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.

The Mother-of-the-Groom Diaries: Snapping Pictures at My Son’s Wedding

By Barbara Falconer Newhall My trusty point and shoot goes with me everywhere these days. But for my son's wedding I resolved to Be In The Moment and … [Read more...]

The Mother-in-Law Diaries: A Groom’s Dinner at a Place Called the Bachelor Farmer

By Barbara Falconer Newhall The wedding ceremony was going to be a simple one, so there was no need for an actual rehearsal. But that didn't mean we … [Read more...]

The Mother-of-the-Groom Diaries: The Day Before the Big Day

By Barbara Falconer Newhall In a little more than twenty-four hours our son Peter would be a married man. But first, he and Jon had to pick up their … [Read more...]

The Mother-of-the-Groom Diaries: They Did It. They Got Married

By Barbara Falconer Newhall They pulled it off. They got married. They said their vows. They were pronounced husband … [Read more...]

A Dad, a Mom and an 8-Year-Old With a Bashed Lip

Here’s a story about my husband, my son and an errant baseball. I wrote it when Peter was eight -- and I was a mom who worried a lot. By Barbara … [Read more...]