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LifeStyle: Family & Relationships

Naturally, This Waterfall Proposal Went Terribly, Terribly Wrong

Tuesday  21:06,   10 january 2017

So maybe we'll take "by a waterfall" off our list of places to get engaged.When Adams went to place the ring on Grace's finger, instead of sliding right on, the ring fell, and splashed into the water, never to be seen again. "I was[...]

My Husband and I Did Marriage Counseling for One Month—Here’s What Happened

Monday  18:51,   09 january 2017

It all started with a fight. A heated debate over something critically important–I’m sure of it! At least, it seemed important at that moment. But now, I admit I don’t even remember what the argument was about. Whatever it was, it made me reassess[...]

This Dad Got Fired After Missing Work for the Birth of His Child

Friday  18:21,   06 january 2017

And sadly, there's not much he can do about it.Lindsay Austin, 26 and her husband Lamar Austin, 30, celebrated the birth of Cainan Austin on New Year's[...]

Why Are Wedding Rings Worn on the Left Hand?

Thursday  21:20,   05 january 2017

For years, couples have dedicated that finger to romance when any other digit would do. A case of left side, strong side? Not according to history.In medieval times, getting caught scribbling with one's left hand could earn accusations of being[...]

France Just Made Spanking Your Kid Illegal

Thursday  18:35,   05 january 2017

France's new ban on corporal punishment now makes it a civil crime to spank kids.On December 22, the French parliament successfully voted to enact the "Equality and Citizenship" bill, which places a country-wide ban on all forms of corporal[...]

Is the Secret to a Happy Marriage Letting Your Spouse Pick His Nose?

Wednesday  23:51,   04 january 2017

<p>Whoever your ideal mate is, have you ever given thought to what exactly will hold your marriage together? Think about it: “Till death do us part” is a long time.</p>Even though 93 percent of married folks state that love is a very important [...]

Study Shows the More You Hang Out With Mom, the Longer She'll Live

Wednesday  18:51,   04 january 2017

Make sure you call grandma over for dinner tonight.Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco found that loneliness plays a large role in the decline so often associated with old age. The study followed 1,600 adults, with an average[...]

The Top 10 New Year's Resolutions Parents Make and How Their Kids Kill Them

Wednesday  18:35,   04 january 2017

<p>Here are the top 10 resolutions parents make and my take on how children try to attack and foil said resolution.</p>Parent Resolution: I will stop[...]

6 Things Every 20-Something Bride Needs to Know

Monday  19:35,   02 january 2017

<p>Before you start announcing your wedding plans, or signing any contracts, consider the below kernels of wisdom for 20-something couples — putting these things in perspective before you start planning will make the process a whole lot easier[...]

Kid Uses Sleeping Mom's Thumbprint for Online Shopping Spree

Thursday  19:50,   29 december 2016

<p>Bad news, parents: Turns out we probably shouldn't sleep anymore. Well, it was fun while it lasted. Please turn in your pillows at the desk.</p>Last week, The Wall Street Journal posted an article bemoaning the fact that it's harder to[...]

Pinterest Predicts the Top 10 Parenting Trends for 2017

Thursday  19:20,   29 december 2016

Pinterest Predicts the Top 10 Parenting Trends for 2017No longer content to simply show us updos we’ll never be able to do and whimsical cakes that our clumsy meat hooks would ruin, now Pinterest is predicting the future. The mysterious future![...]

8-Year-Old Boy Kicked Out of Boy Scouts for Being Transgender

Wednesday  21:35,   28 december 2016

<p>This is the first known incident of transgender discrimination in the Scouts, which has refused to say whether not they have any written policies on the issue (we're going to go ahead and put our money on "no").</p>Maldonado[...]

Couple Married 63 Years Dies Hours Apart

Wednesday  21:35,   28 december 2016

"He died of a broken heart."The couple, who was married close to 64 years, never did anything without the other. They first met in the 1950s, shortly before Trent left to serve in the Korean War, and they wrote long letters to each other[...]

New Year's Resolutions For the Newly Divorced Parent

Wednesday  19:21,   28 december 2016

New year, new[...]

12 Times Parents Need to Focus on Their Kids - and Not on Their Devices - in 2017

Monday  19:40,   26 december 2016

Parents complain all of the time that their older children are addicted to their phones, but many don't realize how dependent they are on their own devices. Kids pick up what they learn from their parents, and not only could mom or dad's[...]