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One Big Happy Family

PHOTOS: 'One Big Happy Family'

Posted 10.01.2013 | Green

The following is an excerpt from "One Big Happy Family" by Lisa Rogak: “It’s not unusual for animals to be nurturing toward any species,” say...

WATCH: 10 Senior Siblings Living Life To The Fullest

Sarah Barness | Posted 09.09.2013 | Fifty

Art Kutchinski, 82, feels fortunate to be surrounded by his family. But this is no ordinary reunion. Art has nine happy and healthy siblings, ranging ...

Why The Term 'Broken Home' Sucks

Deborah Moskovitch | Posted 09.06.2011 | Divorce
Deborah Moskovitch

My home is run down, but it's not broken... The legal community and researchers often define divorce matters in technical terms: custodial parent, cu...

Growing Up With An Incarcerated Father: Tracy McMillan's Happy Family

Rebecca Walker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rebecca Walker

I wasn't born into a family so much as I was hatched, in the general vicinity of a 20-year-old Minnesota girl with a really bad drinking problem, and the love of her life, a Billy-Dee-Williams-type who committed crimes for a living.

Epilepsy: A Family Love Story

Rebecca Walker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rebecca Walker

Maybe it is not a cloying, over simplified label: it is a complex and beautiful reality, our life with an angel.

Areva Martin's Happy Family

Rebecca Walker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rebecca Walker

I can personally attest to the fact that it's very possible to love, nurture and care for a child with autism while running a gratifying career.

Mindy Lewis's Happy Family

Rebecca Walker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rebecca Walker

With Passover rolling around, I find myself once again aware of my relationship to this traditional family gathering, gauging the particular breadth of my remove.

This Is My Daughter's Mother: Dawn Friedman's Happy Family

Rebecca Walker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rebecca Walker

When we go out together I have taken to using the introduction Jessica uses for me, "This is my daughter's mother." Because that is who she is.

Jessica Berger Gross's Happy Family

Rebecca Walker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rebecca Walker

My father's rages returned every few weeks. He threw shoes, kitchenware, whatever was nearby. His words hurt more.

After Mom, Dad: Lily Diamond's Happy Family

Rebecca Walker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rebecca Walker

I was in a haze, where everything--a stubbed toe, a restaurant running out of the soup I wanted for lunch, my chronic despair over being single--morphed into the sad, dense fog of my mother's absence.

Richard Goodman's Happy Family

Rebecca Walker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rebecca Walker

I've asked various writers I admire to discuss their wild, messy, loving, non-traditional families as well. Below, Richard Goodman talks about his happy family.

"One Big Happy Family": TLC Orders Obesity Reality Show

Hollywood Reporter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The network behind "Little People, Big World" is taking on another group of people who don't quite fit in the regular society. TLC has ordered a si...