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"I Love My Mother. But If She Passed Away Today I Would Be Thankful"

10.23.2014
I love my mother. But if she passed away today I would be thankful. That doesn't make me a heartless, horrible daughter; I only want her...
The Red Flags Every Parent Should Look For In Their Teenager's Relationship

The Red Flags Every Parent Should Look For In Their Teenager's Relationship

Kira Brekke  10.21.2014
Parents may not think their own teenager is in danger of being in an abusive relationship until later in life, but the unfortunate reality...
6 Tips For Successfully Adjusting To An Empty Nest

6 Tips For Successfully Adjusting To An Empty Nest

10.21.2014
The shocking and painful reality hit me as my last child drove away to college: I will live without my children longer than I will live...
The Empty Nest Through a Husband's Eyes

The Empty Nest Through a Husband's Eyes

10. 8.2014
Years of shared experiences, and the comfort of complete compatibility, more than make up for any lost youth, no matter what marketers...
6 Reasons It's Easier To Raise A Teenager Today Than Ever Before

6 Reasons It's Easier To Raise A Teenager Today Than Ever Before

Shelley Emling and Ann Brenoff  10. 3.2014
Many people are under the impression that teenagers -- buried face down in their smartphones -- are tough to handle. But that's not necessarily...
15 Empty-Nesters Having Way More Fun Than Their Kids

15 Empty-Nesters Having Way More Fun Than Their Kids

Yagana Shah  09.26.2014
Did your teen just head off to college? Or did your boomerang kid finally get a job and move out of your basement? Do you find yourself...
Joan Lunden On 3 Great Ways For Grandkids To Stay Connected With Grandparents

Joan Lunden On 3 Great Ways For Grandkids To Stay Connected With Grandparents

09.19.2014
While I am a huge fan of using different digital tools to stay connected with others, I also think that nothing can replace the impact...
8 Things Not To Do When Your Kid Is Applying To College

8 Things Not To Do When Your Kid Is Applying To College

Ann Brenoff  09.15.2014
The 2015 college application season has officially opened. But in our desire to help our kids navigate this land-mine-fraught road, we...
Should You Ever Allow Teens To Have Sex In Your Home?

Should You Ever Allow Teens To Have Sex In Your Home?

09.15.2014
It's no secret that sex is a big deal for teenagers. They think about it, they talk about it. And usually, they do it. On average, both...
How My Mother And I Are Handling Her Alzheimer's Diagnosis

How My Mother And I Are Handling Her Alzheimer's Diagnosis

09.13.2014
My mother is a character from a Tennessee Williams play... but without a Southern accent. I am her second child and was born when she was...
How To Survive And Thrive In Your New Empty Nest

How To Survive And Thrive In Your New Empty Nest

09.13.2014
The college kids have headed back to their messy apartments or moved for the first time into their dorm rooms. So how are you feeling,...
Why Caring For My Aging Father Has Turned Into An 'Epic Nightmare'

Why Caring For My Aging Father Has Turned Into An 'Epic Nightmare'

09.11.2014
Dad had a fall. The resulting injuries are horrific. The top of his femur smashed through his pelvis, shattering it. Picture a plate dropped...
Happy Grandparents Day! Have We Got A Tribute For You!

Happy Grandparents Day! Have We Got A Tribute For You!

Shelley Emling  09. 7.2014
Today, Sept. 7, is Grandparents Day. The holiday, signed into law by President Carter in 1978, honors the many contributions grandparents...
3 Tried-And-True Steps To Raising A Happy Child

3 Tried-And-True Steps To Raising A Happy Child

09. 6.2014
Want to raise a physically and emotionally healthy child? It doesn't happen by magic. It takes planning, your self-awareness, spousal communication...