My Ever-Changing Family

Our family shrinks and grows. People die. People get born. People get mad and won't talk to you for a while. Kids grow up and find partners of their own, and pretty soon there are brand-new in-laws. And maybe a grandchild or two.

When Your Sick Kid Is 28 Years Old and 2000 Miles Away 

Mothering That Faraway Grown-Up Kid When He's in the Hospital What do you do when your grown-up kid is in the hospital a half continent away? Jump on a … [Read more...]

I Took His Name. Isn’t It About Time He Took Mine?

Would Jon Newhall Like to Be Jon Falconer Newhall? Jon's a twin. Maybe his parents ran out of names to give their boys when they were born, because Jon … [Read more...]

Kids and Money: A Six-Year-Old Learns the Art of the Deal

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Some kids dream of growing up to be an astronaut, a veterinarian or a rock star. But others keep their eyes firmly on the … [Read more...]

They Did It — They Got Married (And the Bride Was Beautiful)

By Barbara Falconer Newhall They did it. They got married. And the bride was beautiful. No post last week because Jon and I were too busy running … [Read more...]

No to Bride Barbie — Yes to a Real-Life Wedding

MY DAUGHTER CHRISTINA will be marrying in May. She's a grown-up woman now, making plans to spend her days with a truly good man. People who knew … [Read more...]