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Nuclear Family

The Kind of Mother I Wish I Was

Lindsey Mead | Posted 12.10.2013 | Parents
Lindsey Mead

What do they lose without the extended net of people coming and going, without the example of constantly welcoming friends new and old? Will they grow up to be exclusive, or clannish, or closed-minded?

Dear Fox Business: Nature's Calling

David Trumble | Posted 07.31.2013 | Media
David Trumble

2013-05-31-DavidTrumblelouddobbs Watching a collection of supposed experts trying to positively align the idealised (and increasingly narrow) vision of a conservative "nuclear family" and the natural world should be funny, but instead it's just deeply worrying.

Return to the Nest

Neale Godfrey | Posted 07.21.2013 | Parents
Neale Godfrey

This is the time of year when parents eagerly await their grown children returning home from college. What if the return is for more than the idyllic, and finite, time period of summer vacation?

Surviving The Bell Jar... And Then What?

Amanda Duberman | Posted 04.13.2013 | Women
Amanda Duberman

Does the persistent resonance of The Bell Jar, and of Plath's life itself, represent a literary achievement, or a cultural failure?

Expecting Expectations

Erin Desbiens | Posted 08.12.2012 | Teen
Erin Desbiens

The relentless desires to achieve the American dream and be accepted into society have created expectations that shape the way we as Americans go about our everyday lives.

The All-New American Family

Marian Salzman | Posted 06.30.2012 | Home
Marian Salzman

The American family's structure is no longer a perfect slice of apple pie. We've got nests that are no longer empty as jobless millennials move back in with mom and dad and redefine our latest obsession with what it means to be "occupied."

The Thing I Miss Most About Being Married

Jennifer Cullen | Posted 12.14.2011 | Divorce
Jennifer Cullen

Our definition of family is no longer a neatly wrapped package of two adults and two children with a dog and, perhaps, a hamster. Nope, my family definition is messy.

WATCH: Sen. Franken Destroys Focus On The Family DOMA Testimony

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.20.2011 | Denver

Focus On The Family, the Colorado Springs based vanguard of the Christian right, has long been known to advance the conservative agenda. The organiza...

Are You Single at Heart?

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

To be single at heart, I think, means that you see yourself as single. Your life may or may not include the occasional romantic relationship, but you don't aspire to live as part of a couple for the long term.

Is Patriarchy The Root of All Evil?

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Stephen C. Rose

By Stephen C. Rose I moved my blog to WordPress recently and, in the process of building a list of sources and links, found I Blame The Patriarchy w...

Family Diversity in the Later Stone Age

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Philip N. Cohen

The DNA revolution has extended proof of the "traditional" family back to about 4,600 years ago.