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Guests bond over shared experiences at Heart Camp for Kids

Eleven doctors and nurses sit in a row of chairs in the middle of the dining hall. Before them, kneeling on the floor or sitting cross-legged, ...

Coping with Kids: Time to get wet, baby

This week, we take a look at several products that keep kids safe while still letting them enjoy themselves. Power Swimr: For young children who ...

McElhinny: An apple a day can be 'bittersweet'

I don't know about you, but I think "prejudiced people are all alike." This is what's known as an oxymoron, a figure of speech in which ...

Children being happy shouldn't be top goal

I recently enjoyed the privilege of seeing and hearing radio talk-show host Dennis Prager speak on the topic of happiness. He only spoke for 20 ...

Disney princesses have unexpected effect on little boys

She has huge eyes, a tiny waist, high cheekbones and fancy dresses. She's everywhere. And she could influence the way your child grows up. She is, ...

How to choose a sunscreen for your kids

Choosing the right sunscreen is important because some kinds can do more harm than good. These tips come from Jack Maypole, adviser to the Goddard ...

Help combat homesickness at sleep-away camp

Like that first day of kindergarten, it can be hard to know whom sleep-away camp drop off is most difficult for — us parents or ...

How to prevent blisters

It's sandal season and running season, which means blisters are back. But there are ways that your feet and your shoes can get along, even ...

Hax: Fiancee dismissed over hurt feelings about extra-relationship crush

Adapted from a recent online discussion: Hi, Carolyn!: My boyfriend of four years and I moved in together and got engaged. Things were going ...

Reframe 'Father of the Year' as help for kids

Question: I have been divorced for about two years, and I share custody of my three kids, ages 8, 12 and 17. My ex has ...

Childhood development experts praise time in the great outdoors

"Turn it off and go outside." Many of us heard Mom and Dad say it, but fewer appreciate the wisdom in their words. Environmental author ...

10 ways to nurture a love of nature

Here are 10 ways to get children excited about spending more time outside and how to make it fun for everyone: 1. Simply be in ...

Macrame: A hippie art form becomes hip again

I was in grade school when I learned about the ancient art of macrame. It was the mid-1970s, and my mother's best friend was the ...

Hax: No-touching-while-walking attitude enough reason to walk away

Dear Carolyn: My boyfriend has hang-ups about being touched in public. If we're walking side-by-side or weaving through crowds, he does not want to ...

These 3 fellas put the 'men' in nomenclature

Did you know there's a guy in your guppy? A fella in your salmonella? A boy in your boycott? The guppy was named for a ...

Pfeifer: Some hard work, a compliment and all is right with the world

Mark Twain once said, "I can live for two months on a good compliment." Not me. I need smoked cheese and burgers and ribs. I like ...

Travel must-haves: Galaxy S7, Hero4 Session, NosiLife Apparel & RFID-blocking vest

Travel accessories When you're taking a family vacation, you need to be ready for anything. Here are some of our travel must-haves. Galaxy S7: A ...

Ask Mr. Dad: Meet my imaginary friend

D ear Mr. Dad: My 4-year-old son has an imaginary friend named Bartholomew. He's always talking to him, includes him in drawings of our family, ...

The self-retweet has officially arrived

This is how to retweet yourself on Twitter, as of today: Go to one of your own tweets, click the little loopy "retweet" button, choose ...

Hax: Bride-to-be 'can do better' by not reacting to scathing comments

Dear Carolyn: I am soon to be married. I just found out that my fiance's friend, who is in our wedding party, said my ...