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Climate Change This Week: Solar Jobs Rise, So Does Global Heat, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.14.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Looking above at recent temperature anomalies, the jet stream has once again wobbled down into the US, bringing unusually cool but refreshing weather to much of the US as California and Alaska bake.

Report: Illinois is the Worst State in the Midwest to Raise Kids

Reboot Illinois | Posted 09.12.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Whether you live in an urban/suburban or rural area has a significant effect, as does household pre-tax annual income.

One New Food

Kristen Hewitt | Posted 09.12.2014 | Parents
Kristen Hewitt

We are introducing one new food a week to our kids, and are insisting they try (and swallow) at least two bites.

The Giving Tree

Carolyn Ossorio | Posted 09.12.2014 | Green
Carolyn Ossorio

Did you know that Seattle is one of the only major cities in the U.S. that has a vast network of urban fruit trees?

In This Awesome Version Of 'La Bamba,' One Kid Is The Lead Singer AND The Band

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 09.12.2014 | Parents

This boy is all about that bass -- and guitar, piano, drums and vocals. Six-year-old Jordan Bijan, of Brampton, Ontario, can do a fabulous renditio...

The Importance of Sleep

Stephanie Preusse | Posted 09.10.2014 | Parents
Stephanie Preusse

Being woken up in the middle of the night on occasion is one more moment, one more memory, one more incredible experience I get to have with my son. I wouldn't trade these moments for anything in this world -- not even several blissful hours of much needed sleep.

How to Find the Courage to Travel With Kids

Cliff Hsia | Posted 09.10.2014 | Travel
Cliff Hsia

We've done this in cities and countries all over the world. One week in Cabo, two weeks in Lima, four weeks in Nicaragua and five weeks in Buenos Aires. We've done it. And our kids are growing up to be better citizens of the world because we continue to do it.

Important Life Lessons Children Learn Through Sports

Laura Usky | Posted 09.09.2014 | Parents
Laura Usky

If you have kids in organized sports I'm sure you'll agree they have learned these lessons and many others besides making lasting friendships with teammates and invaluable memories of childhood.

6 Tips to Help Parents Enjoy Youth Soccer Again

Cort Ruddy | Posted 09.10.2014 | Parents
Cort Ruddy

As a father of four, a long-time soccer fan and a youth soccer coach, here are a few tips that can improve your enjoyment of the so-called beautiful game.

The 9 Most Annoying Things People Say To Teenagers (And What They Really Mean)

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 09.08.2014 | Teen

Do you ever feel like all the adults in your life are repeating the same things over and over again? Do you wonder what they're actually trying to say...

The Daily Risks of Good Parenting

Sherri Kuhn | Posted 09.08.2014 | Parents
Sherri Kuhn

How do we do this every day, when there is no guarantee? No promise of a future, or of grandchildren on our laps, no cure for cancer, no special bubble wrap that can protect our children? We let them go each day, small pieces of our hearts with goals and a will all their own.

I Wrote Lunchbox Notes To My Daughter For A Year. Here's What I Learned.

Beau Coffron | Posted 09.08.2014 | Parents
Beau Coffron

Each Monday this past year I took a few extra minutes and put a special note in my daughter's lunch. She not only read every one, but she even kept a ...

5 Changes I Made As A Single Mom That Make Me A Better Mom

Divorced Moms | Sophie Rosen | Posted 09.06.2014 | Divorce

By Sophie Rosen for DivorcedMoms.com I believed I was the quintessential mother. Generous until it hurt. Selfless until it hurt me. A martyr, as my...

A Preconceived Look At Your Oldest's First Day Of School

Mike Reynolds | Posted 09.05.2014 | Parents
Mike Reynolds

I've built up what the first day of school is going to be like for my daughter so much that I wake up some mornings thinking it's already happened.

Our Journey to Rounding Out a Flat Head

Marco Gonzalez | Posted 09.05.2014 | Parents
Marco Gonzalez

Let me be honest. Before becoming a parent, I felt like I was so clueless with many kid-related things. One thing I just had never heard about... flat head syndrome, aka Plagiocephaly. You may be scratching your round head and thinking, "huh?" I know... that's what I thought, too.

Family Dinners. Since Time Began.

Bernadette Noll | Posted 09.04.2014 | Parents
Bernadette Noll

We would eat late and long and imagine living in a big building with a big room and a big table -- where we would eat late and long all the days of our lives.

The 25-Year-Old 'Secret' That New Parents Need to Know

Jordan Lloyd Bookey | Posted 09.04.2014 | Parents
Jordan Lloyd Bookey

When his daughter Olive was born, Jason used his skills as a journalist and his "investigative toolkit" to identify the resources and skills he needed to make himself "a better parent."

How to Keep Your Child's Identity Safe

Credit Karma | Posted 09.04.2014 | Money
Credit Karma

While a slew of data breaches have recently impacted adults, kids are actually targeted roughly 35 times more often than adults and have become the fastest growing population of identity theft victims.

Travel Lessons: Time Is the Only Currency

Cliff Hsia | Posted 09.04.2014 | Travel
Cliff Hsia

Travel teaches you that time is really the only valuable currency in life. We all start out with the same bank account with a deposit of about 30,000 days in our lives (approximately 82 years).

Squeeze Another Month From Summer in Virginia Beach

Andrea Poe | Posted 09.03.2014 | Travel
Andrea Poe

While northern beaches cool down after Labor Day, the party is still going down South with another month worth of family fun at the beach. Here are the top 10 attractions for kids and their parents.

Shit My (Non-Biological) Kids Say About Race And Gender

Sarah Gladstone | Posted 09.03.2014 | San Francisco
Sarah Gladstone

I am what I like to call a "Professional Child." I work with kids, and I take the business of play pretty seriously. I'm in the business of fun, but that doesn't mean all I do is giggle and supervise. When working with such raw flows of imagination, shit can get real.

That One Time A Stranger Called My Toddler 'Fat'

Janel Mills | Posted 09.04.2014 | Parents
Janel Mills

To start, let's be real: Bella is not fat, or even remotely overweight. She's not rail-thin like my other daughter, but how many kids are? Bella is a healthy weight for her body and her age. To think someone could look at a child her age and think she is overweight is unnerving.

Adventures in Hiking and Parenting

Mary E. Graham | Posted 09.03.2014 | Parents
Mary E. Graham

In a perfect world, our daughters would get a perfect mix of both our personalities, only the best parts. We could choose to pass on the traits that are healthy and leave the messy ones behind. They would have their daddy's willingness to serve and be a little less bossy than their mommy.

Kids and Media: Screen or Window?

David Kleeman | Posted 09.02.2014 | Parents
David Kleeman

Digital photography and video are essentially free, so why not let kids capture their own perspective on family trips or events?

What I Did on my Summer Vacation

Rachel Levy Lesser | Posted 09.03.2014 | Parents
Rachel Levy Lesser

I wonder about all the fun times I missed out on the golf course growing up with my father, my brother and especially for me now, my late mother.