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5 Delicious Recipes To Satisfy Your Peanut Butter Cravings

Do you love peanut butter? From the best peanut butter cookies <i>ever</i> to a spot-on copycat of CPK's Thai Peanut Dressing, you'll want these peanut butter recipes in your life forever.<p><b>1. Chunky Peanut Butter Cookies</b><p>If you've been searching for the perfect peanut butter cookie, look no further. This …

Tuning Out the Parenting NOISE

<i>Today we’re welcoming my friend Erica Layne of Let Why Lead; her writing inspires me because of the way she touches on truths that sometimes slip</i> …

Oversleeping: The Effects and Health Risks of Sleeping Too Much

We often hear about the real dangers of getting too little sleep, but on the other end of the spectrum, sleeping <i>too much</i> also appears to have some risks.<p>Sleep is a rapidly growing field of research, and we are learning more all the time about how rest affects the body and mind. It's known that …

Childcare Is So Expensive, Only the Wealthy Can Afford It

Should only wealthy people be able to have kids in America? According to a new report, childcare center fees for two children is higher than median …

What Christmas is like when your kid has special needs - Today's Parent

Julie Brocklehurst with her 10-year-old son, Brennen.<p>I always thought I’d pass along my family’s holiday traditions to my child, but when my son …

Autism

How Can We Feel Safe After Yet Another Mass Shooting?

One mom pleads for change in the wake of the terrifying events in San Bernardino, California.<p>Like everyone else, I felt sick when I turned on the television yesterday and learned at least 14 people had been killed, and 10 more wounded, during a party at a center for the developmentally disabled in …

San Bernardino

Tearjerking Toys 'R' Us Ad Reminds Us What The Holidays Are Really About

A heartwarming new ad from Toys "R" Us highlights the importance of family, especially around this time of year.<p>Titled "Exactly What You Wish For," the commercial shows a little boy preparing for the holidays with his dad. When he finally unwraps his presents on Christmas morning, he gets something …

Parenting

When you realize that you are done having babies… closing that chapter of the book

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Modern Family

Last-Minute Time Saver: Whip Cream Without Dirtying a Mixer

We're partnering with our Time Inc. sister brands Cooking Light, Health, My Recipes, Real Simple, Southern Living and Sunset to bring you 60 days of …

Boosting Your Immune System During the Holidays

It’s that time of year again. We’re running around like crazy, getting ready for the holidays: cooking, cleaning, shopping, attending parties and …

Hey Chef, What Can I Do With Coffee?

For many of us, a strongly brewed cup of coffee is the water of life, but there's more to those beans than our daily jolt. Our fresh new panel of chefs weighs in on how to get the most of your grounds, from nutty, bittersweet glazes to toasty rubs, infused oils, and java-scented baked goods.<p>Intense …

Anonymous Launches 'Biggest Operation' Against ISIS in Response to Paris Attacks

Responding to the Paris attacks, hacker collective Anonymous has declared war against ISIS by launching what they call their “biggest operation” …

Hip Stretches for Lower Back Pain Relief

Tight hips can be debilitating. When things aren’t working right down there, even sitting or walking can cause hip pain and possibly lower-back pain …

Yoga

50 Holiday Gifts Under $10 Your Friends Will Actually Want

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — and for many people, the most expensive.<b>But holiday shopping doesn’t have to fill you with dread.</b> Try your …

Shopping
Parenting

How silence can breed prejudice: A child development professor explains how and why to talk to kids about race

I’m a white woman married to a black man. Several years ago a friend’s 6-year-old son Jake met my husband for the first time. He looked at me and then at my husband, as if puzzled by what he saw, and then asked “But if you’re white and he’s dark brown, why did you marry him?” His mother was notably …

Parenting