Alison and Trevor were living together and considering marriage when Trevor’s sister Yvette — a single mom — was killed. Though he and Alison had been together eight months, they took in Yvette’s 4-year-old son, Donovan. But with Trevor nearly incapacitated by grief, the two were soon overwhelmed by their new responsibilities and conflicting parenting styles.
Teri coped with job stress and marital frustration by smoking lot of pot — and picking fights. Sean hated her drug use and criticism but rarelyl said so. When Teri suddenly had to have brain surgery, it was a wake-up call for them both.
Summer’s here — time for kids to get to work. Yep, you read that correctly. “Play is the work of children,” says Dr. Dave Walsh, a psychologist and founder of the National Institute for Media and the Family. “What looks to us like play can be very serious business for kids.” In fact, it instills skills. “Younger kids who crawl into the kitchen cabinet, pull out the pots and pands to play are learning music, geometry and physics…
It’s hard to improve on perfection, and a walk in the great outdoors can be just that: A feeling of rebirth under wide blue skies, a breath of fresh air that rejuvenates both body and soul. (Read More)