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Open Letter

Dear Son And Daughter

Abby King | Posted 04.24.2015 | Divorce
Abby King

Consider this a fair warning: Do NOT try and manipulate your father and me. Yes, we are divorced and we don't always see eye to eye. But, we work together when it comes to you and we will not let you try and use our differences to your advantage.

Thank You Shonda Rhimes, For Reminding Me That I'm Not Alone

Camryn Garrett | Posted 04.20.2015 | Teen
Camryn Garrett

To me, you are a fairytale. I never thought that someone like you could exist. I didn't think that a black woman could tell the stories of so many different people on one of the most watched channels in the country.

An Open Letter to My Freshman Year

Taylor Johnson | Posted 04.19.2015 | College
Taylor Johnson

Laugh a lot, cry a little, and continue to make the memories of a lifetime. Always choose to live by your rules, and let others live by their own. This is your time, your moment, your life, and you're going to be great. So be proud of yourself, you're surviving on your (almost) own for the first time in your life.

Dear Daughter, Here's Why I Hope You Have The Choice to Work Or Stay Home

Jamie Davis Smith | Posted 04.02.2015 | Parents
Jamie Davis Smith

What I hope for you most of all is that by the time you are a mom, we have all moved to a place where moms and dads both have the support they need to make the decision that is best for their families.

Dear Daughter, I Just Wanted You To Be Better Than Me

Julie Maida | Posted 04.03.2015 | Parents
Julie Maida

I always thought it was my job to teach you about life, but I fear you may not have learned as much from me as I have from you.

The Wishes I Have for My Children

Kathy Radigan | Posted 03.27.2015 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

As I watch my three children morph from babies and kids into tweens and teens, I become more and more aware that my time with them is somewhat limited. Their world is expanding, and more and more people are entering their spheres of influence.

GOP Continues to Embarrass America

Richard Zombeck | Posted 03.12.2015 | Politics
Richard Zombeck

Republicans are constantly complaining that President Obama apologizes for this country. What is becoming more and more apparent is that there is a lot to apologize for -- particularly Republicans.

A Letter To My Late Father 8 Months After My Wedding

Sydney Latimer | Posted 03.11.2015 | Weddings
Sydney Latimer

I was looking through pictures of my wedding that was just eight short months ago and I am overcome with a sense of gratitude and love when I see your face in them.

5 Reasons I'm Breaking Up With You, Oscars

Katia Bishops | Posted 02.27.2015 | Parents
Katia Bishops

Gee, thanks so much for taunting me and showering me (no pun intended) with an endless parade of freshly-cleaned, coiffed and manicured individuals of both genders, none of whom is wearing stickers.

A Letter To The New Big Sister

Meg Owen | Posted 02.27.2015 | Parents
Meg Owen

Your little sister smiles from ear to ear when she sees your face, and always looks for you when she hears your voice. Even though I'm her mommy, I have a feeling that you're her favorite person.

30 Things I Want My Children To Know

Lauren Casper | Posted 04.22.2015 | Parents
Lauren Casper

Fear isn't weakness; it simply creates opportunity for courage. It's OK be to afraid. Tears aren't weakness, either. Crying means you have the strength to acknowledge and express your emotions.

What I Want My Kids To Know Part 3

Abby King | Posted 04.21.2015 | Parents
Abby King

I lied to you when you were little. They did have the light up, plaid, jeweled sneakers in your size (Emily) and I am the one who threw out the "Kids Beatles" CD you adored (Ben). Kids singing Beatles songs is not the Beatles. I could not take it anymore.

An Open Letter To My Children On My Son's Seventh Birthday

Monisha Vasa | Posted 04.05.2015 | Parents
Monisha Vasa

As aggravated as I may get when I tell you to "behave!" and you don't listen, one day that defiance will serve you well

My Daughter Asked How Daddy Died

Karen Sewell | Posted 03.24.2015 | Parents
Karen Sewell

Your desire to understand has always been so clear. It's one of your fiercest personality traits, and sometimes you and I butt heads over it. I've always known that you would want to understand this, and while we talked, it was as if I could see the gears working in your mind while you tried to sort it all out.

This Compassionate Letter To Soldier Forced To Give Up Dog Will Touch Every Pet Owner

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 01.15.2015 | Good News

This rescue group went out of its way to send a beautifully reassuring letter to a concerned former owner. Prinny the dog arrived at Rescued With ...

A Letter To My Future Self

Andrew Knott | Posted 03.10.2015 | Parents
Andrew Knott

All my questions will be answered in due time. So, I'm writing not in search of answers for myself. I'm writing to help you remember.

"Dear Chiara Natasha:" An Update

Karen Zainal | Posted 03.10.2015 | Impact
Karen Zainal

What happened next was also a surprise. I began receiving emails and Facebook messages from other people who read the letter and, moved by Chiara's situation, wanted to help in some way.

An Open Letter to Daycare

Jeannette Bellesfield | Posted 03.18.2015 | Parents
Jeannette Bellesfield

We know it isn't cheap or easy to keep your programs running. But we appreciate everything you do, every single day. We know you care. We really, really do.

A Letter To My Daughter

Stacy Pelander | Posted 03.09.2015 | Parents
Stacy Pelander

Now I have the opportunity to write another letter to another daughter; the one I get to keep and raise. I don't feel like I need to get everything out at once, and my heart doesn't have to break a bit more with each word. It's a very different letter, but just as important.

Dear Chiara Natasha

Karen Zainal | Posted 03.02.2015 | Impact
Karen Zainal

I am and will continue to pray for you, my sister. Many things may not make sense right now, but have hope in a God who knows and sees more than we do. Where we see no open doors, He sees one that we don't even know exists. You are very strong, and you are very loved.

An Open Letter to Money

Rebecca Mckown | Posted 03.02.2015 | Money
Rebecca Mckown

Hey money, It's strange to be writing a letter to you, but we have a relationship so this needs to be addressed. You can't live without me and I can'...

An Open Letter To My Ex-Wife

Anthony D'Ambrosio | Posted 03.02.2015 | Divorce
Anthony D'Ambrosio

Throughout the years, we created the most beautiful memories. We climbed all the way to the top together, only to slip and fall as soon as we got there. And though I may have contributed to that fall, I tried so hard to hold on to you. Our relationship wasn't perfect, but I loved you so much.

An Open Letter to President Obama

Jamie Masada | Posted 02.08.2015 | Comedy
Jamie Masada

This is a desperate plea from the comedy community. Comedians are visionaries; they identify the subjects that require the most attention and then they incorporate these issues into their material. Still, there is a sad and unnerving truth behind it -- as there is behind much humor.

I Love You, Rosie

Jodie Preiss | Posted 02.01.2015 | Women
Jodie Preiss

I will be forever grateful that I had those two weeks before the fight began. Those two weeks that seemed to be just us -- cocooned in her hospital room. Two friends, mother and daughter. A bond that had survived distance and disagreement. A bond that had lasted for almost 38 years.

An Open Letter to My High School Cross-Country Coach

Paige Smith | Posted 02.01.2015 | Women
Paige Smith

I'm a far better person because I was a runner in high school. Because I was dedicated to a pursuit that valued and rewarded camaraderie, strength and willpower. Because I was part of a team that saw me at my best and my worst.