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),...