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"You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.28.2016 | Home
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Ever since my second grandchild, Lilly, was born in October, people have been asking who she looks like. It's hard to say because ba...

The Silver-Lined Lesson for Your Kids from the Presidential Election

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 11.20.2016 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

With the race for President now squarely in our rearview mirror, it's time to take stock of the lessons from this historic election. And there are man...

Gina Rodriguez Shows Where Her 'Badassery' Is From In Throwback Video

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 10.13.2016 | Home

Last summer I boxed everyday at @neworleansboxingclub and Ronald Weaver taught there. Well this gem just came up, the time MY DADDY-O referred his mat...

How A Personal Ritual Changed My Relationship With My Dad

Pat Blumenthal | Posted 10.13.2016 | Home
Pat Blumenthal

What helps us mark an event or transition to a new place? Graduations, wedding ceremonies, and promotions come to mind. But personal rituals such as lighting candles, reciting prayers, spreading ashes out into the ocean, planting a tree -- these can be just as moving.

Identity In A Hall Of Mirrors

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 10.07.2016 | Home
Jane Simon, M.D.

To the extent that we are mirrored, encouraged and acknowledged for our achievements and our creative pursuits, we are unified within ourselves. To the degree that we are perceived through a distorted mirror, we are torn asunder and may search for approval at a cost to our real self and creativity.

A Facetime Eulogy

Sister Jenna | Posted 09.26.2016 | Home
Sister Jenna

Today, I found myself in a most unusual position of giving the eulogy at my father's funeral through FaceTime while riding a train to New York City.

9 Things I Want My 9-Year-Old Daughter to Know

Justin Ricklefs | Posted 09.22.2016 | Parents
Justin Ricklefs

Our middle child turned 9 this week. A good friend, while wishing her a happy birthday, called her “Miss Smack in the Middle.” She’s got two old...

Up Close and Purposeful: Evan Ross

The Huffington Post | Nick Palladino | Posted 09.14.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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My Sorrow Infused Me With Mercy

Catherine Nagle | Posted 08.30.2016 | Home
Catherine Nagle

"You are not a true adult until both of your parents have passed on, you are then an orphan." John F. Kennedy, Jr. At the age of 26, I buri...

Remembering My Father Before His Dementia

Elizabeth Smith | Posted 08.23.2016 | Home
Elizabeth Smith

Photo by cocoparisienne via Pixabay My father is one of the good guys, a true gentleman and an exceptional husband and parent. But there is another p...

Derailment And How To Manage It

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 08.19.2016 | Home
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Jane Simon, M.D.

Although we can't undo the past, we can recognize a derailment and take action to get back on track.

"Do the Ride Thing"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 08.19.2016 | Home
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima As a geezer who has learned that life has its ups and downs, as well as its twists and turns, especially with small children who aren...

What My Dad Taught Me Without Even Trying

Karthik Rajan | Posted 08.18.2016 | Parents
Karthik Rajan

It is one thing to be successful and provide for your family. It is quite another to open a door for your child, show him how the world could work when the odds were against you-without preaching one word.

"Duke of Oil"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 08.04.2016 | Home
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima It's not every day that you get the oil changed in your car (in fact, it's every 3,000 miles) and drive away feeling like you've just...

Are You The Best Kind Of Parent?

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 08.03.2016 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

If you're a parent and self-reflect at all, you've undoubtedly wondered whether you're a good parent. Perhaps you've wondered whether you're the best kind of parent.

Reframing Forgiveness

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.15.2016 | Home
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Jane Simon, M.D.

We can't force someone to forgive. Therefore, the road to forgiveness may also involve understanding the person who has harmed us. This requires starting off on a journey that may entail a close examination of the person we need to forgive. The journey can be long and torturous.

9 Ways Dads Can Nudge Their Child's Doctor

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 07.14.2016 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) just released a significant report on the importance of dads to the health and well-being of their child, and to the health and well-being of the mothers of their child. The report arrives 12 years after the AAP's first report on the importance of dads.

5 Strategies For Staying Healthy When Caring For Your Parent

Sharon Kurtzman | Posted 07.09.2016 | Home
Sharon Kurtzman

July is my father's birthday month and I've recently returned from my latest trip to visit him in Florida. Over the past year he's faced a string of health challenges and though we live 700 miles apart, I manage to be his medical advocate and go-to girl.

Father Loss And More

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.01.2016 | Home
Jane Simon, M.D.

Conclusion: The father plays a major role in who we are and who we become; his absence may occupy the center stage of a person's life.

Yesterday, I Met My Father

Adam Vavrek | Posted 06.23.2016 | Parents
Adam Vavrek

I met my father outside a Holiday Inn. He didn't look like the man in the only picture I had of him: a picture I've had on my bookshelf for the majority of my life of a man in his twenties on the beach with a healthy tan and windblown hair.

Grown-Ass Woman Submits Portrait To Newspaper Callout For Kids, Hilarity Ensues

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 06.22.2016 | Home

One of these is not like the others. The Seguin Gazette, a newspaper based in Seguin, Texas, recently published a collection of portraits submitted b...

I Remember, Dad

Eric Gertler | Posted 06.20.2016 | Home
Eric Gertler

Like so many others, I will be thinking about my father today. I will think of the many wonderful experiences that we have shared and the numerous t...

Celebrating Father's Day Without My Father

Jennifer Lea Reynolds | Posted 06.17.2016 | Home
Jennifer Lea Reynolds

Although my heart aches from his absence, it also manages to smile whenever I think of the special times we shared. And we sure did have many of them.

19 Celeb Daddy-Daughter Moments That Will Make You Say 'Awwwww!'

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 06.17.2016 | Home

Witnessing a dad's adoration for his daughter can warm the coldest of hearts. Not even famous and influential dads can resist the pull their baby girl...

The Chocolate Cake That Helped Me Reconcile With My Father's Passing

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 06.15.2016 | Home

Father’s Day is right around the corner and we like to celebrate this holiday by honoring our dads with food, naturally. Some of the father figures ...