3 takes on Barbie’s new look

JANUARY 29, 2016 By Jeff Bogle, Jen Bradley and Rachee Fagg After a major announcement from toymaker Mattel this week, Barbie dolls will now come in three new shapes and sizes — curvy, petite and tall — as well as seven skin tones, 22 eye colors and 24 hairstyles. It’s a change that comes nearly […]

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My world: Same family, different colors

JANUARY 28, 2016 By Lori Tharps Do you ever think your family is the strangest one on the block? Or that your all-American family doesn’t quite look like the ones smiling on your TV screen? I do, because my family is an interracial, bilingual, multicultural mash-up of cultures and complexions. I am black American, my […]

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9 ways you and your family can get more sleep

JANUARY 19, 2016 By Tamar Chansky Let’s state the obvious: you don’t get enough sleep and neither do your kids, your neighbors, your sister-in-law, her sister-in-law, her neighbors and on and on. But why are we not getting enough of something that we clearly love and need? There must be a very good reason for […]

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What’s a mom by any other name?

JANUARY 1, 2016 By Lori Tharps It all started with that three-year old kid from the YouTube video. The one who kept telling Linda to “listen” while he was asking for cupcakes. It wasn’t until after little Mateo had his 15 minutes of fame and made it on to The Ellen Show that I realized […]

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