Do you leap? What are your unrealized dreams and can you take that risk to watch them come true? I now and always think of him with each step I take skipping along this life. I also delight in watching my sons take those leaps into their lives. I know that my dad is very proud.
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...
The morning after this month's election - as the nation rejoiced and wept - I wearily boarded an early flight to West Virginia. My destination was a ...
It wasn't until my mid 40s I became a father. And I am glad of it. Fatherhood has brought me more happiness than any other factor in my life. Nothing ...
I've never been much a rule follower. I'll fudge my daughter's age at overpriced theme parks, talk my way into a free trial class, knowing I have no intention of signing up and bypass rules of the road (The rolling stop is a favorite move of mine as is right on red, no u-turn... Basically, I'm a menace to society.).
There's so much stress and pressure on parents and kids today, we forget our sense of humor. We need to have fun time with our kids so they become resilient, enjoyable, and find time with us as pleasant, loving people who are great to spend time with.
I don't want new or better. I crave simplicity. I hope Friend X keeps her antique changing table. It would be a shame to park it in the garage because of incompatibility with a wipey warmer.
So for all the non-parents out there, next time you're at a social event and are stuck with someone droning on about bodily fluids and developmental milestones, you have my permission to fake a smile and run for it.
We have to learn to let our boys be free. When you stifle, police and control Black boys you leave unfinished works in progress who grow into men who are still boys at heart. Confused about our identities.
Adversity is something all of us experience in our lives. We can all relate to those tough times. When a child dies, the pain and devastation of loss ...
The message my children are receiving from society is Mom can "do it all," but Dad... well, not so much. You'll have to excuse Dad, because he just isn't cut out for this homemaking stuff.
Sadly, Brad and Angelina's marriage isn't the only one to crumble. Nearly half of all first marriages and an even higher percentage of second and third nuptials end in divorce. Though unfortunate for the couples involved -- and as Brad has proclaimed in his post-split statement -- what really matters is the kids.
Looking at my daughter in the store holding that really cool star shield and seeing how happy she was, there was obviously no other choice but to go with it.
I'm not okay with that. My body doesn't need to be desirable to others, but I'll be damned if I'm supposed to think that without a shirt I'm an offensive looking human or that it's rebellious to think my body is okay as it is.
While I'm on record as saying "it gets better" as your kids grow up, it also gets more complicated to parent them and to know if you are making the correct-est decisions yourself.
We have a grand time sitting around our dinner table and talking about our days. It's raucous and crazy and loud and full of constant chatter -- because kids aren't even quiet when they stuff food in their mouths.