Advertisements for laundry products often feature women, but new commercials from Tide feature a stay-at-home dad. He's shown throughout the ads folding a small child's laundry.
We here at "Eye on Parenting" must admit it's kind of hypnotizing to see this man fold clothing. However, there seems to be much more going on in this advertisement than housework. We'll let you be the judge.Continue »
Lifestyle expert Tara Vera stopped by to share some of her top picks with CBSNews.com's Amanda Cochran. Click on the video below for Vera's suggestions.
Raising a family is an expensive endeavor -- and it's more expensive than ever now, according to a wide-ranging United States Department of Agriculture report.
The annual report, Expenditures on Children by Families, finds a middle-income family with a child born in 2010 can expect to spend about $226,920 ($286,860 if projected inflation costs are factored in) for food, shelter, and other necessities to raise that child over the next 17 years - a two percent increase from 2009.
That seems like a lot of money, right? Well, a few important costs aren't even factored in to that amount -- including college expenses!
Check out our "Eye on Parenting" gallery, "Cost of raising a child today," with some of the interesting highlights from the report.
"Sesame Street" star Elmo made an appearance in New York this week with "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson. The two jammed together at The Empire Hotel to launch a product line for Playskool.
But the toy line wasn't the only thing revealed at the event. Elmo's puppeteer, Kevin Clash, made an appearance in the audience. Ever wondered what he looks like? Make sure you check out our "Elmo (and friends) in New York" gallery to see photos of Clash at work.
The couple had four children when a cancer scare turned their lives around, and inspired the adoption of their first baby with special needs. Just one more baby, they thought. That was 16 years and 11 children ago.
Tom and Gloria discuss their life-changing decision to adopt 12 children with special needs, and their daily challenges caring for an array of physical and behavioral disabilities. To watch their amazing story, click on the video below.
Wondering what company is the best for you, working mom?
Today, Working Mother released its annual list of the 100 Best Companies. The publication says the list indicates companies that offer the best paid parental leave, backup child care and family-friendly benefits, among other incentives for employed moms (and dads).
This year, the magazine focused on what they call "the power of change, from flexing your schedule to finding a new job to pushing for a federal paid-parental-leave law that supports all new parents nationwide."
Big names on the new list include American Express, AOL, Bank of America, Capital One Financial, Citi, Colgate-Palmolive, Dell, General Electric, JP Morgan Chase, LEGO, and Goldman Sachs.
I don't know how I would talk to my child about 9/11. I'm currently not a parent, and I secretly fear days like the one on which I'm asked to explain what happened on that stark September day.
If I am to be a parent, my child will be told years from now what happened. Sept. 11, 2001 will be a past event, written into dog-eared school history books with American flags on the cover.
But 9/11 - as all significant American moments - remains seared in my experience and shaded by what followed.
How would I - but more importantly, how should I - how should we - tell our children about what happened?
One father, Allen Greenblatt, has just said what may be on your mind right now about raising kids: It's "not all lavender and honey."Continue »
Though not every site on the National Trust for Historic Preservation's list of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places is open to the public, there are a few gems you and your family may want to check out. From historic Fort Gaines on Dauphin Island, Ala., to the Greater Chaco landscape in New Mexico, the sites are rich with history - and scattered across the country.
Check out our gallery of the sites to see if you have some endangered history nearby.
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the largest national continuing assessment of what America's public school students know and how they can do in various subject areas. Assessments are conducted periodically in mathematics, reading, science, writing, the arts, civics, economics, geography, and U.S. history.
"Eye on Parenting" recently put together a ranking of each state's scores -- and Washington, D.C.'s, based on average NAEP results in reading and mathematics for fourth grade. The scores were taken from the 2009 NAEP, the most recent year for which the numbers are available.
Find out where public school kids in your state stand in our "Best Performing Public School Students by State" gallery.
Looking for great back-to-school clothes you - and your kids - will love? Check out lifestyle expert Tara Vera's wardrobe choices for less than $100 in our "Eye on Parenting" back-to-school fashion show.
Click on the video below to check out the chic looks she put together for school-aged kids.
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