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Updated Jul 22, 2016 at 2:56 PM

Vitamins are not necessary for "healthy, growing children who consume a varied diet," but about a quarter of toddlers and 40 percent of preschoolers take them.

Updated Jul 21, 2016 at 3:05 PM

Statistics says the chance of getting stung by a bee is about 6 million-to-one, but do you honestly know anyone that hasn’t been stung before?

Updated Jul 20, 2016 at 6:10 PM

No matter your situation when school lets out in June, whether you are happy to get a break from supervising homework and packing lunches, or you're stressed because you're scrambling to fill hours usually reserved for school, you probably wonder...

Updated Jul 19, 2016 at 3:39 PM

I'm not one to pass up a Dixie cup of lukewarm lemonade, especially when it's served by a grinning, eager child. But, I'll be honest, I have walked by a lemonade stand without buying a cup a few times in my life.

Updated Jul 19, 2016 at 11:21 AM

It had been years since my husband and I had gone one a vacation without kids wed never been gone more than a long weekend. The last true kid-free vacation we took together was our honeymoon. But with our 10th wedding anniversary this year, we...

Updated Jul 18, 2016 at 3:19 PM

The new mobile scavenger game Pokemon Go is sweeping the globe in popularity, but there are some problems — online and off — that parents need to be aware of.

Updated Jul 14, 2016 at 10:02 AM

School is out, and lots of families are heading out of town. The last thing people want to deal with once they have time off from work and school is illness or an injury. Here are some tips on how to make the trip as safe and enjoyable as possible.

Updated Jul 13, 2016 at 3:32 PM

Roald Dahl's stories of an oversized peach, a magical chocolate factory and a girl with special powers have jumped from the page to create some iconic films. Here are five family friendly films based on Dahl books for families to consider.

Updated Jul 12, 2016 at 3:21 PM

About 6.4 million children, or almost 1 in 10 Americans under age 18, rely on checks from Social Security. The fastest growth is among indirect beneficiaries, especially kids who live with grandparents collecting the federal benefit.

Updated Jul 12, 2016 at 10:28 AM

As a working mom of three young kids, its not often that I have time to watch TV.

Updated Jul 11, 2016 at 5:17 PM

We couldn't have been more excited. Our babies had enrolled in their first organized "competitive' sport (no one keeps score at their age), and both were assigned to a neighborhood team called the Superheroes. The blue jerseys they received, with...

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