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The 7 Words That Can Break A Parent's Heart

The 7 Words That Can Break A Parent's Heart

Shelley Emling  04.26.2016
When my kids were little, people would always say, 'Enjoy this time. They grow up so quickly.' And, yes, they were right. But whereas days...
Why It's So Hard To Imagine Downsizing And Leaving My Beloved Home

Why It's So Hard To Imagine Downsizing And Leaving My Beloved Home

Laurie Levy  04.26.2016
To move or not to move? That seems to be the question for my peer group of seniors, most of whom are still living in the homes in which...
10 Things Your Teens Will Eventually Thank You For

10 Things Your Teens Will Eventually Thank You For

Ann Brenoff  04.25.2016
The teenage years can be a test of wills. Here are 10 things that your teen will eventually thank you for. 1. Being a good parent, not...
Having 'The Talk' With Your Adult Kids About Parent Sex

Having 'The Talk' With Your Adult Kids About Parent Sex

Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh  04.25.2016
Explaining conception is easy peasy. But we need to -- and I know it's kinda late here -- but we need to talk to you about parent sex....
This 2-Year-Old Saying Goodbye To Grandma Is Too Cute For Words

This 2-Year-Old Saying Goodbye To Grandma Is Too Cute For Words

Yagana Shah  04.22.2016
Amari Jackson does not like it when grandma leaves. Not one bit. The 2-year-old was captured in this adorable video saying an extra...
The 18 Life Skills Every 18-Year-Old Needs

The 18 Life Skills Every 18-Year-Old Needs

Ann Brenoff  04.18.2016
The first 18 years, they go by in a blink. And the fruits of our labor are that our children become adults who possess the tools to thrive...
The Unspoken Truth That All Grandparents Are Aware Of

The Unspoken Truth That All Grandparents Are Aware Of

Deborah Drezon Carroll  04.15.2016
I noticed a new behavior among my friends after they became grandparents. Suddenly the kids coming over took precedence over everything....
The Story My Mother Told Me That Broke My Heart

The Story My Mother Told Me That Broke My Heart

Linda DeMers Hummel  04.15.2016
It's hard to tell this story because it sort of breaks my heart. It was 1933, and my mother was five.
Today I Was A Mom -- And It Was Enough

Today I Was A Mom -- And It Was Enough

Rachel Brehm  04.14.2016
Today, nothing was checked off my "to-do" list. We stayed in pajamas and let the kitchen linger with dirty dishes. We played in this room,...
My Worst Nightmare -- What If I Accidentally Raise The Bully?

My Worst Nightmare -- What If I Accidentally Raise The Bully?

Leslie Blanchard  04.14.2016
Parents -- your kids are going to eventually develop the good sense to wear a jacket and eat vegetables, invest your energy in how they...
Saying Goodbye To My Father

Saying Goodbye To My Father

Laurie Stone  04.13.2016
On a cloudless day in September 1983 I stood on the deck of the Queen Elizabeth 2, waving goodbye to no one in particular. I was 26 and...
Traveling With Your Millennial Offspring Can Be Eye-Opening

Traveling With Your Millennial Offspring Can Be Eye-Opening

Leslie Blanchard  04.12.2016
There's really nothing quite so illuminating as trying to share a small, tight, confined space with your millennial. Honestly, I should...
The Questions I Regret Never Asking My Mother

The Questions I Regret Never Asking My Mother

Kathryn E. Livingston  04.12.2016
We all have a lot going on in our lives, the pace keeps on racing, and there's never enough time, but face-to-face, word-to-word, heart-to-heart...
Today's Proms Are As Elaborate And Costly As A Small Wedding

Today's Proms Are As Elaborate And Costly As A Small Wedding

Leslie Blanchard  04.10.2016
Prom season is upon us. It's that time of year when mothers all over the country will go out and purchase dresses for their daughters that...