CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Embarrassing to admit but oddly comforting: My ex-husband’s husband and I share a slight crush on our state epidemiologist.
Indigo Girls, “Look Long” (Rounder)
“Look Long” is the Indigo Girls’ first studio album in five years, a passionate and tuneful collection on which the combined voices of Amy Ray and Emily...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Back in the day, I watched Michael Jordan drop 63 on the Boston Celtics on a small black-and-white TV with dials. I was a teenager as Jordan became a global icon. I remember...
Frustration is mounting as more families across the U.S. enter their second or even third week of distance learning — and some overwhelmed parents say it will be their last.
PARIS (AP) — Weeks into France's strict coronavirus lockdown, Mohammed, a 14-year-old with autism, took a pickax and started hitting the wall of his family's house.
MADRID (AP) — It will be only an hour. It will probably feel like a lot longer.
On Sunday, for the first time in nearly six weeks, my 12-year-old triplets will step out of our three-bedroom...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three generations will grace the cover of People magazine’s 30th anniversary “Beauty Issue.”
Goldie Hawn, her daughter Kate Hudson and granddaughter Rani Rose Fujikawa...
My husband and I want love and opportunity for our first baby, due this summer. We also want a $95 digital thermometer. And a $160 video monitor.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A South Texas emergency room physician has chosen a novel place to self-isolate as he's treating patients with the novel coronavirus.
Blake Wheeler and the Winnipeg Jets would have been on the road last week, trying to make a final push for the playoffs had the National Hockey League season not been called off because of the...
The first national data on COVID-19 in U.S. children suggest that while the illness usually isn’t severe in kids, some do get sick enough to require hospital treatment.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon officials who attempted to end the parental rights of a couple because of the parents' low IQs have reached an agreement with U.S. officials requiring the state follow...
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s judicial branch says three new family court divisions will open in January in Milford, Candia and Hampton.
KENAI, Alaska (AP) — Any parent will tell you that raising a kid is a full-time job. For some on the Kenai Peninsula and across the country, however, that full-time job has come well after...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Casey Affleck had been working on a script about a parent and child for years. He'd written scenes about a bedtime story and an argument about taking a trip into town and things...
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' child welfare agency has drafted guidelines urging foster parents to allow LGBTQ kids in their care to "express themselves as they see themselves," riling conservatives...
GLASSPORT, Pa. (AP) — On a slightly warmer than normal day in early January, Rebecca Brydges is on her lunch break, but she is still hard at work.
BOSTON (AP) — The daughter of the late Ann Landers is rebooting her mother's famous advice column.
Columnist and author Margo Howard says "Ask Ann Landers" will launch online Tuesday with a...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine hospital says it will provide parenting coaching services to mothers with the help of a new grant.
MaineGeneral Medical Center says its Edmund N. Ervin...
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Jail can be harsh, a place with slamming steel doors and tensions running high. But once a week for 45 minutes, that rigor is replaced by children's...
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The mother of a 2-year-old girl found unresponsive outside an Ohio home on a frigid February day has been released from prison after three months.
NEW YORK (AP) — Breastfeeding, sleep training, food allergies: Parents navigate an onslaught of decisions, particularly fraught from birth to preschool when their own sleep deprivation and...
NEW YORK (AP) — Heidi Murkoff's "What to Expect" books, the million-selling series on pregnancy and parenting, will soon be available in audio for the first time.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Low wages and a lack of benefits are making it difficult for child care centers in Wisconsin to attract and retain workers, particularly in rural areas, according to state child care experts.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Documents say that a suspect in the massacre of a family in which a parenting dispute is said to have played a role filed for custody of his daughter six days after the slayings.
Defendant Edward "Jake" Wagner is one of four members of a different family charged with killing eight members of the Rhoden family in April 2016.
The 26-year-old Wagner shared custody of a daughter with Hanna Rhoden, one of the victims.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Krasinski is still pinching himself over the critical and financial success of his experimental thriller "A Quiet Place," but the Cinderella year is not over yet. With awards season heating up, "A Quiet Place," has found its own spot in the conversation. Krasinski who co-wrote, directed and starred in the film opposite his wife, Emily Blunt, is only humbled.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Serena Williams has opened up about parenting, motherhood and her own insecurities during a women's conference in Philadelphia.
The tennis star was one of a number of speakers Friday at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women.
She told the group of about 10,000 attendees: "I always have these insecurities that I'm not good enough as a mom. We all go through these different emotions that we all don't feel comfortable talking about. But I think we should."
Hey parents: What if there was a machine that could respond to your kids' every command, never tiring, even if they ask it to tell jokes for two hours or answer all their homework...
