Family Life

Games That Boost Kids’ IQ
Games That Boost Kids’ IQ

There are easy, inexpensive ways for parents to keep their kids’ brains sharp and have fun in the… >>

7 Surprising Health Experts Who Could Save Your Life
7 Surprising Health Experts Who Could Save Your Life

Think your doctor and your dentist are the only members of your personal health-care team? Don’t… >>

5 Ways to Make Traveling With Kids Easier
5 Ways to Make Traveling With Kids Easier

Taking the kids on your next vacation or road trip doesn’t have to spell disaster. With a bit of… >>

Make the Most of a Family Vacation Abroad
Make the Most of a Family Vacation Abroad

You won’t enjoy seeing five cities in a week with a toddler anyway, so why try? Here are travel… >>

The New Family Dinner
The New Family Dinner

Eating a family meal with your kids makes you healthier, whether you cook or not. >>

Does Gender Have a Color?
Does Gender Have a Color?

We outline the checkered history of pink and blue for boys and girls. >>

Is Your Backyard Toxic?
Is Your Backyard Toxic?

Keep your family healthier at home: Don't overlook these surprising hazard zones in your backyard. >>

13+ Things Your Pediatrician Won't Tell You
13+ Things Your Pediatrician Won’t Tell You

Go behind the scenes with your child's doctor to see what he is really thinking. >>

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… >>

Happy Feet: Travel Photo Idea
Happy Feet: Travel Photo Idea

Photographer Tom Robinson goes feet first for vacation photos. >>

15+ Best Books to Read as Children (and Adults)
15+ Best Books to Read as Children (and Adults)

Twilight and The Lorax aren't the only books meant for younger readers that adults can enjoy too… >>

Mom Advice: The Best and the Worst
Mom Advice: The Best and the Worst

Great and not-so-great advice from their mothers: Anna Quindlen, Alec Baldwin, Sissy Spacek… >>

Mom Advice: How to Keep Cool
Mom Advice: How to Keep Cool

Author Patricia J. Williams credits her mother with helping her gain the right perspective on life. >>

Mom Advice: How to Mix Metaphors
Mom Advice: How to Mix Metaphors

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

Mom Advice: How to Fib About Gifts
Mom Advice: How to Fib About Gifts

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

Mom Advice: How to Fathom Men
Mom Advice: How to Fathom Men

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

Mom Advice: How to Marry Well
Mom Advice: How to Marry Well

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

Mom Advice: How to Be a Lady
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. >>

Mom Advice: How to Be Proper
Mom Advice: How to Be Proper

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

Mom Advice: How to Grow Up
Mom Advice: How to Grow Up

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