Family & Relationships Top Stories

Expert advice, tips and stories about family, friendship, pets, dating, and more.

Are You Ready for Your Grandchild's Summer Visit?

By Audrey Van Buskirk | Caring For Children

It's the season for sleepovers. Are you and your home prepared?

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6 Ways to Save on Pet Care Costs

By Sally Stich | Pets

You love your pet dearly, but taking care of him can cost a pretty penny. Here's how to save on your pet's expenses.

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How to Provide for Your Disabled Adult Child's Future

By Janet Reynolds, Next Avenue | Caring For Children

How special needs trusts and last-to-die life insurance policies can help

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7 Worst Things to Say to A Friend on a Diet

By Sally Stich | Friendship

You may mean well, but these comments are almost certain to derail your loved one's efforts to lose weight.

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Could You Live With Your Grandchildren?

By Rebecca Webber | Family Matters

Goodbye, peace and quiet. Hello, hugs and kisses.

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Grandparenting Then and Now

By Adair Lara | Caring For Children

A grandmother reconnects with her mother's old-school parenting approach.

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Reading Activities at the Park

By PBS Parents | Caring For Children

Age-specific advice to help your grandkids learn-and love-to read! Even at the park!

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25 Reasons Kids Love Grandparents

By Jacqueline Carroll | Inspiring Stories & Wisdoms

There's something about their grandparents that all kids love. Actually, there's at least 25 things.

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Gifts Without Rifts

By by Rebecca Webber | Family Matters

When parents dictate what you can or can't buy for your grandchildren, it doesn't have to take the fun out of your holidays.

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Humor Helped Me Cope With My Mother's Dementia

By Kathy Berdan, Next Avenue | Caregiving

Remembering my stoned roommate made dealing with her memory lapses easier

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Compatibility Horoscope

How well do you get along with your grandchild and other family members? Want to know if your personalities mesh?

Find out here.