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...]

Something Old — Ten Ideas, Old and New, From a Mother of the Bride

Something old. Something new. Something borrowed. Something blue. -- Old English Rhyme By Barbara Falconer Newhall I thought my 40-year-old shoes would … [Read more...]

The Bride Said Yes to the Dress . . . The Mother-of-the-Bride Diaries Begin

By Barbara Falconer Newhall The woman said yes to The Dress. To the dress she'll be wearing on her wedding day. And with that, her mother -- that … [Read more...]

Wedding Dress Shopping — When Your Daughter Lets You Tag Along

By Barbara Falconer Newhall When I picked out my wedding dress forty years ago, I did it all by myself. It didn't occur to me to phone my mother and ask … [Read more...]

She’s Shaved Her Head Bald — Is Our Daughter Headed for the Dark Side?

By Barbara Falconer Newhall “Hey, Barbara. Come look. Christina’s bald.” “Bald?” “Yes, bald. Her picture's on Facebook.” I dashed upstairs. I … [Read more...]