5 Summer Vacations Your Tween Won't Hate

Credit: AFP/Getty Images What tween wants to go on a family vacation when she could stay home and text her pals? Not to mention, avoid ...Letting tweens choose a vacation itinerary that appeals to them makes everyone happier.

Surviving a Family Road Trip: Top 5 Tips

Walley World! Credit: Noel Hendrickson, Getty Images Planning for a family road trip can feel like planning for a major military operat...We asked parents and experts for their top tips for surviving a family road trip, and with their help you really can make getting there half the fun.

The Hatch-Palucks, That's All Folks! It's Not Goodbye, It's So Long

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Can I admit that I'm a little verklempt?
It's the last time I'll be writing here about our Healthy ...
We've taken a new tact, and we talk about foods and exercise only positively.

The Hatch-Palucks, Week 32: Just Say 'Om'

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This mess would make anyone need to meditate. Credit: Amy Hatch When my husband suggested...
When my husband suggested recently that we take yoga classes, I literally snorted.

The Hatch-Palucks, Week 31: A Locavore's Dream

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We get fresh berries at least a month earlier in Illinois than we did back east, and we can ...
It's the most wonderful time of the year. And no, not Christmas. The most wonderful time of the year in Urbana, Illinois, is May, when the Market at the Square opens for the season.

The Hatch-Palucks, Week 30: A Bitter Pill

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Emmie and Henry make our lives complete. Credit: Amy Hatch My two children are the light o...
My two children are the light of my life.

The Hatch-Palucks, Week 29: Happiness Is a Hot Grill

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Springtime is hard to come by in the Midwest. Here in Urbana, Ill., we get just a fleeting few we...
Springtime and good weather is hard to come by in the Midwest.

The Hatch-Palucks, Week 28: My Endorphin-Fueled Epiphany

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I only walked 1.75 miles, but I came a long way in terms of understanding why people love to...
Now, I totally get why you'd wake up at 5 a.m. and go for a jog.

The Hatch-Palucks, Week 27: Brave New Girl

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Who knew Emmie could float? Credit: Channing Paluck This past weekend, I saw something I ...
This past weekend, I saw something I never thought I would have the chance to see -- my daughter, Emmeline, put her whole face in the water at the swimming pool.

More Girls Entering Puberty at a Very Young Age

More and more parents are reaching for "Are You There God, It's Me, Margaret" when choosing a bedtime story for their daughters, thanks to a ri...
More and more parents are reaching for "Are You There God, It's Me, Margaret" when choosing a bedtime story for their daughters, thanks to a rise in the number of girls entering puberty early.

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