Parenting

How not to hate your husband after having kids

One afternoon, a few months after my daughter was born, my husband Tom was sprawled on the couch, eyes glued to the Tour De France. As I fed Sylvie, I asked him if he would tackle the mountain of laundry she had amassed. “But I did it last time,” he said. My pulse began to race as I explained that …

Marriage

The pickiest of kids ate dozens of new foods after a two-week training devised by a psychologist

If a child is a fussy eater, there’s probably not one single reason why. It could be genes. It could be the subtle hints the child—or small baby—has learned by watching their family at the table. It could be the psychological connections that their parents have helped forge between certain foods …

Eating

50 Genius April Fools’ Day Pranks That Will Totally Trick Your Kids

Because if your kids don’t learn pranking at home, they’ll learn it on the streets.<p>1. Let’s start with a fun one: put jelly beans in your ice dispenser.<p>Learn how at What’s Cooking.<p>2. Also fun? Putting googly eyes on the food in your refrigerator.<p>3. Trick your kid into thinking you have an …

Kids

Randomly assigning prom dates teaches kids a necessary lesson

‘You get what you get and you don’t get upset.” I first learned that useful rhyme when reading the book “Pinkalicious” to my oldest daughter several …

Kids

Motherhood, the great leveller? Not quite, Kate

Kate Middleton can never be an Everywoman, however hard the palace tries<p>The Duchess of Cambridge gave a talk at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists last week on behalf of a series of films – <i>Out of the Blue</i> – produced by the Best Beginnings organisation, promoting good mental …

Motherhood

You Matter Too: Coping with Narcissistic Co-Parenting | The Recovery Expert

When living in a family with a narcissist, <b>the entire system believes that the only person who matters is the narc.</b> Your children (and you) have been …

Narcissism

How to live with an ageing parent - and not go totally mad

The Christmas Eve before last, Rachael Marsden popped to the annexe next door to see her mother, Barbara, now 89, and found her semi-conscious on the floor.<p>‘She’d had a fall so I called an ambulance and she was blue-lighted to hospital and given 12 units of blood,’ says 53-year-old Rachael, a …

Human Geography

Mothers and daughters on: the truth about motherhood - and whether women can really have it all

How do you successfully juggle a career and motherhood? Is there such a thing as the perfect age to start a family? And what's the best thing about being a mum?<p>In this video, six pairs of mothers and daughters discuss the ups and downs of family life, sharing the lessons they have learnt and …

Motherhood

Ask Amy: Daughter wonders what’s behind inheritance

<i>Dear Amy: My father remarried 14 years ago. He married a Russian woman 15 years younger than he (he speaks Russian) and bought a house.</i><p><i>My father paid for this house. She can contribute very little, as she still cannot speak English and is not established in a career the way my father is.</i><p><i>Recently,</i> …

Lifestyle

Inside the European utopia where babies are ‘the happiest in the world’

Every year or so, a new group gets to reign supreme as the best parents in the world. For a while, the spotlight focused on the French and their …

Lifestyle

Miss Manners: Perfect manners are not the same as perfect morals

<i>Dear Miss Manners: What would perfect manners do for the world?</i><p><b>Besides put Miss Manners</b> out of business? The very idea sets her dreaming of happy times, rocking on the porch as she contemplates a peaceful world.<p>However, this might also create problems for other trades, notably the munitions and …

Lifestyle

Kate Middleton Says Becoming a Mother Made Her Lose Confidence: 'It Has Been a Huge Challenge'

All eyes were on Duchess Kate Middleton the day she very publicly became a mother. She left Saint Mary's Hospital on July 23, 2013, and waved …

Mental Health

All This Panic: the most relatable film about teenage girlhood ever?

