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Bring This Travel Document If You and Your Kid Have Different Last Names

This week, a woman named Sylvia Acosta experienced what she described as a “Handmaid’s Tale moment” when passing through customs with her 15-year-old daughter at Dallas–Fort Worth International Airport. Because she and her child don’t share the same surname, Acosta claims she was detained and questioned by a customs…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Take Turns Being the ‘Water Watcher’ at Kid Pool Parties

Summer is here, and while splashing in the pool is a great activity for kids, parents must be vigilant at all times. At pool parties, it’s easy to sit back and relax. There are people arriving and conversations happening and you assume, “There’s a ton of adults here—someone is watching my child.”Read more… Continue Reading […]

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If Your Child Swallows a Button Battery, Honey Might Help

Coin cell or “button” batteries are small, shiny, and feel tingly on the tongue. If you’re a toddler, that puts them into the category of “belongs in my mouth.” But a swallowed button battery can begin burning a hole through a kid’s esophagus in hours, causing pain, severe injury, and sometimes complications leading…Read more… Continue […]

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Where the Anti-Vaxxers Are

A new study has identified the hotspots of philosophical and religious vaccine exemptions: the paperwork that (in some states) you can fill out in lieu of getting your kindergartener vaccinated. Most are in rural areas, but 15 mid-size cities have a dangerous combination of a large population and a high rate of these…Read more… Continue […]

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How to Stop Your Kid From Pushing Down the Car Seat Chest Clip 

The correct positioning of a car seat chest clip is at armpit level, right between a child’s nipples. This isn’t a suggestion, but a non-negotiable. Car seat safety advocate Heather Starr explains why in this Facebook post showing the chest of three-year-old girl after she was in a car accident. There’s some bruising,…Read more… Continue […]

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How to Live When Your Child Is Dying 

Sue Matthews’ world was shaken when daughter Taylor was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 11. For the next five years, the family of five would be caught in a whirlwind of treatment plans, surgeries, biopsy results and medical terms they couldn’t pronounce. Yet while so much was uncertain, Matthews discovered that…Read more… Continue […]

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Dig Up Dinosaurs at These Family-Friendly Paleontology Sites

Looking for a fun, educational summer activity the whole family can get in on? How about digging up actual dinosaur bones and other fossils! Here are a few of the best dig sites across the country that welcome newcomers who want to learn about paleontology.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Don’t Take Your Baby to a Chiropractor

If you have a baby, and if something is wrong with that baby (something always seems wrong), somebody will suggest that you take your baby to a chiropractor. Perhaps you will hear this recommendation even when nothing is wrong. Friends, do not take your baby to the chiropractor.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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The Myth Of The Happy Married Life

I recently searched “marriage” on ROK, assuming some of the top results would discuss reasons why men should opt-out of monogamy, an idea mentioned in ROK Community Belief #2. Instead, the top articles returned were predominantly pro-marriage, so I figured why not play devil’s advocate and give voice to the anti-marriage camp? Below I share […]

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These Should Be the Next Scandinavian Buzzwords

Once you’ve mastered hygge, the Danish concept of coziness, there are plenty more northern European ideas to explore. Swedish lagom can help you balance your life; Niksen is a Dutch relative of mindfulness. But these countries have some ideas that are even more life-changing, and perhaps they should get their turn as…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Why Does America Hate Mothers So Much?

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) just celebrated 25 years of existence. It is wonderful that it exists, but it was always meant as a first step to create a better work/life balance for parents. It hasn’t progressed in 25 years and women continue to be punished for having children. These are …Continue reading […]

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Switzerland Proves That More Gun Laws Are Not The Solution To America’s Mass Shooting Problem

I was lucky enough to be a part of one of the last great Boy Scout troops here in North Texas, where we were taught proper marksmanship by an ex-special forces scoutmaster. He ran the troop military-style, dividing us into patrols, where we could attain ranks such as patrol leader and assign push-ups to disobedient […]

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