For the first time ever, Jeannie Ralston’s oldest son won’t be at home when she turns on the tree lights and cranks up “Santa Baby” on Christmas morning. Here she tries to come to terms with this new reality.
It can be hard to swallow (pun intended) when your foodie kids outshine you in the kitchen. Should you be proud? Or offended? Sally Koslow looks at why she had to step up her cooking game.
Every parent wants their kids to get along, to support and love one another along life’s path—but what do you do when that doesn’t happen?
Helping her guy get acclimated to the wonderful world of social media seemed like a good idea, but it sure threw Liane Kupferberg Carter some curveballs.
Debby Waldman’s mom was supposed to leave her a Cape Cod cottage—but real life changed all that. How the author found a silver lining.
A quick getaway sounded like a fun idea—but being on the road with her extra-exacting husband was something altogether different, Mary Kay Jordan Fleming discovered.
We all have great hopes for our kids’ future. But how does a mother handle the disappointment when her adult child can’t live up to her potential?
As her daughter prepares to walk down the aisle, Lisa Starr reflects on the heart-breaking end of her own union—and tries to stay optimistic for her child.
Sheryl Kraft is worried about her husband’s ever-smaller circle of pals. How can she help? Is it even her place to help?
There’s a new trend in dementia care that lets patients and caregivers socialize together.
It’s always hard to know what will make a bereaved friend feel better or worse. For starters, follow this simple rule: Say less, do more.
As her youngest was about to leave for college, Hillary Quinn thought the last thing she needed was a dog. A heartbreaking development proved she was wrong.
It’s a scary thought: Even Harvey Weinstein had a mother. With the disgraced movie mogul back in the news, an expert on mother-son relations looks at raising our boys to be good men.
What do you do when you’re caring for your older sister (and find it rewarding), but can’t seem to get anyone to chip in physically OR financially? Our Answer Queen sounds off.
A trip to the savanna had always been on Kim Marshall’s bucket list…but going with her teenage son? Not so much. Here’s why it wound up being the adventure of a lifetime
Janie Emaus is watching her mom’s memory fade away. She’s taking lessons from the family dog on how to get through it.
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.
Captain Wendy Rexon has not just one, but two daughters who pilot jets with her at Delta Airlines. How cool is that?
Here are our picks for films that reflect the complex experiences with our mothers and as mothers ourselves.
Debby Waldman wanted to quit this crazy class, and bad. Here’s why she didn’t and the midlife lesson she learned.