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photo of ME's mothers and employment guest, Dr. Deborah Kahn

As moms, most of us give a lot of thought to deciding to be employed or to be an at-home mother. We may seek input from family, friends and books, even as pervasive media images of “having it all” also seep into our thinking. But what is known about the effects of a mother’s employment…

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Marti talked with Julie Pfitzinger from Next Avenue about the benefits of play and how grandparents can engage their grandchildren in fun, memorable moments of play. Marti even shared some special play memories from time spent with her five grandchildren, ranging in age from nine to 13 years.   Here are Marti’s 6 tips for…

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Most of us know how important it is to read to children from an early age, but you may not know how beneficial it is to tell stories to children of all ages – both made up stories and real stories from your own experience. Holiday gatherings are a great time to get started in…

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photo of ME's juggling work and family guest, Dr. Brad Harrington

Conversations about juggling work and family often revolve around challenges faced by moms who are employed outside the home. But a study at Boston College’s Center for Work and Family is changing the conversation, with findings that highlight how some fathers are facing similar struggles as they take on increasing responsibility at home and still…

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The news these days is filled with stories of grown men violating the boundaries of others, particularly women, who are sexually harassed and/or assaulted in staggering numbers. So, what do these stories mean for parents, who want to raise children who would never treat others with such disrespect?   Marti shared with Adrienne Broaddus on…

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