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Why I'm Still a Very Lucky Mommy

Alana Rosenstein | Posted 09.29.2015 | Parents
Alana Rosenstein

The year-and-a-half since our loss has been among the most challenging times in my life, but also a time filled with reminders of how very fortunate I am.

There's No Quitting in Parenthood

Jennifer Cowie King | Posted 08.31.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Cowie King

No, I'm not going to quit today or any other day on you, my precious son. My beautiful boy with the wide blue eyes and impossibly blonde hair. As much as you confound and challenge me, you inspire me.

Why This Mom Had To Say 'Not All Mommies Love Their Babies The Way I Love You'

Amelia | Posted 07.11.2015 | Gay Voices

"Some parents get sad and angry when their kids are gay. They have a really hard time with it." "Yeah," he said, "but why is it hard?" I struggled. "Not all mommies love their babies the way I love you."

The Father My Mother Was To Me

Harry Franqui-Rivera, Ph.D. | Posted 06.15.2015 | Latino Voices
Harry Franqui-Rivera, Ph.D.

For many years after my children were born, I feared becoming "him," my biological father. I focused on not being "him" and while doing it, I ignored the obvious -- that I did have a great father figure in my childhood.

10 Things I Want to Say to My Son Before He Graduates

Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms | Posted 06.08.2015 | Parents
Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms

While it would probably be enough to just say "good luck" and "I love you," that's not all there is to say. Not by a long shot.

Our Boys Need Nurturing Too

Gail Hoffer-Loibl | Posted 05.18.2015 | Parents
Gail Hoffer-Loibl

I want my son to feel that his desire to be gentle and nurturing will be encouraged as much as our daughters are encouraged to be strong and independent.

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

Kathy Radigan | Posted 05.14.2015 | 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.

Becoming Obsolete

Sarah Trillin | Posted 05.13.2015 | Parents
Sarah Trillin

Between now and the end of the year, my husband and two sons, ages 8 and 11, have three separate trips planned without me

A Mothers' Day Remembrance

Mark D. Weinberg | Posted 05.08.2015 | Fifty
Mark D. Weinberg

A few weeks before she died, my mother asked me: "Was I a good mother?" Without a second's hesitation, I said: "No." She looked puzzled, and I quickly said: "You ARE a good mother."

What Being Caleb's Mom Has Taught Me

Kate Welch | Posted 05.08.2015 | Parents
Kate Welch

The day Caleb was born, he was taken from the hospital by ambulance to another state so they could perform open-heart surgery. I managed to downplay this event in my head, telling myself he could still be a world-class athlete.

On Mother's Day, What My Mother's Stories Taught Me

Steve Leveen | Posted 05.08.2015 | Fifty
Steve Leveen

"You remember I told you how I've been struggling to get my car started on these cold mornings? Whatever the problem was, it seems to have gone away." She saw his ever-so-slight smile. It was then that she realized what he'd done. "You've been going out there, haven't you?"

Motherhood is 1,000 Tiny Break Ups

Mary Katherine Backstrom | Posted 05.06.2015 | Parents
Mary Katherine Backstrom

I saw my son shooing me away from the bus stop. "Mom, I know where to go. Can you just wait here today?"

But How Can He Still Look the Same?

Alexandra Rosas | Posted 05.06.2015 | Parents
Alexandra Rosas

In the early days of parenting and on through the rush of childhood, the dizzying breakneck of high school, we only feel the tasks. We don't have the time to remember, or the time to think ahead that there is an "after this."

17 Things I Want My Son To Know On His 17th Birthday

Shelley Emling | Posted 06.14.2015 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

People always say that middle kids get lost in the shuffle. That's why I've tried extra hard, with my own middle kid, to make sure his birth order was never a detriment. Towards that end, we've gone on trips, just he and I, to places as far-flung as Kenya. Both of us share a passion for travel, the more exotic the better.

Raising a Soulful Child

Hallie Sawyer | Posted 06.02.2015 | Parents
Hallie Sawyer

Having a child who feels so deeply and infers things at such a tender age is an amazing experience.

What Does Autism Awareness Even Mean?

Carrie Cariello | Posted 06.01.2015 | Parents
Carrie Cariello

Without you, autism awareness is an exclamation without a point, or a balloon without enough air. It is lacking. Because without you, the breathtakingly unusual person in your life would simply drift -- it is you who keeps him or her or them afloat and buoyant.

How My Husband Transformed My Son's MRI Scans Into Incredible Adventures

Julie Meyer Taylor | Posted 05.31.2015 | Parents
Julie Meyer Taylor

My husband was inspired: "The mask is part of your spacesuit!" he told Andrew. "You need to breathe different air because you are going to a different atmosphere!" He told him that the MRI machine was a rocket ship, and he would be traveling to different planets.

The Identified Patient

Dr. Robert Lusson | Posted 05.30.2015 | Fifty
Dr. Robert Lusson

Annie and Raymond's story is an example of how distorted, usually negative, thoughts and beliefs can be passed down in a multi-generational fashion from grandpa to mom to son and so on to form core beliefs and automatic thinking about people and the world in general.

Why It's So Important To Keep My Mom Promise

Kathy Radigan | Posted 05.05.2015 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

Life with two teens and a tween is beyond crazy. I've never regretted my choice to stay home with my children, but lately, the stress of life has been getting to me. I feel as if I'm rarely on my game anymore.

The Day I Banned The 'F' Word From Our House

Jennifer Lizza | Posted 04.22.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Lizza

I have often thought to myself that if I ever have a daughter, I would really have to watch how much I complain about my body. The last thing I would want is for her to grow up with a warped body image. I never once thought about what it could be doing to my boys.

You Carry Me

Heather Evers | Posted 04.21.2015 | Parents
Heather Evers

Who wouldn't love to be swooped up and carried? So, I indulge Harrison's requests to be picked up, even when I would really like to be carried myself. Isn't that the ideal metaphor for parenting, really? We do things for our children that no one does for us anymore.

The Mother-Son Dance

Jessica Dimas | Posted 04.21.2015 | Parents
Jessica Dimas

I can only imagine what she was thinking as she danced with her son on his wedding day. Probably back to the long days when she lived on little sleep, wore her hair pulled back too often and changed diapers tirelessly.

Lessons From A President's Day Accident

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein | Posted 04.19.2015 | Good News
Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

Now a year older than Mom was when she and Dad crashed, I am more viscerally aware of life's fragility and finitude, and of the importance of savoring daily gifts.

I Thought I Knew What Was Best For My Son, But He Had Other Ideas

Jennifer Wolfe | Posted 04.01.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Wolfe

I don't see his homework every night, I only hope he's using the washing machine once in awhile and I have to trust that he's eating his vegetables every day.

Why 'Mom' Is So Much More Than a Simple Name

Jan DeBlieu | Posted 03.22.2015 | Parents
Jan DeBlieu

"Hey," the young man persisted, "I've been wanting to ask someone this: What do you think about calling your mother by her first name, instead of 'Mom'?"