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"You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.28.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Ever since my second grandchild, Lilly, was born in October, people have been asking who she looks like. It's hard to say because ba...

THANK YOU

Julie Greenbaum | Posted 12.05.2016 | Women
Julie Greenbaum

For 6 years I have struggled trying to turn the incredibly painful experience of losing my mother to Ovarian Cancer into something positive and worthw...

The Silver-Lined Lesson for Your Kids from the Presidential Election

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 11.20.2016 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

With the race for President now squarely in our rearview mirror, it's time to take stock of the lessons from this historic election. And there are man...

Wasn't It Just Yesterday...?

Galina Nemirovsky | Posted 11.07.2016 | Parents
Galina Nemirovsky

I feel too young to hear myself say it, but as I drove to pick my son up from play rehearsal at 7:30pm (gasp!) from HIGH SCHOOL (double gasp!) I inhal...

Baby Not Sleeping Through the Night? Here's Why.

Sandra Basile | Posted 11.07.2016 | Parents
Sandra Basile

As a mother of a 9-month-old, I have become happily accustomed to sleepless nights. My son consistently falls asleep around 7:00 pm and awakes around 6:30 am, but he requires nighttime parenting to fall asleep and to stay asleep.

Moms Of Trans Youth Are Changing The World

Stephanie Mott | Posted 11.03.2016 | Queer Voices
Stephanie Mott

I live in Kansas, so much of what I am about to share is about Kansas, but I can tell you that everything I am about to share is true in every state i...

When Your Mom Asks You To Choose Between Her And Your Little Girl

Tammy Bleck | Posted 10.07.2016 | Fifty
Tammy Bleck

I promised I would take care of her forever, watch over, protect, and never leave her. I made that promise to my mom when I was 5. I broke it 40 years later.

Identity In A Hall Of Mirrors

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 10.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jane Simon, M.D.

To the extent that we are mirrored, encouraged and acknowledged for our achievements and our creative pursuits, we are unified within ourselves. To the degree that we are perceived through a distorted mirror, we are torn asunder and may search for approval at a cost to our real self and creativity.

Are #PTSD Survivors Weak? (And The Healing Tool I Didn't Share in My TEDx Talk)

Amy Oestreicher | Posted 10.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy Oestreicher

Published on amyoes.com PTSD is Not a Weakness. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is anything but a weakness. It is our strength. It means that we kept ...

Who Cares How She Feeds Her Baby?

Galina Nemirovsky | Posted 09.27.2016 | Parents
Galina Nemirovsky

I don't care how you breastfeed your baby or don't breastfeed your baby, yet our whole country has been engaged in a dialog about if it's OK to see ph...

MOM 🌷

SOE MOE LWIN | Posted 09.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
SOE MOE LWIN

Like A Beautiful Rock Of Nature Resting Quietly On The Shore You Stand Unwavering Through Many A Time in Life Though Hit By Incoming Waves Again A...

Motherhood Revised My Resume

Galina Nemirovsky | Posted 09.14.2016 | Parents
Galina Nemirovsky

I swore I'd never be one of those moms who over-scheduled her kids (as much for my sanity as for theirs) and I've honored this commitment until this y...

When Your Child Doesn't Turn Out The Way You Pictured

Ashleigh Wright Haslinger | Posted 08.31.2016 | Parents
Ashleigh Wright Haslinger

What was I thinking when I thought I could picture a life with my daughter before I met her? Did I really think just because I was her mother I could shape her into exactly the child/girl/woman I wanted her to be?

My Sorrow Infused Me With Mercy

Catherine Nagle | Posted 08.30.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Catherine Nagle

"You are not a true adult until both of your parents have passed on, you are then an orphan." John F. Kennedy, Jr. At the age of 26, I buri...

Remembering My Father Before His Dementia

Elizabeth Smith | Posted 08.23.2016 | Fifty
Elizabeth Smith

Photo by cocoparisienne via Pixabay My father is one of the good guys, a true gentleman and an exceptional husband and parent. But there is another p...

The Sky is Blue: How I Told My Mother I Was Abused

Amy Oestreicher | Posted 08.15.2016 | Women
Amy Oestreicher

Why is it that in the darkest of times, we look for the brightest of things? I'm asking because I'm not sure myself--yet that is exactly what I did on the beach, alone with my mother in the April of my senior year of high school.

7 Certainties When Visiting My 89-Year-Old Mother For A Week

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 08.10.2016 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

I know I'm not alone. I am an aging baby boomer with a widowed mother who lives 1,000 miles away from me. And there are certain things I can be sure of when I stay with my mom in Ohio.

Are You The Best Kind Of Parent?

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 08.03.2016 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

If you're a parent and self-reflect at all, you've undoubtedly wondered whether you're a good parent. Perhaps you've wondered whether you're the best kind of parent.

Black Parents In Baton Rouge On How They're Talking To Kids About Police Brutality

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 07.18.2016 | Black Voices

Former New York City Mayor Rudi Giuliani faced backlash last Sunday when he said black parents need to “teach their children to be respectful to pol...

Drive People Crazy: Create An Unforgettable Personal Brand For Your Start-Up or Career Part 1

Alona Elkayam | Posted 07.21.2016 | Business
Alona Elkayam

If Momma were the decision maker, I might have gotten that job offer I lost a few years ago because they thought I wasn't someone who rolled up their sleeves. Didn't they hear me say I started my own award-winning, multi-million dollar agency in the most cut-throat city in the world?

The Reality of Being the Odd Mom Out

Jenn Lyons | Posted 06.29.2016 | Parents
Jenn Lyons

Many moms of families who do not fit the preconceived "norm" may find themselves feeling like the odd mom out, not fitting neatly in with any one social circle. The fact is the things that make us feel different are the same things that help us relate to almost any type of family.

How To Make Motherhood Moments Matter for Your Family

Amy Lu | Posted 06.17.2016 | Parents
Amy Lu

Life is busy. For stay-at-home moms, working moms, work-from-home moms, or any other kind of mom, life is rushing by. If you are like me, you are trying to capture the gloriously ordinary moments in your child's life.

Career Woman to Caregiver

Shanna B. Van Ness | Posted 06.09.2016 | Women
Shanna B. Van Ness

As I sat at my desk October 23rd, 2015 I began to devise a plan to off-board my managerial position at a large public serving institution I realized t...

Filmmaker Gayle Kirschenbaum: Reconciling with Mother

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.31.2016 | Women
Marcia G. Yerman

Negative mother and daughter relationships are more frequent than may be imagined. Feeling defined by a mother's pejorative observations and pronounce...

Should We Just Get Over It?

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 05.20.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

What matters is that the individual himself accept the time and energy needed to metabolize and integrate the psychic change in order to continue with life in the present.