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Little Kid Falls Asleep Driving His Motorized Truck

We all know how dangerous it is to drive when you're really tired.

Unfortunately, I've fallen asleep at the wheel a few times.  In one instance, I worked overnight and had a 70 mile drive home.  I don't remember about 40 minutes of that drive, but I must have been in some "sleep functioning" state because I didn't wreck or hit anything

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goodncrazy, flickr
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At What Age Is It OK To Begin Using Social Media? [Poll]

Social media is everywhere.  And growing.

Social media can provide of wealth of knowledge, but it also has many pitfalls.

At what age is it OK to begin using social media?

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We’re Having Twins and we Love it! (video)

This is the cutest video.

These young sisters hear the news that their mom is pregnant again, this time with twins. Their reactions are adorable.

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plasticrevolver, flickr
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FDA Says Pregnant Women Who Use Migraine Medicine Could Have Children With Lower IQ Scores

On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned of the risk of taking certain migraine medicines while pregnant.

The medicines can lead to children with lower IQ scores.

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Mary Hilldore, Facebook
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Tulip Time 2013 – Highlights For Kids

Tulip Time 2013 is May 4 - 11.

There are so many family activities at Tulip Time, it's hard to choose where to start.

Check our Tulip Time 2013 list of highlights for kids and maximize your family's time at Tulip Time.

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cayoup, flickr
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City High, Jenison, And Spring Lake Lead West Michigan In U.S. News’ High School Rankings

Educational rankings are never perfect.  In fact, they are often controversial.  Still, they remain a useful tool.

A number of West Michigan schools have done well in the U.S. News rankings which were just released today.

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How to Talk to Kids in Wake of Boston Marathon Tragedy

As a parent, the hardest part of coping with any tragedy—be it a national or personal one—is finding the words to explain the unexplainable to your children, society's most innocent members.

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Do You Trust Movie Ratings When Choosing A Family Film? [Poll]

All of the rainy days we've gotten lately have made for some good movie watching weather.

It's fun to enjoy a movie with the whole family, but choosing an appropriate movie can be a challenge.

Do you trust movie ratings when choosing a family film?

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Salvation Army’s “Army of Readers” is April 19

Reading is so fundamental.  Who hasn't heard that phrase before.  But, it's true.  Without the ability to read, and there are more people who can't than you can imagine, the world is so closed off.

Starting early is key.  We want our children to have a love of reading so that the world literally opens up for them, and, reading to them is a monumental help.

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mikebaird, flickr
mikebaird, flickr
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Who Takes Your Family Photos? [Poll]

Nice cameras and photos have become much easier for the average consumer to obtain in recent years.

It's changing the way families record their memories and it's effecting the bottom line at large photo studios.

Who takes your family photos?

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eraphernaliavillage, flickr
eraphernaliavillage, flickr
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Zero-Tolerance School Policies – How Would You Apply Them? [Poll]

Zero-tolerance school policies draw a lot of attention, especially when school officials are forced to make a decision between following the "zero-tolerance" policy and simply applying common sense.

We've gathered some examples of controversial zero-tolerance policy decisions and want to know what you would have done.

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hendricks photos, flickr
hendricks photos, flickr
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Should Minors Be Allowed To Use Tanning Salons? [Poll]

Many students and families prepared for warm and sunny spring break trips by making a few trips to a tanning salon.

A proposed law would make it illegal for minors to use a tanning salon in Michigan.

Should minors be allowed to use tanning salons?

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