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Updated May 27, 2015 at 10:32 AM

Watching your favorite TV show. A mid-afternoon snack. Visiting with Grandpa. Taking a ride on your bike and playing with friends. Those are fun things to do and you really hate to quit doing them. But as Grandma says, all good things must come to an end.Or do they? In the new book ďLizzie and the Last Day of SchoolĒ by Trinka Hakes Noble, illustrated by Kris Aro McLeod, an ending is just a beginning.

Updated May 27, 2015 at 8:38 AM

There is this thing that I do that annoys the heck out of my family. Well, to be honest, there are a lot of things, but I am thinking of one thing in particular.

Updated May 26, 2015 at 9:52 AM

About 22 million children in the U.S. live in a house with at least one gun, according to Nationwide Childrenís Center for Injury Research and Policy.

Updated May 26, 2015 at 8:47 AM

A major way that the war about women working has been fought has been about its impact on children. An argument is made and the feeling persists that children are better off if their mothers are at home caring for them. Stay-at-home mothers take...

Updated May 21, 2015 at 10:22 AM

Hoping for the happiest of marriages? Be sure to wed your best friend. Thatís the main takeaway from a study on marital satisfaction released in January by the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Updated May 20, 2015 at 2:26 PM

Does your family have its own set of rules? A recent study found that promoting positive family expectations, such as limiting the amount of screen time, can lead to other healthful behaviors in children.

Updated May 20, 2015 at 2:20 PM

Have you ever had to get rid of perfectly good items just to make room for more toys? If so, you may be experiencing gift overload.

Updated May 20, 2015 at 2:00 PM

The summer slide may sound like a fun piece of playground equipment, but itís really the inevitable learning losses kids experience when their minds sit idle on school break.

Updated May 20, 2015 at 10:28 AM

Skin cancer accounts for about 50 percent of all cancers diagnosed, and about one in five people will develop skin cancer at some point in their lives.

Updated May 20, 2015 at 9:22 AM

Itís parentsí job to teach their kids about money and budgeting, but with a recent Bankrate.com survey showing that just over three-fourths of Americans are living paycheck-to-paycheck, it seems that weíre failing.

Posted May 20, 2015 at 1:01 AM

While I was driving in the car, I heard an ad on the radio for oven mitts.ďSometimes, taking pants out of the oven can be too hot to handle!Ē exclaimed the announcer.

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