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What If Contestants Told Pat Sajak The Truth?

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 07.24.2014 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

Truth be known, I look forward every evening to giving my brain a well deserved rest from the mental aerobics I put it through daily. I admit it...I've been watching the same soap opera for fifty four years.

'57 at 57: Missing Parents

Elizabeth Gregory | Posted 07.16.2014 | Fifty
Elizabeth Gregory

1957 was 57 years ago this year, and as I move through my first Mother's Day without my mom in the world, I know my loneliness is shared by millions of motherless women and men, boomers and non-boomers alike

Parenting: It's All About Perspective

Darryle Pollack | Posted 07.16.2012 | Parents
Darryle Pollack

With due respect to Dr. Spock, Dr. Brazelton and now Dr. Sears, no one has figured out a fool-proof method of raising perfect children; it's a daily pop quiz that requires learning on the fly.

The Best Mom, Probably

Monica Medina | Posted 07.07.2012 | Parents
Monica Medina

I am probably the best mom ever. At least that's what my son told me in a text he sent me to wish me a Happy Mother's Day. Really? Probably the best mom?

Far Trek: A Stay-at-Home Dad Responds to Dr. Spock

Vincent O'Keefe | Posted 04.03.2012 | Parents
Vincent O'Keefe

What were you clueless about as a new parent? Does book learning help, or do you mostly figure it out as you go along?

Dr. Spock Then And Now: He Said WHAT Back Then?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 03.20.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Changes in one book tell us a lot about the changing views of parents over the years.

Trust Yourself: Did Dr. Spock Have A Clue?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 03.10.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Trust Yourself. You know more than you think you do. Do those classic words of parenting advice resonate today?

Question Authority: The Boomers Are Coming and They Won't Play Dead

Bernard Starr | Posted 11.29.2011 | Fifty
Bernard Starr

Politicians beware -- the boomers are coming. Like drill sergeants you may bark your marching orders and expect unchallenged compliance. But this army will march to its own drum beat.

A Look At History's Most Notable Fathers: Good, Bad And Ugly

Greg Olear | Posted 10.01.2011 | Parents
Greg Olear

Leopold Mozart (b. 1719): The first known Stage Father. Managed his child-prodigy son's career with an iron fist, which turned out to be a good thing for music but a bad thing for little Wolfie. Said to be the inspiration for "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother".

Mama Said Flaunt It If You've Got It

Meredith C. Carroll | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith C. Carroll

Part of me wants to preserve my daughter's childlike spirit -- the one that made Sarah Palin feel it was appropriate to refer notes on her hand while giving a televised keynote convention speech.