Marriage & Parenting
Because parenthood is challenging, we can forget how to just be happy in the midst of it all.
Fellow members, you know who you are. You wield that secret club card called Limits and Responsibility. For the uninitiated, here is the nine-step requirement for membership in the Mean Mom Club. Read more »
Should faith and family matter to you if you don’t have faith or a family? Yes, because the only things strong enough to balance society and restrain the excess power of big business and big... Read more »
For years I wanted to be a soccer mom. I would see seemingly put-together moms taking their kids to games and practices. It looked like the good life. Now it is my life, and while I proudly wear... Read more »
When I put down the camera and joined the fun, I reclaimed my spot in the memories. Read more »
These are just 20 things I won’t regret doing with my kids. Simple things, really. Read more »
I’d like to suggest three things to consider if you find yourself in this situation of having a child very different from you. Read more »
Noticing the good things your husband does for you will go a long way in helping your realize how deep his love really is. Read more »
Hopefully there is still time in the autumn of our lives to make a trek with the family back to our memories. Then again, does it really matter? There are exciting things to do and beautiful places... Read more »
An old journal brought back memories of my father's encouraging me to write. I gained insight into life from my father’s positive attributes. His recording his experiences in a journal left a... Read more »
Kids are notorious for fibbing. Like most childhood challenges, there are many reasons for the behavior. Read more »
My mother didn't specialize in home decor or gourmet cooking, and she didn't lift weights or run marathons. But she makes me feel like I am the most important, wonderful person ever born. Read more »
On "NBC Nightly News" last week, anchor Brian Williams reported that, for the first time in history, there are more U.S. adults who are single than who are married. Let us suggest five frightening... Read more »
Let’s take a closer look at the traits that make 3-year-olds absolutely nuts. Read more »
Dating someone and think they're the one? You may want to read this list and see if they are showing some of these signs. Read more »
There are so many rocks in Gaelic territories that everything is made from them: walls, roads, buildings, more walls, homes, roofs, castles — did I also mention walls — abbeys and... Read more »
Pornography exposure is inevitable in today's sex-saturated society, and experts say the way parents respond to that exposure and communicate with their kids is crucial to their child's — and... Read more »
Working the standard 40-hour week isn't enough for many employers, who expect workers to spend an extensive amount of time in the office, at the expense of family time. Read more »
Did you know that children need a minimum of eight touches during a day to feel connected to a parent? Read more »
Little One, it is not, has never been, and never will be your job to “keep him interested.” Read more »
Jimmy Kimmel brought tears to the eyes of many children recently. But they weren't tears of joy. Read more »
Create a lasting and fulfilling marriage by adopting these 10 guiding principles. Read more »
There are some things I want you to know about me. About children. About this journey through motherhood that we're both on. Read more »
You are a good mom. You matter. You are making a difference. Read more »
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Because parenthood is challenging, we can sometimes forget how to just be happy in the midst of it all. 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 »
A few weeks ago, while I was visiting and caring for my parents, my 82-year-old dad’s heart stopped. 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
"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 »
With stores pushing sales on Thanksgiving day, it's harder than ever to teach kids what true gratitude really means. Read more »
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