5 Heartbreaking Lessons Every Parent Must Learn

Parenting lessons

While parenting is great, Tor Constantino shares an underlying sadness that all loving parents ultimately face.

This Video Reminds Us Why We Should Be Kind to Others

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May we always treat others with the benefit of the doubt, courtesy, compassion and respect.

“these kinds of insane charges…are the primary reasons people have trouble affording health care…”

Health Costs

This comment by Steve on the post The High Cost of A Cherry Popsicle (or The Lack of Healthcare Cost Transparency)

The High Cost of A Cherry Popsicle (or The Lack of Healthcare Cost Transparency)

high cost of a cherry popsicle

They’re three bucks a box at the grocery, but how much is a Popsicle at the ER?

Thank God It’s Autism


My mind goes to the dark places I work so hard to fight against: tumor, cancer, six months to live, eight months, eight years …

Introduction to Alone: Fever Dreams From the Psych Ward


“”Inside the pit of my stomach, a feeling, like being trapped in one of those dreams where your teeth are falling out of your mouth. Or you are losing your hair. And you can’t make it stop.””

The First Time: Dad Demands Epidural

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First-time dad Dustin Fisher hopes that his first childbirth doesn’t set the tone for the rest of his parenting life.

How Men Can Find A Good Mental Health Counselor

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Three steps to finding help, by Stan Popovich.

How I “Almost” Killed My Son


A home-cooked meal was on the table and Tarzan was ready to be watched when catastrophe struck.

What Bono Learned as his Father Died

What Bono Learned as His Father Died

In Blank on Blank, the new video series from Public Radio Exchange, one the world’s biggest rock stars dissects the notion of a dignified death

If You Ever Did Write Anything About Me, I’d Want it to be About Love


When a former love puts Conner Habib in the hospital, he is left reeling with questions of abuse, betrayal, and a shattered heart.

“I cried like a baby for three months as my son fought for his life in a St. Louis Children’s Hospital.”


This is a comment by Josh Magill on the post “Parents, This is Our Edict”.

Getting Started


A Young Man’s First Job When spring came in my freshman year of college I had to do something I had never done, get a job. Because of my mother developed a heart problem the family upholstery business and tobacco growing had been stopped with my dad selling (although it’s called renting) the growing rights […]

“He just fastened the snaps on the left shoulder of my gown for me. Like a blond angel in green scrubs sent from some heavenly place.”

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This comment was from Leia on the post “How to Deal With a Psycho Bitch from Hell.” A post filled with many an angry comment, but then, some comments filled with…grace.

Brokeback Bethlehem


When you’re a parent, a Christmas miracle isn’t something you pray for—it’s something you pray you never need.

Under Pressure: Changing My Lifestyle


Niel Vuolo on the head injury that may have indirectly saved his life.