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Father’s Day: Do I Buy My Mom a Present?

Father's Day is a weird time of year for me. My Father hasn't really been in my life since I was about 4 so it's been just my Mother and me as far back as I can remember. Whenever this day comes around I don't know what to do.

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Dad Getting Yelled at by Internet for Using This with Child [PHOTO]

I feel like I have to start this off by saying that I'm not a parent. I have personally only have a dog though there are a lot of children in my family. My Mom used this when I was a kid and I don't feel like it was a big deal. What am I missing?

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Nana Learned Not to Have Her Kids Clean Their Plates, Sneaking Pot & The Belt in This Weeks Growing Up 518

My Grandmother has lived almost all of her 85-years here in the Capital Region. Throughout the Growing Up 518 video series, she has told us so many stories of going to school, meeting my Grandfather, getting married, their first apartment, house, the birth of their kids and raising a family.

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Boy Suspended Because Of Picture He ‘Liked’ [VIDEO]

Social media can be a wonderful thing or it can be a way for people to express themselves under not so great of a light. I agree that social media use in children should be monitored but maybe this Ohio school went too far here.

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Will Ryan Do The Right Thing?

There have been a couple of stories in the news of kids who found money and returned it. It ran the gamut too from a quarter to $2000. I really hope that if Ryan is faced with these dilemmas, we have raised him to do the right thing.

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Mom Writes Letter to School, Daughter Done with Homework [PHOTO]

I'll admit, I was a nerdy kid in school, I loved homework. Math homework was like a giant logic puzzle to me, Spanish was a way to learn a language I could speak that my Mother couldn't and Science was a way to look at the world differently than usual. Apparently, though, homework these days is worse than I remember and a mom decided to do something about it.

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Fostering Ryan Opened Our Hearts [PICTURE]

You may or may not know that Ryan was a foster child. Jenn went through the classes and the process of fostering and when Ryan was just seven weeks old, he entered her life. I will admit that it was a roller coaster ride with very high highs and some low lows. 

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Tell Your Kids, Stop Sharing! Is This Mom Wrong?

When you're growing up, you learn from your parents that sharing is caring. Especially being an only child, it was instilled in me to share my toys and not be spoiled but this Mom disagrees.

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Jen and Ben Doing It For The Kids

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck were married for 10 years before their Hollywood marriage dissolved within the last year.  Infidelity claims and alcohol abuse by Ben doomed their marriage, but these these things keep the separated couple from being at odds during the most emotional of times.

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Do You Give Your Kid An Allowance?

I just read an article that the average kid ages 4 to 14 get anywhere from 5 to $10 per week. They do have to work for it, however, but mostly kids get paid for cleaning their own rooms. I think this is ridiculous.

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Restaurant Ban Causes Outrage But More Customers?

I don't have children yet so sometimes when debates regarding children come up, I feel I may be out of my element, except I heard this story from a restaurant in North Carolina and I think they have a point.

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This Video Made Me Cry So I Made My Kids Watch It [Watch]

One of my old (favorite) teachers posted this video on his Facebook page and at first I thought, "Ugh, I'm tired about hearing about bullying...

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