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Replacing A Baby With A Burrito

Renee Fisher | Posted 01.20.2017 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Life in the Boomer Lane is in Charleston, where Youngest Child and Daughter-in-Law have just produced their first child, after a mere 36-hour labor. D...

Frank Ocean's Mom Wants Anti-Gay Singer Cut From Her Son's Album

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.04.2017 | Queer Voices

Frank Ocean’s mom, Katonya Breaux, has no time for blatant homophobia. Breaux didn’t mince words when it came to Kim Burrell, the gospel singer w...

Education, Einstein and the Clone Wars

Ellie Newman | Posted 12.16.2016 | Women
Ellie Newman

Yesterday, one of my son's teachers shared some concerns with me. She told me he needed work on his math facts, that she was going to introduce him to...

Miracles and Why We're Reluctant to Own Them

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 11.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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Jane Simon, M.D.

A miracle suggests divine intervention in human affairs. Many of us tend to think that believing in miracles is unscientific. But it is science that h...

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.

"Joking Till the Cows Come Home"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 09.29.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Even though I have always been more apt to milk a joke than a cow, which can create udder confusion (see what I mean?), I have long w...

Living Vicariously Through Our Children

Galina Nemirovsky | Posted 09.19.2016 | Parents
Galina Nemirovsky

I hope our children take a piece of us both, but mostly, when they reflect on their childhood, I want them to perceive it as laden with opportunities and support, and less of their parents vicariously living through them.

Judge Allows Inmate To Meet And Hold 1-Month-Old Son For First Time

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 08.12.2016 | Good News

Judge Amber Wolf just rules. When the Louisville judge realized a defendant in a burglary case had been in custody during the birth of his son, Wolf a...

Uber Driver To See Son Compete In Olympics, Thanks To Passengers

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 08.05.2016 | Good News

An retired bus driver is getting a free ride to Brazil. Ellis Hill, who now drives for Uber to make ends meet, is going to travel to Rio de Janeiro t...

Forging A New Relationship With My Son, Four Years After He Went 'Off Grid'

Jonni Gray | Posted 07.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jonni Gray

It's now been four years since my only child, Connor, went off grid. I say "off grid" because he is no longer physically accessible. He is no longer l...

Women in Ads & How It Effects My Boys

Shari Medini | Posted 07.07.2016 | Parents
Shari Medini

My favorite commercial right now is an ad from Under Armour featuring the USA women’s gymnastics team. I am partial to this ad considering I was a g...

Stepping Stones

Tammy L. Coia | Posted 06.23.2016 | Weddings
Tammy L. Coia

Today I sit in my villa just steps from the Sea of Cortez in the beautiful land of Baja. It was just a few weeks ago that my youngest son got married. As he walked me down the aisle my mind raced back to the many memories, the stepping stones of his life that brought him to this moment.

5 Father's Day Gift Ideas Under $100

Teen Vogue | Posted 06.17.2016 | Style
Teen Vogue

For Teen Vogue, by Taylor Davies. Photos: Courtesy of respective vendors No '#1 Dad' mugs included. Let's be honest: Finding a gift for you...

Intimacy, a Hierarchy (With Thanks to Abraham Maslow)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 06.03.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

We're complex beings, and there is always more to learn. Caring is more important than "knowing." Are we interested, receptive, curious? The element of surprise can fuel a sense of newness and add excitement when we're open to it.

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.

Prince's Ex Wife Opens Up About The Loss Of Their Son

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 05.09.2016 | Latino Voices

Prince's ex-wife Mayte Garcia spoke about the loss of their son in an emotional speech at the Single Moms Planet's Single Mom's Awards in Los Angles o...

This Emotional Ode To Single Moms Has The Sweetest Twist

The Huffington Post | Carolin Lehmann | Posted 05.06.2016 | Divorce

When these four sons and daughters sat down to read aloud heartwarming letters thanking the single mothers who raised them, they had no idea their mom...

5 Affordable Gift Ideas for Mother's Day That Will Make You Her Favorite Child

Teen Vogue | Posted 05.06.2016 | Style
Teen Vogue

For Teen Vogue, by Lily Herman. Photo: Courtesy of vendors Shopping for Mother's Day gifts can be tricky: It's hard to find items that don't cost a...

The Beauty of 'Difference'

Beth Whitley | Posted 01.25.2017 | Parents
Beth Whitley

Having been catapulted into the world of special needs almost exactly 6 years ago, I have several close friends who have children with DS, and many of them have taken an active and passionate stance against some media's one-sided portrayal of this new test as an unequivocally "good thing."

Unless Verizon Is Branding the Sky

Joseph P. Farrell | Posted 12.06.2016 | 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...

Living With Furby

Caroline Roy | Posted 12.02.2016 | Parents
Caroline Roy

My daughter convinced me to buy a Furby Boom. A Furby is an interactive toy that resembles a hallucination of yoda in baby doll proportions, see above. By its design, the most subtle motion in the vicinity of 25 feet triggers the creature to shout mechanical commands like: I'm huuuuuungreeeeehh, gimmme fooood now, now, NOW!!

Taye Diggs Wants His Son To Be Called ‘Mixed,’ Not Black

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 11.18.2015 | Black Voices

Taye Diggs doesn't want you to call his son black -- he wants him to identify as "mixed." Diggs, who recently wrote a book title Mixed Me! for his bir...

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

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.16.2016 | 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.

Dad Films Dream Vegas Vacation On GoPro, But In Selfie Mode

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 11.15.2015 | Weird News

A dad filmed his entire vacation of a lifetime to Las Vegas on a GoPro camera -- but in selfie mode. Joseph Griffin only realized he’d been pointing...

Dear Future Son

Hope Kumor | Posted 11.11.2016 | Parents
Hope Kumor

As your mommy, I will care for you, spend loads of time with you. And, even when you're old enough to venue on your own and no longer need me, I'll know to let go and allow you to live your life. Daddy and I will have a hard time watching you grow up. But, heck, everyone has to do it sooner or later.