Marriage & Parenting
Let's try to think a little more about how we can make gratitude a more consistent staple of our lives.
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The Thanksgiving family stories that I heard throughout my youth are a wonderful reflection of the African-American oral tradition. They allow me to relive my family history with current relatives... Read more »
My father started a new family tradition with his adult children: write a one-page appreciation letter to two of your siblings or their spouses and share them on Thanksgiving. We set sarcasm aside... Read more »
With unusual circumstances this year, a proposal to go out to eat — for Thanksgiving enchiladas — seemed attractive until the fourth Thursday has gotten closer and I have found myself... Read more »
With stores pushing sales on Thanksgiving day, it's harder than ever to teach kids what true gratitude really means. Read more »
A few weeks ago, while I was visiting and caring for my parents, my 82-year-old dad’s heart stopped. Read more »
The time of year is nearing when men with beards are pretty popular. A beard and a red suit will get you lots of attention, but will it get a guy a girl? Santa may be great to fill a Christmas... Read more »
A bow that shoots illuminated arrows its manufacturer says can fly up to 145 feet and the "Catapencil" — a pencil with a miniature slingshot-style launcher on its end — are on an annual... Read more »
"The Two-Minute Marriage Project: Simple Secrets for Staying in Love" by Heidi Poelman is a refreshingly relatable guide to marriage maintenance for newlyweds and longtime spouses alike, worthy of... Read more »
Today, despite blessings beyond what the Pilgrims could imagine, we are losing the vital, life-sustaining emotion of gratitude. Our tendency to take things for granted is shocking. Read more »
After stepping away from primetime and Hollywood to bond with her family, Emmy Award-winning actress Katherine Heigl will return to TV tonight in a political drama, but she still considers... Read more »
Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: To all the young people fighting self-doubt and discouragement: 'You look good'
I wish I could tell every young person I know, including my son, “Hey, listen up! You look good. You ARE good enough, and you can BE THE GOOD this world needs.” Read more »
Children with a disabled sibling face great challenges at home, but also have great opportunities to learn selflessness as they practice perpetual service to their special-needs brother or sister. Read more »
I totally understand the jubilation on the faces of exuberant European Space Agency officials this week when their remarkable Philae landing probe landed on a comet. I felt the exact same thing... Read more »
President Obama's recent comments on stay-at-home mothers send the message that stay-at-home mothers are not as valuable as working mothers. Read more »
Life gets real busy. I got a sneak peak into how I might feel about my own life if I finish it without a pink knit cap. Read more »
There are some simple takeaway messages we should remember as we help kids navigate these tricky neurological waters. Read more »
Chronic marijuana use was shown to shrink one region of the brain, while also increasing brain connectivity. Read more »
A recent study says that infants react more to words coming from their mothers. Read more »
A toddler was expected to survive from a near drowning thanks to the quick actions of a Centerville police officer. Read more »
The White House is planning to focus on improving the lives of girls and women of color, after months of complaints that they were left out of the "My Brother's Keeper" initiative for young men. Read more »
Sometimes I wonder how much my relationship with my family is shaped by shared experiences and how much it's shaped by shared genes. Read more »
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