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Feb 10, 2019
21 Classic Baby Books Every Nursery Needs
When it comes to preparing a nursery, there are many items on a parent's checklist, from furniture and decor, to clothing and diapers — lots of diapers. However, more and more often, there's one...
Feb 9, 2019
I Didn't Think My Grumpy Dad Would Like Living With His Grandkids — Until I Saw Him Bond With My Autistic Son
When my husband and I first discussed moving into my parents’ home, my 71-year-old father was less than enthusiastic about the idea. My parents no longer needed (or were able to care for) such a...
Jan 20, 2019
14 Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for Moms, the Other Love of Your Life
She's your favorite lady, so be sure you celebrate your mother on the ultimate day of love with one of the best Valentine's Day gifts for moms. Being a mother is no easy feat. It's an often...
Jan 12, 2019
30 Punny Valentine’s Day Cards That’ll Leave Him in Stitches
If jokes and laughter are a cornerstone of your relationship, chances are you've already begun looking for the best funny Valentine's Day cards. Valentine's Day can be tricky and telling people...
Jan 5, 2019
Keep Your Babe Bundled This Winter With the 8 Best Snowsuits for Babies
The holidays have come and gone and the chill in the air isn't going anywhere, anytime soon — it's officially winter. One of the most exciting parts of winter for new parents is getting to...
Jan 4, 2019
Under One Roof: How to Keep the Peace in a Multigenerational Household
If you're asked to picture a typical American home, you'll probably imagine a single-family dwelling holding a mom, dad, kids and maybe a family pet. That picture isn't as typical as it once was....
Dec 13, 2018
4 Ways to Be the Ultimate Host This Holiday Season
Amid the craziness of Christmas parties here, there, and everywhere, we sometimes focus too much on the "there" and "everywhere" that we forget about the "here" — as in, the parties at your own...
Dec 1, 2018
5 Ways to Lighten the Load of Family Stress This Christmas
Have a love-hate relationship with the holiday season? You're not alone. You might like getting the chance to connect with your nearest and dearest, but not all the stress of shopping, decorating,...
Nov 5, 2018
How to Kindly and Effectively Talk to an Older Relative About Giving Up the Keys for Good
My daddy loved his little red truck. At 90, he still drove it around the small town where he lived, going to church, to the grocery store and to the garden center to pick up plants for his yard....
Nov 4, 2018
5 Signs You Might Be a 'Lawnmower Parent'
When our daughter was a baby, my husband and I practiced “attachment parenting,” which means that we wore her in a Baby Bjorn, she fell asleep in our arms and in our bed, and I nursed her whenever...
Nov 3, 2018
Are You Hindering Your (Adult) Children by Helping Them Too Much?
Does helping someone actually hinder them in the long run? This is a question I have been assessing for many years. I am the child of two immigrant, hardworking individuals who came to Canada with...
Oct 31, 2018
7 Things to Consider Before an Aging Parent Moves In
If it’s time to consider inviting your aging parent to move in with you and your family, be prepared for your life to change in ways you never expected. However, with the help of our experts, you...
Oct 29, 2018
10 Signs Your Aging Parent Shouldn’t Live Alone Anymore
Before Linda Barlaam’s mom had a stroke in 2014, there were some definite signs that she shouldn’t live in her two-bedroom condo anymore. For example, her focus was so off that the family was...
Oct 28, 2018
The Way You Laugh With Your Partner Says a Lot About Your Relationship, Study Suggests
Everyone loves to laugh, and pretty much everyone laughs with the person they love. But did you know that the way you laugh with your significant other might impact your love? Recent research...
Oct 23, 2018
My In-Laws and I Aren't the Same Kind of People — But Here's How We Finally Found a Way to Get Along
I sift through the pans in the cake decorating aisle, my daughters in the cart behind me. There is no Minnie Mouse; only Mickey. Can I manage some sort of bow and a pair of eyelashes? I’ve only...
