By Ernie Clark on May 20, 2013, at 12:49 p.m.
The two brands of the sport, interscholastic and travel basketball, sometimes are seen as competing against each other, but Larry Worcester sees it differently.
By Carolyn Hax, The Washington Post on May 19, 2013, at 9:38 a.m.
Carolyn: I’m having trouble dealing with my violent niece and nephew, 5 and 7. I have two children of my own a little older. We are a tight family that (mostly, despite this big issue) enjoy hanging out together quite often. It’s common for the 5-year-old to hold my 7-year-old ...
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun on May 03, 2013, at 4:41 p.m.
When 11-year-old Benjamin Lausch competes in triathlons, his eye is on beating a boy from Pennsylvania named Daniel. Daniel competes in a lot of the same races as Benjamin and is “very, very fast.” Benjamin beat him once and hopes that with a little more time and practice he might ...
By Lisa Cianci, Orlando Sentinel on April 28, 2013, at 2:54 p.m.
My son and our cat Greys are best buds. We are a family of pet-lovers. We have two dogs and a cat, and we treat them like princes. They bring a lot of joy to our home, and I think they have helped teach my son compassion and patience. But ...
By Rachael Levy, Chicago Tribune on April 22, 2013, at 4:46 p.m.
CHICAGO — The cough-inducing effects of taking the “cinnamon challenge,” in which thrill-seekers try to swallow a spoonful of cinnamon without water in less than a minute, can be seen all over the Internet. Some health experts have voiced concerns over the dare taken on mostly by teenagers, but the ...
By Yvonne Zusel, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on April 19, 2013, at 3:44 p.m.
Poop pictures. Cyber mommy cat fights. Detailed accounts of changing a baby’s diaper on a table at Burger King. Sometimes, Facebook news feeds are not for the faint of heart. These kinds of parental social media “overshares” pushed Blair Koenig to write a blog, which turned into her new book, ...
By Judy Harrison on April 15, 2013, at 11:37 a.m.
Grief engulfed the Collins Center for the Arts on Sunday afternoon when the Bangor Symphony Orchestra and a chorus of more than 100 voices performed Antonin Dvorak’s “Stabat Mater.” Rarely has a mother’s lament over the death of a child sounded so beautiful. “Stabat Mater” is a religious cantata in ...
By Laura Barnhardt Cech, The Washington Post on April 13, 2013, at 5:39 a.m.
It was a chronic thing: Almost every time Erma Taylor’s great-grandson caught a cold, he also ended up having a severe asthma attack. Taylor, a retired nurse, spent many hours at a hospital, helping to hold the toddler for tests and breathing treatments, and wondering what was causing the attacks. ...
By Erin van Vuuren, TheBump.com (MCT) on April 08, 2013, at 10:49 a.m.
There’s no reason to leave your baby behind for a family meal on the town — if you have the right game plan, that is. Check out these pointers from our parenting expert Tammy Gold, founder of Gold Parent Coaching, and you and your baby can enjoy your favorite restaurant ...
By Jill Rosen, The Baltimore Sun on March 25, 2013, at 1:32 p.m.
BALTIMORE — Eleven-year-old Tyler Parker-Rollins says being vegan isn’t always easy. But he says it’s also “fun” and that he plans to be one “forever.” His 9-year-old brother, Will, loved it when his friends tried vegan pizza at his birthday party and “they actually really liked it.” Their little sister, ...
By Priscilla Dunstan, ChildSense.com on March 25, 2013, at 1:05 p.m.
The Easter holidays often bring visitors and guests into the home environment which can cause children to react in odd ways. Parents often find ourselves dealing with regressive or extreme behavior and may be unsure of how to calm their children down. By thinking of your child’s dominant sense you ...
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A Journey into Honest Living
By Emily Yoffe, Slate on Oct. 20, 2012, at 2:27 p.m.
How can I explain to her that although I support her natural ways, a little bit of removable would go a long way?
By Paulette Meister on Aug. 27, 2012, at 12:23 p.m.
In the park, at the mall, dressed in Army fatigues — breastfeeding moms can create a stir as Americans wrestle with whether breastfeeding a baby should be a private or public activity. Regardless of differing opinions about where breastfeeding is appropriate, medical evidence proves that breastfeeding offers significant health benefits ...
By Abigail Curtis on June 06, 2012, at 1:49 p.m.
BELFAST, Maine — One of the youngest homicide victims of 2011 wasn’t shot, stabbed or beaten to death. Instead, 2-year-old Brantin Webster died after suffering an internal injury while roughhousing with his half-brother at home in Searsmont. At least that’s what the Maine chief medical examiner ultimately determined in a ...
By on June 04, 2012, at 8:46 p.m.
Q: For six years I’ve been the nanny for three active little boys: a 6-year-old, who is usually at school, and his 3-year-old twin brothers who I watch from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. four days a week. The parents and I casually began to potty-train the twins seven months ...
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Pat has it all, family, big old house, dogs, a newborn son and a quarter-life crisis. He is trying his best be Ward Cleaver, Bob Villa, Cesar Milan and Eddie Vedder
on Nov. 17, 2011, at 9:38 a.m.
Heather Bogolyubova has an un-pronouncable last name. The job: Stay-at- home mother and wife. Its hard. She's going to tell you all about it.
on Oct. 29, 2011, at 1:22 p.m.
Between three round faces, three square meals and in between all the chaos, I still find time to create. Renée writes about a life worth living well, even when it’s not always easy.