Family & Lifestyle / Children & Pets

  • Parents may face $1,000 in fines for kids' bully behavior

      

    Parents in one small Wisconsin town could soon be on the hook for just north of $1,000 in fines if their children harass and bully classmates. Read more: Paddling in schools: Which states allow...

  • The one simple thing all moms want for Mother's Day

      

    Let’s not beat around the bush here. It’s Mother’s Day, but I don’t want flowers or crafts or a box of chocolates... all I really want is for someone to make the darn...

  • Mom writes letter demanding rent from entitled 13-year-old son

      

    When her teenage son wasn’t showing her respect, Heidi Johnson took action in the form of a letter and rent bill. Johnson took to Facebook to share her frustrations with friends...

  • Laundry pods pose hidden danger to kids

      

    Got kids in your house younger than 6 years old? Then you'll want to be careful what kind of laundry detergent you buy... Read more: This trick will get you brighter, cleaner laundry at a...

  • 3 kinds of family fun home improvement projects

      

    With spring here and the summer just a few months away, school will be out sooner rather than later. For families, that means finding ways to keep the kiddos occupied with what parents like to...

  • Paddling in schools: Which states allow it; can you opt your child out?

      

    A new debate over corporal punishment in public schools has been brewing since a video of a Georgia 6-year-old being paddled went viral. The video below, shows Shana Perez’s son...

  • Best sunscreen for your money

      

    Consumer Reports has ranked sunscreens and found that you don't have to pay big bucks to protect your skin from harsh UV rays. Here's what so funny: One of the highest rated sunscreens...

  • How to feed a family of 4 for $101/week

      

    The average American family of four eating a low-cost meal plan spends $182.85 per week on groceries, according to the Official USDA Food Plans: Cost of Food at Home at Four Levels, U.S. ...

  • Why you should stop drinking low-fat milk

      

    You may want to sit down for this one, skim milk drinkers. A new study suggests suggests people who consume full-fat dairy weigh less and are less likely to develop diabetes than those who...

  • 5 rules for dealing with a boomerang kid

      

    Adult children go out to college, graduate from school, and make a round-trip right back home because they can’t find a job. It’s become a common phenomenon since the Great...

  • Top 3 mistakes parents make with money

      

    With the possible exception of losing one's job unexpectedly, nothing shocks the financial system more than the birth of a child. Of course this is true if your household goes from two incomes...

  • FDA announces steps to reduce arsenic in baby food

      

    SILVER SPRING, Md. — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Monday it is beginning a process to limit the amount of arsenic in rice and rice cereal. The FDA said the effort...

  • One simple thing drivers can do to save lives

      

    The number of Georgia road fatalities has skyrocketed. There’s one change you can make today could make the difference.

  • Is pet insurance worth the price?

      

    Thinking about getting a pet insurance policy? Read this before you do... The pet insurance market is a booming industry that's growing by 13% per year, according to BenefitsPro.com. Yet...

  • 4 ways to beat the Millennial myth

      

    4 ways that millennials can beat the lazy/entitled stereotype and find the job of their dreams