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Movie reviews with kids in mind: This week, Johnny Depp’s latest, plus “Heaven Is for Real.”
Family Almanac columnist Marguerite Kelly discussed the ups and downs of parenting, and tips for helping children through challenging times.
Ordinary events remind writer that one stage of motherhood is coming to an end.
Her son has a hard time making friends, finding his interests, and living beyond the screen.
Rules on what can be worn in schools are up for debate in some parts of the country. So far the courts have sided with schools in an era when safety is paramount.
Listen to Your Mother, where local writers read their work on stage, is back. Here is an essay about the protective parenting we all do from last year’s show.
Lauer’s got some practice with his three kids and offers Guthrie some tips.
The "Today" show has been abuzz with Savannah Guthrie's recent wedding and baby news. Guthrie's co-host Matt Lauer has some advice for the mommy-to-be.
Movie reviews with kids in mind: This week, the animated adventures of a pair of blue macaws continue.
Daycare costs more than college in many places. But maybe it should.
One parent is tired of nagging her kids to do their chores. Marguerite Kelly offers some help.
Our kids and parents may be too ambitious, or maybe it’s the colleges’ fault for pushing deep involvement.
Prince George is stealing the show from his parents during the family’s trip to New Zealand.
How do people with hectic schedules keep themselves in shape? We asked parents for their secrets.
Today’s Pew study shows more moms staying home, yet Working Mother Magazine study shows Millennial working parents happier than other generations.
Air National Guard rescued a family with an ill 1-year old from a sailboat off coast of Mexico.
The parents who required rescue from a U.S. Navy task force last week are taking heat for attempting to circumnavigate the globe with a baby on board.
Movie reviews with kids in mind: This week, the Marvel superhero faces a familiar opponent.
Daniel Murphy missed the first two games of the almost 200 game season to be with his wife for the birth of their first child. Some cavemen thought that was silly.
With surgeon general debate, adults run the risk of alienating those they are trying to protect
Marguerite Kelly: Your child shouldn’t quit just because you want her to play in every game.
How can a parent distinguish between run-of-the-mill teen angst and the real problems that can be masked by assumptions about what passes for normal?
The $1.4 million home was once shared by the father of the iconic TV talk-show host and his ex-wife.
Ultimately, media are not inherently good or bad, but simply another facet of family life.
Our latest round-up of recent parenting books includes navigating the sometimes stormy toddler years, a guide to feeding your baby, and a humorous look at the vicious, judgmental comments on mommy blogs.
Movie reviews with kids in mind: This week, a charming animated film about a bear and a mouse.
One in 68 children has some form of the disorder.
Gwyneth Paltrow says she’d rather be an office worker than a busy Hollywood actress. I agree.
Don’t know what happened in your child’s class today? Here are tips to help you learn a few things.
Sarah Maraniss Vander Schaaff
I want to spare my children from the confusion and anxiety that catastrophe sometimes creates.
KIPP is helping kids get through college, and more colleges are sponsoring KIPP students
Wife’s grandmother is a bigot. How do we make this a teachable moment?
South Riding mom teams with counselor to write guide to raising children with Asperger syndrome.
My tween is over her Barbies. I’m not ready to let those crazy gals go.
‘Overwhelmed’ is Brigid Schulte’s liberating investigation into the plague of busyness that afflicts modern life
Movie reviews with kids in mind. This week: ‘Muppets Most Wanted’ and “Divergent.”
Dread spring cleaning? Try getting your kids involved to teach them good lessons, and to get a cleaner house in the process.
Her mother died, her father remarried, and she can’t seem to move on, like he has.
What to do with kids March 20-23
There has been nary a mention of a sled or hot cocoa around these parts.
Some companies claim their apps help kids learn the fundamentals. Probably not, but they can teach other things. In moderation.
Your child will start dating at some point. How do you make sure he or she will be in a healthy relationship?
A book about our time-starved lives inspires working mothers to compare notes about the pressures they face.
Movie reviews with kids in mind: This week, a street racing movie based on a video game, starring Aaron Paul.
The Washington Post's Maura Judkis demonstrates how Flight trampoline park in Springfield, Va., can put a spring in your step.
Unplugging, it turns out, is harder for me than it should be.
No skill should be more valued that being able to translate your thoughts clearly into writing
A single mom’s boys enjoy less time with their “aunties” now. It’s a good chance for a life lesson.
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