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Flowers and Fairytales

Allison Toepperwein | Posted 02.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Allison Toepperwein

Whether your valentine is a spouse of 30 years, your child or just a friend, you can be LIT WITHIN! Your prince is there, he just might not be dressed the way you imagined.

To My Daughter's Mother on Her 18th Birthday

Stacy Pelander | Posted 02.08.2016 | Parents
Stacy Pelander

It was the most difficult thing I've ever done, leaving her all those years ago. I can only think that it must feel a little like dying, and the onl...

The Paper Chase

Jerry Zezima | Posted 02.02.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

As an old newspaperman living in a digital age, I am often asked if print will survive. My answer is yes, and for a very important reason: You can't wrap fish in a website. Besides, what are you supposed to do, housebreak your dog on an iPad?

The Beauty of 'Difference'

Beth Whitley | Posted 01.25.2016 | Parents
Beth Whitley

Having been catapulted into the world of special needs almost exactly 6 years ago, I have several close friends who have children with DS, and many of them have taken an active and passionate stance against some media's one-sided portrayal of this new test as an unequivocally "good thing."

To My Daughter, With Love!

Anita Ayelasomayajula | Posted 01.21.2016 | Women
Anita Ayelasomayajula

Initially Posted here My Loving Daughter, Look at the world around you. It is as beautiful as you are, and that's why I brought you into this wor...

'Remembrance of a Cool Guy'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 01.05.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

The first time I met Carmine Pikero, the man who would become my father-in-law, he was standing in the parking lot at Stamford (now Trinity) Catholic High School in my hometown of Stamford, Connecticut.

Unfinished Thoughts

Beth Whitley | Posted 01.04.2016 | Parents
Beth Whitley

In a way, these half-written blogs and unfinished reflections sum up the past six months pretty well: a collection of emotions and experiences with few clear ends or answers, with dangling ellipses and uncertain next chapters.

The Rock's Baby Daughter Opens A Can Of Whoop Ass

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 12.26.2015 | Entertainment

Someone better watch out this holiday season, but it's not The Rock's baby daughter Jasmine. In a new Christmas video, the newborn warns Santa what'll...

"The Zezimas' 2015 Christmas Letter"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 12.22.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Since I am in the holiday spirit (and, having just consumed a mug of hot toddy, a glass of eggnog and a nip of cheer, the holiday spi...

Two Single Dads Show You How They Style Their Daughters' Hair

Upworthy | Annum Masroor | Posted 12.08.2015 | Parents

Most of us prepare healthy meals without the use of a microwave, host epic playdates, and wake up in the middle of the night to handle any monsters si...

Chloe Meets Santa

Jerry Zezima | Posted 12.08.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

When Chloe and I met him, he certainly looked the part. His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow, and the beard on his chin was as white as the snow. He had a broad face and a little round belly that shook when he laughed like a bowl full of jelly.

Living With Furby

Caroline Roy | Posted 12.02.2015 | Parents
Caroline Roy

My daughter convinced me to buy a Furby Boom. A Furby is an interactive toy that resembles a hallucination of yoda in baby doll proportions, see above. By its design, the most subtle motion in the vicinity of 25 feet triggers the creature to shout mechanical commands like: I'm huuuuuungreeeeehh, gimmme fooood now, now, NOW!!

Womanhood Blossoming From Girlhood

Kathleen Shumate | Posted 12.01.2015 | Women
Kathleen Shumate

There is a purity in her girlhood: she has not learned to despise her femininity or distrust her good desires. She does not know there are people who scoff at her simple love and shun her pleasure in loveliness. And so, her girlhood shines like a beacon into my own heart.

10 Tips for a Fish and Poultry Mother and Her Vegan Teen Daughter to Survive Without Conflict

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Spending time together and following these tips will lead to many conversations when she will naturally start telling you about how she shifted to this style of eating. This new approach to cooking and eating is actually a great opportunity to get to know your daughter even better.

Kelly Clarkson's Daughter Is The Most Adorable 'Little Nugget'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 11.28.2015 | Entertainment

Kelly Clarkson doesn't need to be "Miss Independent" anymore. This Thanksgiving, the singer was all about family. Clarkson posted an Instagram Th...

How I Work At Trying to Be With My 11 Year old

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.10.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

I happened to sit next to a worried looking mother at Star Bucks only to find her wanting some conversation. She was a block away from her eleven-year...

The One Question I Wish I Could Ask My Mom

Lisa Hirsch | Posted 11.04.2015 | Fifty
Lisa Hirsch

I yearn to hear my parents tell me all about their lives. Without realizing it, I took for granted that my parents would always be around to tell me about their dreams, their desires and their lives. Mom can no longer tell me much about anything since she now has Alzheimer's.

Will Smith Sends Sweetest Birthday Message To Daughter Willow

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.31.2015 | Entertainment

Before she was whipping her hair back and forth, Willow Smith was her father Will Smith's little bean.  The actress and artist turns 15 this Hal...

Letter To My Daughter On Her 29th Birthday

Teresa Kindred | Posted 10.30.2015 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

Today is your 29th birthday. While I am sure you are thinking, 'One more year until 30! Oh my!' I'm thinking, 'Where did 29 years go?' It seems like yesterday the nurses placed you in my arms and I fell in love with you.

To Mom, Before My Wedding Day

Lindsay Henry | Posted 10.12.2015 | Women
Lindsay Henry

Carefully tearing the wrapping paper, I opened the gift and immediately felt my heartstrings tug on my tear ducts. Inside a white shadow box lined with copies of our wedding and shower invitations was an ivory purse, sparkling with beads and heavy with memories.

Looking for Joy in a Jar of Peanut Butter

Rachael Oakes-Ash | Posted 10.08.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rachael Oakes-Ash

Yes, it has come to this, occasional weeping behind sunglasses in dark corners of an upmarket Colorado ski town in between envy inducing photos of adventures posted on my social media feeds that belie these not so happy moments.

Why Your Negative Patterns Aren't Going Away

20 Beautiful Women | Posted 09.17.2015 | Impact
20 Beautiful Women

After six years of intense spiritual study and meditation practice, I thought I understood what it meant to be a spiritual woman. That was until earlier this year when I became angrier than I had ever been at my mom.

She Is My Daughter

Joshua Braff | Posted 08.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Joshua Braff

We had a girl in 2003. She'll be 12 this summer. Unlike her older brother she is of pastel colors and random giggles. Her room is purple with unicorn-...

The Double Date That Led Barbara Walters To Adopt Her Daughter

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 08.11.2015 | OWN

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Becoming a Trans Godmother

Stephanie Mott | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Stephanie Mott

This journey into becoming a trans godmother has much more to offer than I can begin to imagine. Our discussions have included the maybe-one-day events of seeing my goddaughter get married and start a family of her own. Who knew? Who could have known? I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. Blessed be.