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Daddy Diaries Part 2

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 02.09.2016 | Parents
Tarun Sakhrani

So now that people know you're having a baby, the next level of absurdity is asking about the child's gender... two days after your first scan. "Do y...

To My Daughter's Mother on Her 18th Birthday

Stacy Pelander | Posted 02.08.2016 | Parents
Stacy Pelander

It was the most difficult thing I've ever done, leaving her all those years ago. I can only think that it must feel a little like dying, and the onl...

Ronda Rousey's Mother Blasts Coach In Brutal Takedown

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.01.2016 | Sports

Ronda Rousey was celebrating her 29th birthday Monday, but she received the gift of parental advice a little early. Rousey's mom, AnnMaria De Mars, p...

Enjoying Mother Nature Is Wonderful, Healing Self Care

Dayna Colvin | Posted 01.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Dayna Colvin

I'd like to share something wonderful that I do for myself every chance I get that I enjoy for holistic self-care. I'm a very simple, down-to-earth w...

Still Feeling My Mother's Love 25 Years After Her Death

Teresa Kindred | Posted 01.25.2016 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

I was scrolling through Pinterest when I saw this quote, 'Because the love of a mother starts before birth her love will endure long after death.' The quote was not attributed to anyone in particular but I definitely could have said it because I'm still feeling my mother's love 25 years after her death.

The One Lie We Need to Stop Telling Ourselves

Nicole Scott | Posted 01.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Nicole Scott

I belong in every place my heart longs to be in this world. I can show up scared. I can show up worried. I can show up doubting my ability -- but I will never again show up timid and uncertain of my place in this world, wherever my feet may take me, where I belong.

Another Motherless Christmas

Tamika Felder | Posted 12.18.2015 | Women
Tamika Felder

We are all survivors, finding our way and making new Christmas traditions. The most important thing to remember is that we are doing them together.

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up? The Childhood Question That Misguided Us All Along

Inbal Gould | Posted 12.16.2015 | Parents
Inbal Gould

We shouldn't settle pursuing the one thing we can live with, but chase the one we can't live without. Every gift you've got has its purpose so remember that when people limitations and fears spill out and fill you with doubt.

Unless Verizon Is Branding the Sky

Joseph P. Farrell | Posted 12.08.2015 | New York
Joseph P. Farrell

At the end of the longest decade any of us had ever known, November came again. The temperature hadn't dropped but the sun was predictably low, castin...

10 Surefire Signs You're Turning Into Your Mother

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.06.2015 | Fifty

You swore it would never be you. You'd be different. But sure enough, one day it will hit you: you've become your mother. The realization could come t...

Womanhood Blossoming From Girlhood

Kathleen Shumate | Posted 12.01.2015 | Women
Kathleen Shumate

There is a purity in her girlhood: she has not learned to despise her femininity or distrust her good desires. She does not know there are people who scoff at her simple love and shun her pleasure in loveliness. And so, her girlhood shines like a beacon into my own heart.

Mother Caught Trying To Sell Her Baby Online For $346

Reuters | Lee Moran | Posted 12.01.2015 | Crime

JOHANNESBURG, Nov 30 (Reuters) - A mother pleaded guilty in a South African court on Monday to having tried to sell her baby on the Internet for 5,00...

Don't Stop Giving Thanks When the Holiday Ends -- Give Yourself the Gift of Gratitude Year-Round!

Mary Buchan | Posted 11.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mary Buchan

Photo Courtesy That first November after my mother died was difficult. November was her birthday month. I couldn't stop thinking ...

10 Tips for a Fish and Poultry Mother and Her Vegan Teen Daughter to Survive Without Conflict

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Spending time together and following these tips will lead to many conversations when she will naturally start telling you about how she shifted to this style of eating. This new approach to cooking and eating is actually a great opportunity to get to know your daughter even better.

How to Raise a Resilient Child

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 11.20.2015 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

No matter how closely parents try to manage their children's lives they can't possibly protect them from life's trials and tribulations. Indeed, parents shouldn't protect their children from those things. Parents should guide their children instead in how to effectively manage the challenges they'll face on their own.

The Heart of Parental Intelligence: A Divorced Mother and Son Build Their Relationship

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.18.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

One afternoon a nine-year-old spent a great afternoon playing outside on a warm Saturday in November. He came inside after several hours grimy, hungry, and exhausted and his devoted mother fed him and gave him a bubble bath that he loved. I know this mother well and she shared what soon ensued.

A Surprise Pregnancy In My 40s Taught Me An Important Lesson About Life | Joann Pan | Posted 11.17.2015 | OWN

Several summers ago, I found myself living a story I hadn't anticipated, the first line of which was: "I'm pregnant." This news came as a total shock...

A Daughter's Touching Letter To Her Mom With Alzheimer's

Lisa Hirsch | Posted 11.16.2015 | Fifty
Lisa Hirsch

Mom, as I sit down to write my letter I wonder how I can possibly start to share all my feelings with you. So much has changed since you developed Alzheimer's 11 years ago. As I gather my thoughts I realize that you will not be able to comprehend most of what I say.

Inside Out: How the Pixar Movie Depicts Parental Intelligence

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.13.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

The Pixar animated movie, Inside Out, depicts in a remarkable way the threads behind the new book, Unlocking Parental Intelligence: Finding Meaning in...

How to Raise a Charitable Child

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 11.05.2015 | Impact
Christopher A. Brown

What's the secret to raising a charitable child? It's simple. Talk to them about charitable giving.

The One Question I Wish I Could Ask My Mom

Lisa Hirsch | Posted 11.04.2015 | Fifty
Lisa Hirsch

I yearn to hear my parents tell me all about their lives. Without realizing it, I took for granted that my parents would always be around to tell me about their dreams, their desires and their lives. Mom can no longer tell me much about anything since she now has Alzheimer's.

6 Reasons Why Moms Make The Best Friends

Beth Leipholtz | Posted 10.26.2015 | Women
Beth Leipholtz

I have no shame in admitting that my mom is one of my best friends. We text throughout the day and talk on the phone a few times per week. It's been that way ever since I left for college and continues to be that way after graduating and moving out of the house. It will probably always be that way, and that's perfectly OK with me. Here's why moms make the best friends.

What I Learned From a Somalian Refugee, Mom of 8 Kids

Spela Kaurin | Posted 10.15.2015 | Parents
Spela Kaurin

Her children are really a happy bunch. Not only that, but they have been given the opportunity to have a much richer and freer life, and they are growing up with a strong example at their side.

Magic in Yiayia's Steamer Trunk

Paola K Amaras | Posted 10.12.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Paola K Amaras

It was painted in battleship grey so many times, whenever a layer chipped, you'd be able to see the next layer of slightly-more-faded grey underneath....

Looking for Joy in a Jar of Peanut Butter

Rachael Oakes-Ash | Posted 10.08.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rachael Oakes-Ash

Yes, it has come to this, occasional weeping behind sunglasses in dark corners of an upmarket Colorado ski town in between envy inducing photos of adventures posted on my social media feeds that belie these not so happy moments.