Friends and Family

What is a family? Sometimes your family includes friends who stand by you in every season of life. The heart of your family might also be your marriage, or the meaning and purpose you derive from parenting, caregiving, or even loving the pets who never let you down.

Melvyn Douglas and Irene Dunne in a scene from Thedora Goes Wild

15 Classic Movies to Watch in October on TCM

October's increasingly chilly evenings are the perfect opportunity to settle in and watch a classic film with the family. Here are 15 movies airing on Turner Classic Movies in October 2020 that we think you'll enjoy.

Brian, Cali and Cathleen at home with cats Butter and Ozzy.

How a Pair of Kittens Reunited After 2 Years

It would take a miracle to find the the other cat. Could she keep the promise to her daughter after choosing only one of the bonded pair?

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Gale Sayers (left) and Brian Piccolo

Guideposts Classics: Gale Sayers on the Power of Courage

In this story from October 1971, author and NFL legend Gale Sayers pays tribute to the courage and indomitable spirit of his dear friend and teammate, Brian Piccolo.

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Sleeping dog and cat

5 Stories of Heaven-Sent Pets

These pets were mysteriously led to their owners. Could it be more than coincidence?

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Autumn forest

A Love-Filled Moment at the Anniversary of a Death

A year after my father died, I feel myself shifting into a new relationship with grief.

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Mother talking to son

How to Talk to Kids About Death

Whether an admired celebrity or someone closer to home has died, kids need age-appropriate honesty to process a loss.

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Cydney, James and Thomas of the W-Underdogs team. Photo credit: Roy Gumpel

This Veteran Volunteer Pairs At-Risk Kids With Neglected Animals

Gracie Hamlin founded W-Underdogs in Atlanta to empower kids by helping them rescue and care for stray dogs and cats.

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Pet photo magnets. Photo credit: Susan M. Meredith

These Pet Photo Magnets Keep Their Furry Friends Close

This creative idea allows them to remember their beloved pets that have passed away.

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Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon in a scene from Mrs. Miniver

18 Classic Movies to Watch in September on TCM

With autumn just around the corner, curling up on the couch to watch a classic film is all the more appealing. Here are 18 movies airing on Turner Classic Movies in throughout September we think you'll enjoy.

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Ian Morgan Cron and his wife, Anne; photo by Tamika Moore

He Learned to See His Wife Through God's Eyes

A personality test gave him new insights on both himself and his wife, but would it save their faltering marriage?

Positive tips for parents and remote learning

One Mom’s Positive Approach to Remote Learning

This year’s first day of school is unlike any other. Here are four tools that I’ve used in the past that work for me. Maybe they’ll help you too!

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Prayers for aging parents

How to Pray for Your Aging Parents

After a lifetime of receiving prayers, one son is committed to offering them daily for his elderly mom and dad.

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Dr. Rick Pitera helped Dan Radice survive COVID-19: photo courtesy Dan Radice

These Two Healthcare Workers Helped Save Each Other's Lives

Dan Radice, an exercise specialist, brought Dr. Rick Pitera through cardiac rehab. Now, it was Rick’s turn to save Dan from Covid-19.

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An artist's rendering of tension between two neighbors on either side of a wall

She Swallowed Her Pride to Restore a Broken Friendship

Small squabbles had caused a bitter rift with a close neighbor. Could she find the resolve to reach out to her former friend?

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