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.
Instagram envy: Remind kids that despite glamorous posts on networks like Instagram, nobody's fabulous all the time, and if that’s all they see, they’re not getting the whole picture.
Christmas photos: The usual distractions of life deter one family from having Christmas photos taken, until they drop everything to make it work. This is when the father realizes that the best gift of all is the time spent together at the photo shoot.
'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.
Baby proofing Christmas: For the parents of toddlers, Christmas can bring peril as decorations become snacks. One mom defends Christmas decor from the onslaught of toddler curiosity.
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.
Minimum wage hike: As Americans fight for a minimum wage hike to $11.50 per hour, one father takes the opportunity to gather some honest advice to share with his son about work and pay.
Christmas travel: Holidays can be fraught with anxiety when a look or a comment from a grandparent can trigger self-doubt in your parenting abilities. Here are a few tips for ways to stand your ground and avoid conflicts during the holidays.
Antibacterial soaps: Study finds no evidence that antibacterial soaps are more effective than good old soap and water. Are we trying to make our kids too clean?
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.
Peter O'Toole: A father remembers the life of Peter O'Toole and looks forward to using 'Lawrence of Arabia' as a tool to teach his own son some real-life lessons.
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.