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Dear Family Whisperer: How Do I Deal With My MIL (Mother-in-Law)?

Melinda Blau | Posted 07.01.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

As you get to know each other, you'll find common ground, and it won't feel like you're on opposite sides. It will never be "perfect"--no relationship is. But if you work at the relationship, you just might learn from each other.

Dear Family Whisperer: My Parents Are Ignoring Me!

Melinda Blau | Posted 06.17.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

Applying for college is very stressful -- not just for your sister, but also for your mom and dad. If they're like most parents I've met, who spend a lot of time and energy helping their kids, it might feel as if they are being judged.

Dear Family Whisperer: It's Terminal Cancer; Now What?

Melinda Blau | Posted 06.10.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

This a difficult and all-consuming trial for your family. You can't change your husband's diagnosis, and there's no magic bullet for the powerlessness you all feel.

13 Literary Families You Wish You Were Part Of

Posted 12.20.2012 | Books

Families in literature are more often filled with terrible figures from whom protagonists are desperate to escape. However, that's not always the c...

Mother's Day Books For Moms

Devon Corneal | Posted 07.01.2012 | Parents
Devon Corneal

With poetry, photographs, creepy monsters, and a weird family next door, this month's recommendations give us a chance to celebrate the women who bring home the bacon, tuck kids into bed, bake cakes and remind us how important it is to always listen to our mothers.

They Stole The Title We Stole

Diana Welch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Diana Welch

You might already know that my siblings and I wrote a book called The Kids are All Right, and that it has nothing to do with lesbians or sperm banks. If so, please, do not tell the masses.

Is it Art or Fart?

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Bettina Korek

Is It Art or Fart? the anonymously authored site, encourages viewers to notice "art" in daily life. Images captioned with the names of art world giant...

Dream Hits (Photos)

Cali Thornhill deWitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Cali Thornhill deWitt

December saw some visitors from far off lands, a poetry reading/book release party, a group show at Family Books and a long drive up the coast.

10 Books About Non-Dysfunctional Families

Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Last week, we looked ahead to Thanksgiving with the family by showing you that yours is not the only crazy family out there. Sooner or later, we had t...