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Mom Advice: How to Mix Metaphors

His mother's unique turns of phrase sent a clear message to author Pete Nelson. >>

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Mom Advice: How to Fib About Gifts

A difficult problem grew easier to unwrap for author Patricia Volk after some reflection on her… >>

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Mom Advice: How to Fathom Men

In caring for her own children, novelist Martha McPhee saw more of her mother shine through than… >>

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Mom Advice: How to Marry Well

One simple pointer made all the difference in Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Anna Quindlen's… >>

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Mom Advice: How to Be a Lady

Author Lee Smith grew to recognize a darker side to her mother's guidance as the years went by. >>

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Mom Advice: How to Be Proper

A simple lesson in manners paid off big time for Academy Award-winning actress Sissy Spacek. >>

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Mom Advice: How to Grow Up

Novelist and screenwriter Nicholas Sparks learned all about taking responsibility from his mother's… >>

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Mom Advice: Make Them Laugh Hard

Legendary writer and director Garry Marshall continues to be inspired by his mother's passion for… >>

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Mom Advice: Deal With It!

In her own way, actress Vanessa Williams' mother showed her daughter how to learn life's tougher… >>

The Joy of Homemade Pop Tarts
The Joy of Homemade Pop Tarts

Alana Chernila knows what it's like to try and get dinner on the table for her family, day in… >>

The Introvert's Power
The Introvert’s Power

They probably wouldn't like to hear it, but introverts are having a moment in the spotlight as new… >>

10 Reasons to Skip the Expensive Colleges
10 Reasons to Skip the Expensive Colleges

Are Ivy League schools really worth the price? >>

Top Dog Costume
Top Dog Costume

This adorable Halloween costume is a blessing for busy moms who don't sew. >>

Art Garfunkel: What I Know Now
Art Garfunkel: What I Know Now

Art Garfunkel, of Simon and Garfunkel, opens up on everything from Paul Simon to parenthood in this… >>

17 Things Your Mother Wants You to Know
17 Things Your Mother Wants You to Know

We asked mothers via Facebook to share the best advice they received from their mothers, and passed… >>

Email Etiquette: How to Avoid Information Overload
Email Etiquette: How to Avoid Information Overload

A writer weighs in on streamlining online communications and salvaging email manners. >>

Savvy Parenting Advice
Savvy Parenting Advice

Don't Sweat The Small Stuff author Kristine Carlson shares her parenting advice and tips. >>

13 Things Your Child's Nanny Isn't Saying
13 Things Your Child’s Nanny Isn’t Saying

Nannies and former nannies in Boston, New York, Seattle, Pennsylvania, and Los Angeles reveal what… >>

Dad Overboard: Confessions of a (Way Too) Protective Parent
Dad Overboard: Confessions of a (Way Too) Protective Parent

One man wades through 18 years of home movies to realize that he probably guarded over his son just… >>

Phenomenal Love Songs
Phenomenal Love Songs

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, here are some of our favorite love songs. >>