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Recent Kids Stories

Scott and Bethany Palmer, The Money Couple

We all want to raise our children to be financially responsible, but which lessons they're ready for may depend upon their ages.

by Scott and Bethany Palmer

Devotional writer, Susanna Foth Aughtmon

I am on a mission to be joy-full this year.

by Susanna Foth Aughtmon

A pig-tailed girl in a wheelchair with a fleeve blanket covering her lap

She wanted to bring a bit of warmth to folks who could use it—and she knew just how to do it.

by Lisa Bannister
, Erie, Pennsylvania

An artist's rendering of an envelope with a note in it

A family tradition of doing favors blossoms into a website that promotes small kindnesses.

by Jennifer Van Hulle
, Tacoma, Washington

Pearl Huber

One Christmas her children wanted to know how they could help the homeless. Twenty years later they’re still helping.

by Pearl Huber
, Encino, California

Melissa and Philippe with (l-r) Océane, Margaux, Charlotte and Valentine

If there’s one thing that’s closer to this Food Network star’s heart than family-friendly recipes, it’s preventing the tragedy that struck her own family.

by Melissa d'Arabian
, as told to Celeste McCauley, Senior Editor

Tavis Smiley is the host of a weekly talk show on PBS.

The most important lesson I learned came from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

by Tavis Smiley
, Los Angeles, California

Arguments with your teen are inevitable. But here's how to avoid hurtful words.

by Terry Squires

It's not the games or sweets or even the gifts, it's all about family being together.

by Michelle Medlock Adams

For a doubting Thomas widower, the message from his late wife was unmistakable.

by Diana Aydin

Robbie with her son, Nicholas

She was so focused on her special-needs son that she was ignoring her own needs—and the One who was there to see her through it all.

by Robbie Pinter
, Nashville, Tennessee

Reduce stress

Tips for how to bring the Zen back into your life. 

by Jessica Toomer

A group waiting for outpatient cancer surgery discovers their own Christmas cheer.

by Colleen Hughes

An artist's rendering of a pill bottle used to collect spare change

They learned that blindness in a child could be prevented with just a small donation, and they set out to make a difference.

by Eva Goertzen
, Three Hills, Alberta, Canada

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