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The Benefits of Blended Families
The Benefits of Blended Families

A look at the hidden strengths of blended families. >>

11 Table Manners That Still Matter
11 Table Manners That Still Matter

If you think people don’t care about etiquette at the table as much as they used to, think again. >>

How to Cope with Boomerang Kids
How to Cope with Boomerang Kids

85 percent of the college class of 2011 is moving back home. Psychologist Carl Pickhardt, offers… >>

How to Keep Kids Safe on the Sports Field
How to Keep Kids Safe on the Sports Field

Playing a sport is one of the best ways kids can keep healthy. But along with the benefits of… >>

Amazing Life Stories: Lessons Learned Edition
Amazing Life Stories: Lessons Learned Edition

Here are a few of our favorite entries so far in our “Your Life: The Reader’s Digest Version”… >>

Amazing Life Stories: Parents-Only Edition
Amazing Life Stories: Parents-Only Edition

Make a long story short for your chance to be published in Reader's Digest and win $25,000. Here… >>

10 Ideas for Labor Day Family Fun
10 Ideas for Labor Day Family Fun

Try these activities for a fun, family-focused Labor Day. >>

13 Tips to Increase Your Family’s Happiness and Health
13 Tips to Increase Your Family’s Happiness and Health

Happy families share certain basic characteristics. Here are a few of the foundations experts say… >>

Indoor Mold, Asthma and Your Children
Indoor Mold, Asthma and Your Children

Research suggests infants exposed to mold have more than double the risk of developing asthma, and… >>

What Does 9/11 Have to Do with Going to College
What Does 9/11 Have to Do with Going to College

Technology is keeping families closer than ever. Is that really the best thing? >>

Beach Safety 101
Beach Safety 101

The lazy days of summer are no time to get lazy about water safety. Keep your family safe at the… >>

Jaw-Dropping Ideas for a Summer Shark Party
Jaw-Dropping Ideas for a Summer Shark Party

Take a bite out of these 10 sweet ideas for a shark theme party. Even if you're hosting a pool… >>

Affordable Colleges for your Child to Consider
Affordable Colleges for your Child to Consider

These colleges are lower in cost, student centered, led by idealists, and have good core values. >>

10 Reasons to Skip the Expensive Colleges
10 Reasons to Skip the Expensive Colleges

Are Ivy League schools really worth the price? >>

5 Ways to Make Your Child's Lunchbox Healthier
5 Ways to Make Your Child’s Lunchbox Healthier

Here are five ways to send your child to school with a healthier lunch. >>

8 Quiet Signs of Someone Drowning
8 Quiet Signs of Someone Drowning

Find out the real warning signs that someone is in trouble in the water. >>

10 Questions You Shouldn’t Ask a New Mom
10 Questions You Shouldn’t Ask a New Mom

A brief lesson in social etiquette all of us can refer to when talking with a new mom. >>

10 Fourth of July Crafts for Kids
10 Fourth of July Crafts for Kids

Create a memorable way for kids to understand and celebrate Independence Day by making 4th of July… >>

5 Ways to Make Traveling With Kids Easier
5 Ways to Make Traveling With Kids Easier

Taking the kids on your next vacation or road trip doesn’t have to spell disaster. With a bit of… >>

Why Parents Need Vaccinations
Why Parents Need Vaccinations

Newborn babies are among the most vulnerable to serious illnesses, yet they are too young for… >>