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Family

I’m Jealous of My Own Child!

Feeling jealous of your child's success is more common than you’d think. Here's how to reduce that feeling and make sure it doesn't ruin your relationship.

Common Threads

Do You Still Pay Your Grown Kids’ Phone Bills?

Kids naturally want to be independent. So why are so many living with their parents? Bottom Line Inc's CEO Sarah Hiner explores.

Family

Is Your Daughter or Daughter-in-Law Pregnant? For Family Harmony, Follow these 5 Rules!

Your daughter or daughter-in-law is pregnant, and you're thrilled—and concerned. Here's how to be a great grandparent during the pregnancy and labor.

Aging for Beginners

The Grandparent Chronicles Part 2: How Much Influence Did Your Grandparents Have On You?

I didn’t realize how much my grandparents affected me until recently—and I’m almost a grandparent! What about you?

Common Threads

Where Would We Be Without Our Brothers?

Brothers are like superheroes watching for our safety. “What if we were all superhero brothers?” asks Bottom Line’s CEO Sarah Hiner.

Family

How to Stand Up to Your Overbearing Parents

Your parent is always criticizing your spouse, your child-raising, your purchases—you name it. Here’s how to wrest back control…without causing a rift.

Aging for Beginners

The Grandparent Chronicles Part 1: Which Kind of Grandparent Are You?

Scientists have categorized and named different sorts of grandparents. I think I know which sort I am—how about you?

Common Threads

When Parents Admit They Need Support, Too

Who needs to be caring for whom? Bottom Line Inc's CEO Sarah Hiner sees a Giving Tree–like relationship between kids and parents…and wants it to change.

Family

Get Your Elderly Mom (or Dad) to Move Closer

If you're helping your parents out these days—or even if you’re not—you may want them to move closer. Here's how to convince them to make the move.

Family

How to Stay Close to Your Grandchildren When You Live Far Away

Here are the best ways you can stay connected to your grandchildren, wherever they are.

Common Threads

Go Find Some New Parents…or Siblings…or Kids

One family, you're born into…the other you choose for yourself. Bottom Line Inc.'s CEO Sarah Hiner fills life's gaps with family members of her own choice.

Family

Mistakes Parents Make That Push Adult Children Away

Our children will always be our children, but once they turn 18 or leave home, they also are adults with…

Common Threads

All the Moments I Forgot

With year-end approaching, Bottom Line Inc's CEO Sarah Hiner rediscovers the moments that were forgotten in the blur of life with her yearly photo calendar.

Common Threads

My Life in Seven Pictures

A Facebook challenge sends Bottom Line's President Sarah Hiner into a quandary as she discovers who she is using only seven photographs without any people.

Family

When a Parent Is Dating Again

Adult children may have negative feelings about a parent dating. What the parent and the adult child need to do.