I hope to have another man in my life at some point, but for now, it's just me and my little man. Our home is just ours. There are two toothbrushes and two towels. There are lady's shoes and little boy's shoes. There is whole milk and soy milk. It's just us.
No matter what their structure, every family needs support from within and from without. And that's where intergenerational solidarity plays a starring role.
Children need a place to recover, and their parents need a safe space for them as they take on the many tasks needed to rebuild their lives. That, along with rebuilding the community itself, will take time.
Now that I think about it, the distaste clearly isn't limited to just women. Most single guys I know would prefer an infected scrotum to navigating the dysfunctional and sometimes treacherous waters of dating after the age of thirty.
Parents are the ones that are supposed to show their children the ways of the world, but Shari Alyse believes that kids have so much more to teach adu...
Working around seniors my entire adult life, I have often wondered, When do people become "Senior?" Is there a magic day or age? Yes, I know you get your AARP Card at 50, and yes, social security eligibility arrives at 62. But when does it really start?
Lately, does it feel like we are on a treadmill running from disaster to tragedy, while reacting to situations unimaginable? The news of the devastating EF5 tornado that ripped through Moore, Okla., came via Facebook in a Monday evening panic.
By Bianca Brooks I’ve always had a deep love for fashion. I celebrate fashion week like it’s a holiday. But earlier this year, I realized ...
Not often do I have the chance to meet with royals who care deeply about orphans. Unable to get out of meetings in Manhattan, I did the next best thi...
I tried to hear what was wrong in between the sobs, but she only managed to get a few words out between the tears. She was gasping for air. My heart sank. I had 12 trustees waiting for me to finish a presentation on a $1 billion asset allocation strategy.
Most children thrive on the familiar. The experience of beging tossed around by the changes that come with a move can feel overwhelming, even if there are great things about a new house or neighborhood. Here are some thoughts about how to help your children adjust.
I realize how lucky I am. I have a job I love, with health care, and a family I can talk to whenever I want -- thank you Skype. But every time I fall asleep in some distant hotel room, I ask myself, "Is what I did today worth more than tucking my kids into bed?"
They say that those who fight the hardest are those who are the most alike, so perhaps it shouldn't have surprised me that when it comes to parenting, the English and the French have quite a bit in common.
When we think of the typical profile of a family caregiver, we don't picture a child of 8 or an awkward teenager -- but as increasing numbers of aging Americans come to need care, more children are stepping in as primary caregivers for a chronically ill or disabled parent, sibling or grandparent.
It was Meghan's dying wish to meet popstar Debbie Gibson. In 1989, Debbie paired up with Starlight Children's Foundation to give a girl with terminal ...
Children want to mimic adults. They notice when you choose to prepare fresh vegetables over calling in another pizza pie for dinner. They will see that food made with love and care outweighs going through the drive-through window.