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Bernie Sanders Lays Into Republicans For Hypocrisy On Family Values

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) went after the Republican presidential candidates Friday for their hypocrisy on the issue of "...

These Are The Values I Grew Up With

Tam Warner Minton | Posted 01.26.2016 | Fifty
Tam Warner Minton

We all grow up with a certain set of values. Our families of origin have a tremendous influence on our lives, and although some values may be later deemed unnecessary, or need to be adjusted, others are still viable and have great impact.

The Intended Consequences of Paid Leave

Ellen Bravo | Posted 01.13.2016 | Politics
Ellen Bravo

As a nation, we hold strong families among our highest values. Yet for millions of Americans, being a good parent to their children or good children to their parents too often leads to financial disaster. A family and medical leave insurance program will go a long way toward changing that.

The Tradition of Charity

Ralph Nader | Posted 12.17.2015 | Books
Ralph Nader

In my book, The Seventeen Traditions, I wrote about the ideals my parents passed along to my siblings and me. The chapter on "the tradition of charity" contains the following story, which I hope will inspire some reflection and contemplation this holiday season.

3 Holiday Hints for Teaching Generosity

Richard Greenberg | Posted 12.16.2015 | Impact
Richard Greenberg

For many children, this time of year is about getting gifts far more than giving them. This is completely understandable, as these holidays are for many parents an opportunity to show children that we love them and we want them to be happy. But it's also important to teach our kids that giving presents can be as gratifying as getting them.

If Princess Leia Were a Mom...

Melinda Pajak | Posted 12.11.2015 | Entertainment
Melinda Pajak

This is exactly what mothering is--being strong and vulnerable at the same time. When you have kids, it is as if your heart is walking around outside of your body. It's more than wearing your heart on your sleeve.

The 4 Words Stay-at-Home Parents Dread the Most -- and What That Says About America

Anne-Marie Slaughter | Posted 12.10.2015 | World
Anne-Marie Slaughter

Choosing to invest in others when everyone and everything is telling you to continue investing in yourself and your career shows strength of character and a willingness to live your principles. Why can't we learn to evaluate the success of a life, or even of a career, as a blend of money and meaning, of both climbing a ladder of accomplishment and building a web of relationships? We can, of course.

6 Siblings and 5 Valuable Lessons Learned

Daffnee Cohen | Posted 11.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Daffnee Cohen

I'm number 3 (the best number of course) out of 6 children. Let that sink in. That is a LOT of children. As the years pass by, as we all get older and...

Happy Birthday Son

Sophia M. Tarlas | Posted 11.04.2015 | Parents
Sophia M. Tarlas

I don't care to worry about what the future holds because worry will only take away from the happiness of today, where I can relish in the magic of a 23rd birthday and say I am so proud of my son.

How I Survived 3 Sibling Weddings In One Year

Avelist | Posted 10.28.2015 | Weddings
Avelist

If you've been through even ONE family wedding, I bet your jaw is still on the floor because you know what goes into a wedding and you cannot imagine three of them in the same year. Here's how my family survived the year of the weddings.

What do Preschoolers Really Need?

Monica Swanson | Posted 08.14.2015 | Parents
Monica Swanson

It's true: Preschoolers depend on us for most of their needs. As loving parents, we quite naturally want to meet their needs...all of their needs. It seems the list goes on and on. But today I pose the question: What do preschoolers REALLY NEED?

What Growing Up Traveling With My Family Taught Me

Sonya Matejko | Posted 07.06.2015 | Travel
Sonya Matejko

I was brought up at home as well as abroad therefore learning that there is more to discover than just a city's history when traveling with family. You learn about your kin, your parent's past, and your sibling's dreams. You understand more about yourself, as well as where you came from.

Kids and Kindness - How You Can Get Your Child Involved This Summer!

Leigh M. Clark | Posted 08.18.2015 | Good News
Leigh M. Clark

Those who know me best, know how much I long to be a Mom. While the process to become a mother, has so far been a long and challenging one for me (which I will share some other time), it is always in my heart.

Family Values

Liza Long | Posted 06.30.2015 | Parents
Liza Long

One thing I have learned from my conservative Christian friends: We shouldn't be afraid to share our values. In the end, no matter what your family looks like -- black, white, gay, straight, or some combination of all of these -- the love you share is what matters. Love wins.

Liberals and the (Not So) New Family Values

Natalia Mehlman Petrzela | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics
Natalia Mehlman Petrzela

The impact of resuscitating a liberal tradition as part of the 2016 Democratic platform is anyone's guess: will it radically reshape one of society's most conservatizing institutions, enabling progressives to advance in territory unchallenged for decades?

Friday Talking Points -- Bernie Sanders Shows Democrats What 'Family Values' Should Mean

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.13.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Trade deals are one subject (one of the very few left) which do not break down on party line. Both the Republicans and the Democrats are split over the issue, so it's not a repeat of the usual partisan battle lines. But it is a clear defeat for Obama, who lobbied hard to very little effect.

New Mom Alert: 10 Inexcusable Opinions

Amanda Rumore | Posted 06.03.2015 | Parents
Amanda Rumore

If you are loosely, even somewhat of an expert, I will probably welcome your opinion. However, if you haven't been around a child in decades, I, and others in my shoes, may find some of your thoughts to be questioning.

Following Your Own Path While Keeping the Legacy

Tajci Cameron | Posted 06.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tajci Cameron

"Do you want me to play piano because you want me to be like you and continue your dream?" my then-6-year-old son asked me when I refused to let him q...

7 Parents' Dinner-Table Rituals That Make The Most Out Of Family Time

Posted 06.04.2015 | Parents

In most homes across America and in nearly every on-screen family, dinner scenes are the same: there’s dysfunction, yelling, spilled milk...or in Ke...

Friday Talking Points -- Double Standards and Hypocrisy

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We're going to begin today with a rather loaded question: How much attention do you think the media should be paying towards a presidential nominee who is right now getting 13 to 15 percent support in public opinion polls of their party's voters?

Stereotyping? We Can Do Better, With Common Values

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 05.15.2015 | Impact
Molly Alexander Darden

Recently in Georgia at a high school graduation ceremony, the school's founder-director made comments that drove people, black and white, to get up and leave before the event ended.

There's No Place Like a Full(er) House

Katharine Rose | Posted 06.29.2015 | Entertainment
Katharine Rose

Faced with various milestones, situations and challenges we can all relate to -- such as fear of failure, insecurities and wanting to belong -- each episode left the viewer with a clearly defined message or "takeaway" which, more often than not, came down to one simple principle: Always try to do the right thing.

7 Meaningful Moments To Share With Your Mom This Mother's Day

Posted 04.28.2015 | Women

Moms do everything. For wiping our butts to our noses, driving us everywhere for at least the first 16 years of our lives and feeding us invaluable ti...

'Little Boy' Stands Tall

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 06.25.2015 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

The movie follows "little boy's" path to faith and shows how it affects the entire town. This is done in a way that is not maudlin, but heart-warming. If it causes tears to flow, well that is the nature of the circumstances, and not a cheap way to wrest emotion from the audience.

In Culture Clash, Consumers Take Control

Andy Stern | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics
Andy Stern

When Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed the state's now-infamous "Religious Freedom" law, the reaction was fast and furious. Celebrities such as Mi...