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Don’t Drink the Water

Until the Flint, Michigan, water crisis was exposed, where cost-cutting measures led to tainted drinking water that contained lead and other toxins,…

Superfoods To Go

It’s not easy being green — that is, chopping and blending produce every morning to make healthy smoothies. Fortunately, Daily…

Silent Sufferers

In the short term, having a parent who is addicted to drugs or alcohol can make a child lose his sense of self. He may be embarrassed to bring friends home. Long term, children with parents who suffer from addiction have an increased incidence of academic problems, mental illness, criminal behavior and early use — and abuse — of the same substances that bind and restrict their parents.

Massage for Two

Pregnancy takes a toll on the entire body. It does a number on your posture, compresses your lower back, weakens…

Why Three Mothers Placed Their Babies For Adoption

Women with unplanned pregnancies face difficult decisions as they contemplate their abilities to parent as well as their educational prospects, financial situations and personal aspirations. Often, adoption is a logical, albeit heartbreaking, solutio

Baby Block

These days, my long, contemplative commutes have been replaced with 45 minutes in the car, some of which is spent singing nursery rhymes with a 2-year-old on our way to day-care drop-off.

Paranoid Parenting's Pitfalls

Given all the scary segments on nightly newscasts, it’s easy to assume that predators hide behind every corner. Has the inundation of graphic images bolstered an epidemic of paranoid parenting?

Moms Living With Sleep Deprivation

More than 30 percent of married women with children do not get sufficient sleep, and nearly 45 percent of single moms fall short of the recommended seven hours (at least) of sleep each night.