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Being Thankful for My Kids' Grandparents

The holidays aren't my favorite time of year. Four years ago, Thanksgiving was the very first holiday after my 54-year-old father passed away from colon cancer in August 2004. It was a difficult day to say the least -- I was eight months pregnant ...

Median age for marriage hits peak

Men and women are waiting longer than ever before to tie the knot, according to new data from the U.S. Census, which indicates that the median age for marrying is 26 for women and 28 for men. That's the highest median age since the the Census started...

Billy Ray Cyrus lets Miley's boyfriend move in

Your 15-year-old daughter falls for 20-year-old underwear model. Do you: a) Lose sleep at night. b) Hope that you've raised her well, but keep a close eye on their activities. c) Wonder why in the world the chastity belt went out of style. d) Invite ...

Have you hugged your partner today? It might improve your relationship

New relationships are exciting and overflowing with romance. But as the years pass, couples are less likely to spend time on nurturing this side of their relationship. Throw in a couple of busy kids, pets, and two full time jobs, and well ... who has...

Moms making more family decisions

I guess my husband and I are old-fashioned. A recent survey found that men -- long thought to be in charge of the remote control -- are starting to hand control of the TV over to women. But at our house, unless it's Thursday night, our clicker has hi...

DailyDish - Don't take it personally

Want to save your marriage despite having kids? Remember this....

Bullying could be caused by parenting style

A University of Cincinnati research student recent reviewed studies on bullying from several different countries. What she found (and what she reported to the American Sociological Association) is that certain parenting styles may predict bullying be...

Jon and Kate - Are they good enough parents for TV?

I'm not especially into watching Jon and Kate plus Eight, the show that chronicles the parenting adventures of a couple with twins and sextuplets, but my wife likes to catch it. I've never been a big fan of Kate, the wife and mother; I feel that she ...

Pre-school sex ed

At four years old, my daughter knows what a penis is and (more or less) that it's something that boys have. After all, she has two brothers and a dad, so it's not like she hasn't seen one before. According to the Brook Advisory Centres and the Family...

Marriage counseling goes hi-tech

When I was single, online matchmaking was pretty much unheard of. There were a few sites where you might hook up with another person (anyone remember Prodigy.com?), but chances were good that person wasn't actually single. Or employed. Or remotely at...

Could an affair save your marriage?

Mira Kirshenbaum is an experienced marriage therapist who has written a book in which she explores the positive side of cheating. She's not talking about fudging the numbers on your golf score, but rather the sneaking-around -behind-your-significant-...

Prince Harry gets dumped

It's official, Prince Harry is a cad. So much so, that Chelsy Davy, Harry's now former girlfriend, broke up with the young royal because he wouldn't shape up and get serious -- even though that meant she'd be ending a relationship with a prince of ...

Stanford women have bad sex

You might think Stanford women have everything. After all, they attend a prestigious university, and will, because of that, most likely land a sweet job immediately upon graduation. But a new study reveals that these ladies aren't quite satisified wi...

Sick of your marriage? Try the Divorce Fair!

Looking for a way out of your hopeless, loveless marriage, but don't know where to start? It's a complicated process (multiplied by a million if you have kids) -- so why not make it easy for everyone to get the information they need? Hold a divorce f...

Halle Berry's violent childhood

Actress and soon-to-be-mom Halle Berry has opened up for the first time about her childhood trauma with an abusive father. She tells James Lipton on The Actor's Studio that while her father Jerome physically abused her mother and sister, he never tou...

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