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Teen's Murder Raises Awareness of Dating Violence

The murder of an 18-year-old woman in Massachusetts has many talking about what happens when dating becomes deadly. The body of Lauren Astley was found July 4 in Framington, Mass. Police arrested her former boyfriend, Nathaniel Fujita,...Experts discuss warning signs of dating taking a dangerous turn.

Illegal Drugs Come Disguised as Bath Salts

A sheriff in update New York is warning parents about illegal drugs sold online and disguised to look like bath salts and other innocent household products. "You think, 'Oh that's nothing, they're going to use it in their bath.' That isn't...Sheriff issues warning to parents to not be fooled by drugs' clever disguises.

Mother Gets to Adopt Her Own Children

Yolanda Miller's adopted children will never have to wonder about their birth mother. She is their birth mother. ABC News reports Illinois authorities took away Miller's children, but then, because of a quirk in state law, let her adopt...The state taketh away and the state giveth back, thanks to new law.

Moms Outraged by Casey Anthony Verdict

In the wake of yesterday's verdict in the closely followed Casey Anthony trial, in which the Florida woman was found not guilty of murder, aggravated child abuse and aggravated manslaughter of her daughter, Caylee, moms everywhere are letting...Many mothers are frustrated by the verdict, while others are downright outraged.

Kate Middleton's Baby Comment Suggests Parenthood for Royal Couple

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Prince William and his wife, Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, smile in the state landau in Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island as they continue their Royal Tour of Canada, Monday, July 4,...
Kate spoke four simple words suggesting a royal baby might be in the near future.

How to Keep Junk Food Ads Off Your Kid's Plate

Nothing says "summer" like a good fast food tie-in. Among my favorites? The first Transformers movie, which was rated PG-13 but lent its brand to Happy Meal toys aimed at kids 4-9. Too bad the adult meal didn't come with a person to explain why...Nothing says "summer" like a good fast food tie-in.

My Son's Tantrums Leave Me Exhausted!

Dear AdviceMama, I have a 9-year-old son, and three and 2-year-old daughters. My son has had a temper since he was a baby. I thought his tantrums would end by 4 years, but they are getting worse. He throws tantrums for everything: He...
Looking after three young children is tough already, but having one who frequently has tantrums will wear down even the saintliest parent.

'Toddlers and Tiaras' Mom Aggressively Whitens Kids' Teeth

Mothers who enter their preschool tots in beauty pageants are usually gentle, laid-back souls who just want their little ones to meet other kids and have some fun. Meanwhile, back in this universe, TV viewers are supposedly horrified by a...Son of a bleach! Some say mom goes too far for white teeth.

July 4th Cupcakes: Get Your Kids Involved!

Show your patriotism with a delicious Independence Day treat. Watch this video and then grab your kids to let them decorate their own cupcakes. And then let them indulge in some red, white, and blue sweetness! To make your own Fireworks...Show your patriotism with a delicious Independence Day treat.

ER Visits by Teen Boys Skyrocket During July 4 Weekend

The Fourth of July holiday is upon us. Do you know where your teenage boys are? If you're thinking a little freedom is in order for your kids on Independence Day, a new study may have you rethinking things. ABC News reports visits by...During the 2009 July 4th weekend, two-thirds of ER visits were made by boys.

July 4th Memories from Marlo Thomas

"When I was growing up you were allowed to have fireworks in your own backyard. And at my house we always had fireworks on the 4th of July."
Don't miss from Marlo Thomas: Family First, from Kelly Ripa Kelly Ripa talks about the most...
When I was growing up you were allowed to have fireworks in your own backyard.

Couple Indicted After Second Baby Dies While Co-Sleeping

When Mark and Vanessa Clark's first baby died at just 39 days old in 2009, no charges were filed and the death was ruled an accident. But the Texas couple has now been indicted for child endangerment, a felony, after their second child also...The first death was ruled an accident, but now the couple is being charged with child endangerment.

College Cost Comparisons: From $2,000 to $50,000

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The federal agency released its College Affordability and Transparency lists on Thursday to fulfill a reporting requirement passed into law in 2008. Credit: AP Looking for a college bargain? Try any of...
Looking for a college bargain? Try any of nine University of Puerto Rico campuses, where annual tuition hovers at or below $2,000.

Beyonce: 'I Always Said I Would Have a Baby at 30'

Nine months of weight gain, nausea, exhaustion and tiredness? Beyonce, can you handle this? The singer, 29, hits the big 3-0 in September, which has her fans speculating whether she's making plans for a baby with her hubby, Jay-Z. "I always...But the singer tells talk show host "only God knows" if it'll happen.

Boy Born Without Skin Is Wrapped in Bandages Each Day

When Brody Curtis was born a month ago, his mother says he looked like he had third degree burns. "Good Morning America" reports the boy was born without skin on most of his body, a result of a rare spectrum of inherited skin disorders called...Baby was born with epidermolysis bullosa, a rare spectrum of skin disorders.

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