Amy Ferris was in the thick of menopause when she had an overwhelming urge to nurture a child. But was it the most giving or selfish move she could make? Here, she tells you how it played out.
Every parent wants their kids to get along, to support and love one another along life’s path. But here Terry Haward faces the harsh truth that her daughters may never do that.
Her mom’s muffin recipe made her feel better as a kid. Now it’s Janet Siroto’s turn to return the favor. Here she explores the symmetry of family love expressed through baking
The summer before her oldest headed to college, NextTribe’s Jeannie Ralston and family traveled through national parks in an RV. There, among the wilds of the West, she discovered lessons about the final chapters of parenting and letting go.
A slice of cake, her son by her side—environmental writer Diane MacEachern thought her birthday was going wonderfully. Then the skies opened, the streets flooded, and disaster threatened all around. Here’s her story of strength and survival.
Knowing that her parents had almost perished in WW2, psychotherapist Sherry Amatenstein headed to Germany with a full load of worry. What she found there was not at all what she’d expected.
Stacey Tompkins is the free spirit in her family and brings out her mother’s inner wild child—but she never thought she could get her mom to do this. Are mother daughter tattoos the new perfect Mother’s Day gift? We think so.
Years after writing a book about the importance of the mother son bond, Kate Stone Lombardi wonders if she can stay close to her son now that he’s getting married.
When Catherine Hiller read her mom’s life story, little did she know the secrets she’d suddenly learn—movie stars, crimes, and sex. Lots of sex.
Yeah, flowers and a box of chocolates can do the trick—but if you are on the hunt for memorable Mother’s Day gifts (or you want to give hints to your family), you’re gonna want to read this. Trust us, we know.
Thinking about the home she grew up in and the ones where she raised her boys, Jeannie Ralston considers how much a house matters when it comes to family bonds. Her conclusion may surprise you.
Adele Francis adored all her siblings growing up. So why is she not speaking to two of them now? She shares the sad truth about how her family unraveled.
For 14 years, Lisa Bain has been protected, charmed, and consoled by her mutt Jake. As his life nears the end, she examines their special bond, which was deepened by tragedy.
Who knew that cats could be good role models for dealing with issues we face as we get older? Nina Malkin explains what she’s learned from her fabulous felines.
Was her rescue dog a spaniel? A retriever? Something else entirely? Leah Ingram forked over some cash for pet DNA kits. What she learned was equal parts shocking and disappointing.
We’re out there in droves: Women who may not have given birth to babies but have pets we love heart and soul. So why, asks Nina Malkin, do we have to put up with jokes, jabs, and eye-rolls from those around us?
Wendi McLendon-Covey has learned some important life lessons from playing her role on “The Goldbergs.” Here, she tells us why Betty White is her role model and shares the secret to her great marriage (it’s got nothing to do with sex).
Our advice guru answers the question many empty nesters agonize over: Should you let your college grad or drop-out crash at home indefinitely?
You welcome your kids’ significant others into your home (especially this time of year). You grow fond of them. Here’s why you shouldn’t get too attached.
We all have questions about how to live in this crazy world, and now NextTribe has something for that: Our own super-plugged-in advice columnist. Here she tells us how to deal with an offensive bumper sticker (can you guess what it says?) on a borrowed car.