Oct 21, 2018
Married Couples Who Say 'We' a Lot Are Happier and Healthier, Say Experts
There are many common indicators of a happy marriage; things like trust, mutual respect, and enjoying shared interests are what many loving, long-term couples might say if asked how they keep their...
Sep 20, 2018
4 Ways to Help Your Kids Stay Confident If They're Being Bullied About Weight
When your child is being bullied for his or her weight, it's heartbreaking — for your child and for you. So what can you do to help? Weight-related bullying (also known as weight bias, weight...
Sep 17, 2018
5 Ways to Ask Your Friends for Help When Your Parents Are Needy or Ill
My last visual memory of my always-a-step-away-from-hospitalized mom is from the passenger’s side mirror of the secondhand blue Geo Prism my husband and I owned. She was standing in the parking...
Aug 27, 2018
5 Ways to Help Kids Make Healthy, Lasting Friendships at Any Age
He asked if I liked to eat crayons. I’d just moved to the area in the middle of first grade and wanted desperately to make friends, so I said I did. He smiled — and a friendship was born. My father...
Jul 31, 2018
Yellow School Bus Blues: 4 Mom Authors Remember Letting Go of Their Kids on the First Day of Class
These first-day-of-school stories will make you laugh, cry, and nod your head in solidarity with these moms. No matter how old your kids get, you'll never forget the first time you dropped them off...
Jul 26, 2018
The Direction You Hug Says a Lot About Your Emotional State
If you've ever wondered whether that stiff and awkward hug from your mother-in-law at your last family dinner was genuine, there might be an easy way for you to tell. A study from Ruhr University...
May 31, 2018
12 Times Queen Elizabeth and Kate Middleton Proved They're the Best of Chums
Queen Elizabeth has always had a special bond with her grandson, Prince William, and it looks like those warm feelings also extend to her grandson's wife, Kate Middleton. Considering Kate and...
May 24, 2018
The Mormon Family Ritual That We Could All Stand to Learn From
Quality time with loved ones has slowly become a victim of today's busy world. And as more and more people report feeling lonely — especially the younger generations — it's important to hit pause...
May 12, 2018
10 Hilarious Quotes About Being a Parent That Every Mom Can Understand
Being a mom is no easy feat, and it takes a healthy dose of a good sense of humor, funny quotes, and venting to your friends to make it through the week. Between laundry, dishes, cooking, and...
Mar 22, 2018
Parents Tend to Prefer the Youngest Child, According to Survey
The favorite child debate is one that all families have had. If you ask Mom or Dad, the answer is always: "You're all my favorite." Put the question to Grandma or Grandpa and they say, "Each one is...
Jan 23, 2018
Carrie Underwood’s Husband Does Storytime With Their Son and It’s Adorable
Our day is made! Carrie Underwood treated us all to a super cute video of her husband, Mike Fisher, spending quality time with their 2-year-old son, Isaiah, and honestly, we wish we were invited to...
Jan 4, 2018
Christmas in the Shadow of Grief Is the Palest of Holidays
If you had peeked into my house during the pre-dawn hours of Christmas morning, nothing would’ve looked amiss. All three stockings were full, especially my 13-year-old daughter’s, which overflowed...
Jan 4, 2018
Victoria Beckham and Her Family Enjoyed a Tropical New Year's Vacation
The Beckham's know how to do family time. Four months after Victoria and David bid farewell to their oldest son, Brooklyn, who started college in New York, the much-loved family reunited for one...
Dec 29, 2017
How to Win Monopoly Every Single Time
Playing Monopoly with your family and hate losing? For many families, a good game of Monopoly is as much a part of the holiday and New Year season as eating too many cookies and watching the ball...
Dec 8, 2017
Girl Scouts Say Don't Force Kids to Hug and Kiss Relatives at Christmas
Christmas is a time for families to come together, reconnect, and have a jolly old time. For some families, it's the only time they see each other all year. Although for adults, festive catch-ups...