Jenny Gage’s intimate documentary of seven Brooklyn teenagers has been praised for its honest account of growing up. We asked four British school friends to assess it<p>‘I don’t want to age. I think that’s the scariest thing in the entire world,” says Ginger Leigh Ryan, one of the girls featured in …

Documentaries

Mother's Day 2017: Top quotes and messages to celebrate Mothering Sunday

This year the day is being celebrated on 26 March – the fourth Sunday of Lent – in the UK.<p>A mother is irreplaceable and a Jewish proverb rightly puts …

Mother's Day

Mother’s Day 2017: 12 reasons why motherhood is the best job in the world

<b>March 26 can only mean one thing this year – happy Mother’s Day!</b><p>What did you imagine being a mum would be like?<p>Mother’s Day 2017: When is Mothering …

Babies

Ask A Genealogist at About Genealogy

Ask a Genealogist!<p>Do you have a genealogy-related question, a surname that you want to know the meaning for, or an ancestor who just has you stumped? …

Genealogy

Creativity: Involve Me and I Will Understand - GeekMom

<i>“Tell me and I will forget.<br>Show me and I will remember.<br>Involve me and I will understand.<br>Step back and I will act.”</i><br>~Chinese Proverb<p>The third line is …

Creativity

Do Your Kids Need a Manny?

Finding the right caregiver for your children is a deeply personal matter, and usually a difficult one, so when we heard how many friends had great …

Lifestyle

Is it wine o'clock yet? Getting through the day as a working mum...

It’s pretty much a given that your relationship with your own mum will change when you become a mum yourself. It’s like you become closer to them and …

Mother's Day

Brad Pitt Wants To Mend Angelina Relationship Even If ‘She Hurt Him’ For Sake Of Kids

Brad Pitt wants nothing more than a sense of normalcy for his children, and that means patching things up with their mother. He may have been hurt by …

Celebrity News

Motherless on Mother’s Day: How growing up without a mum shaped me

<b>As Mother’s Day approaches and shops are filled with soppy cards and pretty flowers, I feel a sense of emptiness and dread.</b><p>My mum passed away when I …

Mother's Day

South Carolina Beat Writer Getting Blasted For Criticizing 'SI For Kids' Reporter

One South Carolina beat writer is getting blasted on social media after criticizing a <i>Sports Illustrated for Kids</i> reporter Friday night.<p>Friday night, …

Sports

How parents with less-than-stellar credit can help their kids get a credit card

Parents with less-than-perfect credit: You can still help your teenager or young adult child get a credit card and start building a strong credit history.<p>Your credit history isn’t shared<p>Your credit history and scores are yours alone. A person who shares an account with you shares only the history …

Personal Finance

Mother's Day today: Fun facts and traditions about Mothering Sunday

It's Mother's Day today<p>Mother's Day - or Mothering Sunday - is on Sunday, March 26.<p>The day is always on the fourth Sunday of Lent, exactly three weeks before Easter Sunday and usually in the second half of March or early April.<p>The day is a celebration of mothers and the maternal bond and …

Mother's Day

10 things you’ll only understand if your mum is your best friend

It’s Mother’s Day here in the UK and while we believe Mum’s should be celebrated for their amazingness every day, Mother’s Day is as good a day as …

Relationships

KHNL : 'Little libraries' to encourage reading among kids and adults pop up around Hawaii

Top Stories<p>'Little libraries' to encourage reading among kids and adults pop up around Hawaii<p>Posted: 03/23/2017 8:32 PM<p>KAILUA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - …

Hawaii

In Milan, Pope makes youth promise never to be a bully

MILAN, Italy — In the last meeting during his day trip to Milan, Pope Francis issued a harsh criticism of bullying in schools, asking youth to …

Pope Francis

JARVIS - Surname Meaning | Origin for the Surname Jarvis Genealogy

<b>Last Name Meaning & Related Resources for the Surname JARVIS</b>

FUCHS - Surname Meaning | Origin for the Surname Fuchs Genealogy

<b>Last Name Meaning & Related Resources for the Surname FUCHS</b>

Best Mother's Day 2017 cards, poems, quotes and messages to wish your mum on Mothering Sunday

It's Mothering Sunday today - the special day to celebrate all mums across the UK.<p>Also the fourth Sunday of Lent, the 24-hours marks the maternal …

Mother's Day