Pa. House approves bill extending PFAs to pets, animal companions | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - July 11, 2023

Pets play 'an essential role in offering comfort' to people experiencing abuse, the bill's sponsors said

In Philly, prospective LGBTQ+ parents receive guidance on adoption, other issues from local experts

BY: - July 9, 2023

The annual Paths to Parenthood program, put on by Philadelphia Family Pride, runs until July 27.

Pa. House moves legislation on Illegal dumping and retirement savings

BY: - May 25, 2023

Illegal dumping, a new state retirement system and arbitration for family disputes are among the issues the state House tackled this week.


5 tips for buying baby toys that support healthy development | Opinion

BY: - May 22, 2023

Americans spend $20B on baby toys. But it's hard to know which toy will be fun, educational and developmentally appropriate.

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What white people get wrong about Black dads | Opinion

BY: - January 6, 2023

The Black men I saw growing up had only ever worked toward one goal with their children: To give them a better life than they had.


What’s behind the U.S. infant formula shortage? Your questions answered | Opinion

BY: - May 13, 2022

And how to make sure that it doesn’t happen again.


My son has Down syndrome. Your taxes enrich his life | Opinion

BY: - October 18, 2021

So, for another year, on behalf of Greg and our family ... thank you

‘That is how we will lift up our nation’s middle class’: In Pgh, VP Harris touts child tax credit

BY: - June 21, 2021

In her first visit to Pittsburgh since becoming vice president, Harris met with children in a summer camp program at a neighborhood rec center.


The pandemic changed a lot. But not the partisan debate over paid leave | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - June 3, 2021

Just 14 states and Washington D.C. now mandate paid leave. Democratic bills in the Pa. House and Senate seek to change that.


These are the best and worst places in the U.S. to raise a family. How’d Pa. do? | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - June 2, 2021

A new study shows the Keystone State's biggest cities have some work to do when it comes to welcoming families.

Philly’s Home & School Council highlights fathers’ voices

BY: - May 3, 2021

For the first time in its 124 years, the Philadelphia Home and School Council is being led by Black women.

LGBTQ groups mobilize against bill sponsored by Pa. Rep. Kelly targeting same-sex adoptions

BY: - March 24, 2021

The bill would significantly reduce federal funding for states that prevent anti-LGBTQ foster care and adoption agencies from participating in child-welfare programs.