Family Dynamics

What makes a family? Learn about traditional and non-traditional family relationships, including single-parent families, families with gay parents, military families, and more. Try these tips for making your family work regardless of your family make-up.

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My Partner and I Both Use Wheelchairs: This Is How We Parent Despite Our Disabilities

Born with a rare condition called arthrogryposis, one Minnesota mom explains how she and her partner are raising a daughter and advocating for parents with disabilities along the way.
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As Black Parents Raising a White Child, We Face Racism Every Day

When the Baldwins decided to adopt three children, including a white baby, they never imagined the racism and ignorance they'd face. Now they are advocating for families like their own.
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11 Ways Single Parents Are Staying Sane While Social Distancing

From their favorite apps for virtual hangouts to figuring out how to fit in a workout, single moms share their best tips on staying happy and healthy amidst the chaos of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Great Names for Aunts and Uncles You'll Want to Use From the Start

Looking for just the right name for your little one to call her new aunt or uncle? Get tips for landing a great nickname, plus a few fun ideas.
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'It Doesn’t Get Easier, but I Get Stronger': How Family Traditions Helped One Mom After Child Loss

After her 3-year-old son, Ryan, passed away unexpectedly six years ago, Jacqui Saldana and her husband found solace in her lifestyle blog, family traditions, and a promise to live in the moment. Today, she says that things don't get easier, but she's gotten stronger.
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25 Grandmother Name Ideas We Love

Do you think the the traditional titles “grandma” or “grandmother” sound stuffy? Then choose one of these alternative nicknames that kids will love.
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The Do's and Don'ts of Stepparent Discipline

If you're a new stepparent, read our expert-approved rules for correcting the kiddos.
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I Became a Single Dad at 19 and Here's My Advice to Others

I started raising my two kids on my own after their mom began using drugs. It was the hardest thing I ever had to do, but I knew I never wanted my kids to grow up without a dad the way I did.