Marriage & Parenting
I'm convinced the No. 1 cause of divorce is not adultery or financial problems.
Hearing the stories from my family history sometimes feels like I'm listening to a fable. It can't be true. Read more »
Those who fall under the “sandwich generation” have mounting financial burdens and an increase in family responsibility. Read more »
It's more than just giving them a compliment or putting a ring on their finger. Here are 14 ways to show someone how much you care about them. Read more »
An 'unlikely father of five': Comedian Jim Gaffigan talks about the rewards, challenges of parenting
There was a time in his life when Jim Gaffigan would get on an airplane, see a parent with a child and think, “Weirdo, why would you do that to yourself?” Read more »
Motherhood is a lot of hard stuff. And some days involve one crazy and frustrating thing after another, but motherhood is also a lot of good stuff. And some golden moments count way more than all... Read more »
“There should be a time limit,” I said. “One minute to decide or get pushed off!” We all laughed. But then I glanced back up at this woman who was struggling with her... Read more »
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 »
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 »
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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I’m convinced the No. 1 cause of divorce is not adultery, financial problems or irreconcilable difference. Those are most often symptoms of a deeper problem. Read more »
With stores pushing sales on Thanksgiving day, it's harder than ever to teach kids what true gratitude really means. 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 »
Because parenthood is challenging, we can sometimes forget how to just be happy in the midst of it all. Read more »
This week, as we celebrate the wonderful, family-gathering holiday of Thanksgiving, let's try to think a little more about how we can make gratitude a more consistent staple of our... Read more »
Here are 15 suggested recent titles that can delight the lover of classics, those who appreciate unique art, the aficionado of ABC and number books and readers who enjoy sharing stories with children. Read more »
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 »
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 »
Please don’t encourage your child to be cool and popular for popularity's sake. 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 »
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