Home Economics, as it has been known, is shifting to keep up with foodie and maker movement trends and their influence on teens today. Once the way to teach kitchen basics, it has evolved to teach more nuanced skills in food and beyond.
Some parents may think the start of their kids' school career might be the right time to go back to work. But new research shows that having a parent home for school-age kids can produce tangible benefits.
One writer, a mother of two, wonders if her creative endeavors can fit around raising young children, as she trades working outside the home for a cramped home office.
Teens seem to understand best what turns images into internet sensations. As one mom grapples with the logic of how a Target clerk image has spread like wildfire, her young sons help explain: there is no logic involved.
Parents fuss over every detail of early childhood, but as kids grow older, how can teachable moments evolve to cover more complex lessons such as teaching empathy?
Many parents encourage their kids in conventional sports – like football, baseball, and basketball – and discourage hobbies like video games. One mom nurtured her sons interest in gaming, and he is now reaping the rewards.
Not all parents are crafty when it comes to creating Halloween costumes, but the most important part of building a costume is the creativity we share with our kids. One mom's Pinterest fail is another mom's quality time with her kid.
As soon as the wedding is over, newlyweds are asked when they plan to have kids. New parents are grilled about when they will have more. How do we answer the question without a definitive answer?
Kevin Wood disagreed on his daughter's learning about Islam in class. His frustration with administrators, and subsequent threats led to him being banned from school grounds. One mom knows firsthand how anger can build walls faster than making peace.
A woman was videotaped walking around New York City for 10 hours for the purpose of documenting street harassment and the results were astounding. Now that we have that information, how do we make it stop?
A young fan hand-delivered a note to Kansas City Royals designated hitter Billy Butler and was rewarded with tickets for game six of the World Series, and a win from his team. Kids can offer the best encouragement, if adults will listen.
A mom in Britain has started a campaign to ensure young kids wear safety vests during winter months to make them more visible to motorists. She has asked it be made law, which has earned her a few critics.
Actor Chris Hemsworth, best known for his macho film roles, enjoyed a family beach day and showed dads what real manliness can look like, as he wore one of his infant twins in a carrier on his chest.
A new unidentified object found in NASA images of the sun has captured the imagination of science fans of all ages. How can parents harness the curiosity of kids to create a teachable moment at home?
The holidays offer unique challenges in organizing family schedules. Here's what some experts have to say about juggling obligations – from sports to spouses – in order to gather family around the holiday table.
A small boy in Tennessee managed to find himself inside a toy crane arcade machine. After the fire department was called, the grandma's camera came out. Sometimes a smile for the camera is the best way to diffuse a tricky situation.
Parents preparing to take their kids out on Halloween will want to consider everything from setting a budget for costumes to checking bags for candy laced with marijuana. This isn’t your parents' old-fashioned Halloween.