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Family Vacations Have Long-Lasting Impact on Kids' Happiness

According to experts, trips with the fam are the gift that keeps on giving.

Woman's Warning About Third-Degree Burns from Essential Oils Is a Must-Read for Everyone

This mom posted a PSA to Facebook after she applied essential oils before using a tanning bed and ended up with severe burns to her wrists and neck.

Going to the Beach Actually Changes Your Brain for the Better, Says Science

If you needed another reason to plan a family trip to the beach, here you go. You're welcome!

Most Parents Are Afraid to Tell Others They've Made a Common Car Seat Mistake

Not only are too many parents not keeping kids in rear-facing car seats long enough, but loved ones who notice aren't comfortable pointing it out.

EpiPens Are Being Recalled Because They May Not Work

Parents, please be advised that some EpiPens can fail to activate in an emergency. Here's what you need to know about this scary recall.

Recall Alert: Almost 600,000 Asthma Inhalers Have Been Recalled Due to Defect

GlaxoSmithKlein has issued a recall of three batches of albuterol inhalers due to a potential defect.

Recall Alert: Oball Rattles

Turns out, the popular rattles pose a choking hazard to little ones.

3 Updates and Changes to the Vaccine Schedule You Need to Know About

Experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continually evaluate the safety of vaccines and update their recommendations to make sure your child is protected. Here are the latest changes.

How One Houston Mom Is Helping Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Houston residents are doing amazing things to support one another in the wake of Hurricane Harvey's devastation. Here's what one mom is doing for families.

One in 5 New Moms Are Staying Silent About Postpartum Mood Disorders

We all know postpartum mood disorders require professional help. So, why are so many moms keeping quiet about the issue?

McDonald's Just Announced Plans to Serve Healthier Happy Meals by 2022

McDonald's has always been accused of serving up unhealthy fast food, not least to kids in its Happy Meals. All that is about to change with a shift in the business's approach to nutrition.

Parents of a Boy Battling a Rare, Debilitating Skin Disease Are Raising Money to Save His Life

A 12-year-old from Colorado named Jaiden Rogers is suffering from a rare condition called stiff skin syndrome. His family says he may be the only person in the world who has it and it's "turning him to stone."

Check Your Freezer! 1 Million Pounds of Chicken Recalled

The recalled products range from frozen chicken nuggets to chicken fillets from OK Food, Inc.

Recall Alert: Gerber Pasta Pick Ups

The company has recalled its cheese ravioli because it's not safe for kids with egg allergies.

Research Pinpoints 3 Key Ways to Reduce Your Child's Risk of Obesity

A new study has linked childhood obesity to inconsistent routines around mealtime, screen time, and, most importantly, bedtime.

#ThatsHarassment Video Series Highlights an All-Too-Common Problem for Women Everywhere

Actor David Schwimmer is helping to promote six short films that, sadly, most women can so relate to.

Trader Joe's Recalls Applesauce Due to Contamination

There's a possibility there could be glass shards in your Trader Joe's applesauce.

Is MiraLax the Cause of 'Horrifying' Changes Parents Are Seeing in Their Kids?

Parents have reported being "horrified" by the changes they've seen in their kids after taking the popular laxative. Here's what the experts say.

Study Says It's The Cuddling, More Than the Sex, That Makes You Happy

A new study reveals that it's the affection we get from our partners--and not the act of sex itself--that makes us happier.

Why Telling Kids They Can't Sing Could Hurt Them Later in Life

When it comes to musical abilities in our kids, we should focus less on talent and more on the benefits that hard work and persistence bring.

Everything Parents Need to Know About the Changes in CHIP Coverage

Congress failed to fund the Children's Health Insurance Program--and state by state, kids will begin to lose healthcare coverage. See what that means for your family.

'Sad' Meghan Markle Issues Statement: 'My Father Will Not Be Attending Our Wedding'

Meghan Markle has confirmed that her father, Thomas Markle, will "sadly" not be at her wedding to Prince Harry--and hopes he will have the "space to focus on his health."

These Are the Worst Sunscreens of 2018 for Babies and Kids, Says EWG

The Environmental Working Group has released its 2018 Guide to Sunscreens report, which includes the 14 worst-scoring sunscreens for babies and young children.

Fire Department Is Warning Parents About Scalding Water From Garden Hoses

Las Vegas emergency officials are warning parents about the danger of spraying children or animals with a garden hose that's been left sitting in the sun.

Would Your Home's Fire Alarm Wake Your Kids? Are You Sure?

A study shows that 80 percent of kids will sleep right through the sound of a smoke alarm.

Female Soccer Players Get the Most Concussions in High School Sports

New research shows that head injuries are now more common in girls' soccer than boys' football.