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Why I Am Thankful for My Big Sister

Jennifer Ka | Posted 09.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jennifer Ka

I call my big sister my guardian angel. She has looked over me with a giving heart and as a loving guide, always catching me when I fall. I remember a...


Tricia McCallum | Posted 04.05.2015 | Books
Tricia McCallum

This story is included in Tricia McCallum's first book of poetry: Nothing Gold Can Stay: A Mother and Father Remembered .

Celebrating Valentine's Day at Home With Young Children

Jamie Davis Smith | Posted 03.31.2015 | Parents
Jamie Davis Smith

Life with small children doesn't have to be the end of Valentine's Day celebrations -- it just means making some changes to be able to include the whole family.

This Is What The Black Voices Family Is Thankful For

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 02.01.2016 | Black Voices

This year, Thanksgiving came at a time of great unrest in the black community. Thousands of protesters disrupted calm across the whole of America a...

Lights Go on Part XXX -- Fresh Breath, Family and Change

Thomas Bähler | Posted 01.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Thomas Bähler

So, what do I write about  when I haven't got time to brush my teeth? Fresh breath? I don't think so. I'm flying back to NYC this afternoon after...

Earthquake, Worry and Family

David Kanegis | Posted 10.25.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

Enjoy your family and seize every opportunity to create positive moments and eliminate as much negativity as possible.

The Love Story I Needed to Share on Valentine's Day

Carissa K | Posted 04.15.2014 | Parents
Carissa K

Most of all, sharing this story reminded me that we are not on this journey alone. Sure we have ourselves, and we have our family and friends. But we also have something else. Something that bonds us to each other. There is a big, big world out there full of people who are ready to love and ready to share, ready to listen and ready to give.

Love By Choice vs. Love By Obligation

Cara Paiuk | Posted 03.05.2014 | Women
Cara Paiuk

No one likes to admit it, but there is no such thing as unconditional love. Love occurs under certain conditions, and those conditions can disappear.

Momma's Lovers

Amy Lord | Posted 03.04.2014 | Parents
Amy Lord

Where do you find these "lovers"? Do you rent them? Buy them? Do they come in different sizes and require batteries?

The Perfect Family? It Doesn't Exist

OWN | Posted 10.01.2013 | OWN

If you wish your family looked like the Huxtables, the Bradys, or any other "perfect" home on television, Bishop T.D. Jakes says you're missing the po...

The Question I Never Want My Husband To Ask

Kristin Shaw | Posted 06.02.2013 | Parents
Kristin Shaw

My friends talked about this before my son was born, and they all had different answers.

12 Things I Wish I Could Tell My Mother

Posted 09.04.2015 | OWN

By Meghan O'Rourke In 2006, my mother was diagnosed with colon cancer; she died on Christmas Day of 2008 at the age of 55, when I was 32. While s...

5 Ways To Survive Your Next Family Gathering

Posted 12.23.2015 | OWN

By Martha Beck Like it or not, to grandmother's house we go! Martha Beck has some sanity-saving strategies to pull you through not-so-silent nigh...

How My Dad Delivered The Greatest Gift In Time For The Holidays

Stephen Montemayor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stephen Montemayor

We will hold this gift tightly each day as we gain experience and perspective. It will be with us through each milestone we achieve and challenge we face. It will later become a family heirloom.

Christmas: It Is Love, Actually

Susan Smalley, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Smalley, Ph.D.

A family is much like a building. A building of strength has a foundation strong enough to bear the challenges of life -- defeat, disappointment, failure.

Turn The Holidays Into 'Holy' Days With These Family-Bond-Building Activities

Soren Gordhamer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Soren Gordhamer

You would think that people would be more relaxed at this time, but for many it is the opposite. It is not a time for "holy days," for true connection and contemplation, but instead a time of stress and despair.

The Real Magic Of Parenting Doesn't Happen On Christmas

Brian Gresko | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Brian Gresko

I ask all the parents out there to take a moment to try and remember the many close, warm instances not linked with any grand holiday or ritual, all those beautiful moments of love.