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Blog: FREE College Planning Workshops

By Jim Donovan: The process of planning and paying for college can certainly put a strain on your wallet. It can also put a strain on your family relationships. In an effort to support families […]


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BLOG: Relationship Checkup $99

By Jim Donovan: The holidays can be a stressful time for many people. How many of you have wanted to push the face of a relative into a bowl of mashed potatoes at a holiday […]


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Explaining The Connecticut Tragedy To Your Children

Many parents here and across the country are trying to find the right words for their own children about the school shooting in Connecticut.



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Back To Good Health

For many, fall marks a time for starting new. Irina Baranov, from the Council for Relationships, shares some tips on how to do it.


(Ellen Mogell and Jeb Woody own a restaurant together, have a three-year-old son and a daughter on the way, and have no plans to marry.  Family photo provided)

Part 1: Modern Families

The definition of a family has changed from generation to generation.


(The Majka family: Beth and Daniel with their son, Andrew, on Easter Sunday, 2009 -- five months before their wedding.  Credit: Daniel Majka)

Part 2: Reasoned Choices

In this second part of the series, we examine some of the reasons that committed couples raising children choose not to get married.


(Ellen Gayda and her boyfriend raised a family without "benefit" of marriage.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Part 3: Impact on Children?

In part three, we examine unwed parenting and the potential impact on the children involved.


(Mike Dougherty and Leeann Hamilton got married shortly after baby Lucy arrived.  Photo by Mike Dougherty)

Part 4: Some Pros and Cons

Experts say for couples who have children out of wedlock, there can be benefits — and maybe some unanticipated challenges.


Photo of Craig Waxman and son Cooper in Franklin Square.  Credit Michelle Durham

To Be A Parent Or To Not Be A Parent, The Latest Conversation Among Researchers

Two new studies presented at the annual meeting of the Population Association of America indicate that today’s parents seem to be happier than people who chose not to be parents.



Health Watch: Sticking To New Year’s Resolutions

We make New Year’s resolutions every year, but most don’t stick. If you’re like most people, the majority of New Year’s resolutions become delusions by the end of February.


Keep The Spirit Of Giving Alive All Year

Now that the holidays are over, you may notice that people aren’t holding doors anymore and saying thank you. It’s as if once the holiday season is over, so are the niceties. Imagine how much […]