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Stepfathers make better parents than biological dads?

In some families, the original isn't always the best when it comes to fathers. For 'fragile families', described as low-income urban families prone to non marital births, mothers say that stepfathers are often more engaged, cooperative and willing to...

Business travellers face additional challenges with special needs children

It can be tough to travel when you have a family. Being away from your little ones can be as tough as the grueling red eyes, hard hotel beds and crazy meeting schedules that await you. For parents of children with special needs who find themselves ...

Back-to-school changes parents' routines too

Shortly after school let out last spring, our schedule began to slide. The kids' normally strict bedtime began inching back, and now they're often up with us enjoying the sweetness of the late summer evenings. The flip side to this, of course, is tha...

DailyDish: Sleep when baby sleeps

Sleep when your new baby sleeps, even if it's only for a few minutes at a time....

Gyllenhaal puts parenting skills to work

There's a lot to appreciate Maggie Gyllenhaal for--she's a great actor who tackles thoughtful roles. Perhaps the producers of her new movie appreciate her even more now that she's a mom. Gyllenhaal recently used her parenting skills on the set o...

Bridget Moynahan feared motherhood

According to a recent report, actress Bridget Moynahan recently admitted she feared being a single mom and motherhood. Moynahan found out she was pregnant nearly moments after she split with her ex--football superstar Tom Brady. Brady began dati...

Online programs let parents view kids' grades

In a recent NY Times article we were introduced to online programs that allow parents to track their children's grades. Many parents are choosing products like ParentConnect, Edline and PowerSchool to assist them in conversing with their childre...

Boy kidnapped as baby returned to parents as teenager

A sixteen-year-old Russian boy, who was kidnapped as a toddler, is set to be returned to his birth mother. According to authorities, a DNA test has confirmed the child was the one kidnapped when he was just one and 1/2 years old from the mainly Rus...

Do you celebrate your birthday?

Now that you're a parent and all, with precious tiny babies to become overjoyed by and whose birthdays you'll celebrate with aplomb, do you even bother with your own birthday? As an adult, did you ever? When I was a kid I had the best birthdays. ...

Couples who fight live longer

My husband and I are both pretty adept in the art of conflict avoidance. Neither of us likes to fight and we rarely engage in a good knock-down, drag-out. Not that we get along perfectly all the time, but sometimes it just seems easier to leave it be...

Top Five Tips for New Parents

My son is not even a year old, and already I am doling out advice like I had six kids who just finished college. Well, with the energy my little one has sometimes it certainly does feel that way. This year I've learned more than I ever thought I wo...

You will never see Cindy Crawford naked again

While she still looks good in a skimpy bikini, supermodel Cindy Crawford says her days of posing nude are over. She says she doesn't need the money and wouldn't want her children to feel uncomfortable. "Having children has made me consider offers dif...

The power of rules

Last night, I discovered a shocking fact: Ellie thinks we don't have any rules at home. This bit of information came to my attention when she was receiving a talking-to about some minor misbehavior. During the conversation, she revealed that she woul...

The search for the birth mother

If you were adopted, would you want to meet your birth mother? Would you want a relationship with her? What about if your child were adopted--would you want her to meet her birth mother? Do you think she would want to? There are myriad questions ass...

Groceries won't sell eggs to minors

When I was at the grocery this past weekend buying a few odds and ends for my annual Halloween brunch I noticed a sign at the entrance that stated no eggs would be sold to minors for the next week. This, of course, was the neighborhood grocer's wa...

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