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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

Add Some Homeschooling to Your Child’s Day

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These homeschooling strategies boost children’s learning – and you don’t have to be a homeschooler to try them.... Read full article

Homework: Does it Help or Hurt?

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The debate over homework continues nationwide. Here are guidelines for parents concerned about their child’s homework load.... Read full article

Two Programs Fuel College Dreams for Immigrant or Low-Income Students

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Two Boston-area programs are helping kids from immigrant families or low-income families prepare for college.... 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

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