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Letter to My Daughter

What I Want My Daughter To Know As She Heads To College

Rebecca Perkins | Posted 09.03.2015 | Fifty
Rebecca Perkins

We face so many transitions in midlife and our children leaving the nest is one of them. It's bittersweet. We're excited for them as they embark on this next stage, I remember my excitement leaving home. We also dread the silence, the emptiness, yes, even the dirty washing.

A Letter To My Daughter On Her 4th Birthday

The Guardian | Posted 08.15.2014 | Parents

Today my daughter, Layla – puzzle fan, bunny rabbit aficionado and reciter of nonsense knock-knock jokes – turns four years old. I wanted to share...

Reflections on the Poetic Mother of a Generation, Dr. Maya Angelou

Ginnie Love | Posted 07.28.2014 | Women
Ginnie Love

You see, in our home Maya is a grandmother. And today that is what my soul feels it has lost. Mother Maya taught me that no matter my scars, I matter. More than that, I have a story(ies) to tell, which I am meant to tell. As one of my life teachers she taught me much about the subject.

The Letter I Gave My Daughter On Her 10th Birthday

Jeff Bogle | Posted 05.14.2014 | Parents
Jeff Bogle

Your kindness, generosity, patience, willingness to love and to forgive, your powerful brain, uproarious sense of humor, sharp and quick wit, and your overall awesomeness is an example I myself try to live up to every day.

The One Thing My Daughter Can Do To Make Me Happy

Jim Walter | Posted 05.03.2014 | Parents
Jim Walter

On your graduation day, if I say to you, "Are you happy, Lily?" and you respond "I happy, daddy," then I'm happy too. And if you can't tell me that, then I will do everything in my power to fix that.

7 Things My 4-Year-Old Can Always Count On

Farah L. Miller | Posted 03.24.2014 | Parents
Farah L. Miller

I will be here for you, always. Getting here in a foot or two of snow is only a tiny part of keeping that promise. Here's the rest of it.

To My Daughter Who Is Starting College (In 16 Years)

Amy Wruble | Posted 02.26.2013 | Parents
Amy Wruble

To help calm my fears, I've drafted a letter full of sound parental wisdom that I plan to give my daughter when it's time for her to leave the nest.