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Living in the Moment

Dana King | Posted 04.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Dana King

All of the stress and disappointment I had felt earlier that day was now so small and seemed so far away. Those were just things that happened. But this was living... just my boy and me and that perfect moment in time.

Dear Family Whisperer: It's Terminal Cancer; Now What?

Melinda Blau | Posted 04.10.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

This a difficult and all-consuming trial for your family. You can't change your husband's diagnosis, and there's no magic bullet for the powerlessness you all feel.

Mickey Rooney, Up Close and Personal

Charlie Carillo | Posted 04.08.2014 | New York
Charlie Carillo

He was being Mickey Rooney, the only thing he'd ever known. And he was still out there, swinging for the fences.

A Heartfelt Promise For The Mom In The Mirror

Anjali Joshi | Posted 04.08.2014 | Parents
Anjali Joshi

You have given everything -- your sleep, your body, your career, your marriage, your life -- to this child. And, you, mommy, are doing an amazing job.

A Twin-Win Situation

Jerry Zezima | Posted 04.07.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

In the year since my precious little granddaughter was born, during which time she has become smarter and more mature than I am, even though I am cons...

Francesco Carrozzini - Through the Lens (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 03.31.2014 | Arts
Crane.tv

Cover shoots for Vogue, music videos for global pop stars, celebrity portraits and the New York Times Screen Tests for T Magazine. This CV sounds like it belongs to an industry veteran, rather than 30-year-old Italian photographer cum filmmaker Francesco Carrozzini.

Tiger Mom vs. Golden Retriever Mom, Which One Are You?

Amy Koko | Posted 03.14.2014 | Women
Amy Koko

Did I over-love? Did I want their road to be so smooth, so flat and effortless that I ran ahead filling in the pot holes before they hit them? Am I in fact, Golden Retriever Mom? I want to run and play and lick you when you cry and growl at anyone who dares to cross you, whether you get an A+ or a C-, or worse.

Gay Man Abandoned Wife and Two Kids -- See How the Wife Responded (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 03.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2014-03-14-20140312RosaManriquezIFD.jpgImagine you have a husband, two infant girls, a house, and a marriage. Then your husband abandons you because he's gay. That's what happened to Rosa Manriquez.

My Aha Moment: I Can Be More In My Career

The Huffington Post | Alison Zaslav | Posted 02.06.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

We've all had those almighty aha moments when the realization strikes that we can become more than what we are. Passionate career woman and mother ...

What Getting a Job Feels Like Once You're a Mother

Katie Mgongolwa | Posted 04.06.2014 | Parents
Katie Mgongolwa

Here's the thing: I don't completely want to get back in the game. I want to spend every minute soaking up my daughter's sunshine. You miss stuff when you're gone.

Menopause: Your Mother's Story Is Not Your Own

Virginia Bell | Posted 03.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Virginia Bell

My mother went mad during menopause. Whatever was holding her together all those years finally collapsed. I always remember her as never really sick b...

A Good Book Is a Good Friend

Kimberlie I. Leon | Posted 03.26.2014 | Books
Kimberlie I. Leon

When I was a kid, my mother used to tell me that when she had a good book to read, it was like having a good friend. It took me a long time to understand what this meant. I've learned it doesn't happen all the time, but when it does, it can be magical.

Absent Parents Get Involved

Sojourner Marable Grimmett | Posted 03.08.2014 | Divorce
Sojourner Marable Grimmett

Dealing with divorce as a young adult was extremely painful. However, I always felt truly blessed and very fortunate to have two amazing parents who loved us unconditionally. I couldn't imagine not having a relationship with either parent. Nor could I imagine them not wanting to be an important part in our lives.

I Want You to Know: From a Mother to Her Daughter on Her 16th Birthday

Carmen Ortiz-McGhee | Posted 03.04.2014 | Women
Carmen Ortiz-McGhee

I want you to know that I love you more than you will ever comprehend. I know it doesn't always feel that way because I'm so hard on you, but that's only because I see your potential, your greatness, your power.

The Color of David: Raising Brown Kids in America

Lucia Brawley | Posted 02.26.2014 | Parents
Lucia Brawley

Our society values black kids less. It's super-obvious to anyone not in profound denial that our society unfairly values white people, and thus white kids, the most.

Collage

Ruth Neubauer | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Ruth Neubauer

COLLAGE Yesterday I threw out my career. Today I threw out my father and uncle's business. In his impeccable handwriting, my father kept all the boo...

"Hit Me With Your Best Shot"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 01.29.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima I am a geezer who believes that being healthy is nothing to sneeze at. I also believe that preventive medicine can be a real shot in ...

Take Back Your Maiden Name? Not For Me

Amy Koko | Posted 01.25.2014 | Divorce
Amy Koko

Wow. Today I had a real eye opener. I received a Thomasville Furniture flyer in the mail addressed to my ex-husband's new wife. This is upsetting on two fronts: 1. Why is she shopping at Thomasville when I am waiting for the year end clearance sale at Rooms To Go?

"Love Your Mother"

Valerie Harms | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Valerie Harms

Once when my children were in their early teens, I did a ceremony in the back yard with them. Kneeling on the grass, as they stood watching skeptically, I patted the ground and said, "The Earth is your mother.

The Experience I Didn't Want To Hide From My Daughter

Shana Sutton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Shana Sutton

They say the key to raising a strong, resilient child is to share your experiences with them -- good, bad, and ugly -- and by doing so, show them how you can make it through. I'm glad I shared this with my daughter and didn't try to hide it.

WATCH: Mom Turns Son's Idea Into Business

Posted 03.31.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

After getting divorced, Sara Tidhar discovered a way to support her family and gain independence through one of her biggest passions: cooking. Today s...

WATCH: Mother With Cancer 'Belittled' By Air New Zealand

Posted 11.02.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

After learning she had breast cancer, a New Zealand woman's initial bid to postpone a flight that interrupted her first radiation treatment was declin...

3 Tips for Taking Care of Both Your Loved Ones and Yourself

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Sometimes, in menopause, hormones aren't the problem at all. Sometimes, the real issue is the role we play in our own lives and families--and for increasingly more perimenopausal and menopausal women, that role is sandwiched between two slices of responsibility.

What My Ex-Wife Does at Sporting Events

Al DeLuise | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

Arlene is small and wiry, but when she has something to say, or God forbid someone gives a cheap shot to our son during a game, you can hear her a mile away. When she yells, there are moose in Canada that raise their heads, cock their ears and question, Arlene, is that you?

"Skate Expectations"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 12.01.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima With apologies to J.R.R. Tolkien, whose fantastic writings did not, for some reason, include a story about roller derby, I am the lor...