Cost of feeding a family of four: $146 to $289 a week

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Latest statistics give a range of prices for feeding a family of four a healthy diet. The cost of feeding a family of four a healthy diet can run $146 to $289 a week, according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


Top U.S. spots for family fun

Spread across nearly 3,500 square miles and home to some 60 animal species and almost half of the world's geysers, visitors could explore Yellowstone National Park for weeks and not see everything in the country's first national park.


Two-income couples down; more wives out-earn husbands

An analysis of family finances from 2006 to 2011 shows wives in dual-earner couples contributing more to total household income and more wives in 2011 were out-earning their husbands than in 2006.


'Monsters University' Debuts First Full-Length Trailer

Monsters University

God bless animation! Only in cartoons could you get a prequel after a dozen years with characters that actually look younger than they did in the first film. Also, while we're at it, hooray for Pixar, because Monsters University looks like the movie that'll re-establish the studio's follow-up bona fides after the critical train wreck that was Cars 2. To begin with, the premise was established organically; rather than following up on the adventures of Mike (Billy Crystal) and Sulley (John Goodman) after the closing curtain of Monsters, Inc. -- and trying to send them on a new, sequelriffic adventure -- it capitalizes on the duo's easy chemistry by focusing on how they met.


Dad's mean letter to kids goes viral

Father's Email

In an e-mail titled "Dear All Three," Nick Crews excoriates his grown children for their professional and personal failures, and for the "bitter disappointment each of you has in your own way dished out" to him and his wife.


Family, etiquette tips for Thanksgiving


I come from a divorced family, and so does my husband. Every year on Thanksgiving, we wonder: Of the four sets of parents, which one should we take our kids to visit this year? (All live nearby, which makes the decision even more challenging.) We try to be careful with our choice, but it's tricky, and we have inadvertently caused offense in the past. How can we avoid upsetting any of our loved ones this time around?


Pull off Thanksgiving with less stress


No matter how much you plan ahead, feeding your extended family--bottomless teenage nephews, out-of-town uncles, and wild munchkins included--is going to be a massive undertaking.


Dads Are Taking Over as Full-Time Parents

Stay-at-Home Dads

In the last decade, the number of men who have left the work force entirely to raise children has more than doubled, according to recent United States census data.


Separate adoptive siblings 'for own benefit'


Brothers and sisters facing adoption should in some cases be split up for their own benefit, the government's adoption adviser has said. Martin Narey said the presumption that siblings are kept together can sometimes "disadvantage children".


Many dads struggle to balance work, family

Work Family Balance

Balancing career and home has long been a hot topic for women. But many young dads taking a bigger role in the household are finding they are less prepped for the juggling act.


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