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A 5 year old came home from school with a note in an envelope. But it wasn’t from Alex Nash’s teacher. It was from a classmate’s mom. And it contained an invoice for £15.95 (US $24.10). In the note, Julie Lawrence said because Alex was a no-show at her son’s birthday party, and his parents never bothered to call and cancel, she had to pay for Alex. “It was a proper invoice with full official details and even her bank details on it,” Derek Nash, Alex’s father, Continue reading »

Several ISIS videos have been gruesome and disturbing. But this latest ISIS video, showing a 10-year-old boy doing the terror group’s dirty work, hits a new low and raises new questions about what we should be telling our kids. It’s hard enough for us to make sense of it, right? In the video,  titled “Uncovering an Enemy Within,” and released through the official propaganda outlet for ISIS al-Hayat Media, the 10-year-old child is seen executing two men accused of being Russian spies. ISIS says the men were executed...Continue reading »

The weather doesn’t stop kids from wanting to play outdoors – especially when it’s really cold or snowing outside. Simply put: Kids will be playing outside in winter. The cold weather means that parents and kids need to take certain precautions and be more careful. A snow day can be lots of fun, but it can also be dangerous when your kids are not prepared and you don’t teach them about certain safety measures. Christina Plejdrup, mom inventor of the Minkey, a 3-in-1 Continue reading »

They worked hard to defend our country. Now, as they return, these military men and women are putting in the hard work to build businesses. Military veteran business owners, known as “vetrepreneurs,” now make up 9.1 person of all business owners, according to the Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy. Despite economic woes, a whopping 86 percent of vetrepreneurs expect their business revenue to stay the same or grow in 2015, according...Continue reading »

Tugging on the tooth? Nope. Wiggling the tooth? Not. Dad Phil Smith came up with a way to get that stubborn tooth out of Noah’s mouth: Use a Nike golf ball. “My 7-year-old wanted to pull his tooth but was concerned it would be too painful to pull SLOWLY,” says Smith, “so we did it QUICKLY and in his words with no pain, just a little fear.” Jury is out we guess whether this is an example of great fathering or something else. But you heard right… There’s a Continue reading »

It’s apparently not just moms who experience hormone changes during pregnancy. Expectant dads may also. It seems impending fatherhood, or being an expectant dad, can lower two hormones in men–testosterone and estradiol–even before their babies are born, a new University of Michigan study finds. Previous studies have shown that men’s hormones change once they become fathers. The new U-M study is the first to show that the decline...Continue reading »

Dr. Izzy Silva, M.D. is president of Healthpointe, a chain of a dozen health clinics in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties, each with its own team of board-certified physicians. In all, he has hundreds of employees. Silva, also  called “Dr. Izzy” by friends, colleagues, or staff members, is also a husband and father of two: daughter Alexis, 6, and son Joshua, almost 3. While female CEOs who are also mothers routinely get asked about the work life balance, rarely do men. In fact, people hardly ever...Continue reading »

UPDATE: 4:32pm ET: Body of suspected killer, Bradley William Stone, found. A Marine veteran and father of two is the subject of a massive Pennsylvania manhunt after police say he stabbed to death his ex wife and five of her relatives. Police say Bradley William Stone, 35, killed Nicole A. Stone, and then murdered five of her relatives. He spared their two daughters. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, county...Continue reading »

Babies are typically born in the hospital. Well, it seems that it doesn’t always go down that way and dad delivers the baby. And it’s not all that rare for that to happen, believe it or not. A dad delivers baby story just happened in Southern California, where Garden Grove residents Allan Su and his then pregnant wife Trisha Huynh were on their way to the hospital when Huynh started to go into labor. “Yeah, he asked me to hold on. I said, ‘No, I can’t hold on anymore – pull over!’” Huynh told Continue reading »

On the surface, you may wonder why Mike Dukart, a dad and serial entrepreneur, would be thinking so much about immigration reform. Dukart lives in southern Minnesota, on the cusp of North Dakota. It’s nowhere near the epicenter of what we typically think of the immigration reform battleground states: California, Texas, Arizona or Florida. But Mike Dukart and his family are products of immigration reform. In the early 1900s, his family, which is of German descent, immigrated to the prairies of North Dakota. Over the next century his family,...Continue reading »