Americans spend billions on back-to-school shopping, whether it is for clothes or books, according to statistics from the US Census Bureau. But maybe the spending is worth it; people with higher degrees still earn more.
Do babies on your Facebook news feed annoy you? There's an app for that: Unbaby.me won't keep me from posting my vacation baby pix, but you won't have to see them.
The recent suggestion that not every kid needs algebra is simply avoidance, and Mom needs to get a grip on her math phobia for the good of the family.
After 48 years being divorced – and kind to each other – an elderly Buffalo, N.Y., couple remarries, setting an example for their children and other couples, divorced or married.
Legos, ice cream, Mommy and Daddy: An elementary school principal tries to understand the cultural context of the kindergarten mindset.
Adopted from Louisiana because he is a 'dog that won't hunt,' rescue dog Albie is content to stay at the water's edge and not swim in rivers or swamps. He'd rather be chasing tennis balls.
Honey Bob Boo Child 'Toddlers & Tiaras' spinoff: It could be more than the next reality show train wreck. It's a relief to see a genuinely happy child who dreams of being a princess on her own terms.
A British-American-Australian family from Qatar goes to the London 2012 Olympics and learns – in attending everything from track to archery to beach volleyball – that they support Team World.
The “Celebrating Moms” series of commercials by Proctor & Gamble during Olympic coverage is a tear-jerking ode to sacrifices mothers make to support their kids’ athletic careers. But what about athletes who are mothers, themselves?Elite athlete moms have the same run-of-the-mill work/life balance as the rest of us. But these 13 Olympic moms do put parenting – both its challenges and rewards – in a new perspective.
Justin Bieber's youthful diss of Prince William's thinning hair is a window on increasing male body image anxiety. A British study suggests men are fast catching up to women in self-image concerns, finding that 38 percent of men surveyed said they would sacrifice at least a year of their life in exchange for a perfect body.
Mars NASA rover Curiosity cost $2.5 billion, but the ripple effect in inspiration is priceless says this school principal who remembers the stamp Apollo 11 put on the minds of students in his generation.
Pete Seeger, the American folk singer, talks to TV host Stephen Colbert about two forthcoming albums, inspiring one mother to reminisce on his work and how it continues to unite her family and, she hopes, the American family.
As Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid copes with his troubled son Garrett's death, parents redouble their vigilance. A new government study says summer time is the best time to do that as teen drug use surges then.
Remember the Nestlé formula boycott? The long-term global effort to encourage breastfeeding as a healthier choice for newborns than formula – once focused on developing nations – is now a trend among US hospitals. But a new program to decrease the use of formula in hospitals, backed by NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, is being criticized as meddling in the decisions of mothers.
Tanning mom pale: Patricia Krentcil, a New Jersey mom charged with child endangerment for allegedly letting her 6-year-old daughter go in a tanning booth, tells In Touch magazine that she is done with tanning.
Olympic viewing, says one expert, is a rollercoaster dream that creates family bonding in the daily date with excitement and 'Olympics withdrawal' when it's all done. This mom says the 2012 London Games have sparked a revelation about one son's dream to compete in Brazilian jiu-jitsu in 2016 – so there will be no withdrawal as the Olympic dream keeps going.
Attending a high school reunion may bring back embarrassing memories, but 30 years after graduation, a new perspective can turn those moments into life lessons and understanding that it's OK to be different.
The relationship between a new dog owner and his rescue dog Albie is surprisingly – and joyfully – more intense than expected. Date night and a bad dream bring home how strong the bond is.