These lasts are usually unexpected and often not even noticed until they're long gone. Then, you might mourn these little moments that made your baby a baby.
When our children have children of their own, we have to remember that their lives are not ours to live. Your son has "the right" to circle the wagons around his family, but not to be rude and inconsiderate.
I am the mother of one high-energy, animated, car-obsessed 5-year-old boy. While he is the center of my universe, he has, at times, left me wanting to pull my hair out.
A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon something wonderful happening in Central New Jersey: it was the 2014 Special Olympics. Of course, I've heard of the g...
Gone are the days of sharing a leisurely cup of coffee over the morning news. My husband and I now sip our daily elixir while watching Chuggington with our granddaughter sandwiched between us on the couch.
Would it be comforting to you to hear more details of his days? Would he prefer to text during the day (just to let you know he's thinking about you) or have one long phone conversation in the evening?
From the time he was born, your "spirited" little one has been -- and continues to be -- shaped by you, your husband and by whatever situations and surprises your family encounters.
Why is it that people automatically think that men are unable to care for their kids while the mom is away for a few days?
My dad has three daughters and lucky for him, we were fierce adventurers as children who never shied away from camping, fishing or fixing things. Or, perhaps we never shied away because of our father. He taught me many important lessons and I think of them often as I care for my daughter each day.
Regardless of the past, the important issue is how you might better these relationships in the present. One father might be happy with a sincere, carefully conceived letter summing up what he means to you. Another might need to be part of a celebration or want to cook dinner for you.
We live in a hurry-up world -- and so do our children. How can we, as families, slow down, connect with each other and ourselves, and enjoy the present moment?
I always use safety swabs when I clean my daughter's ears -- the ones with the funny shaped tip that can only go a tiny bit into the ear canal. Except for the one time I didn't.
There is really nothing "normal" about the job of a chef. And trying to combine it with a family is pretty tough. Not impossible, just tough
In recognition of the International Year of the Family, which was first declared by the United Nations on May 15 20 years ago, the Alliance for Children and Families and Generations United set about taking America's temperature on family connections across generations
We have many things in common, however, there is a major difference between us: I have been refused the right to raise my children with my husband, their father, at my side.
I wouldn't call my pre-baby outlook on life misguided, but like most 20-, er, 30-something-year-old professionals (especially those here in New York),...