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Changing Opinions Over the Changing Table

Georganne Chapin | Posted 01.05.2016 | Parents
Georganne Chapin

If you are one of the growing number of parents who leave their baby boys' foreskins alone, as nature intended, you might need to brace yourself for the holidays.

7 Ways To Stay Merry During Family Festivities

Margie Warrell | Posted 12.11.2015 | Women
Margie Warrell

While there's no easy secret recipe to handling difficult rel's (besides never seeing them), I've developed a few strategies over the years that have helped carry me through family gatherings without losing my "merry."

Staying Stress-Free During the Holidays

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 11.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Perhaps we should all reevaluate the true meaning of this time of the year and reintegrate a little fun into the holidays! Follow my seven simple steps to relieve stress and regain inner tranquility during your holiday season.

Taking Ourselves With Us: Thanksgiving Thoughts

Ann V. Klotz | Posted 11.24.2015 | Parents
Ann V. Klotz

So, here is what I am working on before the big day: lowering my expectations. My older sister, mother of four, taught me this long ago. On any capital letter event involving children or any other family members, lower your expectations.

Lights Go On: Part L -- New Season -- New Life

Thomas Bähler | Posted 06.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Thomas Bähler

What joy beholds us at this time of new birth What delicate sadness retreats into memories a loved one passes one moves on one moves in These ar...

Relatively Speaking

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.12.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Lessons Learned From a Not-so-Merry Christmas

Ashley McDonald | Posted 02.25.2015 | College
Ashley McDonald

When you think of Christmas, you think of joy. You think of glamorous décor -- bits of tinsel littering lawns and living rooms; trees bloated with shiny bulbs; strings of colorful lights draping porches and garages. But not all Christmases are wrapped perfectly in glossy silver paper with a white bow on top.

The 5 Top Family Secrets, Christmas and Your Teens

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 02.23.2015 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Parents keep a variety of secrets in an effort to protect their teens but it is my strong belief that teens are old enough and mature enough to hear the real family stories. And, perhaps telling family truths is yet another unwrapped gift that you can give your kids for Christmas.

Mack Daddy of Chaos: Thanksgiving

Adina Kalish | Posted 01.26.2015 | Parents
Adina Kalish

Thanksgiving. You can't avoid it. It's coming. Tomorrow. And whether you love it or hate it, whether it brings together people you love or people you loathe, there's one thing that rings true for all. It could possibly be the culmination of an entire year's worth of chaos at one dinner table.

I Am the Eccentric Relative in My Family

Sue Kerr | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sue Kerr

I don't spend a lot of time with my family in general. I think the main reason is that I'm the crazy-progressive-political relative, but part of it is that I'm a lesbian -- one who doesn't blend and pass quietly as an unmarried lady with a lady roommate who happens to come along to family events. Few people are overtly rude, but the expectation that I not make waves is very strong.

It's Entirely Possible That Your Spouse Is Also Your Cousin

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living

You fall in love. You tie the knot. And then you find out you’re related to your spouse. A.J. Jacobs, an author and Esquire Editor at Large, joi...

Hosting a Christmas Cocktail Party

Sarah Lowy and Jodi Cohen | Posted 02.22.2014 | HuffPost Home
Sarah Lowy and Jodi Cohen

This year, why not really celebrate what the holidays are about -- family and friends -- by throwing a party! Here are a few ideas to get the party started.

10 Tips For Navigating The Holidays As A Blended Family

Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW | Posted 02.18.2014 | Divorce
Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW

The Holiday season doesn't have to be a time of stress overload for stepfamilies.

Give an Everlasting Act of Love This Holiday

Kare Anderson | Posted 02.17.2014 | Good News
Kare Anderson

A bus driver guides a frail, elderly woman off his bus and over to an unfamiliar restaurant a few steps away where she's meeting friends. As he turns ...

How to Play (Single) Defense This Holiday Season

Christina Kelly | Posted 02.18.2014 | Women
Christina Kelly

For all the single ladies out there, the holidays can be an especially tough time of year, especially when it comes to handling those family/friends/work holiday parties that you'll be attending stag. To prepare for the inevitable, let's go over some strong defensive tactics.

How to Prevent and Resolve Family Holiday Conflicts

Carleton Kendrick | Posted 02.17.2014 | Parents
Carleton Kendrick

Families and holidays are often less-than-perfect, but you can make the most of your holiday times together by planning ahead, accentuating the positive, and downplaying any little incidents that may have in the past caused family strife.

Holiday Gatherings: A Time to Check in With Loved Ones

Daniel Reingold, M.S., J.D. | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact
Daniel Reingold, M.S., J.D.

The period beginning with Thanksgiving and ending with New Year's is the busiest long-distance travel season of the year. This means that many of us will see relatives for the first time in many months. Use holiday family gatherings as an opportunity to look closer, listen harder and determine if your help is needed.

5 Ways to Stop Bad Relatives From Spoiling Good Times

Deborah Pegues | Posted 01.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Deborah Pegues

Whether it's Opinionated Oscar, who disdains anyone with a different viewpoint, Sensitive Samantha, who gets offended by the slightest thing, or Critical Candace, who must point out your recent weight gain, you need an extra dose of patience to navigate the field of party spoilers.

The Importance of Aunties and Uncles

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 02.10.2013 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

As my nieces and nephews become teenagers, they seem busy with their own lives. I don't know what to do to get closer, other than friending them on Facebook. Do you think having relationships with their aunts and uncles matters to kids?

Boundaries for the Alcoholic Parent/Grandparent

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 01.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

t's one thing to implement boundaries on your own toward one person or a whole group, but when those boundaries involve others, it is important to calculate each step, think it out, talk it out and try and prepare for any outcome -- good, bad or indifferent.

What the Hell Are You Doing Back in My Life?

Pete Dorogoff | Posted 12.22.2012 | Fifty
Pete Dorogoff

It's been 35 years since my parents were together as a couple. It's odd for me to even refer to my father and my mother in some plural reference. However, life happens and unfolds in baffling ways.

What You Really Need to Survive As a Caregiver

Marie Marley | Posted 12.01.2012 | Fifty
Marie Marley

The next time you're feeling burned out and at the end of your proverbial rope, sit down, take a deep breath and start listing all the ways you are going to get assistance.

A Different Sort of Father's Day

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 08.13.2012 | Women
Barbara Greenberg

Father's Day is a little bit different for me than for most people. You see, it is not my father for whom I am most grateful for on this day, but my grandfather.

How We Can Make Each Other Feel Like Rock Stars

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 07.29.2012 | Women
Barbara Greenberg

Who, I would like to know, can resist wanting to feel appreciated and adored in an authentic way?

Cell Phone Study Reveals Big Surprise About Male, Female Relationships

| Posted 04.22.2012 | Science

By Daisy Yuhas  | April 20, 2012 | An analysis of 1.95 billion cell phone calls and 489 million text messages reveal how men and women follow...