Family Life

The Year's Most Miraculous Happy Endings
The Year’s Most Miraculous Happy Endings

This season, warm your heart with our stories of amazing resilience and miraculous recoveries. >>

13 Ways to Remember the True Meaning of Christmas
13 Ways to Remember the True Meaning of Christmas

Amid the bustle and the buying, the eats and the treats, take time to rekindle the real spirit of… >>

13+ Things Your Mall Santa Won’t Tell You
13+ Things Your Mall Santa Won’t Tell You

Mall Santas share their secrets, and impart a few special tips for parents at Christmastime. >>

The Mother-in-Law Battles: How Does She Really Feel?
The Mother-in-Law Battles: How Does She Really Feel?

There are millions of mother-in-law jokes around, but how do these supposedly terrifying figures… >>

Witty and Wise, Milblogs Are a Voice for Military Spouses
Witty and Wise, Milblogs Are a Voice for Military Spouses

Military blogs, or milblogs, are a popular voice for the families of American service members. >>

10 Tips to Make Reading Fun for Your Child
10 Tips to Make Reading Fun for Your Child

Did you know that simply reading to your child is one of the best things you can do for his or her… >>

The Benefits of Blended Families
The Benefits of Blended Families

A look at the hidden strengths of blended families. >>

The Birth of a Family
The Birth of a Family

What's a single white guy doing with three Mexican kids? Making a loving family — and showing how… >>

11 Table Manners That Still Matter
11 Table Manners That Still Matter

If you think people don’t care about etiquette at the table as much as they used to, think again. >>

How to Cope with Boomerang Kids
How to Cope with Boomerang Kids

85 percent of the college class of 2011 is moving back home. Psychologist Carl Pickhardt, offers… >>

How to Keep Kids Safe on the Sports Field
How to Keep Kids Safe on the Sports Field

Playing a sport is one of the best ways kids can keep healthy. But along with the benefits of… >>

Amazing Life Stories: Lessons Learned Edition
Amazing Life Stories: Lessons Learned Edition

Here are a few of our favorite entries so far in our “Your Life: The Reader’s Digest Version”… >>

Amazing Life Stories: Parents-Only Edition
Amazing Life Stories: Parents-Only Edition

Make a long story short for your chance to be published in Reader's Digest and win $25,000. Here… >>

10 Ideas for Labor Day Family Fun
10 Ideas for Labor Day Family Fun

Try these activities for a fun, family-focused Labor Day. >>

13 Tips to Increase Your Family’s Happiness and Health
13 Tips to Increase Your Family’s Happiness and Health

Happy families share certain basic characteristics. Here are a few of the foundations experts say… >>

Indoor Mold, Asthma and Your Children
Indoor Mold, Asthma and Your Children

Research suggests infants exposed to mold have more than double the risk of developing asthma, and… >>

What Does 9/11 Have to Do with Going to College
What Does 9/11 Have to Do with Going to College

Technology is keeping families closer than ever. Is that really the best thing? >>

Beach Safety 101
Beach Safety 101

The lazy days of summer are no time to get lazy about water safety. Keep your family safe at the… >>

Jaw-Dropping Ideas for a Summer Shark Party
Jaw-Dropping Ideas for a Summer Shark Party

Take a bite out of these 10 sweet ideas for a shark theme party. Even if you're hosting a pool… >>

Affordable Colleges for your Child to Consider
Affordable Colleges for your Child to Consider

These colleges are lower in cost, student centered, led by idealists, and have good core values. >>