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  • How well do you know your family sitcoms?

    Over the years, the family sitcom has proven to be a great equalizer that has consistently been able to bring parents and children together to share a brief half hour of laughter. Those fictional families have become part of our cultural heritage, and thanks to the reissuing of sitcoms of decades past on DVD, today's parents can share their favorite childhood programs with their own children. But first, let's see just how well you know your sitcom families.

  • Puppy bling: Owners take grooming to new heights

    Puppy bling: Mohawks and rainbow hair dye aren't just for teens anymore, as an increasing number of dog owners are treating their pooches to whimsical makeovers.

  • On the road, family-style

    Tales from the road: The Suhay family meets face-to-face with virtual friends, vistis old haunts, and reconnects with family as they resurrect the lost art of the family road trip.

  • Questions for parents from 2014 babies

    Here is a list of select questions that babies born in 2014 will ask their parents as they grow up, courtesy of the Beloit College Mindset Lists.

  • Is your child's internal clock foiling your bedtime routine?

    Bedtime antics can stretch parents patience and make for difficult mornings for the whole family, but there may be more behind kids' reluctance to fall asleep than simple stalling, according to a new study.

  • New Year's Eve: Involve kids in party prep

    New Year's Eve: Need to keep kids occupied while preparing for a New Year's Eve party? Get them involved in the right kind of tasks.

  • Year-round giving: 8 family volunteering opportunities

    However your family contributes to the community, the experience is bound to bring you, your children, and your neighbors closer together. Here are 8 family-friendly volunteer opportunities.

  • Teacher home visits pay off in classroom

    Home Works sends public school teachers into their students’ homes several times annually with the hope the home visits will boost both student academic achievement as well as parental involvement.

  • Top 10 family stories of 2013

    In case you missed them, here's an encore performance of Modern Parenthood's top ten most-viewed stories. Click through to the end for a bonus track with the top 10 editors' picks for 2013.

  • After Christmas sales: Focusing on real gifts

    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.

  • 'National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation': A story of hope?

    Christmas movies: A mom who hopes to execute a Christmas celebration fit for 'White Christmas' trades in her 'It's a Wonderful Life' mentality to find hope in 'National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.'

  • Cameron Diaz's 'The Body Book' is not what you think

    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.

  • Christmas travel in winter weather: To drive or not to drive?

    Christmas travel: Sometimes the hardest decision for the holidays is whether or not to drive over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house. 

  • Happy Holidays: 5 Google Doodles of Christmases past

    Each year, Google wishes web searchers a Happy Holidays as only Google can: with a Doodle. Here's a look at 5 Google Doodles of Christmases past.

  • 'Duck Dynasty' flap: Free speech and knowing when to zip it

    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, move over for fruitcake

    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.

  • Instagram envy: Remind kids to look for the whole picture

    Instagram envy: Remind kids that despite glamorous posts on networks like Instagram, nobody's fabulous all the time, and if that’s all they see, they’re not getting the whole picture. 

  • Christmas photos: one family's quest to capture the perfect pic

    Christmas photos: The usual distractions of life deter one family from having Christmas photos taken, until they drop everything to make it work. This is when the father realizes that the best gift of all is the time spent together at the photo shoot.

  • 'Gilligan's Island': Ragtag family mirrors real life

    '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.

  • Teen marijuana use rises as risk perception wanes

    Teen marijuana use: Marijuana legalization campaigns in several states have led to a reduced perception of risk and increase in use among teens, according to the National Institutes of Health's 2013 Monitoring the Future survey.

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