Being a member of a family is a tremendous blessing that, unfortunately, many of us take for granted. We all have bad days with our family. We have children who we may want to run and hide from, a spouse that makes us angry and even extended family that may just drive us nuts.
It starts early. There are things we need to teach our children, especially our teenage and young adult children, about marriage that sometimes gets lost in what seems to be acceptable behavior in today's world. More specifically, sexual involvement before marriage. Our teens and young adults seem to be clueless about the seriousness of their sexual behavior and how it will affect their future marriage.
It wasn't that I didn't want to mow the lawn that late summer afternoon when I was 13.
When the new school year kicks life into high gear, it's important to remember this: Do not bang your head against the wall or yearn to burrow yourself into a deep hole. Balancing work, school and activities with an organized, well-oiled household is feasible.
"Newhart," "The Good Wife" and both "NCIS" shows lead TV series season sets on Blu-ray and DVD this week.
Your relationship status may depend a lot upon where you're living.
A good marriage doesn't mean the spouses agree on everything, but different views on budgeting can lead to problems that a husband and wife might not expect.
HOUSTON - A Texas mom frustrated that her son never returns her texts has designed an app that takes control of a child's phone until they text or call their parent back.
COSTA MESA, Calif. - Watch out, Steven Spielberg. A California couple is giving their 10-month-old son a jumpstart on a filmmaking career in a very nonconventional way.
We've all been there. The alarm goes off in the wee hours of the morning and you can't think of anything worse that could happen to you in that moment.
Summer is drawing to an end and it's all school-supply lists and cleaning out closets at my house. Every year, we make sure the clothes all fit, the lunch boxes made it back into the cupboards and everything is as organized as we can possibly get it before school begins because once it starts, life is a constant hamster wheel until the final bell in June.
THE FOOTBALL FIELD - This week sees the release of the true story of the De La Salle High School football team in "When the Game Stands Tall."
Information for parents about the film "If I Stay."
For more than a week, the largest sunspot in 24 years has been creating a dazzling show of solar flares.
What's the scariest thing you've ever faced at work?
The word "reconciliation" means to become friendly again after a disagreement or argument. We may have family members or even spouses with whom reconciliation seems next to impossible. How can we heal these strained and broken relationships?
A good portion of the more than 1 billion active Facebook accounts bear the name of a person who can't even walk yet.
Life is full of decision points. Some decisions are fun, such as where to spend a vacation. Others, however, change the trajectory of your entire life. Choices about education, career, where to live, who to marry and whether to welcome children into your family have lifelong consequences. Often, decisions come down to choosing between somethinggood and something better.
WASHINGTON D.C. - Statistics show online harassment is a growing problem.
There is a natural order in marriage. It begins with two people falling in love, believing that they are the most important person in the world to each other. As children come along they need to be cherished and loved but never more than your spouse. Then when they're grown and gone, it's back to just two people again. When these two remain in love, it provides a stability and a legacy for the children, no matter their age.
HOGWARTS - J.K. Rowling is writing a new Harry Potter story that will be published to her website Pottermore on Halloween.
Mark Zuckerberg and his wife stepped up with a $25 million donation to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Bill and Melinda Gates gave $50 million. The United States and U.K. have shelled out over $200 million each, and Germany, France and Australia have given millions as well.
If you've ever wanted to call in sick to work without a legitimate reason, you're not the only one.
Despite the media's grim projections about the dismal future of a graying America, MarketPlace's Chris Farrell remains optimistic about the economic benefits of an aging workforce.
It's not every day you run into a college football star in Barnes & Noble. It is even more rare that the college football player asks to join your book club. But CBS Sunday Morning reports that is precisely what happened to Kathy Rackley when she ran into University of Georgia receiver Malcolm Mitchell.
Egg freezing is a new health care benefit for female employees of Apple and Facebook who want children, but not right away.
Disney Infinity, a game franchise already massive in scale and bursting with purchasing options, just added a lot more muscle.
'Tis the season for candy. Halloween fast approaches, followed by Christmas, Valentine's Day, Easter and so on. Even if you don't participate in holidays celebrated in the US and other countries, children are often given candy at birthday parties and as rewards or prizes. It's no coincidence that candy is at children's eye level in most checkout aisles at grocery stores. I've been the frazzled mother who spends a dollar on a candy bar just to get out of the store without a tantrum. Enough is enough.