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Mom Hits the Bar

Gayle Kirschenbaum | Posted 12.10.2014 | Fifty
Gayle Kirschenbaum

When mom and I are together we slip into our routine banter. Sometimes it does get loud between us and not all the words shared fall into the touchy, feely category. Let's just say, we don't keep anything in.

Maiden, Mother, Bitch

Mary Pritchard | Posted 12.07.2014 | Women
Mary Pritchard

Women in my generation have many more opportunities than our mothers did. We can choose to play out a different role, roles that our mothers never dreamed possible.

The Pain of Absence and Presence

Catherine Nagle | Posted 12.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

With 23 years between my two children, I entered a different world in 1995 when my second child was born. As an old-schooled mom, I wasn't familiar ...

What Parents Should Really Fear

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 12.04.2014 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

I really appreciate when really smart scientists make their research easy to understand using stories, concepts, and analogies. Natalia uses the concept of the Worry Clock to illustrate how much parents should worry about dangers to their children.

Mom's Entrance

Gayle Kirschenbaum | Posted 12.02.2014 | Fifty
Gayle Kirschenbaum

At 91, she is a phenomenon. When she is at home in Boca Raton, by 7:00 a.m. she is at the athletic center -- they never call it a gym in her gated community of Boca Pointe. Pointe spelled with an "e" at the end, don't forget it.

5 Mantras For Mindful Mamas

Shannon MacLaggan | Posted 12.02.2014 | Parents
Shannon MacLaggan

Mantras have the power to disconnect you from the disarray and the chaos and tap you into the beauty and the possibility of the here and now, before judgement and before thinking.

How "the Accident" Made Me Forever Grateful for My Mother

Rana Campbell | Posted 11.25.2014 | Good News
Rana Campbell

As an adult, I am now able to understand and process a lot of which wasn't explained to me as a child. My mother makes me smile. She's the strongest woman I know.

Somehow, They Knew Better

Catherine Nagle | Posted 11.05.2014 | Parents
Catherine Nagle

Most parents want their children's lives to be abundant and want to give them more than they had. But sometimes the only help they can give is by sharing what they've learned through their own life experience, telling their children the best of what they know. I

'They Grow Up So Fast!'...and Other Cliché Phrases

Denice Duff | Posted 10.31.2014 | Fifty
Denice Duff

I came home from the airport to quiet house with an empty laundry hamper, the sink devoid of dirty dishes and a bathroom counter I could actually see. And I thought to myself, there are two things that are keeping me from sobbing from loneliness.

Why Horseplay Is Vital For Your Kids

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 10.30.2014 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

Situational safety has its place. Being chronically concerned about children's safety does not. Children will get hurt.

It Happened to Me: Infertility Treatments Didn't Work and I Defined My Own Motherhood

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 10.27.2014 | Parents
Justine Brooks Froelker

We must give ourselves permission to make our own family, however that may look. And, as a society we must all have more fertility compassion for whatever those means are.

Prayers for Dana: The Story of a Mother Battling Lyme Disease and Congenital Heart Disease

Christina Scribner | Posted 12.22.2014 | Women
Christina Scribner

Pictured: Dana Calloway with her husband and five children. Twenty-four year old Dana Calloway has been sick for many years. In addition to her lat...

Shiva Rose on Her Last Parenting Fail, Most Embarrassing Mom Moment and Beekeeping

Stacie Krajchir | Posted 12.07.2014 | Parents
Stacie Krajchir

Regarded for her beauty, joyous spirit and inspiring sense of style, Shiva Rose is the embodiment of healthy and bohemian living. Her website was created out of a desire to celebrate a holistic, healthy, authentic life style without sacrificing taste and glamour. She took a moment to share some of her favorite moments of motherhood with me.

A Fistful of Jeans: How it Actually Feels to Lose a Parent

Joe DeProspero | Posted 11.16.2014 | Parents
Joe DeProspero

The worst part of losing her wasn't finding her body; It wasn't even having to break the news to her mother (my grandmother) later that day. It was the moment I returned to my job and realized that I was expected to simply blend back into society as if I wasn't permanently damaged.

Call Your Mother!

William Irvine | Posted 11.05.2014 | Healthy Living
William Irvine

In a previous post, I presented what I described as the Stoic formula for a happy, meaningful life: X = the number of days you have left to live...

Since You've Been Gone

S. Isabelle Harounian | Posted 10.22.2014 | Women
S. Isabelle Harounian

until our eyes meet again, dearest mother, until I am where you are -- above, beyond and over the clouds -- until then, know your heart beats in mine.

Here's What All Divorced Dads Need To Know

Joel Schwartzberg | Posted 10.12.2014 | Divorce
Joel Schwartzberg

While dozens of factors can make divorced and remarried dads feel insecure, one fact puts them to rest: Kids are brought into this world by one and only one man. If you're a divorced dad, here's a hint: IT'S YOU.

Sitting at the Feet of Jill Scott

Danai P. Maraire | Posted 10.11.2014 | Black Voices
Danai P. Maraire

You probably know that Jill Scott is a critically acclaimed actress. But you may not know some of the dues she paid to get there. She discovered the hard way that there is no book, nor dummy's guide to dealing with fame in Hollywood.

The Pedestal

Jeff Hay | Posted 10.07.2014 | Parents
Jeff Hay

While some parents look forward to their child's graduation or wedding day, I think I am now looking forward to the day my kids discover I am human. What a relief that day will be!!

Dear Family Whisperer: You Can't Go Home but You Can Grow Up -- Here's How

Melinda Blau | Posted 09.30.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

With grandparents staying active and healthy longer, many families are trying to figure out how to have stress-free three-generation gatherings.

The Road From Paralysis To Motherhood

Rachelle Friedman | Posted 09.30.2014 | Impact
Rachelle Friedman

The main question I think many people have is: "Can someone with paralysis have sex, conceive, and have a healthy pregnancy?" The answer is yes to all of the above. But, over the past four years, I have come to learn more about my unique circumstances as a result of my injury.

Girlfriends: The Other Women

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 09.16.2014 | Fifty
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

Fortunately, I got to go to college in the late '60s. The Second Wave ruled! Birth control was readily available and there were savvy girls from all over the world at UNM. What was even better, they knew nothing about me. Sure, I was a little weird, but weird was in. I could blend. Somewhat.

It Takes Over a Village: Calling Out American 'Mommyism'

Joel Schwartzberg | Posted 09.15.2014 | Parents
Joel Schwartzberg

I want my daughters to grow up feeling vital and empowered based on what's inside them, not on what comes out. I want my son to recognize women as inherently whole and complete, without regard to their present or potential offspring.

When Being Wrong Is Right

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

When people hurt or frighten us and the differences between us erupt in anger, we have an opportunity to practice and strengthen these qualities.

How Parents Tell Their Kids They Have No Value

Christopher Norris | Posted 09.06.2014 | Black Voices
Christopher Norris

Growing up I heard countless adults say: "children are to be seen and not heard."