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  • 6 money tips for parents

      

    If you've got kids, you know there's always a need for info about more ways to save money and protect your family! These tips are written to help parents who have kids of varying ages...

  • Letting babies ‘cry it out’ not harmful, study says

      

    This may help parents sleep better. Babies who cry themselves to sleep do not suffer emotional, behavioral or other health issues, researchers say. Read more: Children could face drowning...

  • 8 foods you should never reheat in the microwave

      

    Reheating food in the microwave is a common kitchen ritual in modern America. We all know about the dangers of reheating certain kinds of containers, but did you know that certain foods pose...

  • What's the ideal bedtime for kids?

      

    If you have children, you know that kids and bedtime typically don't mix. Kids are usually so amped up with energy in the evening that it's hard to get them to fall asleep. But the...

  • Toddler's light-up shoe may have sparked SUV fire, family says

      

    KATY, Texas — A Katy, Texas, couple says their toddler son's light-up shoe may have sparked a fire in their SUV. According to KHOU, Attila and Jovan Virag opened their SUV on...

  • 7 ways to save time and money on your Disney World trip

      

    Planning a trip to Disney World this year? It's going to cost you a pretty penny, but there are some ways you can save. Read more: Kids and allowance: Should you do it or not? Disney...

  • 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...