Family Life

My Daughter's Piano Recital and the Little, Lovely Life Lesson It Taught Me
My Daughter’s Piano Recital and the Little, Lovely Life Lesson It Taught Me

One father learns you don't always have to say the words "I love you" to get the point across. >>

The Awesome Power of 4 Tiny Family Traditions
The Awesome Power of 4 Tiny Family Traditions

No room in your family’s hectic schedule for “quality time”? These mini rituals make it… >>

This Photographer Is Saving Foster Kids One Photoshoot at a Time
This Photographer Is Saving Foster Kids One Photoshoot at a Time

Read about the incredibly generous way Seattle photographer Jennifer Loomis is using her… >>

How to Develop a Positive Attitude in 6 Easy Steps
How to Develop a Positive Attitude in 6 Easy Steps

Is your glass always half-empty? Retrain your brain to look on the bright side with these… >>

Is Your Dad Like This? A Comedy Writer's Awkward Phone Calls with Father
Is Your Dad Like This? A Comedy Writer’s Awkward Phone Calls with Father

No matter how much you love your father, certain phone conversations can be irritating … or… >>

13 Things Your Mother-in-Law Won’t Tell You
13 Things Your Mother-in-Law Won’t Tell You

Build a better relationship with his mother by remembering these things she'd like to say but won't… >>

5 Powerfully Simple Ways to Diffuse a Fight With Your Partner
5 Powerfully Simple Ways to Diffuse a Fight With Your Partner

Tell a joke. Sit on something soft. Ask this question. These weird-but-effective expert tips can… >>

America's Troops Speak Out: 43 Things They Wish You Knew About Shipping Out, Coming Home, and How Their Lives Change
America’s Troops Speak Out: 43 Things They Wish You Knew About Shipping Out, Coming Home, and How Their Lives Change

We treasure our soldiers for what they do and stand for, yet how many of us know more than the… >>

A Devoted Husband Confesses: Why I Wear Two Wedding Bands
A Devoted Husband Confesses: Why I Wear Two Wedding Bands

A man explains to a stranger how wearing a second wedding band has changed his life. >>

Chilling Reincarnation Stories: Meet 3 Children Who Lived Before
Chilling Reincarnation Stories: Meet 3 Children Who Lived Before

Professor Jim Tucker thinks that past lives are possible. Here are three startling accounts of… >>

Don't Be a Sissy: Garrison Keillor's Rules to Surviving a Minnesota Winter
Don’t Be a Sissy: Garrison Keillor’s Rules to Surviving a Minnesota Winter

The humorist makes a compelling case for embracing the cold. >>

A Courageous Cancer Story: The Day I Started Lying to Ruth
A Courageous Cancer Story: The Day I Started Lying to Ruth

A cancer doctor on losing his wife to cancer. >>

Father Kills Bear to Save Son
Father Kills Bear to Save Son

Deep in the wilderness, all that stands between an attacking grizzly and a hunter's life is a… >>

Mindy Kaling's Advice to Teens: Please Don't Peak in High School
Mindy Kaling’s Advice to Teens: Please Don’t Peak in High School

Almost no one who was a big star in high school is a big star later in life, Mindy Kaling observes… >>

My Family Abandoned Me. Then A Stranger's Simple Kindness Changed My Life
My Family Abandoned Me. Then A Stranger’s Simple Kindness Changed My Life

In a random act of kindness, strangers turned around one writer's awful day by lifting her suitcase… >>

Maintain a Healthy Relationship With Your Parents
Maintain a Healthy Relationship With Your Parents

As you both grow older, the bond between parent and child must evolve as well. >>

Secrets of Straight-A Students
Secrets of Straight-A Students

Education experts and students reveal the secrets of maintaining high grades. >>

A Grandmother's Tale: When Anne Lamott's Teen Son Became a Dad
A Grandmother’s Tale: When Anne Lamott’s Teen Son Became a Dad

What would you do if your teenager had a child? For author Lamott, it was a crash course in the… >>

Top Tips for Buying Baby Clothes
Top Tips for Buying Baby Clothes

Use these six guidelines when purchasing clothes for babies to avoid being left with expensive… >>

Should a Nine-Year-Old Boy Be Circumcised Against His Wishes?
Should a Nine-Year-Old Boy Be Circumcised Against His Wishes?

A divorced father converts to Judaism and wants his son circumcised. The mother says no way. Now… >>