Categories for Family

Millennials Are Saying No To Marriage

October 15, 2014 8:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 1747
When it comes to marriage, Millennials are saying “I don’t.” Today’s young adults are on track have the lowest rates of marriage by age 40 compared to any previous generation. If the current pace continues, more than 30% of Millennial women will remain unmarried by age 40, nearly twice the share of their Gen X… View Article
Gay Flag

Virginia’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban Struck Down

September 9, 2014 8:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2841
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit ruled Monday that Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. The 2-1 ruling upheld a previous decision issued earlier this year by a Virginia district court, which struck down the state’s ban on gay marriages. “Virginia has failed to advance a compelling state interest justifying its definition… View Article

Work-life balance not just a women’s issue

August 29, 2014 2:30 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 6073
As the White House convened a day-long summit on working families with a heavy focus on work-life balance, I remembered a major survey last year that took issue with the prevailing notion that juggling work and home life is mainly a woman’s issue. According to a survey by the Pew Research Center, 56% of working mothers… View Article

Middle Class Americans: Poorer Than You Think

August 29, 2014 8:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 5750
The numbers seem to back it up. Americans’ average wealth tops $301,000 per adult, enough to rank us fourth on the latest Credit Suisse Global Wealth report. But that figure doesn’t tell you how the middle class American is doing. Americans’ median wealth is a mere $44,900 per adult — half have more, half have… View Article

Supreme Justices rule contraception mandate unconstitutional

July 3, 2014 4:11 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 15093
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court advanced the cause of religious freedom Monday in the most closely watched case of its term, ruling that companies cannot be forced to offer insurance coverage for birth control methods they equate with abortion. The 5-4 decision by the court’s conservative majority, over the vehement objections of liberal justices, dealt… View Article

Man whose child died in hot SUV to appear before judge

July 2, 2014 3:38 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 3115
(CNN) — A judge will determine this week whether there’s enough evidence to keep in jail a Georgia man whose son died in a hot SUV. Justin Ross Harris, who is charged with murder and second-degree child cruelty, will go before a judge Thursday for a probable cause hearing. Police say Harris left his 22-month-old… View Article

Twin Tornadoes Destroy Communities In Nebraska

June 30, 2014 2:30 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 3101
Rescuers scoured the debris of leveled homes in northeast Nebraska early Tuesday, 6/17, for people trapped under the rubble after deadly twin tornadoes wreaked havoc on farming communities. Complicating the rescue effort was the threat of another lashing from severe storms: after a tornado watch expired at 10 p.m. local time, a severe thunderstorm warning… View Article

Why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes

June 26, 2014 6:00 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 10942
It’s a tradition that dates back to the 1930s and it’s designed to give all children in Finland, no matter what background they’re from, an equal start in life. The maternity package – a gift from the government – is available to all expectant mothers. It contains bodysuits, a sleeping bag, outdoor gear, bathing products… View Article

Why The Girls Are Going To Coding Camp

June 26, 2014 10:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 8132
We signed our girls up for coding camp this summer, much to their distress. “I don’t want to be a computer programmer when I grow up!” one said. “Can’t we do another week of basketball camp instead?” the other begged. “Please!” Well, no. You can’t. Because these days, knowing how to program a computer or… View Article

Average 30-Year Mortgage Rate Drops To 4.17%

June 24, 2014 5:36 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 8738
Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages eased slightly this week, remaining near historic lows. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate for a 30-year loan declined to 4.17% from 4.20% last week. The average for the 15-year mortgage dipped to 3.30% from 3.31%. Rising prices and higher interest rates beginning in mid-2013 have… View Article