Mother and daughter battle it out. Is their presence present enough? Illustration by Dori Hartley Unwrapping Never Gets Old ......It's the thought that counts. Maybe.
Doug Block and a young Lucy. Credit: Marjorie SilverLike millions of parents, Doug Block armed himself with a camcorder to video tape his child's...Like many parents, Doug Block videotaped the major (and minor) events of his daughter's life. But instead of watching the videos to reminisce, he created a documentary to help him say goodbye.
Bye, Bye Birdies: The Empty Nest
The author, third from left, and his clan win The Happiest Family photo contest in 1957. Credit: Davega StoresMy father was always taking...Contemplating this year's Christmas card photo takes on a new, and sad, meaning.
PRODUCTION PLAYER! DO NOT DELETE. Proving that it's never too early to carve out a career niche, an 8-year-old painting prodigy is...Proving that it's never too early to carve out a career niche, Autumn de Forest is making big bucks selling her canvasses to grownups.
Erick Sosa, left, and Mark Kibby enjoy a day of fun with their sons, Cole and Parker Sosa-Kibby. Credit: Dave Ouano PhotographyDespite a growing...Unmarried same-sex couples with children, as well as married gay and lesbian couples with kids, are quickly gaining acceptance as families by Americans, according to a study released this month. But, when children are not involved, same-sex married partners rank lower than the family dog in the who is family, who is not category.
Ask AdviceMama Dear AdviceMama, I've loaned $5,000 to my grown daughter (she's in her 40s). She has also borrowed money from her sister and stepmother in the...You tell your teenager that the money tree in the backyard has stopped growing and they're on their own the next time their bank account nears zero. Then your teenager is hungry, and the money tree sprouts a new branch. And then your teenager turns 40. AdviceMama has just the answer for one mom who needs to cut her adult daughter off before there are no leaves left for herself.
Ask AdviceMama Dear AdviceMama: I have a 17-year-old daughter and I sometimes feel like we're drifting apart. We used to be close, but not so much now. Is this...It's been 17 years since the umbilical cord was cut for this mom, but she doesn't know how to handle her teen drifting away. AdviceMama's heard this one before and offers advice on how to adjust.