CHARLOTTE, N.C. _ A Charlotte, N.C., man blames the breakup of his marriage not only on the other guy, but also on the online infidelity service that he says made it happen.
PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. _ U.S. Navy Capt. Todd Kruder and his wife, Sharon, had a joyous 2012: The couple marked 25 years of marriage, their oldest son was married, and their second son was commissioned into the Marine Corps. But Kruder almost didn't get the chance to celebrate that year with his family because on three different occasions, he attempted suicide.
HILTON HEAD, S.C. _ When Nate Ulmer takes his children to the playground during the day, he is usually the only father there.
PHILADELPHIA _ You've heard of "high concept" movies. Now there's a new genre that could be called "high conception."
Men may want to double down on a healthy diet and clean living in the months before procreation, according to a study that suggests a father's vitamin B9 deficiency may contribute to birth defects in offspring.
MIAMI _ Albert tried his first electronic cigarette last year, when he was 14. He liked it so much _ mint is his favorite flavor _ that he "vapes" with his friends whenever a group of them has enough of these unregulated, vapor-only cigs to pass around.
Given that full-featured tablets like the iPad, Amazon Kindle Fire HDX, Samsung Galaxy, Microsoft Surface, Google Nexus, LG G Pad, Sony Xperia, and others aren't cheap, it's no big surprise that a lot of parents are somewhat reluctant to turn one over to a child. We worry _ understandably so _ that the cute little kid in the backseat will either break it, go on line and browse inappropriate content, or buy stuff we don't want them to have. This week we take a look at four tablets that are fun enough to keep the kids entertained, yet safe and cheap enough to keep mom and dad from pulling out too much of their hair. All are Android-based, wi-fi-enabled, 7-inch touchscreens that come with a protective sleeve to protect against drops, as well as a number of ports, which may include mini/micros USB, SD, and HDMI. These tablets also come preloaded with a selection of kid-friendly games and apps, and parental controls. But let's talk about the differences.
When you are little and the world seems so big, it's hard to understand why someone you love is here one day and gone the next.
Dear Mr. Dad, My 14-year-old daughter is obsessed with the idea that she needs to start dating. She says "all of her friends" are doing it, and feels left out. Fourteen just seems too young. I don't think anyone _ boy or girl _ should start 'til at least 16. I want to tell her "over my dead body" but I also don't want to be that dad. What can I do?
I have perfected the art of hiding Christmas gifts. I can hide them so well that not even I can find them.
So there I am, sitting at the dentist's office, browsing through glossy magazines brimming with lavish Christmas displays _ garlanded mantels, ornate door wreaths, perfectly decorated balsam firs _ when I get choked up.
Q: My ex cheated and broke up our family, which we worked hard to blend for over 20 years. By the time I left I was pretty disgusted with his antics and moved on quickly. I remarried about 6 months ago. My ex was awful during the break-up and made our adult children choose with whom they would spend the holidays. This holiday is different. He is texting me that he "wants me in his life so he will do what he has to do to make that happen." I don't know what that means, nor do I want to subject my husband to these games. What's good ex-etiquette?
Q: Your 8-year-old wants to join a running club at school. Is she too young?
Our oldest granddaughter, who is 4-and-a-half or "close to 5" as she says, lives in an apartment building in a diverse pocket of Chicago within walking distance of Target, a thrift store, the lake shore, subsidized housing projects to the north and grand manses of the early 1900s a few blocks south.
All evidence suggests that as soon as he enters the house, my teenager begins to shed clothes. There were two dirty socks just inside the back door (our usual point of ingress and egress) when I returned home from work the other day. A day or so later, it was a crumpled T-shirt. And last week his belt rested near the cabinet where we keep purses, keys, dog leashes and the like. When I asked why his belt was there, he replied, "Because that's where I took it off." OK. Wrong question.
In a Perfect Holiday World, you are done with all your Christmas shopping, have all your baking (and freezing) checked off the to-do list, decorated the house to the nines and now you have a nice relaxing few weeks to celebrate the warmth of the holiday season with your family and, especially, the kids.
Modern U.S. moms get more relaxation time in front of the tube than their predecessors and they do less housework, too, according to new research.
As the world mourns the passing of Nelson Mandela I couldn't help but think that his legacy of peace, resilience, tolerance and forgiveness are valuable lessons that we can pass on to our children. As parents of small and older children, many who weren't even alive to understand Mandela's impact and journey, how can we use his legacy to inspire a new generation to lead, in big and small ways, on the world stage or in their communities and personal lives.
Trista Sutter and her husband Ryan have been married for almost 10 years and plan to renew their vows. "The Bachelorette" star recently told Celebrity Baby Scoop that they are filming the ceremony in a primetime special for ABC on Jan. 19. In our interview with the mom-of-two _ Trista also talks about her new book "Happily Ever After. The Life Changing Power Of A Grateful Heart," their children Max and Blakesley, and living outside of Hollywood.
We're always adding new names to the Nameberry database, whether new discoveries or expansions of older listings.
If your child is plagued by headaches, dizziness or other vague symptoms, and you've had trouble figuring out why, a new study now suggests that parents look for a new source for the problem: bullying.
You only have to spend a minute or two with Genevieve Liu, the 14-year-old University of Chicago Lab School freshman, to know, in your heart of hearts, this kid is going places.
Belting "Five Golden Rings" from the top of your lungs while singing the 12 Days of Christmas is as much a part of the holiday season as hanging stockings or drinking eggnog. Inspired by this favored refrain of a classic carol, we've used some creative license and selected healthy recipes this week that showcase golden rings either in hue or in shape.
Bullying at school starts earlier than we may think, so it's important to keep your eye on your children for signs of both bullying and being bullied. Be active in your child lives and be aware of behavioral changes. Teach them skills so that they know what to do when they feel confronted or bullied and always leave the door open for them to come to you in confidence for supportive advice.
There is something to be said for simple, rustic food. Nice, clean flavors. Simple ingredients cooked to maximize their potential.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. _ They hadn't hit rock bottom, but they were close.
Cheetah Boy keeps insisting that he wants to drive a car, but I feel he might as well just kill a few people now and then bash himself into a bloody pulp, because I fear that's going to happen when he gets his license.
The minute you are finished talking with her you want to get on the telephone and apologize to your children.
"He needs a little brother or sister!"