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Family Making Faces on Disney World Rides is Magic

By Anna Shirley

If you're going to take your family to Disney World, you're bound to end up with loads of family pictures, am I right? The Enz family from Indiana recently went to Disney World with extended family members for a reunion. Here is the family of six with good buddy, Donald. Totally typical family pictu... Read More

Opt Out of Family Tree Now to Protect Your Privacy

By Kalli Verbecky

So, this is creepy and 100% real. Under the umbrella of an unassuming family history website called Family Tree Now (which is a joke because the family history capabilities are minimal), you can easily find all of your personal public records displayed in one easy to access place. This i... Read More

16 Life Lessons I Learned From My Dogs

By Erin Oltmanns

This post is in partnership with Universal Pictures’ upcoming film A Dog’s Purpose, coming to theaters January 27. I was raised by two dog lovers and I’m doing my darndest to raise two more. Boxers are a particular favorite of ours. That’s me with our dog Primo. Judging from my per... Read More

The 21 Reasons Your Kid Lies

By YourTango

By Judy Helm Wright We don't want our kids to lie and we discipline them when they do. But wait,what about us? Do parents lie to their kids? Do kids tell lies? Why do we lie often when the truth would serve us better? We recently had a group of friends and relatives at our home fo... Read More

Parenting in The Age of Fake News: 5 Things You Can Start Doing Today

By Guest Post

By Dr. Claire McCarthy courtesy of Boston Children's Hospital's Pediatric Health Blog When I was in 7th grade, we did a unit in English class about how to read the newspaper. We learned where the most important stories were placed (to the right) and about how the stories were ... Read More

New Year, New Me.

By Kalli Verbecky

LET'S TALK RESOLUTIONS! But first let me get a few things out of the way starting with the fact that January sucks. This year it just sucks worse than it maybe ever has before. It's freezing, there's lots of snow, I'm on crutches, I have small children stuck indoors. It's about to... Read More

Legal Ducks in a Row? (or…How I am Going to Protect My Family)

By Erin Oltmanns

I have a few questions for you... Do you and your spouse go on vacation by yourselves and leave your kids in someone else’s care while you go? Do your kids travel without you for athletic events/tournaments? Do you and your spouse enjoy a date night once and awhile? Do you do things ... Read More

The 28 ‘Golden Rules’ Of Divorced Parenting

By YourTango

By Leslie Petruk Don't let your divorce damage your relationship with your child. When parents divorce, regardless of the circumstance or age of the child, it has a significant impact. Looking at it through the eyes of your child and setting aside any feelings of anger or hostility t... Read More

I Broke My Butt, Now What?

By Kalli Verbecky

For Christmas this year I gave myself the gift that keeps on giving.  I broke my butt.  Generally speaking I mean. My pelvis and acetabulum to be exact, and a small tibia fracture too. And I did it over 2,300 miles from home. My husband and kids, my parents too, they were all back in... Read More

9 Truly Beautiful Ways To Love Your Daughter

By YourTango

By Ani Anderson These questions will help you look into your heart and become the mother you really want to be. The moment she was born, a switch went off inside of me that turned me into a different person — I was a mother. And somehow the things I wanted for myself melted into th... Read More