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More parents raising families downtown

March 29, 2015 SEATTLE — A small but growing number of parents are bucking a trend when it comes to raising their kids: Rather than move to suburbs as their parents once did, many are opting to stay in or near... more »»

Babies with reflux hard to handle, but not forever

March 29, 2015 Having a baby with reflux is hard. Being a first-time mom is hard enough. But I still remember the first time Freyja spit up her milk after a feeding. more »»

Program allows high-schoolers to attend college

March 8, 2015 In theory, a high-schooler could graduate with his or her diploma and a college degree at the same time, and ... drum roll please ... basically for free. more »»


March 1, 2015 NEW YORK — With 13,000 international buyers and the equivalent of seven football fields full of exhibitor booths, Toy Fair 2015 looks and sounds like the best-behaved children’s party ever. more »»

Babies don’t come with a checklist or instruction manual

March 1, 2015 Before I had my first (and only) baby, I had so many baby items, gadgets and accessories, I thought I was ready for anything. more »»

Home-school numbers rise, regulation falls

January 25, 2015 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The number of home-schooled children continues to rise in the country — now up to an estimated 2.2 million, including thousands in the Kansas City area. more »»

Bake Valentine sugar cookies

January 25, 2015 Make a special memory with preschoolers this winter — bake cookies! If you didn't get around to cookie baking and decorating over the December holidays, Valentine's Day — with its hearts in all... more »»

Connecticut ahead in breast-feeding

January 18, 2015 BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — As the leader of a breast-feeding support group, Kathleen Raymond never tries to push new mothers in a certain directio. more »»

Make mini ‘Kick-off Pizzas’ for Super Bowl eats

January 18, 2015 Looking for some good eats to serve at your Super Bowl XLIX gathering? Here’s a winner. Everyone on your home team will have a ball making these mini Kick-off Pizzas. more »»

Illinois couple adopts six children

January 11, 2015 BLOOMINGTON, Ill. more »»

Develop your children’s reading and writing skills

January 11, 2015 Reading and writing go hand in hand. As your school-age children develop their reading skills, the world of creative writing usually opens up to them simultaneously. more »»


January 4, 2015 NEW YORK — Lori Osterberg and her husband are lifelong Denver folk, but they got restless and intended to relocate for adventure’s sake once their only child left home for college. more »»

Recycle those holiday cards into DIY toys for the kids

January 4, 2015 Boxes and bins filled with holiday decor are taped shut, and lids are snapped on tight. Up to the attic they go. more »»

How to choose a new cellphone

December 14, 2014 NEW YORK — Now is a good time to get a smartphone. The latest devices hit shelves in time for the holiday shopping season, and there’s likely to be a lull in new releases until next spring. more »»

Great gadgets for the most avid TV viewers

December 14, 2014 EDISON, N.J. — For avid television viewers out there, the standard digital-video recorder that comes with your cable TV box just isn’t enough. TiVo and SlingTV can add to the TV watching experience. more »»

eSports offer pro competition for gamers

December 7, 2014 Tell a teen with a gaming system that he can make money for playing and many will be ready to try. Electronic sports, a.k.a. more »»

Toy makers’ new darlings

November 16, 2014 NEW YORK — A snaggletooth eight-year-old. A middle schooler with a punk rocker bob cut and big earrings. Tween siblings with a penchant for playin. more »»

Austintown native brings big air and big ideas to BMX

November 2, 2014 By GARY S. ANGELO Tribune Chronicle correspondent Anthony Napolitan was a student at Austintown Middle School when he discovered that he wanted to be a BMX rider. more »»

Local restaurants offer many pumpkin products

October 19, 2014 Fall is in the air, and complimenting the crisp, autumn weather is what has now become the flavor of the season — pumpkin spice. more »»

10 things I’ll miss about Ohio, the Land of Ham and Fireworks

October 19, 2014 Dearest readers, as I strain to write this column under dim lantern light with this ancient quill, I can only hope it finds you well, for I am about to embark on a long journey, fraught with peril,... more »»



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