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Is a nursing job abroad worth leaving my family for?


I am a nurse, and about to leave for a job abroad. But I am having second thoughts—should I or shouldn’t I? I am 25 years old, married, with a three-month-old baby. I also have a 10-year-old daughter from a previous relationship.

Posted: April 27th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Relationship,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Stay-at-home mothers increasing in US


More U.S. women are staying at home full-time to raise their children, according to a new Pew Research Center report released Tuesday.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

‘Don’t call us lucky’: Special needs parents speak out


“If you want to make sure to say all the right things, research on the child’s condition. Be real but positive. Useful advice and information are always helpful,” said Jane. “However, don’t give advice about something you know nothing or very little about. And, don’t be unrealistically positive (‘I’m sure he’ll grow out of it’) or deny he has a condition.”

Posted: November 26th, 2013 in Headlines,Parenting | Read More »

It takes a village–and a bike–to help a child

SENIOR management and staff volunteers of ING in Manila and Asia traveled the distance to far-flung San Isidro, Isabela, on Oct. 6 to paint a schoolhouse and launch Orange Bike project.

Lovelyn, 15, wakes up at the crack of dawn every day and heads to a makeshift shack to gather firewood and start a fire. She crouches to the ground to cook breakfast, periodically stirring the small pot to see if the food (usually canned sardines or vegetables from her small yard) is ready.

Posted: November 10th, 2013 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Can you treat your children equally?


In the movie “Two Weeks,” I can’t forget what Sally Field told her children—“I cannot love you equally, but I can love you specially.” She said this when asked who among her four children she loved most.

Posted: August 21st, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Parenting | Read More »