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I Was Terrified I Wouldn't Fall In Love With My Baby. And Then I Did.

Meredith Hale | Posted 05.12.2015 | Parents
Meredith Hale

My heart didn't close when my son was born. I fell in love, and every day I fall more deeply under his spell.

25 Lessons for My Son About Being a Man, From His Single Mother

Zoey Gulmi | Posted 07.08.2014 | Parents
Zoey Gulmi

They'll tell you it's weak to cry and to fall in love. To live with an open heart. But the bravest thing you can do is to let your heart be exposed for all the pain it may entail.

Riding In Cars With Boys

Gigi Ross | Posted 06.22.2013 | Parents
Gigi Ross

I think about the next female that might look over at him in a car. A faceless girlfriend. He is too adorable for words, with his dimples, endless brown eyes and that shaggy surfer hair that curls just right. He is no longer the fat baby who hated being in his car seat.

Dear Future Daughter-in-Law

Kristin Shaw | Posted 05.27.2013 | Parents
Kristin Shaw

I will love you as my own daughter, if you will let me. If you're close to your mom, I am not going to try to replace her; you don't need two moms. You might, however, be interested in having a mother-in-law who might be a friend. All you have to do is ask.

What a Mom Wants for Her Ordinary Kid

Gigi Ross | Posted 04.25.2013 | Parents
Gigi Ross

I'm the mom that sits at Taekwondo tournaments and hopes for the first place that doesn't come. I'm the mom that's been at soccer games and ached inside, wishing that the sheer will of my love for this kid could make a ball float effortlessly from his foot or hand into the goal or hoop.

The Life Lesson I Learned on a Road Trip with My Son

Patricia Leigh Brown | Posted 12.16.2012 | Fifty
Patricia Leigh Brown

Inviting your 18-year-old son to follow his muse on a road trip -- even though he refuses to let you friend him on Facebook -- is to enter uncharted emotional terrain.