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"The price tag ranged from about $4,600 in Mississippi to $15,000 in Massachusetts, and was more than annual median rent payments in 22 states."

- Stephanie Hanes, Modern Parenthood blogger talking about childcare costs.

FULL STORY: Childcare cost: Day care expense rivals college cost, fuels social problems

And here is our list of the 5 top childcare options based on cost and value, from day care to nanny

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Where do international adoptions happen? Follow our series chronicling the adoption story for one family - http://bit.ly/AdoptionDiaryPart2 

Where do international adoptions happen? Follow our series chronicling the adoption story for one family - http://bit.ly/AdoptionDiaryPart2 

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The family dinner – bolstered by science and popular buzz – is back: From Hollywood to the White House and out there at the dinner tables of America, the family ritual is increasingly considered the right thing to do. The food may not be haute, but the gathering is believed to to be connected to lower rates of drug use, obesity, and pregancy among teens.
How often do you have dinner with your family?
READ: The family dinner is back – not haute, but the right thing to do

The family dinner – bolstered by science and popular buzz – is back: From Hollywood to the White House and out there at the dinner tables of America, the family ritual is increasingly considered the right thing to do. The food may not be haute, but the gathering is believed to to be connected to lower rates of drug use, obesity, and pregancy among teens.

How often do you have dinner with your family?

READ: The family dinner is back – not haute, but the right thing to do



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Think you’ve traveled far and wide this holiday weekend? Imagine transforming your everyday life to adventure on the road. 
Our latest series 
profiles families who have done just that, inspired to pull up stakes by what many call the “Eat, Pray, Love” effect.

Here’s a sampling of blogs from a few traveling families:

Jenss Family Travels (via nationalgeographic.com) 
Families on the Road
Six in the World 
Soul Travelers 3
My Little Nomads

Where’s the farthest you have traveled with your family and for how long? Send us your pictures and stories to post!

PHOTO: The Andrews Family camel caravan in Mohammedia, Morocco, departing for camping in the Sahara Desert, February 2009. Left-right: Dee, Scott, Emma & Grace. Image courtesy of the Andrews family

Think you’ve traveled far and wide this holiday weekend? Imagine transforming your everyday life to adventure on the road.

Our latest series profiles families who have done just that, inspired to pull up stakes by what many call the “Eat, Pray, Love” effect.

Here’s a sampling of blogs from a few traveling families:

Jenss Family Travels (via nationalgeographic.com)

Families on the Road

Six in the World

Soul Travelers 3

My Little Nomads

Where’s the farthest you have traveled with your family and for how long? Send us your pictures and stories to post!

PHOTO: The Andrews Family camel caravan in Mohammedia, Morocco, departing for camping in the Sahara Desert, February 2009. Left-right: Dee, Scott, Emma & Grace. Image courtesy of the Andrews family