I greet each Mother's Day and Father's Day with many wonderful memories of my own parents, who have been gone for some time.
It's time to honor dad this Father's Day with a gift that gives his cool side a face-lift. Here are some ideas of how to have a hipster Father's Day for the dad whose edge needs a little sharpening.
With Mother's Day approaching, I feel compelled to speak up for the underappreciated dads of the world. Mother's Day is as big as the Super Bowl. So, why is Father's Day more like a junior high scrimmage?
As we have done every year since my daughter Alexandra "Alex" Scott held her very first front yard lemonade stand, volunteers across the country will host over 2,000 lemonade stands and events to raise funds for the fight against kids' cancer during National Lemonade Days.
We also should address another vital question, one on which most people of every political and religious stripe presumably would agree: Shouldn't our nation's laws, policies and practices serve "the best interests of the child?"
My concern is for my kids and others like them in gay-dad-led or lesbian-mom-led families. They are left out in the hoopla surrounding either Mother's Day or Father's Day. They get the message that their family lacks something, but that is not true.
With the RNC kicking off this week and election mode launching into full gear, What's Trending is taking the opportunity to serve up a YouTube history of Republican Presidential nominee, Mitt Romney.
Some parents need a serious timeout. No negotiation, no bargaining, no giving in. Off you go to be by yourselves and think about what you've done.
I get peeved anytime I hear someone remark how TV tears families apart, because it has done the exact opposite in my family. My favorite shows are now my dad's favorite, and our daily conversations are loaded with pop culture references.
Some nights, after working fourteen hours a day in his grocery, my father would sit, his pale blue eyes somewhere as far away as the Black Sea, and speak their names: Chaim, Yossi, Leib, Schmuel.
Ireland is suffering economically, so many hotels and restaurants are offering fantastic deals, where your dollar buys substantially more five-star services and amenities than you'll find elsewhere.
It was a half-dozen years since the Vietnam War ended, and we'd already turned into an American family on a European vacation. We arrived at Waterloo at last. When we finally stood on top, almost out of breath, my father began to narrate the story of the old battle.
My brother always seemed destined to become a father.
Whether blessed with a nurturer or cursed with a tyrant, fathers play a big role in shaping who we ultimately become as individuals. Wouldn't it be great if everyone had a father who was kind, fair, loving and just? Well, actually we do.
In our contemporary, violent world of environmental disasters and human rights violations, shouldn't there be more opportunities for men to cultivate, honor and embrace the divine feminine
Growing up, I was blessed to have an encouraging dad along with male teachers and bosses who took the time to invest in me.