A new Harvard University study published this week reports that the obesity rate is rising among low-income kids, and cites lack of spaces for exercise as one contributing factor. One community serves as an exception, thanks to a neighborhood matriarch's example and a task force of caring parents.
Monster drinks investigation: The San Francisco city attorney and the New York state attorney general have partnered up to investigate if the maker of Monster drinks is directly marketing to kids. True or not, the frontline of the battle against bad foods for kids begins at home.
The winter season often includes school science fairs for many elementary school students. The annual science fair offers a perfect chance for parents to experiment with how hands-off they can be when it comes to letting kids prepare projects on their own.
Westboro Baptist Church showed up at church services in California this weekend. How would you respond if they strained religious conversations in your own home?
Chewbacca's 'Star Wars': Peter Mayhew, the actor who played Chewbacca in the original 'Star Wars' trilogy, has tweeted behind-the-scenes photos of the cast. Fans of the legendary sci-fi film series see the tweets as a reflection of their own family memories.
Search online for the cursing toddler video posted by friends of a teen mom in Omaha, and find lots more just like it. Why are we so interested in cursing kids and why are we shooting video of them in the first place?
Team sports can bring out the best and sometimes the worst in athletes and fans alike. When parents debate team sports for their kids, there may need to be a referee involved.
Candace Cameron Bure has released a book in which she advocates for a "submissive" role as a wife to her husband. One riled mom reacts, then realizes there's more than one way to lead a household, especially after her son surprises her with the news that she is second in charge to dad.
The new Old Spice ad featuring moms having a hard time watching their boys acting like grown men, and smelling like them too, hits close to home for a mom of four boys currently engaged in a war of scents.
'Tiger Mom' Amy Chua is back to tell parents how to get the job done by making their kids more fiercely competitive. Meanwhile, one 'Kung Fu Panda Mom' bear hugs her kids, knowing control is an illusion.
Winter storm Hercules: It takes a Herculean effort from one mom to set an example for her kids and help homeless adults, teens, and families through winter storm Hercules.
After Christmas sales: One family couldn't afford to have a Christmas as big as those in years past. Instead of shopping the after-Christmas sales, they turned off the advertising, focused on being together and sharing laughter as one of the best gifts of all.
Cameron Diaz's 'The Body Book': Before you judge this book by its cover, take a look inside 'The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love Your Amazing Body.' Cameron Diaz helps everyday women find something to love about their bodies.
Duck Dynasty: As Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson's personal comments continue to smolder, a mother teaches her kids the importance of free speech – and knowing when your opinions can hurt others.
Christmas cookies getting displaced? Fruitcake is king for one family running 100-year-old establishment in Norfolk, Va. Haifa Habib and her sons bring new fruitcake converts with just one taste of the oft-despised holiday treat.
'Gilligan' Island': As Hollywood considers a reboot of the beloved 1960s TV show 'Gilligan's Island,' one mom reflects on the theme song as the soundtrack for her family adventures.
Barbara Walters: As legendary news reporter Barbara Walters presents her most fascinating people of 2013, one mom awards her 'Most Valuable Parent' for her role in overcoming teasing about her speech to deliver her message beyond limits.
Christmas trees: The hunt for the perfect family Christmas tree is a treasured tradition in many families. One blogger shares her family's 'treeditions' and hopes to hear some of yours.
Bindi Irwin: The daughter of 'Crocodile Hunter' Steve Irwin has a boyfriend. Bindi Irwin's animal-activist background offers guidance for parents tracking their teens dating – tread gently, observe quietly, and try not to spook the wildlife.