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The Mom’s Guide to Boys and Puberty

Everything in my world came to a screeching halt last week when my son walked in the kitchen as I was stewing chicken and said “So, Mom, I kind of just don’t understand what this sex thing is all about.”… More

Teen E-Cigarette Use Rapidly Climbing

It seems electronic cigarettes are about to undo decades of health class. The Huffington Post reports a government study has found the number of teens smoking e-cigarettes has doubled in the last year. … More

More Schools Offering Free Meals, Regardless of Family Income

Free lunch used to be a program specifically for helping out low-income families but a new government program is making the service available to kids from all socio-economic backgrounds, says the Associated Press…. More

Asian Oven Omelet

With this creative recipe, you can pull that package of noodles from the back of the cabinet to make a delicious breakfast…. More

Super-fast Fettuccine with Spicy Sausage and Broccoli Rabe

Just because you’re short on time doesn’t mean your dinner has to be short on flavor. … More

This Girl’s School Said Her Locks Were Unacceptable

etting our kids to love the hair that comes out of their heads can be tough when they get plenty of societal messages that the way they are isn’t okay. That’s why it’s especially painful to see 7-year-old Tiana Parker in tears because her school told her and her parents her dreadlocks were unacceptable… More

15 Winning Snack Ideas for Your Game Day

Score big with small bites this football season. From savory to sweet, these recipes will surely make you the MVP of your game day festivities…. More

Are We About to See a Spike in the Birthrate?

Over the last few years, there’s been a lot written about the declining birthrate in the United States, especially due to the recession. But the Wall Street Journal says this may all be changing soon…. More

Abiola’s Love Class! How to Raise Your I.Q. – Irresistiblity Quotient

Last week we discussed what men really want. This week, we delve into what to do with that knowledge…. More

History Lesson: Claudette Colvin and the Power of Teen Mom Activism

At the age of 15, Claudette Colvin found out she was pregnant. The following months of her pregnancy would be spent in the United States Supreme Court fighting for the desegregation of the public bus system in Montgomery, Alabama…. More