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Annette Bening explores motherhood and mood swings in her latest gem, '20th Century Women'

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'Sometimes I have an almost involuntary, intuitive reaction about a character -- a light goes off in my head," said Annette Bening, confessing that she didn't have that response when she first read Mike Mills' script for "20th Century Women."

Here was Dorothea Fields, a single mother who runs a makeshift boardinghouse in Santa Barbara, who sits...Read more

Child care subsidies, vital for many workers, are dwindling

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WASHINGTON -- Before she heads to her shift at a nursing home in New Haven, Conn., every morning, nursing assistant Elisha LaRose drops her 4-year-old son off at a day care center. She's grateful he'll be in a safe, educational environment all day.

LaRose, 30, is a single mother and could never afford to send her son to day care without a child...Read more

They want to help you have better talks with your children

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PHILADELPHIA -- It's a conversation we've all participated in, as a parent, a child or both.

Parent: "How was your day?"

Child: "Fine."

Parent: "What did you do today?"

Child: "Nothing."

Kat Rowan is a talker. She wasn't settling for one-word answers from her two daughters. So she sent them to school each day -- elementary through high ...Read more

Child care subsidies, vital for many workers, are dwindling

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WASHINGTON -- Before she heads to her shift at a nursing home in New Haven, Conn., every morning, nursing assistant Elisha LaRose drops her 4-year-old son off at a day care center. She's grateful he'll be in a safe, educational environment all day.

LaRose, 30, is a single mother and could never afford to send her son to day care without a child...Read more

Mom and Dad are the real MVPs of cancer survivor Eric Berry's epic homecoming

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FAIRBURN, Ga. -- The sign still stands on a table in the hallway of Carol and James Berry's suburban home.

"As you enter this house, please leave your sadness and uncertainty outside the door. If you have fear, and anxiety, throw them away.

"Positive energy only! Love, well wishes, and encouragement are keys!"

That was the environment they ...Read more

 

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