daughters 

Image of the Day: Got you wrapped around my neck

This little girl certainly seems to hold the world in the palm of her hand as she giggles into her daddy's neck. She knows that she has him just where she wants him and he wouldn't trade that place for anything in the world; he has his pearl in his a...

Image of the day: succulent sweetness

What is summertime if you can't take a moment to help your somebody get the drips off of their popsicle? This picture, taken by our very own Karen Walrond, captures the magic of the hot sun and a sweet cold treat. This daddy and daughter definitely h...

Are you just like your parents?

I am told all the time: "You're just like your Dad." My Dad is many things: he is complex, moody, brilliant, and cutting. He is soft with my son, rough around the edges, devastatingly kind and the scariest person I've ever known. You don't mess with ...

After dad refuses cockroach pets, girl starts online petition to change his mind

"Dear Father, After I recently approached you with a request for permission to purchase 3 Giant Burrowing Cockroaches from www.insectfarm.com.au. I was denied most ignorantly." The girl then goes on to explain how the bugs really aren't as creepy as...

15-year-old wants to remove breasts to reduce cancer risk

I don't know too many women who haven't been impacted by breast cancer. It seems we all know someone who has struggled with the devastating disease . I myself have had three separate scares: benign fibroaedenomas removed from my left breast in three ...

Villains! Mom and 14-year-old daughter form crime team

I suppose there's plenty of ways to spend time with your kids, and every parent wants to share their interests with their offspring. But if your passion is organized criminal activity, you might want to keep that to yourself. Or, chances are, both y...

Parent vs Parent: Raising a girl

Before my daughter was born, an oddball German (and fellow artist) friend of mine explained fathering a girl as follows: "It's better for guys like us. Sure, you have to worry more -- later, about the sex stuff -- but there's no sports and macho and ...

"Because I Said So", a movie all about moms and daughters

With three kids ranging in ages from 2 1/2 to 13 1/2, I often find it difficult to get some one on one time with them. It seems the weekends fly by and the weeknights are devoted to homework. So yesterday afternoon, with approval from her teacher, I ...

Mothers and daughters who brawl together

Sometimes I get a bit worried that I spend too much time with my mother. Since we now live together, it is easiest to sit and chat with her in the evenings and on the weekends. From time to time I wonder if maybe we have an odd relationship. But I ra...

The father/daughter bond

I have just recently begun to understand the depth of the father/daughter bond. When I suddenly lost my father four weeks ago to a massive heart attack, I thought my innards had been ripped out and trod upon. The physical ache and nausea that has com...

"You're wearing THAT?" -- New book discusses mother-daughter communication

The New York Times is featuring an interview with Deborah Tannen, author of the new book You're Wearing THAT?  Understanding Mothers and Daughters in Conversation.  Dr. Tannen is a world-renowned linguist, and author of the bestseller You J...

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