• Adoption often leaves older children behind, alone, but waiting families change the future
  • Accidental hero: Human kindness in the midst of Holocaust horror
  • What about me? Growing up with a seriously sick sibling
  • Teaching girls to speak up early could help them change the world
  • One tablet per child: creating opportunity in Africa
  • Growing pains: Rate of young men struggling in careers alarmingly higher than for young women
  • Writing history: Muslim women reshape their destiny with newfound freedom

Adoption often leaves older children behind, alone, but waiting families change the future

Babies are sought after by adoptive parents, but by the time a child is 8, the pool of hopeful parents has thinned. When a child reaches the teen years, that pool of parents shrinks, and many older children in need of homes will never find one.

Accidental hero: Human kindness in the midst of Holocaust horror

Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, is a time to remember Holocaust victims as well as heroes who dared to make a difference during a dark and painful time.

What about me? Growing up with a seriously sick sibling

Serious illness seldom settles only on one child. It wraps its arms around and changes brothers and sisters, too.

Teaching girls to speak up early could help them change the world

Raising confident girls who speak up improves policies, decision-making tomorrow. But mixed messages and lack of confidence are barriers that parents need to help daughters overcome.

One tablet per child: creating opportunity in Africa

Researchers at One Laptop Per Child, a nonprofit based in Cambridge, Mass., suggest that children in the developing world have intuition and appetite to learn technology, and that using technological gadgets could help educate them.

Growing pains: Rate of young men struggling in careers alarmingly higher than for young women

More young adults are delaying marriage and staying in their parents’ homes. But the national numbers mask an important gender difference.

Writing history: Muslim women reshape their destiny with newfound freedom

It was a vision never before seen in Egypt: hundreds of women waiting to cast a vote in the country’s first free presidential election.

 

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Mom’s value in dollars dropped again, annual reckoning says

Mom’s value in dollars dropped again, annual reckoning says

The annual Mother’s Day reckoning that places mom’s value in terms of real-world wages says her value has dropped for the third time, but it’s still higher than most moms think, according to Insure.com.

 

‘Femivores’: Stay-at-home moms embrace sustainable eating

‘Femivores’: Stay-at-home moms embrace sustainable eating

Stay-at-home moms are embracing what Los Angeles Times columnist Alexandra Le Tellier calls a “foodie” culture as part of a solution to social ills. Can “femivores” feed their families well and save the planet, too?

 

Prom shoes and children

Prom shoes and children

This weekend my oldest daughter, Oakli, a junior in high school, attended her first prom. Her mother did her hair, her younger sister did her nails and she wore a beautiful dress made by her grandmother. It was her shoes that made me nostalgic.

 

Pocketbook »

Home no loan: Should you pay off your mortgage early?

Home no loan: Should you pay off your mortgage early?

Paying off a home mortgage early has some advantages — and some dangers.

 

Saving moms: Mothers doing better than they think in teaching kids about money

Saving moms: Mothers doing better than they think in teaching kids about money

Financial responsibility starts at home — and kids are watching mama closely.

 

Some iPhone apps are pricey

Some iPhone apps are pricey

People love free apps, but what about those iPhone apps at the other end of the scale?

 
 

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Mom turns price matching into a household name

Mom turns price matching into a household name

Rachel Turner knows a thing or two about saving money on groceries. With a price matching website generating more than 80,000 monthly views, and a Facebook page with nearly 15,000 “likes,” it is easy to say thousands agree

 

‘Unprecedented’: Obama administration seizes many AP phone records

‘Unprecedented’: Obama administration seizes many AP phone records

The Department of Justice really wants to know who leaked information about an al-Qaeda bomb plot to the Associated Press.

 

Desert church digs for Living Water

Desert church digs for Living Water

I was motoring down the freeway through California’s high desert when, from the corner of my eye, I glimpsed a tiny cross in the wasteland, attached to a steeple. The church looked like a matchbox carelessly discarded in some kid’s sandpile.

 

The state of motherhood around the world

The state of motherhood around the world

State of motherhood around the world according to new report from Save the Children. Report also examines infant mortality rates around the world.

 

Mom’s value in dollars dropped again, annual reckoning says

Mom’s value in dollars dropped again, annual reckoning says

The annual Mother’s Day reckoning that places mom’s value in terms of real-world wages says her value has dropped for the third time, but it’s still higher than most moms think, according to Insure.com.

 

Home no loan: Should you pay off your mortgage early?

Home no loan: Should you pay off your mortgage early?

Paying off a home mortgage early has some advantages — and some dangers.

 

Lawsuit could expand special education programs — and associated costs — in California

Lawsuit could expand special education programs — and associated costs — in California

A lawsuit brought by dissatisfied parents in Morgan Hill, Calif., could result in expanded special education services in California, but at greatly increased cost.

 

Saving moms: Mothers doing better than they think in teaching kids about money

Saving moms: Mothers doing better than they think in teaching kids about money

Financial responsibility starts at home — and kids are watching mama closely.

 

Some iPhone apps are pricey

Some iPhone apps are pricey

People love free apps, but what about those iPhone apps at the other end of the scale?

 

‘Femivores’: Stay-at-home moms embrace sustainable eating

‘Femivores’: Stay-at-home moms embrace sustainable eating

Stay-at-home moms are embracing what Los Angeles Times columnist Alexandra Le Tellier calls a “foodie” culture as part of a solution to social ills. Can “femivores” feed their families well and save the planet, too?