Daddy’s Girl Grand prize
This is Sgt. John R. Christian and our five-day-old firstborn, whom he had to leave behind when she was six months old for his third deployment as an Army K-9 bomb dog handler. Despite his being gone for most of her first year and not reuniting with her until she was 18 months old, they are absolutely best friends, forever a daddy’s girl.
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Big Brotherly Love
Colby’s and Blake’s teams had lost their games that day. Colby (left) was taking it hard, so Blake was reminding him of what he’d done well. Brothers may argue and fight at times, but when the chips are down, big brothers are always close by.
Dorothy Pelletier Taylors, South Carolina
Witnessing the Beginning
I was hired to photograph the Charles family in Cranford, New Jersey, a few days after baby Niam was brought home. Just before I took this shot, Kieran, the older son, was jumping on the bed behind his parents, so I suggested he go hug his mom and dad. Within seconds, he leaped right between them and they each kissed him on a cheek as they held Niam in their arms. Just like that, their new family of four came together to express their utmost happiness in all its security and warmth.
Westfield, New Jersey
The Good Book
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The steps at the back of David Olson's house in Norton Shores, Michigan, were crumbling and had to go.
Stop Losing Your Stuff
Can't find your keys again? Cognitive experts can help you stop searching (and stressing).
NIGHTMARE ON LAKE SUPERIOR
One by one, the three kayakers capsized in the cold, angry water. Then they became separated.
Parenting, Passed Down
Genes aren't the only things we inherit. Readers share the rules and traditions that made them the parents they are today.
"I NEVER THOUGHT OF IT THAT WAY"
HOW TO TALK TO PEOPLE EVEN IF YOU DISAGREE
THE FUTURE OF TECH
From self-driving cars to space travel, we answer your questions about where technology is heading
A Perfect Match
Calling All Blood Donors!
BLOOD DRIVES at schools and colleges—which make up a large portion of the American Red Cross's collection sites-have dropped 62 percent.
Advice to the Young
One of the world's most celebrated writers has much to share—though she sometimes wonders whether she should keep her thoughts to herself
An Anti-Migraine Diet
What you eat-and don't eat-can help stave off debilitating headaches
Swallowed by the Ocean
The families of two boys who drowned on a school trip open up about their heartbreak and loss
Legacy: The Importance of Family Unity
Leading any business is tough. Leading a family business can be considerably more difficult. Family business leaders have to deal with relationships and emotions that simply are not present in an ordinary business set-up. And this is in addition to the normal stresses of running a company. Under these circumstances, establishing or continuing a legacy for generations to come can seem like an impossible dream, says Trevor Dickinson.
A Home With a Heart
Designed with family in mind
How to Marble With Nail Polish
Recently we had an epic craft/play date with cousins which was a ton of fun!
‘We Have Purpose Again'
A young couple share their heart-rending story about parenthood and loss
He may not be able to sleep without a blanket and a lullaby, but this kid could argue circles around a lot of adults.
Are We There Yet?
Decades after his first journey, editor and car aficionado Steve Smith recalls the seminal road trips of his life, measured out in cars and padkos
The latest massage-chair technology can make you feel like you’re in the captain’s seat of the Starship Enterprise
Are You a ‘People-Pleaser' or an ‘Injustice Collector'?
"‘People-pleasers’ and ‘injustice collectors’ tend to suffer from the same basic problem: a lack of self-esteem. Trevor Dickinson explains these different personality types and how they fit into the larger family business."
Kindergarten Enrolls at Nascar
"The most fearsome family car has finally arrived"