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A major way that the war about women working has been fought has been about its impact on children. An argument is made and the feeling persists that children are better off if their mothers are at home caring for them. Stay-at-home mothers take pride in that belief, while it is also the source of guilt for many working mothers.

Updated at 2:21 AM

Recently, a heard a discussion between some moms and “how do we get our children to turn ‘it’ off?”I felt sorry for them because I knew what they were talking about.When I had kids at home, I had some of...

Updated May 23, 2015 at 12:23 AM

"Grandpa's are coming!" "Grandpa's are coming!" Excitement reigned. Waiting can be tough for anyone but especially so for a 3 year old who is eagerly anticipating the arrival of out-of-state grandparents. We had been counting the days until my...

Updated May 21, 2015 at 10:21 AM

Hoping for the happiest of marriages? Be sure to wed your best friend. That’s the main takeaway from a study on marital satisfaction released in January by the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Updated May 20, 2015 at 2:27 PM

Does your family have its own set of rules? A recent study found that promoting positive family expectations, such as limiting the amount of screen time, can lead to other healthful behaviors in children.

Updated May 20, 2015 at 2:20 PM

Have you ever had to get rid of perfectly good items just to make room for more toys? If so, you may be experiencing gift overload.

Updated May 20, 2015 at 10:28 AM

Skin cancer accounts for about 50 percent of all cancers diagnosed, and about one in five people will develop skin cancer at some point in their lives.

Posted May 20, 2015 at 9:43 AM

Recently, I heard a younger friend mention how excited and happy she was to have her child getting a driver’s permit.I nearly went into cardiac arrest when she said excited, happy and driver’s permit in one sentence.Do...

Updated May 20, 2015 at 9:21 AM

It’s parents’ job to teach their kids about money and budgeting, but with a recent Bankrate.com survey showing that just over three-fourths of Americans are living paycheck-to-paycheck, it seems that we’re failing.

Posted May 20, 2015 at 1:01 AM

While I was driving in the car, I heard an ad on the radio for oven mitts.“Sometimes, taking pants out of the oven can be too hot to handle!” exclaimed the announcer.

Updated May 20, 2015 at 12:27 AM

For more than 40 years, Opal Zucca of Independence has been the light in a child’s eyes.“I’ve been very, very blessed,” she says.Zucca, 84, has been a foster mother to 465 children. She and her husband,...

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