When Your Mother Is Too Close for Comfort

When Your Mother Is Too Close for Comfort

In this case, it’s not just emotional and psychological boundaries that are trespassed but traditional ones so that the child is burdened with responsibilities far beyond her ken and ends up “mothering” her mother.

Brothers at their first NFL game warm the hearts of internet

Brothers at their first NFL game warm the hearts of internet

Danielle Ayo Trahan quickly formed a bond with brothers Terrion Shaffer, 14, and Jairen Fisher, 8, sitting next to her and her husband Dustin at a recent New Orleans Saints football game.

After terrible loss, mom creates easier way to help families in need

After terrible loss, mom creates easier way to help families in need

After her own experience receiving meals and gifts after pregnancy loss, Laura Malcolm realized there had to be a better way to help loved ones during trying and exciting times.

Daughter, stepdad share their sweet story from viral Budweiser ad

Daughter, stepdad share their sweet story from viral Budweiser ad

Brand, 34, tearfully asked stepdad Paul Patane if he would adopt her in a heartwarming scene that was featured in a Budweiser commercial honoring stepdads for Father's Day in June.

It's Giving Tuesday! Abby Cadabby wants your kids to help

It's Giving Tuesday! Abby Cadabby wants your kids to help

And who knows more about teaching kindness than our friends at Sesame Street ?Abby Cadabby chatted with TODAY's Sheinelle Jones and some kind kids about the do-good holiday.Check out TODAY's list of simple acts of kindness that families can do together!.

Matt Damon's kids have seen 'The Martian,' refuse to watch 'Good Will Hunting'

Matt Damon's kids have seen 'The Martian,' refuse to watch 'Good Will Hunting'

Sure, Matt Damon is a veteran actor with decades of experience and dozens of movies on his resume — plus a 1998 Academy Award for the screenplay he co-wrote with Ben Affleck, "Good Will Hunting.".The good news is that his kids have now seen a second Matt Damon film: "Ford v Ferrari.".

After getting support from dogs and humans around the world, young girl with brain cancer dies

After getting support from dogs and humans around the world, young girl with brain cancer dies

Emma Mertens first made headlines back in February, when her family asked the internet to send letters of encouragement from dogs to support her as she was treated for an inoperable brain tumor.On the Team Emma Facebook page, people have been posting messages of support for the Mertens family with photos of their dogs.

Kate Hudson discusses her parenting mistakes — and what she's learned from them

Kate Hudson discusses her parenting mistakes — and what she's learned from them

Kate Hudson is a movie star, a mom and a business mogul, but the actress said balancing her life wasn't always easy and that she still makes plenty of parenting mistakes.

Lee Dingle's wife Shannon Dingle responds to smiling request

Lee Dingle's wife Shannon Dingle responds to smiling request

Dingle’s husband, Lee Dingle, 37, was playing in the ocean with three of their kids when he was struck and killed by a powerful wave .Just like that, the family's world turned outside down.

'The sweetest thing': 2 kindergartners insist they look like twins

'The sweetest thing': 2 kindergartners insist they look like twins

When Britney Tankersley's son, Myles, told her about a last-minute plan to match with a classmate for his school's "Twin Day," her first reaction was annoyance.

This doctor's clever wine hack helped free a boy's tongue stuck in a bottle

This doctor's clever wine hack helped free a boy's tongue stuck in a bottle

About two decades earlier while he was still in medical training, Eich found himself in an unfortunate situation in which a corked wine bottle needed to be opened, but there was no corkscrew available.

Adam Levine says his daughter Dusty Rose, 3, doesn't like it when he sings

Adam Levine says his daughter Dusty Rose, 3, doesn't like it when he sings

Levine, who also has a 19-month-old daughter, Gio , with his wife, Behati Prinsloo , then told a story about how Dusty once shut him down when he played guitar for her.

The 4 life lessons I learned after losing my job

The 4 life lessons I learned after losing my job

And it’s a powerful reminder to be that kind of friend when you’re needed, too.It’s hard to carve out time and mental space to look at our real life goals — I know this.

J.Lo and A-Rod share pics from their 'beautifully elegant' engagement party

J.Lo and A-Rod share pics from their 'beautifully elegant' engagement party

After getting engaged last March , Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez celebrated their love at a star-studded engagement party over the weekend.Lopez and Rodriguez have been so committed to blending their two families together — and the actress recently told TODAY's Hoda Kotb that she'd like more children !Congrats to the happy couple !.

Andy Cohen talks to Hoda Kotb about possibility of more kids

Andy Cohen talks to Hoda Kotb about possibility of more kids

Hoda was a source of inspiration for Cohen, who sought out advice from her before becoming a father for the first time at 50 years old."It's shifted in every way and yet it's also kind of adapting,'' he said.

