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Study looks at first drug use

August 30, 2015 CHICAGO — Parents worried that their college-bound children might succumb to the temptations of campus life may want to take note of a new analysis that found that students tend to experiment with... more »»

Stock freezer with fresh fruit now for healthy treats later

August 30, 2015 The autumn produce season catches me off-guard every year. more »»

Etiquette pros break down diner spat over antsy tot

August 9, 2015 NEW YORK — What went down at Marcy’s Diner in Portland, Maine, between the vacationing parents of an antsy toddler and the annoyed, profanity-prone restaurant owner is a case of she said-she said. more »»

Picky eating may be trouble

August 9, 2015 By LINDSEY TANNER The Associated Press CHICAGO — Parents of picky eaters take heart: New research suggests the problem is rarely worth fretting over, although in a small portion of kids it may signa... more »»

Slices of life: Families dodging the storm

August 9, 2015 We are at the lake and they are swimming — despite the gray clouds and looming weather, which threatens to dampen everything except their spirits. more »»

The pot talk

July 26, 2015 NEW YORK — Soon after Colorado legalized recreational cannabis, Todd Mitchem’s son proposed using the plant for a horticulture project at his Montessori school in Denver. more »»

Labor and delivery rooms can be full of surprises

July 26, 2015 I never wanted to give birth via C-section. I’m not saying I wanted to go completely natural. I mean, delivery the natural way, for the most part. more »»

Cohousing developments on the rise

July 12, 2015 MADISON, Wis. — About 40 people — toddlers, divorcees, young couples and teenagers — crowd into a massive dining room, where enticing smells drift out of a restaurant-grade kitchen. more »»

The best lesson learned at school: Bring an open mind

July 12, 2015 I believe education is always a means of advancement. Whether it is personal development or career boosting, learning is always a critical step to moving forward. more »»

When kids bully their parents

July 5, 2015 NEW YORK — There’s a difference in parenting between a little backtalk and kids actually bullying their grown-ups. Yes, you heard that right. more »»

Your kids’ favorite shows can be a love / hate relationship

July 5, 2015 One of the wonderful things about being a parent is getting to watch the same cartoons over and over. And over. I often find myself getting frustrated with certain aspects of the cartoons. more »»

Choosing to be dads

June 21, 2015 Fatherhood has been exhilarating for Weston Clark, who put aside a teaching career to be a stay-at-home dad for a 4-year-old son and 17-month-old daughter adopted by him and his husband. more »»

It’s survival of the fittest in Toddlerland

June 21, 2015 When your baby begins to walk, or toddle about, you have entered the wonderful world of Toddlerland. In Toddlerland, you are not in charge. The toddler is. more »»

Do your homework on school issues this summer

June 14, 2015 Oh, that weightless blissful feeling of school being out for summer ... if only I could capture it again! But alas, school issues don’t end in the summer for an education reporter. more »»

From exotic to bland, there’s a picky eater inside all of us

June 7, 2015 I don’t know how my daughter manages to grow at the rate she does when she’s such a picky eater. more »»

No excuse for boredom

May 31, 2015 The most frequent complaint of children who are home on summer break is that they are bored. Numerous organizations in Trumbull County have the solution for this issue. more »»

Baby gear

May 24, 2015 NEW YORK — How new or expectant parents navigate the megaworld of baby gear and its precursor, the megaworld of pregnancy gear, is an individual quest. more »»

Chalk up some outdoor playtime with the kids this summer

May 24, 2015 Chalk up some outdoor playtime with your kids with one of the simplest of art supplies, a bucket of chalk. more »»

Emma, Noah are top baby names

May 17, 2015 WASHINGTON — Emma is back. After slipping from the top of the most popular baby names six years ago, Emma was back at No. 1 in 2014. Noah was the top baby name for boys for the second year in a ro. more »»

Is one really the loneliest number, or is it just right?

May 17, 2015 If I had a dollar for every person who told me my daughter would be fine as an only child, well ... let’s just say that wouldn’t be a very reliable source of incom. more »»



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