Family & Parenting

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 (Shutterstock) Lois M. Collins The annual...

 

‘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

Jason Wright 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 the loving hands of her grandmother. The...

 

A short essay on love and Linda

A short essay on love and Linda

Linda and Richard Eyre This is Richard writing solo this week, and Linda is going to have to read this online like the rest of you. I needed to do this because this is the week that falls in between Linda’s birthday and Mother’s Day. It’s...

 

FDA approves over-counter sale of Plan B drug for 15 and older

FDA approves over-counter sale of Plan B drug for 15 and older

This undated image made available by Teva Women’s Health shows the packaging for their Plan B One-Step (levonorgestrel) tablet, one of the brands known as the “morning-after pill.” (Associated Press) Lois M. Collins The U.S....

 

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month: does your child need to be checked?

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month: does your child need to be checked?

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, a good reminder for parents to take their child in for a hearing screening if they suspect a problem with hearing or speech. (Shutterstock) Celia Baker Children learn to speak by listening, and how well...

 

Nearly quarter of teens drive impaired at some point, national survey says

Nearly quarter of teens drive impaired at some point, national survey says

Of the 1,708 11th- and 12th-graders questioned in a survey, 23 percent said they had driven while under the influence at some point. (Shutterstock) Lois M. Collins Nearly one in four teens drives under the influence of alcohol, prescription...

 

Long-term study of Harvard men yields insights on how humans flourish

Long-term study of Harvard men yields insights on how humans flourish

One of the longest-running studies to ever look closely at a single group of people has found that political leanings don’t determine how happy you are. But the warmth of your relationships do, and they influence health, too. (Shutterstock) Lois...

 

All you need is (unconditional) love

All you need is (unconditional) love

Linda and Richard Eyre Our family mission statement is two simple words: “Love more.” While many sayings and cliches are oversimplified, the one that may be truest of all is: “All you need is love.” That is not only our favorite Beatles...

 

Obama no-tattoo strategy involves a lot of family bonding

Obama no-tattoo strategy involves a lot of family bonding

President Barack Obama walks to St. John’s Episcopal Church from the White House with his daughters Sasha, left, and Malia, in Washington, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. (Jacquelyn Martin, Associated Press) Lois M. Collins What’s a...