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Educators Discourage Family Vacations on School Time

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You might want to think twice about pulling your kids out of school for a family vacation. Educators are strongly discouraging it, citing class time that's hard to make up and the burden placed on teachers asked for makeup work.... Read full article

1 in 7 Massachusetts Children Lives in Poverty

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While Massachusetts remains among the states with the highest median income in the nation, U.S. Census figures reveal that one in seven children here live in poverty.... Read full article

Study Finds Evidence of 'Mommy Penalty' in Workforce

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Despite reports that the recession has taken a greater toll on men, a new study finds that laid-off married mothers have the hardest time finding jobs.... Read full article

My Turn: Taken With a Grain of Sand

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A Stow mother with two small children shares how she learned to adjust her preconceptions about a relaxing vacation. ... Read full article

My Turn: Getting into the Swing of Things

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A Needham mother shares how she barely survived the seemingly simple setup of a swing set.... Read full article

How to Part with Your Kids' Outgrown Toys

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Wondering how you'll ever clear out all the outgrown, unused toys in your home? Here's one mom's experience, along with tips for cleaning up and clearing out the clutter of playthings in your living space.... Read full article

Basketball Great Rebecca Lobo – Broadcaster, Mom and Still in the Game

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Rebecca Lobo made her name as a star player in women's basketball. These days she's a mom of three and a sportscaster for ESPN. Here's what she has to say about work, motherhood and sports.... Read full article

Surviving a Stalled Economy: Strategies for Families

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As we continue to deal with this recession, we all could use some strategies for stretching the dollar – spending less on bills and more on family fun and the future. Here's some sound, doable ideas from financial experts and parents.... Read full article

How Artistic Parents Can Stay Creative

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While parenting comes with routine and occasional monotony, artistic parents discover ways to nurture their creative side.... Read full article

Volunteer Opportunities in and around Boston

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Looking for ways that you – and even your whole family – can help others? There are dozens of volunteer opportunities across Eastern Massachusetts. Take a look at our ever-growing list!... Read full article

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