In The News
In September, Ralph Santiago, 46, of Hoboken, N.J., died from injuries resulting from a suspected knockout game attack that sent him careering backward into a fence, where his head got lodged. Three teens — two 13-year-olds and a 14-year-old — have been charged with murder. Read more
Boys are slightly more likely to be born premature than girls, and they tend to fare worse, too, says a new report on the health of the world’s newborns. Read more
Doctors had told the family of 13-year-old Devin Kohlman that he didn’t have long to live so residents in the city of Port Clinton along Lake Erie spent the past few weeks giving him an early Christmas. Read more
Think you know why teenagers are leaving Facebook for trendier social sites like Tumblr and Instagram? Read more
Chinese students form the largest overseas group at U.S. universities and their numbers are rising as families spend a fortune in the quest for an American education to pry open the door to career and social success.
For some parents, overseas education is also seen as a way to avoid China’s fiercely competitive national college entrance exam known as the “gaokao”, which is taken by millions of teenagers who see it as a make-or-break way to get ahead. Read more
A Florida teacher was suspended last month for forcing a fourth grader to participate in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Anne Daigle-McDonald, a teacher at Explorer K-8 School in Spring Hill, Fla., made the student, a Jehovah’s Witness, place his hand over his heart during the Sept. 11 pledge, according to a report by the Tampa Bay Times. When he resisted, she said, “You are an American, and you are supposed to salute the flag,” the boy told a school administrator.
Tips of the Moment
By Julie Samrick Keep a fresh lemon on hand and pop it whole in the freezer. The next time you whip up some pancake batter, zest some of the frozen lemon into the batter; then add a tablespoon of vanilla. Your pancakes will be fresh and tasty- restaurant quality. Use the lemon until the peelings… Read more
Now that my four kids are 5, 7, 9 and 11 I’ve noticed my routine has readjusted a bit in order to run a smooth household and stay joyful as a stay-at-home mom. Working moms should be able to use these tips too. Here are five ways I’m still thriving as a mom of… Read more
“If you give a mom a load of laundry” (a la “If You Give a Moose a Muffin” or “If you Give a Mouse a Cookie”) By Karma David If you give a mom a load of laundry, she’ll see the stack of dishes to be done. When she starts on the dishes, she’ll wonder… Read more