, 2011 | By Erica Werner, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - President Obama said Saturday that children needed quality time, structure, and unconditional love from their parents, calling being a father sometimes his hardest job - but also the most rewarding. Just ahead of Father's Day, the president devoted his regular Saturday radio and Internet address to fatherhood, talking about growing up without a father, his own failings as a father, and the values he hopes to teach his daughters Malia, 12, and Sasha, 10. He described the responsibilities that all fathers have to their children and said his administration is trying to help during tough economic times and long deployments for U.S. troops.
SPORTS
February 8, 2011
LIKE MANY PEOPLE, Eddie Chambers was stunned by what he read about the terrorizing of a 13-year-old boy by seven bullies, all of whom were older and larger than their victim. But for Chambers, the Philadelphia-based heavyweight contender, the description of what had happened to Upper Darby's Nadin Khoury wasn't just something to tsk-tsk. It stirred unpleasant memories of his own past, when he was a seventh-grader in his native Pittsburgh who came to dread attending school.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 5, 2010 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Movie Critic
Fanaticism gets the farce treatment in Four Lions , director Chris Morris' whopping strange and incendiary comedy about a band of bumbling British jihadists. When it works - and it doesn't half the time - it's as if Monty Python were back, putting its merrily imbecilic stamp on the dark world of terrorism. This is brave turf to tread, and you have to give it to Morris (in his directing debut) and his cowriters for lampooning a life choice designed to end in death. Yes, the titular heroes are would-be suicide bombers, radical Muslims from Sheffield who plot to blow themselves up during the London Marathon.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 9, 2010
DEAR ABBY: My widowed father-in-law is 77 and my mom is 71. I try to spend time with them so they won't be lonely. The problem is they now have only one interest - gambling. They are happy only if someone will take them to a casino. A simple dinner or movie is no longer wanted. I don't mind going once in a while. The closest casino is 90 miles away. But it ends up being an all-day affair, with me gambling money I would prefer not to let go of that way. I have brought books and spent time reading in the car or in restaurants, but that's not quality time, either.
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