WASHINGTON | The poverty rate in the United States has dropped for the first time since 2006, bringing a bit of encouraging news about the nation's economy as President Barack Obama and Congress gear up for midterm elections.
When you sign up to be a parent, you sign up for all sorts of things. First, there is the diaper changing and the late nights praying for sleep between feedings and more diaper changing.
LANSING | Dads in Sunnybrook School District 171 are being asked to break out their walking shoes Thursday for the Million Father March.
Sometimes lost in the myriad of news stories lamenting the rise in college student debt is how good ole mom and dad can play a helpful role that has nothing to do with their income.
"She has my eyes, Dad."
The other day I went to visit a children's home in East Chicago. I've made this trip many times before. With each mile, I noticed more poverty and boarded up buildings.
I would like to address the parents of students attending Gavit Middle/High School. I am tired of seeing your children acting like animals on my property and that of my neighbors.
CROWN POINT | Has your child be asking you to come and play? If so, Purdue Extension will help you do just that at a Block Party from 5 to 7 pm. today at the Crown Point Community Library, 122 N. Main St. Register through Purdue Cooperative Extension Service by calling (219) 755-3240.
When I moved out for college, I bought my mom the book "Your Nest Isn’t Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space."
GARY | The eight annual Parenting Fair, hosted by the Indiana Parenting Institute, is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the Baber Youth Center, First AME Church, 2005 Massachusetts St.
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LOS ANGELES | Every so often, Brandi Koskie finds dozens of photos of her 3-year-old daughter, Paisley, on her iPhone — but they aren't ones Koskie has taken.
Literally thousands signed petitions supporting an elected school board because of the downward trend in the delivery of education for the young people of East Chicago. Voters were disappointed, and they wanted control of the system.
WASHINGTON | Consumers worried that tight deadlines around the holidays and lingering computer problems could thwart their efforts to secure coverage under President Barack Obama's health overhaul will get extra time to pay, the health insurance industry said Wednesday.
Cooper Volkman is 8 years old and full of energy. While his 10-year-old sister sits down easily to focus on projects, Cooper tends to be perpetually in motion.
Bullies aren't just for middle schoolers. These days, they're everywhere.
Packing for college is frustrating, scary and exciting all the same time. The impossible part occurs when I have to pack my life into four storage bins and I have to limit the number of shoes I can bring.
With Winfield plagued by vandalism and thefts, the Town Council was right to approve a curfew for children last week.
At 14, Tyler Cohen had never been out of the country or traveled without his Long Island family when he found himself in Costa Rica on a month-long service trip for teens.
Talk about high expectations for a newborn: King and Messiah are among the fastest-rising baby names for American boys.
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