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Updated: February 10, 2022

Should You Argue in Front of Your Kids?

Parents Arguing

As we think about life skills that we want to teach our kids, like washing dishes, balancing a bank account, and keeping a clean home are a few things that may come to mind. However, how to have a respectful disagreement should be high on that list.

There are two schools of thought on the topic of arguing in front of children. One group; don’t do it. The other, how do you not? There are a few things to consider as we open this Pandora’s Box.

Updated: February 12, 2020

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting Genealogy Research

black and white photos found during genealogy research

Everyone has a story to tell, your ancestors included. But if you're one of the millions of Americans who want to know those stories, you’ll need to connect with your inner genealogist. When my brother decided to wade through centuries of the past to dig up our family history, he didn’t realize the rabbit hole he was jumping into. 

More: 5 Family History & Genealogy Podcasts to Listen to This Fall

Updated: February 12, 2020

Is the Keto Diet Safe For Kids?

little girl biting avocado as part of keto diet

Following a ketogenic (AKA keto) diet has become increasingly popular over the years. Following the low-carb, high-fat style of eating has proven to be beneficial with adults in quick weight loss results, and studies have shown it to be beneficial for a wide variety of health conditions. With these touted great results, many parents may want to consider their kids following suit. The question remains: is the keto diet safe for kids?

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Finance: Letting Your Computer Do the Work

Finance: Letting Your Computer Do the Work

Remember that happy moment back in school when you were finally allowed to use a calculator? Until then, you had to show your work, performing all of your calculations with paper and pencil. Eventually, after years of doing it all by hand, you earned the privilege of punching it all into a calculator and letting the machine do the grunt work.

That day has arrived once again. Now that you know how to balance your checkbook by hand, you've earned the right to let your computer do it for you.

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Updated: April 23, 2022

10 Kwanzaa Decorations to Enhance Your Celebration

kwanzaa decorations on table

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Getting ready to celebrate Kwanzaa but looking to spruce up your at-home decor with a few new pieces or ideas? Get ready for some major inspiration, and links to help you recreate it for yourself.

Updated: October 28, 2021

The Top 80s Girl Names

80s Girl Names

In recent years, many parents have sought to choose a more unique name for their children, resulting in some of the most timeless, classic names getting overlooked. For anyone who grew up in the 80s or just loves 80s pop culture and fashion, we gathered some of the most popular baby names of the 1980s. Embrace your 80s nostalgia with our list of the top girls' names from the 1980s! 

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Is BPA Hurting Your Kids?

Is BPA Hurting Your Kids?

What started as a concern primarily limited to plastic baby bottles has become even more widespread. The chemical Bisphenol-A, commonly known as BPA, has now been shown to be present in a wide array of consumer goods, including some you might not suspect.
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  • Chinese Last Names

    Find your Chinese last name and learn about its meaning and origins. Explore are lists of popular Chinese names for girls and boys. read more

Updated: May 15, 2019

Overprescription of Antibiotics

Overprescription of Antibiotics

Several weeks ago, when my seven-year-old son came down with a nasty cold and cough, I thought for sure the pediatrician would prescribe antibiotics. But instead, she sent us home empty-handed. "Chances are it's just a bad virus that needs to run its course," the doctor explained. "If I give him an antibiotic for no reason, this same antibiotic might not work in the future when he really needs it."

Drug-resistant bacteria

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Kids Facing Their Fears

Kids Facing Their Fears

Fear is very persuasive. It can make even the most unlikely scenarios seem like certainties. When frightened, most children do not even consider the other ways in which a given situation could work out because they remain fixated on the fearful outcome. In reality, every event—good or bad—depends on a whole sequence of other events taking place first.

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Using Gazetteers and Atlases for Genealogical Research

Using Gazetteers and Atlases for Genealogical Research

The county gazetteer (a geographic dictionary) or atlas published in the late nineteenth or early twentieth century is a treasure. The pen sketches of the homes and farms are priceless. The wagons and farm implements in the yard, the crops growing—these reflect a way of life. Also included are township maps, many showing the name of the property owners on their section of land. Nearby cemeteries may be noted.

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Pedigree or Family Tree Charts

Pedigree or Family Tree Charts

The family tree form you begin with is a pedigree chart, an ascendant chart. On it you start with yourself and work back in time, generation by generation, filling in your parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, and so on, as far back as you can.

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A pedigree chart starts with you and shows the line of your direct ancestors. It is sometimes called a family tree, lineage, or ancestry chart.

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Set Reasonable Expectations and Goals for Your Child

Set Reasonable Expectations and Goals for Your Child

No matter your general mood, having positive, realistic expectations for your child's achievements and behavior is something to strive for. When parents' expectations for their kids are set at the right level-not too high and not too low-kids do very well in life indeed. Here then, are some specific tools for setting reasonable expectations that even the gloomiest donkey can follow.

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