Family Blogs

We've all heard it: "In my day, my parents told me to go out and not come back until sundown." Or, "We were expected to make our own fun, not to stay with our parents all day." In today's climate, it's frowned upon if kids are given too much freedom. ...

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In 2007, author and doctor Frieda Birnbaum became the oldest mother to have a baby at the age of 60. She even wrote a book about her experience, called Life Begins at 60: A New View on Motherhood, Marriage, and Reinventing Ourselves. And I suppose, honestly, this kind of news probably shouldn't even shock us because even a couple in their 70s ...

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If I were to turn my oven on to make a meal, I am most certain that my house would combust. It's hot. Really, really hot. My house doesn't have air conditioning, which is fine, until the temperature rises into the 90s and beyond--that's when our house becomes sweltering and we almost start seeing mirages. So in the summer, we don't very ...

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Some kids are natural friend makers. They seem to enter new situations with ease and manage to find the friendly face in no time. I recently watched a little girl do exactly this at a playground. She showed up on her bike, assessed for fun stuff going on, and introduced herself to a group of kids playing pirates. Within minutes, she found a peer a ...

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We've all been here before, right? Your sweet little one opens his or her mouth, and suddenly you hear one of "those" words. Here are seven thoughts you may have had the first time you heard your toddler say a bad word ... ...

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I love to travel, and I'm really hoping our baby on board does too. With him on the way, I'm thinking more about baby names than I ever have before. I recently wrote a post listing the top baby names by state, which got me wondering, "If these are the most popular baby names here in the U.S., what are the most popular names here, and here, and oh ...

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When we become mothers we think about what we will tell our children - and what we won't. Margaux Bergen was having a rough few months when she faced these questions head-on. In the span of a few months she was newly divorced with three children, was dealing with her alcoholic father's death, and her son was diagnosed with a learning ...

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There's a lot of business advice floating out around there for women, but one piece of career advice might surprise you: the advice for women to get pregnant immediately after college graduation. A doctor from Midland Fertility Clinic in the United Kingdom recently offered up her advice for professional woman to try to aim to get pregnant ...

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Ever wonder what compliments mean the most to the women in your life? I want to go straight to the source and asked 11 women just that. And their answers? Are perfection. ...

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Sure, you might be prepared to start saving your child’s college tuition or stockpiling diapers like they’re going out of style, but are you prepared for the causes of the (gasp) hidden costs of pregnancy? ...

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