My teen daughter died by suicide; here's what I wish you knew

My teen daughter died by suicide; here's what I wish you knew

My 19-year-old daughter committed suicide.An old friend let me know that people who kill themselves are just trying to hurt the living.If you or someone you know needs help, please contact the National Suicide Prevention hotline at 1-800-273-8255, anytime.

Jenna Bush Hager shares photos of Mila and Poppy going back to school

Jenna Bush Hager shares photos of Mila and Poppy going back to school

Not long after Jenna Bush Hager welcomed a new child , she shipped out two !The TODAY with Hoda & Jenna co-host and new mom of baby boy Hal posted a pair of back-to-school photos on today, featuring daughters Mila and Poppy .“Back to school!!!

Lego's playsets are now accessible to people who are blind

Lego's playsets are now accessible to people who are blind

It was Matthew Shifrin, an entrepreneur who was born blind, who inspired the toy maker to ensure that those who have vision impairment could build Lego play sets like everyone else.Inspired by blind entrepreneur, Matthew Shifrin, the new building instructions will help children with vision impairment build and learn through play using LEGO bricks.

'I was paralysed, then I had twins'

'I was paralysed, then I had twins'

I might be wheelchair-bound but my two girls make me feel like I can fly.Bonnie has shocked doctors by being able to use her legs sometimes.Bonnie knows when her body can do without her wheelchair.

I am a rainbow baby; here's what I learned about miscarriage

I am a rainbow baby; here's what I learned about miscarriage

Even though my mother’s miscarriage came up many times during my childhood, I don’t think my mom ever let herself feel this kind of pain in front of us, for the sake of her children.

To my child: In a world where you can be anything, be kind

To my child: In a world where you can be anything, be kind

So my sweet child, as you grow I want you to know the power of your words.My sweet child, I want you to know that there is strength and power in choosing kindness.

Bode and Morgan Miller announce they are expecting twins

Bode and Morgan Miller announce they are expecting twins

"Bode from the beginning of our relationship has always said, 'I want identical twin boys born on my birthday,''' Morgan told Savannah Guthrie.Bode and Morgan Miller open up about drowning death of daughter Emmy.

El Paso Challenge spreads acts of kindness inspired by one boy

El Paso Challenge spreads acts of kindness inspired by one boy

Ruben Martinez III and his mother, Rose Gandarilla, created a viral social media campaign on Twitter, challenging “ALL El Pasoans to commit 20 Random Acts of Kindness.

Mum whose child has cancer shamed over 'messy' yard

Mum whose child has cancer shamed over 'messy' yard

There's a pretty simple rule you can follow if you want to avoid being a jerk - be kind, because you never know what battles people are fighting.Randa went on to say that people just need to be kind.

Be kind to the mama of the 'wild child', she's trying harder than you know

Be kind to the mama of the 'wild child', she's trying harder than you know

Five mums find out what their kids really think about them this Mother's day. And if you're like I used to be, be kind to the mama of that 'wild child', she's trying harder than you could ever imagine.

Shay Mitchell Thinks Her Baby Will Find YouTube Series ‘Nuts’

Shay Mitchell Thinks Her Baby Will Find YouTube Series ‘Nuts’

The Pretty Little Liars alum shared how her pregnancy was progressing, revealing that she “didn’t know how much … of an emotional rollercoaster” the journey would be. The YouTube announcement included an intimate Instagram pic, where she showed her growing belly for the first time in a topless shot.

'My colleague tried to hit on me so I recorded it and sent it to his wife'

'My colleague tried to hit on me so I recorded it and sent it to his wife'

The woman said she was "pissed off" that this man would cheat on his wife, adding, "I've met her and she's a sweet lady.". Nothing good came of what you did," wrote one person who said the woman should have spared the wife's feelings and let what happens at the office stay at the office.

A Different Kind of Identity

A Different Kind of Identity

In the same way, people whose identities include characteristics that they share with everyone else seem to regard all other people as members of a giant in-group.

Pregnant Amy Duggar Reveals Name of Her First Child

Pregnant Amy Duggar Reveals Name of Her First Child

“I don’t want to look like an Oompa Loompa,” she told Us. The soon-to-be parents, who appeared on season 7 of Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars while their marriage was in a rough spot, are on the same page when it comes to how they’ll raise their children.

What Psilocybin Could Mean for End-of-Life Care

What Psilocybin Could Mean for End-of-Life Care

“There’s really a paucity of measures to help those people who are suffering with the emotional distress that comes at the end of life,” says Bossis, a clinical psychologist and clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at the New York University School of Medicine.