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Who Counts As Family? Some Americans Rank Same-Sex Partners Lower Than the Dog

Erick Sosa, left, and Mark Kibby enjoy a day of fun with their sons, Cole and Parker Sosa-Kibby. Credit: Dave Ouano Photography
Despite 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.

Hey, Grandma, Show Me the Money! Grandparents Generous With Cash, Poll Shows

Hey, Gramps, can I have a 10 spot? Credit: Getty Images
It's tough to dispense advice to kids today, so maybe that's why grandparents are finding ...
It's tough to dispense advice to kids today, so maybe that's why grandparents are finding it easier to say "I love you" with cash, leaving the hardcore lessons on life, love, work and getting ahead to the parents.
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Should I Keep Loaning Money to My Adult Daughter?

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 la...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.

Absence of Biological Father is Linked to Early Puberty, Study Says

Girls who don't live with their biological fathers are more likely to hit puberty at an early age -- but only in households with higher incomes, a n...Girls who don't live with their biological fathers are more likely to hit puberty at an early age -- but only in households with higher incomes, a new study says.

Grandma, Wanna Babysit? Here's What You Need to Know

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Dear Mom and Dad: Thanks so much for coming over to babysit tonight. The kids are SOOOO excited to see Grandma and Pop-Po...
A few things going on with the kids you might want to know about: If you can avoid it, don't look Jake in the eye. Whenever one of us looks him in the eye lately, he just screams, "Stop looking at me! I hate you! I hate you!"

12 Steps to Becoming a Happier Grandparent

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The general public -- including our children and grandchildren -- may be more aware of Grandparents Day than, say, Root Canal...
In honor of Grandparents' Day, here's a list of aspirations for the coming year, a sort of 12-step program for grandparents who love, judge, spend or worry too much - and all the rest who simply adore their grandkids.

Beyond Grandparents Day, the Legal Battle for Grandparent Rights Continues

Grandparents Day is supposed to be joyous, yet some are locked in visitation battles that last for years. Credit: jupiterimages
Richard Victor ...
Richard Victor was three years out of law school when he heard a story about a grandmother being denied visits with her grandchildren after her daughter died of cancer. It was the 1970's and the young lawyer couldn't help but think about how one day his own family, or any other, for that matter, could be affected by a similar fate.
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Can I Make My Family Accept My Baby's Name?

My husband and I are expecting a boy this November. Before we conceived him, we both fell in love with the name Bodhi. Now that we have informed our f...These parents fell in love with a name that their families hate. The Name Lady solves how to gently let their families know that the name is here to stay.

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