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Data show how American mothers balance work and family

(U.S.) – Almost 70% of American mothers with children under 18 work for pay.

What parents should do to help students prepare for the first year of college

As the school year begins to wind down, high school seniors – and those who care about them – typically

How social media is helping Big Tobacco hook a new generation of smokers

(U.S.) – Big Tobacco is increasingly using social media to find new ways to hook young people on smoking, circumventing

Study – Teens have less face time with their friends – and are lonelier than ever

(U.S.) – Ask a teen today how she communicates with her friends, and she’ll probably hold up her smartphone.

Pregnant women shouldn’t have to choose between a job and a healthy baby

(U.S.) – Pregnant women in low-income work often face an unappealing choice: lose their job or perform duties that endanger

The mental health crisis among America’s youth is real – and staggering

(U.S.) – The first signs of a problem started to emerge around 2014: More young people said they felt overwhelmed

New research shows quality early childhood education reduces need for later special ed

(U.S.) – New research suggests a payoff of early quality childhood education for families, communities and for economies, but especially

Why Congress needs to make child care more affordable – 5 questions answered

(U.S.) – A new bill to provide affordable childcare for working families faces an uphill battle in Congress.

Emergency cesareans increase risk of postnatal depression in new mothers, research suggests

(U.S.) – Becoming a mother, especially for the first time, has its challenges – and it starts with giving birth.

The soaring cost of US child care, in 5 charts

The cost of having children in the U.S. has climbed exponentially since the 1960s.

Momfession – For the People in the Back

When I was little I remember thinking about the president of the United States like royalty.

Adolescents have a fundamental need to contribute

  Harnessing adolescents’ readiness to help can be good for them and their communities.

I Hope…

Natalie… I know your big sister has figured it out by now, but you should know, too, that I’m not

“Happy Hour”

Drink during it. Sit during it. Read a book during it. Do you, Mama!

To my sons stepmom:

“I tried my best to find words for you. I just couldn’t. But I found this, and it’s as if

‘Twas the Night Before School…

‘Twas the night before school and all through the house…

Mommin’ Aint Easy…

I’m new to this whole mom life thing and it’s hard.

My Son Was Diagnosed with Dangerous Mosquito-Borne Virus

My child is home, but my child is different…

Getting STEAMed Up For Play!

(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – In early 2017, a new nonprofit launched with a goal to bring more children’s activities to

Mother Turns Tragedy into Hope

I am the mother of three children. Jonathan is 23, Abi is 27 and Zachary would be 36. Zachary lives

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