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Updated at 1:24 PM

Transitioning from the freedom-filled days of summer to attention-sapping school days can make kids of all ages feel down. When a child is dragging and dreading the school year, how can parents know when it’s more than just the basic blues?

Updated at 1:22 PM

Soft, doughy and exceedingly huggable, “dad bods” are not just an invented trend. A new Northwestern Medicine study supports the claim that men put on weight after fatherhood.

Updated Aug 1, 2015 at 10:23 PM

Get outside and make some memories with these DIY summer lawn games and activities for kids.

Updated Jul 29, 2015 at 9:14 AM

Once spring segued into summer, it occurred to me that I probably needed to get back on my sunscreen game before I ended up looking like Samsonite luggage. Leathery skin and melanoma concerns aside, I have a condition which causes my face to get...

Updated Jul 27, 2015 at 10:23 PM

Stay cool this summer with 8 of the best water parks across the nation.

Updated Jul 27, 2015 at 10:27 AM

The owner of a diner in Portland, Maine, made national news last week after she screamed at a toddler crying in her restaurant.

Updated Jul 29, 2015 at 2:46 PM

“Uh-oh,” warned my son. “Monty’s been digging holes again.”“How do you know?” I asked my son from my seat on the couch where I was peacefully knitting.

Posted Jul 22, 2015 at 1:01 AM

As someone who is usually quite sensible, I have always been fairly certain there were no such things as zombies. Aside from our dearly departed hamster that had been buried in the backyard, only to be dug up by the dog, I had never seen anything...

Updated Jul 20, 2015 at 2:52 PM

So you’ve got a hankering to get out of the house and enjoy a nice meal out with your spouse… and little ones in tow. If you’re ready to brave it — but don’t want to bother other diners at your...

Updated Jul 20, 2015 at 11:38 AM

People warned that I’d be in tears during my first day back at work after maternity leave with my first child. Instead, I felt like a kid on the first day of kindergarten.

Updated Jul 15, 2015 at 8:54 AM

“Uh-oh,” warned my son. “Monty’s been digging holes again.”“How do you know?” I asked my son from my seat on the couch where I was peacefully knitting.

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