Family Life

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… >>

The Case for Taking Family Dinner Off-Line
The Case for Taking Family Dinner Off-Line

Why its more important than ever to detach from technology and reattach with family. >>

More Things Your Nanny Won't Tell You
More Things Your Nanny Won’t Tell You

More tips from the people who are taking care of your children. >>

13 Tips to Get Your Errands Done Quicker
13 Tips to Get Your Errands Done Quicker

If you’re not careful, you can spend more than half of your leisure time in your car running… >>

17 Secrets of Happy Families
17 Secrets of Happy Families

Happy families share some habits that make for fulfilling conversation, productive housework, and… >>

8 Fascinating Facts about Twins
8 Fascinating Facts about Twins

Seeing double? This year American women will give birth to more than 140,000 sets of twins. Here's… >>

RD Global Poll: What Makes Us Happiest?
RD Global Poll: What Makes Us Happiest?

Reader's Digest asked its readers worldwide to rank how these four key aspects impact their… >>

A Holiday to Remember: Maya Angelou, Dan Rather, and More
A Holiday to Remember: Maya Angelou, Dan Rather, and More

Here are a dozen memories, both large and small, the kind that make the holiday season… >>

4 Veterans' Stories: A Look at Heroes Returning Home
4 Veterans’ Stories: A Look at Heroes Returning Home

These service members show that heroism continues off the battlefield, too. >>

Why You Should Read While You Walk
Why You Should Read While You Walk

When you read while you wander, your destination may be a surprise. >>

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The “Lost Boy” Who Built a Family

One of the lost boys of Sudan, Peter Ter came to America with nothing—except a remarkable gift… >>

Mama's Corn Bread & Beans
Mama’s Corn Bread & Beans

Try as we might, we can’t escape our culinary DNA. >>

Here's How I Learned to Be a Better Listener
Here’s How I Learned to Be a Better Listener

Forced by his doctor to stop talking, the author found a new way of hearing people thanks to his… >>

This Single Dad's Perspective Will Change How You See Your Kids
This Single Dad’s Perspective Will Change How You See Your Kids

His mother’s lessons on love helped a single dad raise independent kids, and learn to let them go. >>

5 Things Your Kids Should Know About Their Online Reputation
5 Things Your Kids Should Know About Their Online Reputation

Just because your child is web savvy doesn't mean they don't need supervision on the Internet. >>