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How to Escape the Gravitational Pull of an Ugly Divorce

Posted on · Going through a divorce is never an easy thing – even if you’re lucky enough not to endure a particularly hostile one. There’s dividing the assets, figuring out when and where the kids will spend their time – and then there’s dealing with all the emotional issues and heartbreak of something that was once – […]

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How to Find a Good Daycare in Houston

Posted on · Some parents may scramble, at times, to find child care during the summer months. For some working parents with younger children, it’s a year-round challenge. And for Houston parents who want high quality care for their child that’s affordable and convenient, it can be a long and frustrating process to find day care that fits. We discuss when parents […]

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Around 1,500 Kids in Houston Still Waiting to Be Adopted

Posted on · According to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, more than five thousand Texas children in their care were adopted last year. That’s a 6.5 percent increase in adoptions from the previous year. Still, in Greater Houston, more than 1,500 kids are waiting to be adopted. We examine the issues, challenges, and resources available to […]

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Need Help Tracing Your Family Roots?

Posted on · Living in the early 21st century has its perks – among them, access to information like never before. DNA testing can help you trace your roots. Social networking sites can help you reconnect with relatives. A lot of folks are taking advantage of these and other tools to develop a family tree. We welcome your […]

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Familiar Family Drama at the Heart of ‘August: Osage County’

Posted on · Well, we made it through the holidays. And for some Houstonians, that’s no small feat. If you’re lucky, you had a great time with family and friends. If you’re not so lucky, well, maybe there was an awkward conversation with the fam over dinner, an argument, a crisis, a showdown, someone had too much to […]

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Foster Home Shortage in Houston

Posted on · According to the Children’s Bureau of the Department of Health and Human Services, in its most recent report to Congress, on the last day of 2011, nationwide, an estimated 407,000 children were in foster care. That represented a four-year low. And yet, for the first time in four years, more children entered foster care over […]