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Posted Jul 14, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Three years ago I had a daughter after almost a decade of all boys in the house. At first, raising a girl wasn't so different from raising boys; she didn't have long hair in which to don bows, she wore her brothers' hand-me-down blue onesies and she was dragged to hours of sporting events where she happily played in the dirt.

Posted Jul 11, 2014 at 6:00 AM

WASHINGTON — It might be time for a bit of alcohol industry intervention.

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Updated Jul 9, 2014 at 8:57 AM

CHICAGO — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says he will sign legislation designed to help adoptees and their birth family members learn more about their history.

Updated Jul 8, 2014 at 10:03 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) - It seems to matter less whether your alma mater is public or private than what you study -?? math and science in particular -?? when it comes to finding a high-paying job after college, according to a report released...

Updated Jul 7, 2014 at 9:12 AM

DECATUR — Illinois newborn babies are now being screened for a rare disease called severe combined immunodeficiency.

Posted Jul 3, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Playing in the water is a great way to beat the heat. And yet every year, kids drown. From 1999 to 2010, nearly 14,000 Americans age 19 and younger drowned, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Forty percent of...

Updated Jul 2, 2014 at 12:28 PM

Anne Becker has been studying eating disorders for nearly three decades, but it was from her twin 13-year-old daughters that she learned the term "thigh gap." Her daughters got their Seventeen magazine and pulled up Web site images to...

Updated Jul 1, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Is your child ready for kindergarten? It's the first rung on the academic ladder, and sometimes parents wonder whether their children are primed for the academics or the social interactions in a kindergarten classroom. At this stage, the...

Updated Jun 24, 2014 at 9:25 AM

I took my 3-year-old daughter to the pool recently and witnessed a cluster of high school girls sipping green juices. At first I smiled, thinking how wonderful it was that these girls had chosen vegetable juice over the classic teenage...

Updated Jun 23, 2014 at 11:58 AM

WASHINGTON — Paid leave and access to child care are surging to the top of the nation's political debate as Democrats and Republicans seek to win votes and advance policies to address the economic struggles of families trying to...

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