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    Show of hands, are you ready for school?

    School's about to start back. And it's always good to go down the checklist of things to do to get ready for that first week. The more prep you've done, the better the year is sure to go, so I always jump on it early ...


    Tips for a stress-free transition from summer to school time

    Summertime is filled with memory making opportunities. Time spent at the beach, picnics in the mountains, and traveling to visit out-of-town family and friends can cause us to forget the responsibilities and routines that await us in the fall. Summer ends all too soon and getting families ready ...


    Nameberry: State your state favorites

    When it comes to picking a place name for your child, you could consider a continent like Asia, a country like India, a city like Vienna or Verona ... or one of the select group of U.S. states that lend themselves to babies' birth certificates. Here are the Nameberry picks of the best state names...


    Family Meals Matter: Zucchini

    Did you get caught by National Sneak a Zucchini onto Your Neighbor's Porch Day? Look it up, it's a real holiday celebrated this year on August 8. Whether you got "blessed" with your neighbor's bounty or you're trying to use up the zucchini from your own garden, you're in luck.


    Study: Dropout risk goes up with higher math/science hurdle

    The decades-long push to boost the number of math and science classes high-school students must take to graduate has raised a question: Will students who already are struggling to meet the current requirements drop out if the bar is even higher?


    Child Sense: Teaching that words can hurt, helps

    We all say things that can be misunderstood. Children are still learning to navigate the social matrix of expression and often they comment rudely on something they shouldn't. If what they have said is not untrue just inappropriate; or something taboo and not to be commented on, this can be hard...


    Celebrity Baby Scoop: Kristin Cavallari: 'We're Thinking Three'

    E!'s "Fabulist" co-host Kristin Cavallari covers the fall fashion issue of "Michigan Avenue" and opens up about family life with husband, football star Jay Cutler, and their two sons: Camden, 2, and Jaxon, 3 months.


    Compassion seen as way to eliminate 'epidemic of anger' in schools

    Anyone who sets foot in a school has seen them - the kids everyone picks on. They are the ones with poor hygiene, who throw tantrums or chairs; the children who seem like too much trouble.


    Social Security Q&A: Will delaying retirement increase benefits?

    Question: Will my retirement benefits increase if I wait and retire after my full retirement age?


    Lessons for a Labor Coach

    Share this advice (courtesy of a dad who's learned a few things) with your partner. Tell him he can thank us later!

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