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Updated: December 16, 2021

75 Puerto Rican Names for Your Little Girl

Puerto Rican Names

Puerto Rico is a Caribbean island and an unincorporated territory of the United States and is home to nearly three million people. This beautiful, lush island is approximately 1,000 miles southeast of Miami. The culture and language have been heavily influenced by Spanish culture, but Puerto Rican names are influenced by many more cultures than just Spanish names. Puerto Rico has served as a port to the Caribbean and United States, the name itself means rich port, and this fantastic island has stories to tell!

Updated: April 16, 2022

3 Tips for Negotiating With Toddlers Inspired by Mindy Kaling

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We all know toddlers are a strange species. They are temperamental, erratic, and emotionally unstable. At this age they become far more cognitively aware of their needs and how they manage in relation to their environment and their caretakers; however, they lack the verbal skills needed to convey their big feelings and thoughts leading us to the treacherous territories of toddlerhood.

More: 10 Gifs That Perfectly Sum Up Life With a Toddler

Updated: July 21, 2022

15 Parental Control Apps to Track Kids' Phone Use and Screen Time

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Gone are the days when cell phones and tablets were for grown-ups. Now preschool-aged kiddos have access to mom and dad’s devices and elementary school-aged children have smartphones of their own. This makes the use of a parental control app, screen time management solutions, and apps to track kids’ phone use an absolute for 21st century parents.

Adoptive Parent Rights

Adoptive Parent Rights


To finalize an adoption means to go to court before a judge to receive legal permission and recognition that the child is yours.

There are also several other adoption issues affecting adoptive parents that are handled differently by different states. Here are a few of them:


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Beginning Your Genealogical Search

Beginning Your Genealogical Search

Brought to you in association with The Ellis Island Foundation.

Sometime in that great parade of American immigration, your family arrived. Your ancestors made a long and difficult journey through space to get to this country. Now you are about to make a journey through time to find them. Your trip will be easier, less expensive — and a lot more fun.


Your Income: Salaries and Raises

Your Income: Salaries and Raises

Regardless of what your income is, you probably wish it was more. The most frequent job-related complaints don't involve bosses or working conditions—they're all about salary. Living these days costs a lot of money, there's no question about it. We swear that groceries cost more every time we go to the store. Gas prices are enough to make you want to take a train. Dinner for two can easily top $60 or $70. Even a movie for two without the popcorn can run you $15 or $20.

Updated: May 15, 2019

Education Reform: How Will it Affect Your Child?

Education Reform: How Will it Affect Your Child?

It's not easy getting a handle on education reform. For one thing, the term means different things to different people. For another, it impacts students differently from one state, city, or school to the next. Given those limitations, what can parents expect to see happening as education reform takes hold?

Most students will have more time in school, more testing, and more choices.

Making it last

Updated: December 2, 2021

First Trimester of Pregnancy: An Experts’ Guide

What to Expect in the First Trimester of Pregnancy

The first trimester is the most critical time in your pregnancy. Although the fetus at the end of the first trimester is only about 4 inches long and weighs less than 1 ounce, your baby’s development is in full swing. Their major organs and nervous system, heartbeat, arms, fingers, legs, toes, hair, and buds for future teeth have begun to form, making it vital for mom to start right off the bat with a healthy pregnancy.

Updated: March 2, 2021

The Ultimate VSCO Girl Gift Guide

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Editor’s Note: We know raising kids can be hard. That’s why we’re dedicated to making your life easier with the latest and greatest parenting advice and products. We wanted to let you know that if you chose to purchase one of the items featured in this post, we may receive a small commission for it.

Updated: January 16, 2022

75 Popular Korean Boy Names for Your Baby

75 Korean Boy Names

Korean names are rising in popularity not only based on meaning and uniqueness but their significance in pop culture. When naming children in Korea, the practices have greatly changed over the years. Koreans names are rising in popularity because of the explosion of K-Pop and K-Dramas. Many parents are opting for more modern Korean baby names. Let's talk about some of the naming traditions that Koreans follow when they have a child.

by: Katy Abel

Finding the Right Preschool: Step-by-Step

Finding the Right Preschool: Step-by-Step

Experts Weigh In

What makes a good preschool? What is "Montessori" school? Should your child be learning her letters at age three, or is that pushing it?

Choosing a preschool is often the first education decision a parent makes, beyond the teaching and learning that occurs at home. To help you make the best choice for your child, FamilyEducation.com asked three preschool authorities for a checklist of things you should when visiting preschools in your area.



Updated: February 12, 2020

Rebecca Minkoff Features Working, Breastfeeding Moms at NYFW

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Rebecca Minkoff’s recent Spring/Summer 2020 presentation at New York Fashion Week went where few designers have gone before, featuring a breastfeeding model wearing a dress from her collection. Model and mother Mara Martin breastfed her daughter Aria during the presentation with magenta breast pumps sitting next to her in collaboration with Medela. 

More: Hilary Duff Gets Real About Breastfeeding

Your Credit Report and Credit Score

Your Credit Report and Credit Score

When you applied for your first credit card (probably back in high school or college), your name and a lot of personal information got zapped into a computer, and your personal credit report began. Since then, every time you applied for another credit card or a store card, took a vacation loan from your bank or credit union, or applied for a car loan, information was added to your credit report as well as to what is known as a credit score.