Christmas cookies getting displaced? Fruitcake is king for one family running 100-year-old establishment in Norfolk, Va. Haifa Habib and her sons bring new fruitcake converts with just one taste of the oft-despised holiday treat.
'Gilligan' Island': As Hollywood considers a reboot of the beloved 1960s TV show 'Gilligan's Island,' one mom reflects on the theme song as the soundtrack for her family adventures.
Barbara Walters: As legendary news reporter Barbara Walters presents her most fascinating people of 2013, one mom awards her 'Most Valuable Parent' for her role in overcoming teasing about her speech to deliver her message beyond limits.
Christmas trees: The hunt for the perfect family Christmas tree is a treasured tradition in many families. One blogger shares her family's 'treeditions' and hopes to hear some of yours.
Bindi Irwin: The daughter of 'Crocodile Hunter' Steve Irwin has a boyfriend. Bindi Irwin's animal-activist background offers guidance for parents tracking their teens dating – tread gently, observe quietly, and try not to spook the wildlife.
Amber Rose: Shapely selfie of entertainer Amber Rose post-baby reminds one mom of four to stand tall and smile for the camera.
'Hobbit' returns: 'The Desolation of Smaug,' the second installment in 'The Hobbit' movie trilogy, grows a family's love of the classic children's book.
Elian Gonzalez: As Elian Gonzalez claims his place on the world stage once again, this blogger takes comfort in his triumph: 'While we may want an easier, safer, freer path for our children, the more difficult way is often what makes rather than breaks them.'
Breastfeeding Mom kicked out of court: Why are women against women in the breastfeeding battle?
Godzilla returns: Mom shares love of sci-fi legend Godzilla with kids, through city destruction and saving mankind.
'The Sound of Music': Carrie Underwood tries her best, but nearly ruins one family’s love for “The Sound of Music” and the Von Trapp Family.
Rare-earth magnets: A Florida teen underwent emergency surgery last month after swallowing rare-earth magnets, proving that even older kids need some extra common-sense warnings.
Little black dresses get to attend all the parties, while other gowns have to settle for a single appearance, according to fashion lore. 'No more,' Keira Knightley says by wearing her wedding dress for a third time. Who says the little black dress is the only outfit that gets a red carpet reprise?
Darth Vader selfie debut on Instagram shows the softer side of the Dark Lord. Does the selfie strip Darth Vader of his authority? Do parents sporting selfies on social media risk the same fate?
Tunnels under Rome: As geoscientists map the elaborate network of ancient tunnels under Rome in order to better predict collapses, one mom sees an opportunity for kids to help adults find solutions to real world problems with their own virtual versions of Rome.
Maria Callas: Today's Google Doodle celebrates what would be the 90th anniversary of diva Maria Callas's birth. The great glory of a diva may not outweigh the downsides. So argues a mom, let's not label our kids with 'little diva' t-shirts.
Pizza Hut manager Tony Rohr asks his boss to see past profits to help employees preserve family time.
When Fox killed off Family Guy's Brian character, American viewers took to social media to grieve and protest. Were these adult viewers so sheltered as kids that they never developed coping skills?
Google celebrates Doctor Who's 50th birthday with an interactive doodle. But, for now at least, it's not available on the US Google page. Don't fret American Doctor Who fans – here's the skinny on how to access the Whodle today.
Town giant mushroom: Kennet Sation, Pa.'s town giant mushroom will be the star of local New Year's Eve celebration. Several towns have adopted similarly quirky New Year's traditions.