Family Life

Mr. Mom, Meet Alpha Dad: A New Type of Father
Mr. Mom, Meet Alpha Dad: A New Type of Father

In the ’80s, a stay-at-home dad was a punch line. Today, fathers balance life at home and the… >>

Editor's Note: A Fresh Look at Junk Food
Editor’s Note: A Fresh Look at Junk Food

A busy Saturday leads to a surprisingly complicated lunch for Reader's Digest editor Liz… >>

Keep Your Kids Safe Online
Keep Your Kids Safe Online

Cyberbullying is a growing problem for today’s teens, but there are things you can do as a parent… >>

Project Happiness: How One Parent Inspired Optimism
Project Happiness: How One Parent Inspired Optimism

Melissa Fay Greene’s adopted son was angry and depressed—until a science fair project they… >>

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… >>

Editor's Note: A Divine Accident
Editor’s Note: A Divine Accident

One simple fall on a city street leads to a miraculous discovery. >>

Family Dinner: 25 Ways to Have More Fun at the Table
Family Dinner: 25 Ways to Have More Fun at the Table

For a more fun family dinner, Jenny Rosenstarch, author of the blog and book Dinner: A Love Story… >>

Everyone Is Different: 7 Children's Books that Help Explain How
Everyone Is Different: 7 Children’s Books that Help Explain How

Kids are naturally curious about what makes people different, but sometimes adults fumble for the… >>

Inspiring Story: Swimming in Socks
Inspiring Story: Swimming in Socks

Sportswriter Joe Posnanski strikes a deal with his noncompetitive daughter—and they both win. >>

The Stranger Who Changed My Life: The Taxi Driver and the Doctor
The Stranger Who Changed My Life: The Taxi Driver and the Doctor

When a taxi driver asked one simple question, he transformed his family's future. >>

Meet the Downsized Generation: Millennials Who Are Rewriting the Rules for Success
Meet the Downsized Generation: Millennials Who Are Rewriting the Rules for Success

They graduated as the economy tanked, forcing twentysomethings to rethink their (and the country's)… >>

Don't Say These 7 Things When Giving Mother's Day Gifts
Don’t Say These 7 Things When Giving Mother’s Day Gifts

On Mother's Day, Valentines Day, or any such holiday designed to tempt female hormones… >>

Must-See: Little Boy's Toy Train in Space
Must-See: Little Boy’s Toy Train in Space

My two sons, in their 20s now, loved toy trains when they were young. So this Smithsonian video of… >>

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. >>

Four Great Books for Dog Lovers
Four Great Books for Dog Lovers

I'll admit it: Dogs are my weakness. It wasn't always this way. But  I have a boy who needed a… >>

Must-Read Book: 'Bringing in Finn'
Must-Read Book: ‘Bringing in Finn’

Most births don't make headlines unless the mother is, say, Snooki. But the arrival of Chicago mom… >>

“The Parenting Moments I’ll Never Forget”

From baby's first laugh to the joy of high school band concerts, here are some of the simple… >>

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… >>

Working Moms: Tell Us How You Do It
Working Moms: Tell Us How You Do It

There’s been a whole lot of discussion lately about whether or not it’s possible for women to… >>

All I Really Need to Know I Learned...
All I Really Need to Know I Learned…

Playful essays by Mel Brooks, Ozzy Osbourne and others celebrating the Robert Fulghum best-seller… >>