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Cost of raising a child in U.S. tops $245,000

An average middle-income family in the United States can expect to spend about $245,000 over 18 years to raise a child born in 2013, the U.S. government estimated reports Reuters. The Department of Agriculture’s annual “Cost of Raising a Child” report showed child-rearing costs – which reflect food, housing, childcare, education and other expenses – […]

A healthy mom ‘key to baby size’, say researchers

Newborn babies born to healthy, well nourished mothers are strikingly similar in size the world over, scientists have shown. On average, they have a body length of 19.45 inches, an international study found. Previously it was suggested that ethnicity was largely responsible for the widespread variation seen in the size of babies born around the […]

Women who give birth later in life tend to live longer

A new study suggests an association between older maternal age at birth of the last child and greater odds for surviving to an unusually old age. That’s according to a nested case-control study published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS).

Slender Man: Do your kids know him?

After two 12-year-old girls in Wisconsin were arrested for allegedly stabbing another girl 19 times in order to curry favor with Slender Man, a ghoulish fictional character they had read about online, NBC reports many parents are playing catch-up. “With adults falling prey to a myth like Slender Man, how do parents help their children […]

Cyberbullying Knows No Socio-economic Bounds

Even though they have less access to online technologies, poor teens are as likely as middle-class and rich teens to be victims of cyberbullying, according to a new study writes Robert Preidt, HealthDay News. The findings suggest that there is no economic “digital divide” when it comes to cyberbullying, said lead author Thomas Holt, an […]

Report: Most American Kids Physically Unfit

According to a new report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ABC News reports more than half of adolescents aged 12 to 15 are considered physically unfit. The authors of the report tested more than 600 young teenagers on treadmills to measure cardiorespiratory fitness, a measure of how well the heart and […]

What Pregnant Women are Googling

A review of Google searches by pregnant women reveal that American women seem more worried about what they can put in their bodies during pregnancy, according to  The top searches of pregnant women in the U.S. include, “Can I eat shrimp?” “Can I drink wine?” “Can I drink coffee?” “Can I take Tylenol?” This […]

Top Baby Names of 2013

The Social Security Administration lists the top baby names in 2013.  Topping the lists are Noah for boys and Sophia for girls.  The SSA also has a nifty little tool on the site where you can check out the top names for any year after 1879.

Finding a College For Your Kid

eCollegeFinder has put together a cool map showing the most requested college in each state based on the number of applications they received.  More importantly, for those wondering what school may accept their kid, the list also shows each school’s acceptance rate.

Calling All Cool Moms….VOTE NOW!

We know Moms Are Cool.  Now, see why our top 10 finalists in our “My Mom is Cool because…” think their mom is cool. Please check out these other cool Moms and vote for your favorite.