By Henry Louis Gates, Jr. One of the transformative moments of my life occurred when my grandfather, Edward Gates, died in 1960. I was 10 years old, and, following his burial, my father showed me my grandfather's scrapbooks. There, buried...As a parent, as well as an historian, I also encourage you to introduce your children to their family history.
Family photos will help with your research. Credit: rick, Flickr Google the phrase "family tree" and you may be overwhelmed by what you see. Certainly, there's no shortage of sites to help you navigate through the world of genealogy....Creating a family tree can be a fun and meaningful activity.
A little communication may go a long way toward improving your family life. Credit: Getty If you feel like you spend most of your precious time at home arguing and yelling at everyone around you, you may be right. Communication...Talking about something other than the kids' schedules and grocery lists might help your marriage.
Software programs can help in your family tree research. Credit: MCT
There are as many ways to make a family tree as there are types of families.Thankfully, there are some universal basics to help you get started. First, you need...So, you want to create a family tree? Learn how to get started!
Some gifts are free. Credit: Getty ImagesA new study on holiday spending attitudes found that 77 percent of Americans are refocusing their efforts on family rather than gift giving. The study was published by Strayer University, based on...A new study on holiday spending attitudes found that 77 percent of Americans are refocusing their efforts on family rather than gift giving.
They're watching you ... Illustration by Christopher HealyThere's nothing quite like spending 16 days straight with six family members and an additional guest to throw your parenting skills into stark relief. Turns out, I'm a yeller short on...
The gifts have been opened, the toys have been broken, the decorations packed away (except for those still hanging, looking forlorn), and Cabin Fever is sleep-deprived and overfed and suffering from a season of excess. Don't get me wrong: we've had...
Helmets really do keep kids safe. Image: sxc.huSo you picked out a great baby name, only to find out everyone else likes it too. The Cradle has some baby name suggestions that will keep your maintain your fav name's feel, while still being...