MOSCOW (AP) — Having a baby is even more important than playing in the World Cup for some.
Three dads-to-be have made trips home from Russia to welcome a child, with the blessing of coaches and teammates.
On Tuesday, Fabian Delph will likely miss England's match against Colombia in the round of 16 while awaiting the birth of his third child.
"Some things in life are more important than football," England coach Gareth Southgate said Monday. "His focus needs to be with his family at this time."
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — On Friday, Nathan Otero, 35, took the day off.
The Bridgeport resident works 50 to 52 hours a week juggling two jobs, so time off is hard to come by. But Friday was a special occasion - his eldest son, Nathaniel Jr., 6, was graduating kindergarten.
David Hood has been a dad and a college football player and sometimes he had to do both at the same time.
Last year during summer workouts at Temple, little David IV, then 3, tagged along with his dad for a few days. Up at 5 a.m., Hood brought his son to the locker room, the training table, the practice field — where the youngster stretched with the team — and then the weight room.
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The 4-year-old character referred to in the title of the new film "A Kid Like Jake " does not actually get much screen time at all. He's around and always being talked about, as his gender-fluidity is becoming more apparent to those around him, but "A Kid Like Jake" is not really about Jake at all — it's about his parents.
Jessica Biel recalls a recent parenting victory
NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to parenting advice, you've got your homegrown experts, your celebrities, the granola crunchy crowd and your "bad moms" who write funny books about drinking and cursing their way through rearing children.
Sometimes, though, there's a mom who writes a book that revs on a great many of those cylinders. Count the real Rainbow "Bow" Johnson in that camp, only her name is Dr. Rania Edwards-Barris.
NEW YORK (AP) — So you want to have a baby.
Would you like a dark-haired girl with a high risk of someday getting colon cancer, but a good chance of above-average music ability?
Or would you prefer a girl with a good prospect for high SAT scores and a good shot at being athletic, but who also is likely to run an above-average risk of bipolar disorder and lupus as an adult?
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Twelve days before a Wichita woman reported her 5-year-old stepson missing, the father of her two young sons told police he was concerned for their safety.
The Wichita Eagle reports court records show the boys' father filed a police report in early February saying one of the boys had red marks on his chest after he returned home from visiting Emily Glass. The report said the man later asked a Butler County court to suspend Glass' parenting time with her sons.
"Other People's Houses" (Berkley), by Abbi Waxman
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania mother has been sentenced to 11 to 22 years in the suffocation death of her 2-month-old son as the two slept in the same bed.
Thirty-year-old Jessica Harper pleaded no contest Monday to third-degree murder and child endangerment charges in the child's July 2017 death in Fulton Township.
Authorities in Lancaster County said social services workers and the defendant's pediatrician repeatedly warned her of the dangers of sleeping in the same bed as the infant.
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A father in Virginia who said his son was kicked off the bus for three days for bullying made him run to school instead. In the rain.
Bryan Thornhill's Facebook Live video , recorded while driving behind his son, picked up more than 1.6 million views. Thornhill says they joke that the boy will either be fast or obedient, but "so far we're working on fast."
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A father who killed his 6-year-old son and himself last month wasn't offered help despite repeatedly telling child welfare workers he felt overwhelmed by family conflicts, the director of the state Office of the Child Advocate said Thursday.
How the Lacheys make it work for their family
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Free-range parenting is a modern buzzword for families aiming to raise self-sufficient kids, but how much freedom at what age remains a fierce debate.
Now, a Utah lawmaker wants to make sure moms and dads don't find themselves under investigation for allowing mature kids with good judgment to do things alone such as travel to school, explore a playground or stay in their parents' car.
MIAMI (AP) — Gone are the days when Miami coach Erik Spoelstra would spend the final few pregame moments wolfing down hot dogs while pulling on his suit jacket and hurrying to the court.
It's all different now, and more changes are coming.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A judge has reunited an Oregon family despite concerns by the state that the parents are intellectually incapable of caring for their children.
Deschutes County Judge Bethany Flint determined Thursday that there wasn't enough evidence to show Amy Fabbrini and Eric Ziegler couldn't safely parent, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported .
We're coming into ski season, and if you're a parent, you may be thinking about getting your kids started on the slopes.
In this episode of "Get Outta Here," hosted by AP Travel Editor Beth Harpaz, we'll get advice about starting children on skis from Nate Gardner, Ski and Snowboard School Training Manager at Stowe Mountain Resort in Vermont.
We'll also get advice on how to plan a ski trip, on renting versus buying gear, and tips for saving money.