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  • woman looking through box of family heirlooms to pass down
    Family Life
    The Ultimate List of Family Heirlooms to Pass Down to Your Kids One Day
    In a world where minimalism and Marie Kondo style tidying up are gaining traction, many families can find themselves clearing out and downsizing. Which leaves us questioning what to save to pass on to our children.  More: The Importance of Deve...
    Jennifer Caffelle
  • 3 women at a table chatting about funny gifs on a phone
    Teens
    10 Gifs That Perfectly Sum Up Life With a Teen
    Teens can at times be just as difficult to parent as toddlers. These hilarious GIFs perfectly sum up what it’s like to be a parent to a teen on a daily basis. More: A Parent's Guide To VSCO When they ask for money to go to the mall   Bet...
    Jacqueline Weiss
  • Dealing With In-Laws
    10 Tips for Dealing With In-Laws
    Your in-laws are a crucial part of your spouse's life. This makes them a crucial part of your life as well. No one ever said it was easy to balance your needs with the needs of others -- especially the needs of an entire new family. But creating ...
    Laurie E. Rozakis, PhD
  • family tree tattoo
    Family Life
    15 Family History Tattoos to Inspire You
    While tattoos aren’t for everyone, they’re often used as a way to honor someone, or a group of people that are closest to you. Family is something that will almost always be there for you, and many choose to honor them permanently by getting ...
    Jacqueline Weiss
  • black and white photos found during genealogy research
    Family Life
    5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting Genealogy Research
    Everyone has a story to tell, your ancestors included. But if you're one of the millions of Americans who want to know those stories, you’ll need to connect with your inner genealogist. When my brother decided to wade through centuries of the p...
    Miranda Altice
  • new york fashion week
    Family Life
    Rebecca Minkoff Features Working, Breastfeeding Moms at NYFW
    Rebecca Minkoff’s recent Spring/Summer 2020 presentation at New York Fashion Week went where few designers have gone before, featuring a breastfeeding model wearing a dress from her collection. Model and mother Mara Martin breastfed her daughte...
    Jacqueline Weiss
  • Fathers Day activities, father and young son golfing
    Father's Day
    Top 10 Fun Ways to Spend Father's Day as a Family
    Looking for simple and meaningful Father's Day activities that will help you bond with your Pops? Check out these fun father-son and father-daughter activities for children of all ages and dads with all different interests. You're sure to make la...
    Erin Dower
  • developing a strong family narrative in kids
    Kids
    The Importance of Developing a Strong Family Narrative for Your Kids
    As parents, we want our children to have it all. We bend over backwards researching the best of everything, feeding them healthy foods, shuttling them to activities; yet for many of us, we stop short of truly providing our kids with it all as we ...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • 9/11 memorial
    Family Life
    Talking to Kids About 9/11 As Part of Their Family History
    It was 9:02 am on September 11, 2001, when I watched United Airlines 175, the second plane, fly into the World Trade Center’s south tower. The scenes from the flames, flying debris, and desperate jumpers are indescribable. My first thoughts soa...
    Miranda Altice
  • mom packing family into minivan
    Family Life
    What to Keep in Your Car for Max Efficiency This School Year
    As soon as the school year starts up, your car will once again take on the role of taxi to and from school, appointments, activities, etc. Some days it likely feels as though you are spending more time in the car than anywhere else! These items a...
    Jennifer Caffelle
  • if you
    Deciding On Divorce
    How Do You Know When Your Marriage Is Over?
    Sometimes, the best-laid plans are laid to waste. Despite all your hopes and dreams in the beginning, and all your good intentions now, it seems impossible to continue your marriage. For many of us, the notion of “till death do us part” has b...
  • woman practicing mindfulness drinking coffee on balcony
    Family Life
    5 Ways to be a More Mindful Mama
    It’s August. We are eight months into this year. What have you done for yourself this year? If your answer is nothing, we gotta change that, sister. Have you ever heard someone say you can’t pour from an empty cup? Of course you have, but the...
    HeHe Stewart
  • five questions kids should ask their grandparents
    Family Life
    5 Questions Kids Should Ask Their Grandparents
    Asking specific questions can get an interesting and valuable dialogue going between kids and their grandparents. It allows them to connect and learn essential information about their family tree and history. You never know what they’ll learn o...
    Laura Richards
  • relaxing with dog
    Family Life
    How Your Genes Can Influence Whether You’ll Be A Dog Person
    A recent study published by a team of Swedish and British scientists at Uppsala University suggests that becoming a dog owner is heavily influenced by an individual’s genetic structure and make-up. More: An Age-by-Age Guide to Explaining the D...
    Jacqueline Weiss
  • separation can help heal a marriage - or help you to make a final break
    Separation
    Separation: Beginning of the End, or a New Beginning?
    When a married couple decides to separate, the people in their lives often see it as the first step toward divorce. However, this isn't necessarily the case. Some couples find that a temporary separation is just what they needed to work on the...
  • Telemedicine for families
    Family Life
    Are Teledocters a Good Option for Parents and Kids?
    Although telemedicine may sound like a futuristic option for treating your children when they are experiencing health issues, teledoctors have actually been around for many years. It is certainly an option that parents should educate themselves o...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • Girl hugging her dog
    Family Life
    An Age-by-Age Guide to Explaining the Death of a Pet to Children
    From goldfish to guinea pigs to every pet in between (yes, including dogs and cats, of course), pets are part of the family. Heck, my first pet, the most wonderful Golden Retriever ever (I am NOT biased!) died 17 years ago and I still miss her! ...
    Rachel Sokol
  • Mom and daughter having a conversation
    Family Life
    50+ Questions to Ask Your Kids to Get Them Talking
    How was your day? “Good.” What did you do? “Nothing.” Sound familiar?   Sometimes when you’re just trying to connect with your child it’s easy for them to shut down, oftentimes hidden behind a screen. But having the right questions...
    Jennifer Caffelle