A Dad’s Secret to Parenting Them After They’re Grown


One night Todd answered the phone and heard sobbing. He knew his parenting days were not over. Here are his insights.

Losing My Parents Made Me a Better Father


Tor Constantino shares 4 insights, drawn from the depths of loss, for happier, healthier parenting.

First Plane Rides: Connecting to my Childhood Through My Own Children

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Josh Magill remembers his first plane trip.

100 Words on Love: I Don’t Want to Talk

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“It’s a hell of a goddamned thing,” he said.

Equality Should Shine Through Generations

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When Amelia’s 7-year-old son told her he was gay, she didn’t bat an eye. She credits the lessons learned from another generation.

How a Gay Grandparent will Lovingly Raise Black Boys

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Anthony Carter feels his biggest challenge will be protecting their innocence and encouraging others to believe that black children have innocence and it is worth protecting.

Growing Up With the Source

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Fouad Alaa feels that growing up with four unique parents shaped his personality far more than biology did.

100 Words on Love: February, 1942


The threat of war, the fear of death: none of that in the photograph.

Why “The Gift of Not Giving a Thing” Can Be Much Harder Than It Looks

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Do your kids have too much stuff? Tom Burns explains why people keep giving them presents.

A Place in the World

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Vaughan Granier reflects on the beauty of having 3 generations under one roof.

My Hometown: Ghosts in Central Louisiana


Bill Murphy swore he would never go back to his hometown that was full of abuse and turmoil. But then something unexpected brought him back.

100 Words on Love: Thicker Than Blood


Love sees no boundaries, and in its blindness, crosses them.

Within My Control and Beyond

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Josh Magill provides insight into the conundrum of control faced by Masterminds—like him.

It’s a Saturday, and Your Granny is Dying


“Your dad sent you an e-mail asking if you had photos for the DVD they’ll play at the funeral; your aunt has asked you to go ahead and write her obituary. You don’t write it yet. You are absolutely incapable of writing about her in past tense.”

How To Be a Prepper Parent

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Capt. William E. Simpson is a survivalist. And naturally enough, so are his children — and his grandchildren.

Dear John: Pro Golfer Wants To Play Her


A chance to get with a pro-golfer who is married, a self-conscious man with gynecomastia, and keeping a daughter from her grandparents awful relationship habits.