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Family Values

Latino Family Values No Match for Cold, Hard Cash

Daniel Cubias | Posted 03.27.2015 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

In the realm of simplistic nonsense, few ideas are more insidious than the claim that you don't need money if you just, well, love each other a whole lot. This sentiment ignores the overwhelming financial stresses that clobber poor people every day.

There's More Than One Kind of Family -- It's Time Our Laws Include Everyone

Yee Won Chong | Posted 03.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Yee Won Chong

My family does not look like me. We don't share the same DNA. But our family ties are real and our economic stability is interdependent. We must make sure the rights of each person and their families are equally protected.

Paid Family Leave Moves Forward in Connecticut with Bipartisan Support

Michelle Noehren | Posted 03.16.2015 | Politics
Michelle Noehren

Something historic just happened in my home state of Connecticut. The Connecticut General Assembly's Labor and Public Employees committee moved forward a bill that would create a state-wide system of paid family and medical leave, with bipartisan support.

Hammocks and Ladders: The Poverty of Republican Thinking on the Poor

David Coates | Posted 02.27.2015 | Politics
David Coates

In general Republican thought, poverty is not something caused by society into which some people are unfortunate enough to fall. Rather, poverty is something people fall into by their own failures, and it is also something that they can leave behind by climbing the ladder of success.

Stay Weird. Stay Different. Why Our Kids Have Got To Know We Love Them For Being Exactly Who They Are.

Lola Reed | Posted 02.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Lola Reed

So why did Graham's wholehearted Oscar acceptance speech get the standing ovation it deserved? Because he was willing to be vulnerable enough to share who he was as a part of what's he's become -- he was courageous and authentic and we loved him for it. By making our families a place where we can show up, be seen and celebrated for who we really are -- weird, different, ordinary and extraordinary -- is what builds and deepens our family's bonds of trust and love.

Passages

Tricia McCallum | Posted 04.05.2015 | Books
Tricia McCallum

This story is included in Tricia McCallum's first book of poetry: Nothing Gold Can Stay: A Mother and Father Remembered .

Barilla and Gay Families: 18 Months Later, Does the Pasta Company Really Care? (VIDEO)

Jordan Bayne | Posted 04.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Jordan Bayne

In summer 2014 Barilla launched a contest calling for content creators to submit work under 60 seconds that reflected their new diversity campaign. I felt strongly compelled to create a commercial testing their commitment to a more inclusive ad campaign. In fact, my submission was the only one that confronted them face-to-face with a gay family.

What Would Steve Jobs Do?

Lola Reed | Posted 03.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lola Reed

If we're frustrated with not getting our kids' full attention -- much less eye contact from them -- we need to own up to what we're modeling with our loved ones and seriously reconsider just how short our leads are to our screen of choice.

Holy Family Values

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 02.18.2015 | Religion
Rev. Susan Russell

The choirs are rehearsing their music, the preachers are mulling their texts and volunteers are organizing to once again deck the halls for the six services of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Making Marriage Work

Richard Greenberg | Posted 02.17.2015 | Weddings
Richard Greenberg

In honor of the fact that JoAnn and I are celebrating our thirty-seventh wedding anniversary this week, I thought I'd reflect a little on what I think has allowed our relationship to survive.

Old Browns Karma Could Haunt Team Against Colts

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 02.04.2015 | Sports
Eric Ehrmann

While NFL insiders hype the Hoyer-Manziel duel, Colts assistant coach Rob Chudzinski brings the bad karma of Browns owner Jimmy Haslam's old front office into Sunday's clash at the Lakefront.

What We Can Learn From Max Schireson's Resignation

Michelle Maldonado | Posted 02.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Michelle Maldonado

So many of us often fall victim to our own limited and even binary thinking, falsely believing that the ability to create rich, fulfilling and abundant lives for ourselves and our families lies more in the hands of those around us than in our own

Networking at Thanksgiving in 5 Steps

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 11.20.2014 | Small Business
Carlota Zimmerman

Whaaaat? Networking on Thanksgiving? Carlota, you (charming) succubus, you better check yourself before you wreck yourself. Thanksgiving is for emotio...

Family Values in 2014

Laurie Levy | Posted 01.11.2015 | Fifty
Laurie Levy

I worry about my children and grandchildren. What kind of a world have we left them? What family values will be possible for them? How did we go so far astray in this country that I have to write a rant asking for kindness for our families?

Finding Thanks in Thanksgiving

Richard Greenberg | Posted 01.10.2015 | Parents
Richard Greenberg

Gratitude is a key element in defining a person that "other people like to be around," and November is a wonderful month for laying of that gratitude groundwork. In two weeks most of us will get to look around a table and give thanks for the miracle that got us all here.

Here's Why It's Not Weird for Indian Men to Live at Home With Mom and Dad

Dipti Vaid Dedhia | Posted 01.07.2015 | Women
Dipti Vaid Dedhia

Ever wonder why it's completely normal for Indian guys to live at home with their parents well into their 20s and 30s? Or how even after marriage, they live with their parents and spouse as a "joint family?"

What Is Happening to the Hierarchy of the Family Unit?

Diana Grycan | Posted 01.06.2015 | Parents
Diana Grycan

The people at the event were asked to share some of their concerns regarding the challenges of being grandparents. One of the primary topics was the issue of respect and attention that is given to the older generation now as compared to when we were children.

Values: Know What You Stand For

Richard Lorenzen | Posted 12.30.2014 | Small Business
Richard Lorenzen

There is perhaps no greater defining characteristic of a person than their values. Their values drive everything else: goals, priorities, success and everything in between.

Choice Between Voters and Rioters?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

While some nations have imposed voting as mandatory for all citizens, the process of disenfranchisement in the US appears to be tolerated and/or encouraged at least by some political elites who claim to represent us as a whole.

Locking Up Family Values, Again: The Detention of Immigrant Families

Katharina Obser | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics
Katharina Obser

There is no way to humanely detain families. President Obama must order the Department of Homeland Security to end this policy and practice immediately.

FOMO: Keeping Up with the Acronyms

Dana Westreich Hirt | Posted 12.14.2014 | Parents
Dana Westreich Hirt

I don't remember my parents worrying about me missing a big party or being concerned how grounding me for two weeks would impact homecoming plans. Why, then, are we so challenged around setting limits for our children?

Throwback Thursday: How a DNA Test Broke an Immigration Officer's Heart

Laura Murray-Tjan | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics
Laura Murray-Tjan

Covered in torture scars, Alonzo fled to the United States, leaving five children behind. After winning political asylum, Alonzo filed visa petitions for his children to join him. The children's fates thus landed in my very inexperienced hands.

Re-thinking Family Values

Sarah Key | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Sarah Key

Families like mine are the new reality in America. While pundits and politicians have used "family values" as an artificial dividing line in our nation, the kind of family they imagine is obsolete.

The Contagious Disease of Happiness

Jon Vaughn | Posted 11.02.2014 | Parents
Jon Vaughn

Being a dad is not always easy, and the life balance of being a single parent teeter-totters between my children's happiness and my own. I've heard parents say, "As long as my children are happy then I am happy." That is false. In order for my children to be happy, I must be happy first.

7 Tips for a Happy Home

Michelle Roya Rad | Posted 10.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Roya Rad

Peace starts from home. There are a few things you can do to improve the happiness level of your house. And while doing these keep in mind that jus...