Whether you like 'em heartwarming, quirky, funny, or futuristic, you'll find traditional faves, worthy underdogs, and a few new additions to the classic holiday-special canon. Though not all these shows feature families (or even humans!), they embody the spirit of togetherness, warmth, and tradition. (Check your local listings to confirm show dates and times.)
As this storied November holiday approaches, it makes sense to revisit all for which I am grateful -- even the absurd blessings, that are blessings nonetheless.
Well, get your hand out of the poultry's hind end for just a minute and listen up. You do not need to be a clucking wonder woman!
Before I even met my husband, people would ask me about which dad was going to walk me down the aisle if I ever got married, or would all three? I come from a somewhat complex family: I have three dads.
I jumped at the chance to attend a workshop on social media for parents offered by the student council at the Rochester Institute of Technology. They began by quizzing us on our knowledge of social media. The result was an #epicfail on our part. The hour was enriching, hilarious, and a little nerve wracking. Here are a few of my take-aways.
No one tells Charlie Brown that his intelligence, imagination and value as a human being have nothing to do with the standardized test score. No one tells him that his creativity and caring nature cannot be reflected in a number. And certainly no one tells him that sending a message to impressionable children that their ability to succeed (or be loved) can be numerated by a bubble test is as dangerous as it is irresponsible.
Saturday night I received a call from my middle child. A couple of weeks ago her keys to her car and apartment were missing. In the last couple of days, she had noticed a few nondescript items missing from her car. She was alone in her apartment and scared.
We are all so busy with work, school, sports, clubs and varying schedules that it can be hard to get in quality time on a regular basis. So, now is your chance. Ask that everyone please keep the connected devices at arms length.
Do you keep a gratitude list? Because, I don't. Not regularly anyway. And with good intentions this month to write one thing down a day that I'm grateful for, I did not. But, with Thanksgiving now upon us, I've been really noodling over the things that top my gratitude list. Here's my top 25. What's on yours?
We didn't expect life to stay the same, and like most new parents we were confident we were fully prepared for the challenges of parenthood. And also like most new parents, we really weren't prepared at all. But, adoption changed my friendships. I didn't see that one coming.
Michelle Blanchard woke up late one night to an alarm going off, alerting her late that her 2-month-old infant had low oxygen levels.
I had a somewhat traumatic childhood, but 1970, the year I turned eight, was especially difficult. A Tsunami of misfortune hit my family. My father lost his job and couldn't find work and my mother began to exhibit the first signs of severe depression.
Relationships are hard. Conflict is everywhere. Lately, Michelle has been trying to blame Lev's farts on me, even though -- and I swear I am not making this up -- only one of us can hiccup and fart at the same time, and it's not me. (Tried. Can't.)
The people behind the curtain at Facebook headquarters love to come up with neat little tricks every now and again, algorithms that are supposed to ca...
Parenting is exhausting and mind-numbing at times. It is OK to say, "I will not miss those days."
Not too long ago, I received a call from a well-intentioned dad who explained that he was an avid listener to my WFAN sports parenting show, and he wanted to ask my advice about his son, who he explained was a promising baseball pitcher. There was just one catch...