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Moms and Sons

There's Nothing Greater Than a Mother's Love

Jodi Meltzer | Posted 05.05.2016 | Parents
Jodi Meltzer

Monte Bransfield is a mom who was woken up by the universally dreaded knock on the door at 2:00 a.m. Police descended on her doorstep to inform her that her then 17-year-old son, Tim, the no. 1 ranked baseball player in Massachusetts headed to college on a full athletic scholarship, was in a car accident.

How an Unexpected Class Change Helped This Mom Reconnect With Her Teen

Kathy Radigan | Posted 05.13.2016 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

I will always be grateful for the class that brought the two of us a little closer together at a time when it was so easy to grow apart.

Build Confidence in Kids? Ditch the Manual

Laura Fitzgerald Cooper | Posted 05.25.2014 | Parents
Laura Fitzgerald Cooper

Here in the House of Sons, we have our standards. You can't, for example, use your brother's toothbrush without first rinsing off his toothpaste spit.

10 Famous Mother/Child Duos

GalTime | Posted 05.28.2013 | Celebrity
GalTime

To show just how greatly a mother's influence can shape her child, here's a list of ten famous people throughout history who matched the great successes their mothers had already achieved.

My Funny Valentine: A Love Letter to My Son

Jenn Horton | Posted 04.15.2013 | Parents
Jenn Horton

Your Cupid's arrow has bulls-eyed me, my sweet Sammy. Before I had you, I didn't understand how the bond would be any different from that of the precious one I share with your sister. But not only is it wonderfully different, it's one of the best adventures to ever grace my life.

There Must be 50 Ways to Say I Love You

Devon Corneal | Posted 07.18.2012 | Parents
Devon Corneal

She said that peace isn't a noun, it's a verb. Meaning, peace isn't a state of being, it's an action -- a choice that requires constant tending. Seems to me, love is an action too.

Happy Hour

Robert Rave | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Robert Rave

This memoir is the merging of two worlds: my 20-something gay life in New York City and my mom's empty nest back in a small Illinois town. People often ask if I'd describe this book as a coming-out memoir. The answer is no -- at least not in the traditional sense.

Guilt, Guilt, Guilt

Devon Corneal | Posted 11.15.2011 | Parents
Devon Corneal

Someone told me that once I had my son, I'd forever be afraid that something bad would happen to him. What I had not anticipated was the guilt. The never-ending, constant and exhausting guilt.