How does birth order influence your personality?

It’s an idea perhaps as old as families: Your birth order helps shape who you are. Whether you’re the driven, responsible older kid; the wisecracking, attention-seeking middle child; or the...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Family

Postpartum depression is more than the ‘baby blues’

Kelly MacNiven isn’t afraid to talk about her postpartum experience. As a volunteer for Postpartum Progress, an extensive online resource for women experiencing problems after birth, she...

DATE: June 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Family

Four Corners parents log long miles for kids’ activities

Being a parent requires endless dedication. Dedication to keeping your child alive, healthy, fed, educated and happy. Then, there are the extracurricular activities. For those of us living in the...

DATE: May 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Family

She thinks her friend is dating a gross guy for his money

Q: I am pretty sure my friend is in a relationship with a guy just because he supports her financially, and I don’t consider it that different from prostitution. He is older and not particularly...

DATE: April 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Family

What children can teach us about change, growing up

On the day my oldest child graduated from preschool, I startled myself by bursting into tears in a hallway lined with crayon drawings. I felt an instant sense of nostalgia. A teacher with older...

DATE: April 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Family

My husband and I were nearly friendless – and I got desperate

When my husband, Michael, came home from work, he found me sprawled on the comforter of our bed, my face buried in my laptop. I was trying to arrange a blind date. I typed hurriedly into Facebook...

DATE: April 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Family

Are you the only single guest at a wedding? Here's how to really live it up

It first happened to me at age 25. Somewhere between galloping to Gangnam Style and stepping forward and back to the Electric Slide, I heard Beyoncé come on the speakers and call out to all the...

DATE: April 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Family

After my divorce, tasks as simple as mowing the lawn felt huge

Yanking the cord, the lawn mower roars to life, spewing bits of grass and gasoline fumes. Pushing the mower forward, row after row in neat lines across the lawn, I am hot, sweaty and cursing the...

DATE: April 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Family

Six ways good parents contribute to their child’s anxiety

Kids have it hard these days. It doesn’t seem like it when they’re playing on their $500 tech gadgets, but they do. Twenty-first century living is taking its toll, and many kids are finding it hard...

DATE: April 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Family

Parent hacks to the rescue

I’m forever looking for clever ways to streamline my closet, declutter my junk drawer and organize the mail. As a mom, though, my favorite tips are those that are not only useful but also easy to...

DATE: April 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Family

When parents divorce, what about the kids?

When you get married, divorce is probably the last thing on your mind. But it happens – a lot. And if kids are involved, the end of a marriage complicates more than two lives. Not only is the...

DATE: March 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Family

My parents’ divorce made me stronger

When the angry words darted over my head as I worked on my coloring book, I barely heard them. When I stepped over my father like a lumpy carpet, passed out in the hallway, inches from his bedroom,...

DATE: March 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Family