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Updated Mar 26, 2015 at 4:53 PM

ROCKFORD — It's rare to find an 8-year-old who makes charity work a top priority. For Madeleine Geiger, however, charity is a way of life. She may only be a third-grader at Washington Academy in Rockford, but she's determined her life's purpose is to serve others."I just want bring people together for peace, every kind of people," she said.

Posted Mar 26, 2015 at 12:00 PM

Blame it on the hormones, but pregnancy and new mommy-hood often comes with a lot more emotions than pre-pregnancy and pre-baby."Are you having twins?" said Lauren Moore of Roscoe, telling what bothered her when she was pregnant...

Posted Mar 25, 2015 at 12:00 PM

What do you do when someone else’s child misbehaves? If the child’s parent is not present — or they don’t seem to care — what’s the protocol?We asked local pros how to handle potentially sticky...

Posted Mar 25, 2015 at 8:00 AM

Not sure what to do with all those leftover hard-boiled eggs from Easter? Try incorporating them in a breakfast pizza. This five-minute recipe that serves four is so easy, even your little ones can help.

Posted Mar 24, 2015 at 12:00 PM

Part of a parent’s job is to tend to the nicks and scratches of childhood, applying bandages and kisses to cuts and scrapes. But as they get older and outgrow the bumps and bruises of childhood, kids often move onto something harder for...

Posted Mar 24, 2015 at 8:00 AM

Whether it’s for homework, security or entertainment, children have a variety of electronic devices available at their fingertips. But how do parents allow their sons and daughters to use and play with their iPhones, iPods and iPads...

Posted Mar 23, 2015 at 12:00 PM

When Emilio Palafox gets tired he talks about cars, water parks where he wants to go for his birthday, and how he likes going to Mopar with Daddy and looking at all the auto parts.“He talks more when he gets tired and he’ll...

Posted Mar 23, 2015 at 8:00 AM

By Eron HarveyRockford Parent

Posted Mar 22, 2015 at 8:00 AM

By the time spring comes around, so many of us are ready for a fresh, new look for our homes. But as busy parents, we might not always have the time (or money) for a full HGTV makeover.Still, experts say the smallest changes can have a big...

Posted Mar 21, 2015 at 12:00 PM

Are your kids more interested in playing than eating? Then check out these kid-friendly products that combine mealtime with playtime.

Posted Mar 21, 2015 at 8:00 AM

It can be hard for moms to focus on themselves. Oftentimes, the first sacrifice a mom makes is neglecting her beauty routine. Luckily, there are some affordable and easy-to-use products on the market that even the busiest of moms...

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