I Taught My Kids To Be More Polite—Then Had to Learn My Own Lesson

One simple phrase changed my entire perspective on the world.

7 Stressful Family Holiday Situations, Solved

With the hassle of traveling, gift buying, and navigating in-laws (not to mention the tyranny of that dang Elf on the Shelf), the Polar Express of family harmony is heading off the rails. Want more peace on earth—or in your mom's living room? Take this advice on navigating seven sticky situations.

The Family Tradition That Makes Me Laugh and Cry

Having my kids with me on this charity walk means more to me than they will ever know. 

Why My Kid Won’t Accept Birthday Gifts From Friends

In our house, birthdays are a time to give, not receive. 

How to Organize Your Favorite iPhone Photos

You’ve taken a gazillion adorable snaps of your family—don’t leave them all stranded in the cloud!

The One Activity That Made Our Vacation Special

Now my daughter wants to do it every time we travel. 

5 Types of Neighbors Who Drive You Absolutely Bonkers

You can choose your friends, but you can’t always choose your neighbors—here’s how to live on the same block in peace

7 Things You Should Mention to Your Partner Before Your Office Holiday Party

When your personal life and professional life collide, you have to be careful—especially when there’s eggnog involved!