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Keep Your Relationship Strong While Raising Kids

Keep Your Relationship Strong While Raising Kids

Every fall parents drop children off at college and some return home to an empty house and a spouse they don't know anymore. Experts say that's why it's critical to make time for your marriage while the kids are young, as hard as it may seem.
New Tricks to Jazz up School Lunches

New Tricks to Jazz up School Lunches

Get bored packing the same old things for lunch? Your kids are probably just as bored eating them. Here are some fun and easy ideas to bring some creativity to school lunches and satisfy even the picky eaters.
Behind the Wheel with a School Bus Driver

Behind the Wheel with a School Bus Driver

Learn what one school bus driver has to say about safety, the other drivers on the road, seat belts and the still coveted back seat.
Ban on Birthday Sweets at School

Ban on Birthday Sweets at School

More Massachusetts schools are adopting bans on birthday party treats, in response to the childhood obesity epidemic, an increase in allergies and also to cut back on disruptions in the classroom.
More High Schools Doling Out Laptops

More High Schools Doling Out Laptops

Some Massachusetts high schools -- including the communities of Beverly and Burlington -- are equipping students with laptops and iPads to enrich their learning experiences and prepare them for a world steeped in technology.
MCAS Scores Carry More Weight for Teachers

MCAS Scores Carry More Weight for Teachers

Under sweeping new guidelines approved this summer in Massachusetts, MCAS scores will be used to help evaluate the effectiveness of a teacher.
Boston Parents Paper’s 2011 Family Favorites

Boston Parents Paper’s 2011 Family Favorites

Introducing the Boston Parents Paper's 2011 Family Favorite Award winners! Each winner in categories covering places to eat, shop, play and explore in Massachusetts was chosen through votes by our readers and careful research by our editors
Portable Pools Are Smaller, Drowning Risk Isn’t

Portable Pools Are Smaller, Drowning Risk Isn’t

In spite of their ease and convenience, portable pools still pose the same drowning risks of any body of water. Here are some important and unique safety precautions to keep in mind as your kids use these pools this summer.