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Family Wanted update: ‘Fab Five’ Kansas siblings might be movie material

As public interest continues in the five siblings in Kansas who want to be adopted together, at least one production company has contacted the state to float an idea for a possible TV movie. Caseworkers will continue to accept inquiries from prospective families through Friday.

Living

Back in Baltimore, Oprah's longtime makeup artist transforms senior faces

BALTIMORE - Dorothy Lievers marveled at herself in the mirror just before she got her beauty shots taken in the brightly lit Mount Vernon studio of fashion photographer P.A. Greene. Her smooth, mahogany skin glowed. Smoky eye shadow with a tinge of shimmer danced across the ridge just under her eyebrows. Her lips had a hint of matte pink lipstick.

Family

Game tips: 'Mario Kart 8 Deluxe' releases this April

"Mario Kart 8 Deluxe," the Nintendo Switch version of the popular Nintendo racer, is coming to the Switch on April 28. Nintendo has finally let loose some additional details spelling out exactly what kind of new content we can expect to see from the game when it finally makes its debut on the latest console and handheld hybrid from the big N.

Family

Parents @ Play: It's all connected

Whether you're putting together a puzzle, building a tower, looking for a new job, or just hanging out with your kids, life is all about connections. This week, we reviewed four unique ways you and your family can use physical connections to build stronger emotional ones.

Family

Chatting with the cast of the new 'Power Rangers' movie

Recently, we saw the new "Power Rangers" movie. The movie started by explaining the history of the Power Rangers and how they came to be Power Rangers. Jason (the Red Ranger, played by Dacre Montgomery), Billy (Blue, RJ Cyler), Trini (Yellow, Becky G.), Zack (Black, Ludi Lin) and (Pink, Naomi Scott) are high school students in the town of Angel Grove. Each of the characters has a unique personality and is not accepted by their peers. They all have problems or insecurities that prevent them from being too friendly and outgoing.

Books

Book review: 'Children of Eden'

Internet phenomenon and YouTube personality Joey Graceffa has been telling stories in his videos for several years. He is the author of a memoir "In Real Life," and now a teen novel, "Children of Eden" (Keywords Press).

Family

Ex-etiquette: It's time for a change

Q: My kids' father and I do a pretty good job of co-parenting, but he does one thing that really bugs me - he NEVER returns the kids' clothes. I ask him for them and he tells me I'm nuts. His house is a black hole. I've gotten to the point that I make them change before they go to his home. What's good ex-etiquette?

Family

Living with Children: Differing parenting styles are a point of contention

Once again, a reader proves that parenting must be added to religion and politics as verboten subjects for polite conversation. A column I published back in December of 2016 went viral recently - yes, three months later (such things are mysteries to me). In it, I proposed that parents, not children, are the most important people in a family and that the husband-wife relationship, not the parent-child relationship, should be first and foremost.

 

Videos

Adoption by the numbers: Hundreds of children in Kansas await new families

The Star published an appeal from five Kansas siblings who want to be adopted together. That triggered a national outpouring of interest and offers — and a reminder of the number of children who need homes.
Neil Nakahodo The Kansas City Star
Adoption by the numbers: Hundreds of children in Kansas await new families 1:50

Adoption by the numbers: Hundreds of children in Kansas await new families

Family Wanted: Five siblings want to stay together 0:54

Family Wanted: Five siblings want to stay together

Baby news comes via 'Salvy' splash 0:19

Baby news comes via 'Salvy' splash

$12 million campaign aims to build a new larger children's museum and library 1:41

$12 million campaign aims to build a new larger children's museum and library