Vote your conscience in local elections

Monday, Mar. 24, 2014

With the exception of a few run-offs, the state and national slate of electors is set. Now, our focus is on Mansfield. Who do we want to make decisions for us concerning local policy, who will we trust our treasury to this May?

Newborn babies bring big responsibilities

| |Monday, Mar. 24, 2014

Caring for a baby is all-consuming. One of the biggest adjustments new parents have to make is coping with the constant fatigue that comes from caring for a newborn. While babies eat and sleep on their own schedule, new parents should rest whenever they can and ask for help when they’re feeling overwhelmed.

Make-ahead meals ease busy day dinners

Tuesday, Mar. 18, 2014

Knowing we’ve all had enough ice and cold weather, I hesitate to mention that all of this month’s recipes are freezer friendly (I don’t want to jinx the warming trend outdoors), but they are. It’s nice to have something ready when you have a busy day planned or need to take food to a loved one.

Bridge game takes off

Monday, Mar. 17, 2014

Congratulations to director Lauren Brown and all the players who came last week to make history at the Tuesday MAC ACBL sanctioned duplicate bridge game. A record number of 10 tables were in play. My compliments to every player. All were courteous, attentive and kept the game moving in a great expeditious way.

Seniors need active living options

Monday, Feb. 24, 2014

Thank you for the weekly Mansfield News-Mirror. As a senior here in Mansfield, my friends and I have a concern and need that I thought your paper could address and see what kind of response you get.

Don’t let allergies get you down

| |Monday, Feb. 17, 2014

In Texas, seasonal allergies are common. Our Lone Star State’s pollens from weeds, grasses and trees are known allergens and they can travel hundreds of miles in the wind, wreaking havoc in our daily lives.

Sweet treats for your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day

Monday, Feb. 10, 2014

Hats off to all of our local grocery stores! In spite of Kraft’s announcement of a shortage of Velveeta cheese (which made national news), Mansfield was spared. Viva el queso!

Thank you for Christmas boxes

Monday, Feb. 03, 2014

I’m writing to thank Mansfield residents for their generosity in helping thousands of suffering children worldwide this Christmas. Through their efforts, we were able to collect more than 3,500 shoeboxes filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items for Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind. These simple gift-filled shoeboxes communicate to needy children that they are loved and not forgotten.

Too much to do to sit and read

Monday, Jan. 27, 2014

Phew, Christmas 2013 is over, just a distant memory, as are my New Year’s resolutions. Got that behind me so I can focus on something else. Like reading. Like a book. From start to finish. Unlike Mr. Reads-a-lot, I can’t seem to find a book that will hold my attention so I can finish it in one sitting. My husband prefers a hard copy. I like my Kindle. He dog ears his pages. I use whatever’s on the table, a credit card receipt, a photo, an envelope, a bill or part of the bag from take out. And yes, I have book marks but they’re all holding my place in other books. Hence, the Kindle.

Look to blue to avoid the winter-time blues

Monday, Jan. 20, 2014

Brrr! The frigid cold keeps us inside and can add to the blahs. Cabin fever doesn’t really give us a warm feeling now, does it? It’s more like the January and February blues! The colorful decorations are gone and that just adds to the desire to have something new in the house.