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Adult Kids at Home Mean More Work for Mom

A woman whose children have left home can expect to spend 10.5 hours a week on household and child care. However, when those children don’t leave home, she spends 18 hours a week, on average, on those activities. A man, on the other hand, spends 5.5 hours on home and child care, whether he has […]

Announcing the YG Woman Up “My Mom Is Cool Because…” Essay Contest

We are excited to announce the YG Woman Up “My Mom Is Cool Because…” Essay Contest. Tell us why your mom is cool in a short written essay or in a short video, and you could win $500, $250, or $100 in prizes! What: YG Woman Up “My Mom Is Cool Because…” Essay Contest Who: Entrants […]

Study: Children Exposed To Violent Video Games Retain Aggressive Behavior, Thoughts

A recent study by researchers at Iowa State University suggests kids who play violent video games will have more aggressive behavior and keep aggressive thoughts regardless of age, gender or parental involvement. Pediatrician Dr. Kim Guiliano at the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Medical Center says parents are still the first line of defense: “It helps if […]

More Moms Staying at Home

The share of mothers who do not work outside the home rose to 29% in 2012, up from a modern-era low of 23% in 1999, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of government data. This rise over the past dozen years represents the reversal of a long-term decline in “stay-at-home” mothers that had […]

Study: Middle School Sex Harassment Widespread

CBS Chicago reports on a new study that suggests an alarming number of instances of inappropriate sexual behavior among middle school students appear to be going unnoticed by teachers and other adults. “The study, written by three University of Illinois researchers, found that 21 percent of the students in the survey experienced some form of physical […]

Autism More Common Than Thought

The National Journal writes, “More American children have an autism spectrum disorder than was previously thought, according to a new report Thursday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One in 68 American children is now on the spectrum, more than double the number of kids who had some form of autism in CDC’s […]

Helping Your Kids with Homework Doesn’t Help, Study Says

Put those pencils down, parents! Turns out helping your kids with their homework—along with making it to every bake sale and volunteer opportunity—won’t exactly boost their test scores, according to a new study. Read more here.

Cool iPod-Based Magic Tricks

Watch these amazing iPod-based magic tricks.  Then show your kids!

Having Children Major Driver of Spending Patterns in U.S.

Americans who have at least one child under the age of 18 report spending $29 more daily, on average, than those without younger children, according to Gallup. Parents with younger children across all age and income groups report higher spending levels.  The average daily spending falls once children turn 18.

“Global Moms Relay” Shares the Strength of Motherhood Around the World

On March 7, the eve of International Women’s Day, through Mother’s Day, the United Nations Foundation, Johnson & Johnson, Baby Center and the Huffington Post are launching the Global Moms Relay, http://www.GlobalMomsRelay.org, a digital dialogue between moms to inspire action to help improve the lives of mothers and children everywhere.