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Sons and Mothers

Moms, Marriage & Mindfulness

David Kanegis | Posted 11.12.2015 | Fifty
David Kanegis

As I sit in the wee hours of the morning my mind is drawn to the date. It was two years ago that my Mom moved on to life's next great adventure. I've written a tribute before, yet find myself propelled to share additional random thoughts about her and relationships in general.

When You Need Your Kids, But They Don't Need You

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 08.03.2015 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

My sons - now flown and grown - seem to need me so little. And to go even further into the pity party slump, I am now becoming unhealthily obsessed with asking other mothers of adult sons how often they hear from their offspring - by text, by e mail, by phone or by visit.

My Brother's Keeper: Sons And Brothers Speak Out

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.14.2014 | San Francisco
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

My Brother's Keeper is an Obama Administration initiative that seeks to empower boys and young men of color. The effort kicked off in February 2014. ...

The 'Right Words' For Your Child Might Be Profane

Lisa Belkin | Posted 03.24.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Before every game, hulking football defensive end Dave Tollefson calls his mother. Then she curses at him for awhile before he heads off to the field.

Learning from My Children: A Mother's Day Confession

Sharon Duke Estroff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sharon Duke Estroff

If there's one thing I've learned after four kids and 18 years of parenting, it's this: as much as the mother shapes the child, the child shapes the mom.