| Jun 10, 2014
| 10:50 AM
Christian Evangelist Billy Graham is widely quoted as having said, "A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society."
With Americans celebrating this June 15 the annual day devoted to...
| May 23, 2014
| 5:30 PM
As dynasties go, my family takes its cues mostly from the Habsburgs, whose empire was based on superior fecundity and well-placed bribes. I remind my kids of this every day, as I treat them to yet another grand breakfast.
Mostly, they just ignore me....
| May 9, 2014
| 4:15 PM
United States Air Force veteran David Abeyta's life spiraled out of control more than 20 years ago when he lost a child, his wife and his job and was left with an ongoing battle with Hepatitis C.
Abeyta, 51, shared his story with an organization...
| May 4, 2014
Jessica Disu preaches peace to anyone who will listen.
The 25-year-old Chicago-born hip-hop artist, who goes by FM Supreme, will spend Mother's Day with other community activists leading a march from the DuSable Museum of African American History...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 12:10 PM
Moms are known for dispensing advice — and some of us are guiltier than others when it comes to reiterating that wisdom. Author Erin McHugh, a repeat offender of quoting her mother, decided to collect her mom's sage — and sometimes strange...
| Jun 3, 2014
Dear Amy: I am at the end of my rope. We have an 11-year-old son with ADHD who can be very challenging. When our son is being difficult my husband intimidates and antagonizes, yells obscenities and sometimes hits or kicks him unless I intervene....
| Jun 1, 2014
Dear Amy: Five years ago, my husband left me for his younger co-worker. He saw our two daughters (9-year-old twins) only twice a week, and never kept them overnight.
We all survived, and my children seem happy and well-balanced today. They now see their...
| Jun 6, 2014
Dear Amy: I am a gay man and am having a horrible time coming out to my mother. I have an amazing boyfriend, and I love him dearly but it hurts not being able to tell her that I am gay.
She basically thinks that I am trying to "pray away the gay," which...
| May 11, 2014
| 10:30 AM
King of the keg-stand this weekend, Universal's R-rated frat comedy "Neighbors," with its estimated boffo $51.1 million opening, interrupted the Stateside reign of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," which fell a steeper-than-expected 59% in its second frame...
| May 11, 2014
Sugar was the lure that connected Gina Howie with Bob Hartwig. Today, it is the foundation of their business and personal relationship.
The pair met in 2006, when Gina, then a 27-year-old interior designer from Marietta, Ga., enrolled in The French...
| May 11, 2014
This is the Mother's Day I finally give up on simplifying.
No longer will I subject myself to "Embrace what really matters!" articles, which I've been known to scan furiously during my son's swim lesson, which wraps up 15 minutes before my daughter's...