Family & Relationships Category

Starting them young

Early experiences can have a lifelong impact. Whether it’s traveling, dining out or other family experiences, exposing younger children to various activities helps them grow into well-rounded adults.

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Do you have a “Modern Family”?

Although ABC’s Modern Family has come to an end, the show offered parallels and lessons for real life families. Do they fit yours?

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This is worth the risk

This is my most personal article to date. I tend to not divulge life stories to the world but some stories just need to be told. My wife and I are best friends. I know that this post may cause problems between us because I didn’t confer with her before publishing this article and we […]

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The Sisterhood

If you’re a woman who grew up with a sister, you’re very lucky. You know what it’s like to have someone to confide in, laugh with, and—sometimes—fight with. As a sister to a sister, I understand what it’s like to know that someone always has your back, someone who understands what it means to be […]

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Connecting with friends without leaving home: The new “virtual hook-ups”

Whether self-imposed or for other reasons, there are times when leaving the house just isn’t an option. If you’re still housebound after about a week or so, you’re most likely ready for a little human interaction–outside those who may live in your home. Fortunately, technology offers several options to reach out, including phone calls, emails […]

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The Whammy

wham·my • /ˈ(h)wamē/ (noun) – A secret power possessed by “Him” that is used to make a regular, already happy situation change into BOOM. I will share this with everyone now as this secret has gotten too big to keep to myself and, apparently, there are still non-believers out there. This can happen at a […]

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5 things to do when there’s nothing to do

Whether it’s self-imposed or just a blank space on your calendar, “downtime” can quickly lead to boredom if time stretches on and isn’t well spent. Here are 5 suggestions to make the most of your “you time”. Reconnect face-to-face. We all spend a lot of time on our devices. Put away the phones and tablets […]

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Freshman year’s over. Now who is this?

There are few occasions in life that make a parent more proud than a child leaving for college. And even fewer that are more confusing than when that child returns after freshman year. Many parents have experienced it. Senior year of high school is busy, expensive and full of hope for the future. Everyone’s watching […]

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Why date night is (still) important

If you’re single, the concept of date night is probably fairly laughable. After all, isn’t every night date tonight? But those of you who are married, and have been for any length of time, know what date light night is all about. This is time set aside for a married couple to reconnect, postponing discussion […]

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