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Grab a free ticket to a museum this Saturday

Is there a museum in your local area that you’ve been dying to check out? This Saturday might be the day to do it. If that museum is participating in this weekend’s Museum Day event, you can score free tickets…

How to discuss climate change with your uncle

Most people know better than to bring up politics, religion or climatology in polite company. It’s a recipe for arguments, or at least for awkwardness. But when families get together, that recipe is often dusted off anyway. And whether it’s…

Why we're stuck on a particular side of the bed

While it’s true that no one wants to live in a house divided, sleeping arrangements are an altogether different matter. A bed divided is not just the foundation of a happy domestic union, but also our natural preference. Even if,…

Why Dutch parents drop their kids in the woods

I’ll admit I’ve always been a protective mom. I held my son’s hand on the way to the bus stop, was picky about which playdates he could go to and, when he got older, made him text when he got…

How a hospice in Wales is memorializing children with birdsong

TÅ· Hafan is a pediatric palliative care facility in Wales that helps child patients and their families make the most of the time they have left together. The children have conditions like Duchenne muscular dystrophy, cystic fibrosis, severe cerebral palsy,…

The gross truth about your pool water

Before you dive off the diving board at your favorite swimming pool, you might want to take a closer look — and sniff — at the water down below. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the…

Why outdoor education for kids matters

I’m always surprised when I hear the stats about how little time kids spend outside. One study found children are spending less than half the amount of time outdoors than they did just 20 years ago. Meanwhile, the Kaiser Family…

Is your kid's lemonade stand legal?

Two young girls in Texas who were put out of business for their renegade lemonade stand have been vindicated. A new law passed in Texas this week legalizes children’s lemonade stands across the state. Naturally, Gov. Greg Abbott celebrated signing…

Kids who walk or bike to school are more focused and less likely to be overweight

Years ago, my girls and I began making a concentrated effort to walk the short distance to school whenever possible. My eldest daughter even said she likes to start and end her school day with a nice walk to get…