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How I Learned To Stand The Deep Grief Of Letting My Son Grow Up

O, The Oprah Magazine | Pam Masin | Posted 09.02.2015 | OWN

 I so loved being pregnant that I wished I could carry my son forever. The bigger I got, the more luxuriously contented I felt. And not just con...

Bethany Hamilton Is Embracing The Challenge Of Motherhood Head On

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 07.13.2015 | Parents

If there's one thing we know about Bethany Hamilton, it's that she's not one to shy away from a challenge. Motherhood, however, is a whole new ball ga...

The Toughest, Easiest, Worst and Best Parts of Fatherhood

Gina Barreca | Posted 06.08.2015 | Parents
Gina Barreca

You don't want them to be confused by learning profanity at home rather than from their peers or from television, like the rest of the kids.

How I Know I Love My Children

Jenifer DeMattia | Posted 05.22.2015 | Parents
Jenifer DeMattia

It's easy to love another human when life is good, but it truly is the hardest times that bring out true love.

"A Glass Act"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.12.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I do windows. Unfortunately, I do them every couple of years, which gives the windows plenty of time to get dirty, and even then it is clear that I don't do them very well because I have always considered the job a pane in the glass.

Why I Won't Be Getting Flowers for Mother's Day

Teresa Kindred | Posted 05.06.2015 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

"It's 27 years old, Mom," he said. "I figure if it's lived that long, it's safe with you. Plus, you don't have to water it often."

To Be a Mom on Mother's Day

Jodi Meltzer | Posted 06.28.2015 | Parents
Jodi Meltzer

It's almost Mother's Day. Even in the wake of burying my beautiful, beloved mom, it is still my favorite day of the year.

Seriously Mom, You Can Do Better Than That!

Mary McLaurine | Posted 06.16.2015 | Fifty
Mary McLaurine

Do I have to explain myself to my own son now that I am just about to turn 60? I gave him the "mom stare" -- you know the one (trust me, muscle memory brings it right back no matter how many years it's been since you have needed it).

A Poet's Truth, and a Mother's

Jeremiah Horrigan | Posted 06.10.2015 | Parents
Jeremiah Horrigan

In late December, my daughter Annie asked me how to repair a poorly-mounted drawing I'd made for her some dozen years ago. ​The drawing was my attempt to illustrate a favorite poem of ours, "Days," by the English poet Philip Larkin.

My Daughter Throws Like a Girl and My Son Is Such a Boy

David Lesser | Posted 04.05.2015 | Parents
David Lesser

It's easy to pretend that the phrases "girly girl" or "boys will be boys" don't exist or don't mean anything, but they do. Whatever the speaker's intent, these phrases, which I've used myself, are limiting.

On Raising a Mixed-Race Son in a Time of Fear

Leslie Contreras Schwartz | Posted 02.08.2015 | Parents
Leslie Contreras Schwartz

I am afraid of what my son will and will not look like because in a lot of ways, this will determine how I will have to parent him, to prepare him for the world. Will he "pass" as white, as Jewish, as his father is? Or on a dark night coming home from a party, will his face betray him?

What Communities Are More Likely to Embrace Corporal Punishment? Let's Look at the Data

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 01.24.2015 | Education
Shayna A. Pitre

On September 21, 2014, we sent a public records request to the Louisiana Department of Education, requesting the number of school corporal punishment incidents for the 2011-2014 school years. On October 29, 2014, we received the data. It was revealing.

My Phantom Daughter-in-Law

Amy Barr | Posted 12.15.2014 | Fifty
Amy Barr

The transition from full time advisor to mind-your-own-beeswax bystander feels pretty jarring. After all, the role of daughter-in-law is a big position that someone will ultimately play in our lives.

I Redshirted My Son And I Don't Regret It

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.26.2014 | Parents

While choosing to ‘redshirt’ is a common practice in the sports world, is the same process the key to ensuring your child’s academic and social ...

An Apology To Both of My Exes' Mothers

Nikki Weiss-Goldstein | Posted 10.22.2014 | Women
Nikki Weiss-Goldstein

I mean, really, what woman is going to be good enough for my son? And if there is such a woman, is she going to love him as unconditionally as I do? I shudder at the thought, which is crazy, because I'm trying to put a nice gentleman into the world, not a neurotic momma's boy.

The ABCs of Being a Real Man

Tami Shaikh | Posted 09.27.2014 | Women
Tami Shaikh

Being a single mother it becomes more of a struggle because I have to be the female role model for my daughter and the male role model for my sons. Some days it's hard, and other days it's very clear what I expect from my boys.

Why Everyone Loves America's Sweetheart Sandra Bullock On Her 50th

High50 | Posted 09.25.2014 | Fifty
High50

At 50, the Oscar-winning actress is funny, beautiful, hot, talented and has Hollywood eating out of the palm of her hand. High50's Alexa Baracaia looks at why everyone loves America's sweetheart, Sandra Bullock.

What Would You Do If You Only Had Hours To Live?

Dianne Harman | Posted 09.11.2014 | Fifty
Dianne Harman

My husband and I were in Seattle recently visiting our son and daughter-in-law. My son was debating whether or not to take a position he had been offered at a large increase in salary. We were discussing it and he made the statement, 'But I don't know how many lunches I have left.'

Happy Father's Day: RIP Dad, I Am Finally at Peace

Toan Lam | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact
Toan Lam

This Father's Day, I can finally say that I am at peace with Dad. Thanks to two friends -- angels on Earth really -- one of whom, was a complete stranger who helped me let go of the unsettled business I had with pops.

The Faithful Shopper: Darling Dads

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 08.12.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Father's Day is Sunday and you're running out of time to make it special! Trust me, the fathers in your life do NOT need another tie, bottle of afters...

Dear Family Whisperer: How to Find Time for Our Relationship?

Melinda Blau | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

Remember that you chose each other to make a family. Continuing to "discover" each other will keep your family strong.

Dividing Property, Uniting Family: A CEO's Approach to Managing Post-Funeral Chaos

Kevin Meany | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Kevin Meany

My rationale for this exercise was originally motivated by fear, a fear of 22 of us rummaging through my mom's house grabbing things, squabbling over items, etc. But, in reality, there was nothing to worry about. Dividing Mom's property wasn't messy. It was memorable -- in a good way.

Like My Mother Always Said...

Erin McHugh | Posted 07.02.2014 | Fifty
Erin McHugh

My mom has been gone for over 20 years now, so it's not like I would be repeating an incident from yesterday. But she ticked off what I'd said, and I thought, Wow, I do do that. Without even realizing it, every day I'm leaning on, laughing at and listening to my mom.

Dear Family Whisperer: My Son Is Selfish!

Melinda Blau | Posted 06.24.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

Be explicit. When you hold your own "I" in check, help him notice: "Waiting on this line is so annoying. I feel like yelling at the lady behind the counter, but she's doing her best. Besides, I'm not the only one who has to wait."

Dear Family Whisperer: My Parents Are Ignoring Me!

Melinda Blau | Posted 06.17.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

Applying for college is very stressful -- not just for your sister, but also for your mom and dad. If they're like most parents I've met, who spend a lot of time and energy helping their kids, it might feel as if they are being judged.