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A Daughter's Grief

Zariya Shouler | Posted 03.18.2015 | Women
Zariya Shouler

I am deeply thankful for the time we had together. I am grateful to have had such a mother and I am privileged to have known her.

My Journey Back to Health

Gayle Kirschenbaum | Posted 02.11.2015 | Fifty
Gayle Kirschenbaum

I am now ready to embrace the world and shepherd this film out and turn my attention away from me to others and give all that I have learned. Life is an exciting journey I am so grateful to be on.

My Daughter Throws Like a Girl and My Son Is Such a Boy

David Lesser | Posted 02.03.2015 | Parents
David Lesser

It's easy to pretend that the phrases "girly girl" or "boys will be boys" don't exist or don't mean anything, but they do. Whatever the speaker's intent, these phrases, which I've used myself, are limiting.

The Biggest Lies Your Mother Ever Told You

Janet Eve Josselyn | Posted 02.02.2015 | Fifty
Janet Eve Josselyn

Mothers have lied to their children since the invention of language. Sometimes the lies are for the mother's convenience, such as the admonition that it isn't safe to swim for an hour after lunch. Other times, the lies are to protect the child's ego from a harsh reality.

You Are a Miracle: A Letter to My Future Daughter

Kerry Vollherbst | Posted 02.02.2015 | Parents
Kerry Vollherbst

Daughter, when you feel surrounded by darkness, it's tempting to think you're meant to be dark, too. You might ask, "If others aren't beaming in this way, surely I'm not meant to; and surely I'm not capable of bringing light, right?"

What's Ahead for Mommy Bloggers

Amy Koko | Posted 01.29.2015 | Parents
Amy Koko

Here's what I would like to say to all the mommy bloggers who are good writers and pretty funny and offer good advice about how to deal with a toddler who will only wear ballerina tutus: You ain't seen nothin' yet. And you moms out there who have kids over 5 know what I mean.

What I Discovered Reading My Childhood Diaries As An Adult

Gayle Kirschenbaum | Posted 03.20.2015 | Fifty
Gayle Kirschenbaum

I knew in order to be true in my sharing of the past, I needed to find my childhood diaries. That is where I escaped to, writing and drawing in books which I worked so hard to hide -- however, not always successfully.

Why I'm Glad I Have a Distracted Kid

Mommy Nearest | Posted 03.17.2015 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

I have a child who doesn't sit still -- ever. Over the years, I've watched her peers learn to sit long enough to draw pictures. I've watched others learn to stay seated for an entire meal. My 5-year-old girl operates quite differently.

6 Of The Biggest Parenting Regrets I've Had

Mommy Nearest | Posted 03.10.2015 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

My baby was bald for her first two full years. Desperate to make her look girlier, I tracked down non-slip hair clips for "ultra fine baby hair" and stuck them on her two strands of hair. When I look back at photos, it just looks like she has a piece of felt glued to her bald head. Major fail.

A Letter To My Daughter

Stacy Pelander | Posted 03.09.2015 | Parents
Stacy Pelander

Now I have the opportunity to write another letter to another daughter; the one I get to keep and raise. I don't feel like I need to get everything out at once, and my heart doesn't have to break a bit more with each word. It's a very different letter, but just as important.

Mom Hits the Bar

Gayle Kirschenbaum | Posted 02.09.2015 | Fifty
Gayle Kirschenbaum

When mom and I are together we slip into our routine banter. Sometimes it does get loud between us and not all the words shared fall into the touchy, feely category. Let's just say, we don't keep anything in.

How This News Anchor Found The Strength To Forgive Her Father

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 12.10.2014 | Parents

When she was growing up, Emmy Award-winning news anchor Kara Sundlun never had the chance to know her father. Later in life, though, father and daught...

Mom's Entrance

Gayle Kirschenbaum | Posted 02.01.2015 | Fifty
Gayle Kirschenbaum

At 91, she is a phenomenon. When she is at home in Boca Raton, by 7:00 a.m. she is at the athletic center -- they never call it a gym in her gated community of Boca Pointe. Pointe spelled with an "e" at the end, don't forget it.

5 Screwed Up Lessons I Learned From My Dad

Jenn Scalia | Posted 01.31.2015 | Style
Jenn Scalia

I learned a lot of amazing lessons from this man. And even though we butt heads, I love him with all my heart. But the truth is I don't love everything about him.

A New Addition To The What-I'm-Thankful-For List

Jeremy Krashin | Posted 01.26.2015 | Parents
Jeremy Krashin

I am thankful for these nurses, and so many others. They made the most challenging part of our life bearable. They made it human.

Let's Give Our Kids More Credit

Risa Sugarman | Posted 01.25.2015 | Parents
Risa Sugarman

I'm a planner, and planning my own psychiatric hospitalization may sound ridiculous, but it is emblematic of how I live my life.

What It's Like To Be A Personal Assistant To A Kindergartner

Meredith Franco Meyers | Posted 01.10.2015 | Parents
Meredith Franco Meyers

I realized today that I am the personal assistant to a diva celebrity, without any of the implied benefits.

'They Grow Up So Fast!'...and Other Cliché Phrases

Denice Duff | Posted 12.31.2014 | Fifty
Denice Duff

I came home from the airport to quiet house with an empty laundry hamper, the sink devoid of dirty dishes and a bathroom counter I could actually see. And I thought to myself, there are two things that are keeping me from sobbing from loneliness.

Would I Have Been Friends With My Mom if I'd Known Her Back Then?

Jesse Damiani | Posted 12.15.2014 | Arts
Jesse Damiani

It's a simple question, one that many of us ask ourselves at some point. While scrolling through #tbt photos on Instagram, Danielle Delph, a Portland-based artist, had an epiphany: she wanted to explore the idea concretely.

I've Fallen in Love with Someone New: Happy Grandparents Day!

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 11.03.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

When I became a mother for the first time in 1980, there was no "use and care" manual that came with a newborn. Most of us just winged it

The ABCs of Being a Woman

Tami Shaikh | Posted 09.21.2014 | Women
Tami Shaikh

As a mother I have tried to teach her to be a "woman of substance." We expect so much from women in our society today; we want them to be strong, beautiful, successful and financially stable. So I've created a list of things that in my opinion makes a "real woman."

Bethenny Frankel, You Are Not Being Funny

Paulina Pinsky | Posted 09.16.2014 | Women
Paulina Pinsky

When your professional title is "Skinny Girl," of course wearing your 4-year-old's pajama set is going to spark controversy. Bethenny Frankel's fortune gets bigger as she "helps" women get physically smaller.

This Divorcee Believes in Marriage

Amy Koko | Posted 09.06.2014 | Divorce
Amy Koko

I believe in marriage and I believe this new generation has a shot at getting it right. They know each other better, they have more life experiences, they have goals and aspirations that they tackle as a couple. They get it.

From Empty Nest to Full House

Marcia Kester Doyle | Posted 08.30.2014 | Fifty
Marcia Kester Doyle

Gone are the days of sharing a leisurely cup of coffee over the morning news. My husband and I now sip our daily elixir while watching Chuggington with our granddaughter sandwiched between us on the couch.

Role Model Mom

Tina Karkera | Posted 08.27.2014 | Parents
Tina Karkera

When you become a parent, you automatically also become a role model. It's a title that's conferred upon you, whether you are ready or not.