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  • Tax Tips for Families
    Family Life
    I Had a Baby in 2017. Here's How Tax Reform Affects That
    I admit it. When I hear the word, taxes my eyes kind of glaze over and I feel a bit anxious. I can’t help it—I was never a numbers person and filing my taxes is overwhelming. But as we cruise into 2018, my husband and I recently had “the t...
    Rachel Sokol
  • New Years with the Family
    New Year's
    10 Fun Ways to Celebrate New Year's With the Family
    Every New Year's Eve is the same. You think you'll get out on the town and do it up right: a romantic dinner, a glamorous party and a ball-drop. But if you've got kids, especially young ones, chances are you'll find yourself on the couch, falling...
    Laurie Mega
  • separation can help heal a marriage - or help you to make a final break
    Separation: Beginning of the End, or a New Beginning?
    When a married couple decides to separate, the people in their lives often see it as the first step toward divorce. However, this isn't necessarily the case. Some couples find that a temporary separation is just what they needed to work on the...
  • Top 10 Chick Flicks to Watch This Holiday Season
    Christmas Movies
    Top 10 Chick Flicks to Watch This Holiday Season
    A Bad Moms Christmas Rated RRunning time: 1h 44minBuy on Amazon (affiliate links) We're starting off the list with a movie that’s not a rom com, but definitely provides an escape. The comedy A Bad Moms Christmas is the sequel to the 2016 mov...
    Erin Dower and FEN Staff
  • Coping with Loss During the Holidays
    Family Life
    5 Tips on Coping with Loss During the Holidays
    The holidays here, and for most, that means merriment and joy. But if you've recently lost a loved one, the holidays can be really tough. Whether it's your grandmother, who always made the holidays special, or the loss of the child you've been w...
  • How to make a wildfire safety plan
    Family Life
    Wildfires: How to Prepare Your Family
    Natural disasters, triggered by specific weather conditions, can leave a path of destruction and devastation in their wake. Hurricanes and flash flooding reveal just how powerful water is. At the opposite end of the spectrum is fire. The recent C...
    Steven Auger
  • The Top 10 Kid-Friendly Dog Breeds
    Dog Breeds
    Top 10 Kid-Friendly Dog Breeds
    Dogs make great pets for families with kids of all ages. The trick is picking the right kind of dog; the one that will fit right in with your family's lifestyle. Not sure where to start? Check out our readers' reviews. We came up with the top 10 ...
    Erin Dower
  • Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
    familyeducation editors
  • Creating a fire safety plan
    Fire Safety
    How to Create a Fire Safety Plan
    There are over 100 wildfires currently burning across the U.S, most of them in the West. Many of them are threatening homes and businesses. No matter where you live, no matter the time of year, the threat of fire is real. According to Carrie Hou...
    Rebecca Desfosse
  • Inspirational Moms: A Cambodian Refugee
    Being a Good Mom
    Inspirational Moms: A Cambodian Refugee's Story
    We at FamilyEducation recognize truly extraordinary parents who have overcome adversity to achieve amazing things for themselves and their children. In this installment, we meet Sophy, a married mother of two who survived the Cambodian genocide. ...
  • fall fun family activities -- apple picking
    Fun Fall Family Activities
    Fall's arrival is always marked by the usual suspects: breaking out your pull-over as the mercury drops, seeing your breath in the crisp air, and leaf piles inhabiting your yard. But family time doesn't have to suffer simply because family vacati...
    Steven Auger
  • Family Life
    Lyme Disease
    Removing a Tick and Recognizing Lyme Disease
    Removing a Tick and Recognizing Lyme DiseaseTicks have received a lot of attention over the past several years. Being the transmitters of such deadly diseases as Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Lyme Disease, ticks are considered Public Enemy Nu...
  • family watching fall tv
    Kids and Tv
    10 Family-Friendly TV Shows to Watch This Fall
    We may have more TV networks and more ways to watch than ever before, but it often feels harder than ever to find TV shows that the whole family can enjoy together. While adult TV is experiencing a new golden age and children's programming is bre...
    Colleen Hughes
  • family exercise game plan rriding outdoors
    Family Life
    Your Family Exercise Game Plan
    These days, families don't spend nearly enough time exercising together. Parents head to the gym while kids go to sports activities. But what about exercising together as a family to stay active and create lifelong memories? Here's your family ex...
    Rebecca Desfosse
  • Inspirational Moms: Melissa the Police Officer
    Being a Good Mom
    Inspirational Moms: Melissa the Police Officer
    We at FamilyEducation strive to educate and support moms and dads, and to recognize the truly extraordinary parents who have overcome adversity and achieved amazing things for themselves and their children. In this installment, our first, we meet...
    Laurie Mega
  • couple arguing and potentially asking for a divorce
    Deciding On Divorce
    21 Things to Do Before Asking for a Divorce
    Before you move forward with divorce, the savviest attorneys would advise you to make some preparations. It might seem heartless, but if you plan to ask your spouse for a divorce, or if you think your spouse might want one from you, there are so...
  • Baby Name Finder
    Baby Names
    Baby Name Finder
    Search names and meanings in our Baby Name center.
    familyeducation editors
  • Top 10 Earth Day Books for Children
    Earth Day
    Top 10 Earth Day Books for Children
    Celebrate Earth Day every day by reading some of these great children's books about Mother Earth, recycling, planting trees, and all things green! Fittingly, most of them are printed on recycled or eco-friendly paper. Looking for more? Use our...