My niece and son (who are the same age) recently spent a week together in the same house during a family vacation. It was a bit of a social experiment, as they are both incredibly smart but have wildly different personalities.
In the end, they did better than any of us could have expected: They played…
Added by Lauren Markman on July 11, 2016 at 6:07am — No Comments
We have all been to that wedding. You know the one. The one where you are trying very hard to be generally happy for your friend/relative and not say anything overly snarky, but - way down deep - you have a suspicion they are not going to make it as a couple. You don't want to be right, but you can't help how you feel. Then, after time passes and you hear word of the breakup, you have to bite your tongue and never admit to anyone that you…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on June 17, 2016 at 6:21am — No Comments
Jerry Seinfeld has a very funny bit about the many tones of marriage. Basically, it boils down to where he is not supposed to use his normal speaking tone when communicating with his wife, as she considers it too harsh.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on December 9, 2015 at 6:06am — No Comments
When I was in high school, I returned home one day to find my Mother with a baby. My Mom loves children and it was quite possible that she had finally stolen someone's baby since I was almost out of the house and she needed someone new to need her. In reality, it didn't really surprise me to learn she was babysitting for one of her coworkers. At the time, it was a little strange to see my Mom with a baby - the way she nuzzled and smiled…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on November 11, 2015 at 7:05am — No Comments
Dual-Income, No Kids.
That's what my husband and I were for a very long time. We spent years together working, traveling, figuring out who was the better chef (me), who was handier around the house (him) and having long discussions about the type of family we wanted to have one day. I had been with my…
Added by Lauren Markman on August 26, 2015 at 6:33am — No Comments
Adjusting your playlist to fit the fall mood is something that can elevate your spirits even on a rainy day. Practical research proves that there is an undeniable bond between music choices and person’s life experiences. Kelly Hopper, a 25-year old journalist student, put Rihanna’s “Love the Way You Lie” and Roxette’s hit song“It Must Have Been Love” on her…Continue
Added by Stacy Green on July 17, 2015 at 7:40am — No Comments
If you are a mother of a young child, you know that part with cries of "Don't go, mommy!" when it’s time to go to school. Whether your kid is going to school for the first time or returning to classes after a summer vacations, it is natural for the pains to grow. Here are some tips on how to prepare yourself and your kid for that day.
Added by Stacy Green on July 3, 2015 at 6:51am — No Comments
What is the place in this large, dangerous and hostile world where we can hide from all problems, find support and understanding? For the majority of people it is home. Who can help us in every situation, give advice, and just love us as we are? They are our mothers, fathers and, of course, brothers and sisters.
Is not it cool to have the…Continue
Added by Stacy Green on April 17, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments
The day I discovered my husband’s side chick, I cried. I’ve known my husband for quite some time. We met when I was 15 and 16, just right outside of our homes. From the moment of that first hello, I couldn’t help but to feel butterflies. After we parted ways, I went to Howard University and he went to San Jose State University,I never really imagined that I would see him again. Needless to say life is funny. After 8 years we finally reconnected and I felt like that little…Continue
Added by Tia Michelle McKinney Boyer on January 21, 2015 at 5:42pm — No Comments
Dear Kaleb and Kaden,
By the time you are able to read this letter you will probably wonder just what in the world I was talking about. Well, from the time your first set of teeth cut your gums and grew, you two love food...especially SNACKS. Any snacks your father and I had, both of you were front and center with big eyes and smiles repeatedly saying "please.. please...chips please...chips please". Well at least you two had manners at an early age. With manners like that, who…Continue
Added by Tia Michelle McKinney Boyer on January 11, 2015 at 5:09pm — No Comments
Couples fight about many things, but money is often somewhere near the top of the list. Check out this article for a few tips on how to keep financial issues from causing tension in your relationship.
Added by Violette Monahan on July 23, 2014 at 10:23am — No Comments
I have recently been talking to one of my close friends regarding parenting struggles he is having with his teenagers. The topic of protecting the parent-teen relationship in the context of setting boundaries and consequences has come up several times. I began to think about how to negotiate the boundaries and consequences all families must have to function effectively, within the parent-teen relationship.
In my friend’s case, he is concerned if he is too strict or pushes too hard he…Continue
Added by Stacy Hladek on March 21, 2014 at 5:48pm — No Comments
Are you a victim of domestic violence or stuck in an abusive relationship? Abuse comes in many including: physical, emotional, verbal, economic, mental, and sexual abuse. Remember that abuse can happen to anyone. Often times there are red flags early on in the relationship and most people tend to ignore them. When someone is…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on August 12, 2013 at 10:53pm — No Comments
This post is dedicated to my husband, my enabler, not in the negative sense but in a way that encourages my growth and lifts me up when I am down... Read more here.
Added by Felicia Tan on January 30, 2013 at 2:42pm — No Comments
The Tango is the best expression of a relationship that works beautifully as each partner accept their leader-follower roles for the sake of their sacred dance of intimate connection.
Think about this – if both partners attempt to lead there is much friction, resistance and the dance appears as a chaotic battlefield. If both want to follow the other – nothing magical happens – they just go round and round in aimless circles or…Continue
Added by Randi Goodman on January 25, 2013 at 11:22am — No Comments
Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. and Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D.
Now that all the mega-lottery winners have stepped forward, the overwhelming odds are you didn't win. Americans spent $1.5 billion in their quest to win the jackpot, fantasizing about how they would happily spend the $656 million to be paid out to the winner. As it happened, there were three winning tickets so the final after-tax take home for each will be about $100 million. Still, nothing to sneeze at.
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Have you seen the movie called Date Night? If not, I would recommend it. It holds a dear place in my heart, as the husbands bad habit in the movie, matches one of my hubby’s habits.…Continue
Added by Tawna Richard on September 21, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments