Tag Archives: family

Why Home Matters—Especially at the End

My beloved mother-in-law made her departure from this world last week. Despite all of my writing about aging and illness, I couldn’t write about her when it was happening. At 74 and vivacious to the end, she seemed far too young for something this final. Even today, a week later, pressing the send button on […]  More


In a hilarious excerpt from his best-selling Familyhood, the Mad About You star reflects on his favorite, um, sport.  More

Father’s Day Times Seventeen

Think you have a busy Father’s Day? Meet the Joachim family from our 1958 article, “How to Raise a Multitude.” Twelve girls and five boys made for an interesting household.  More
A Grandma’s Love

A Grandma’s Love

Six hours into the 500-mile trek home from Chippewa Falls where we had expressed our condolences and support to relatives mourning the loss of their beloved grandfather, my cell phone rang. “It’s a boy!” exclaimed our daughter. She was also on her way home—but from an ultrasound exam of the newest member of our family, […]  More
Family Ties

Family Ties

Recently I revised several drafts of a paper that my brother was working on for a college writing course. We went through the process paragraph by paragraph: He did the writing, I did the revising. I’ve had years of practice writing papers of varied length and on assorted subjects, so the task, in my mind, […]  More
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