Hail and Farewell

We buried him in his blue jeans. A folded American flag and a leather cowboy hat rested on his chest. On his feet were snakeskin boots.

Battling Peter Pan Syndrome

Saying goodbye to my first vehicle has triggered a flare up in my lifelong battle with Peter Pan Syndrome.

My Husband Wants a Man Cave

It took a bolt of lightning to open the door on the hoard of memories that stood between him and his refuge. — My husband and I have been empty-nesters for quite some time now since our son left for college in 2005. About three years ago I converted his room to my office, removing […]

We Are Beautiful Because We Are Scarred

We all have scars lingering with us throughout life.Tim Mousseau believes these permanent marks are what make us beautiful.

Some Things I Remember

Cabot O’Callaghan is all grown up, but his childhood memories still haunt him.

Those Flashbacks: Another Step Toward Healing

When our healing has taken place, we no longer need those painful reminders. This author shows us how.

Why It’s Not About Them…It’s About You

Triggers. We all have them. What can we do when someone pushes one?

A Daughter in the Garage With Dad: the 5 Things I Learned

A daughter cherishes her time with her dad. Her time with her dad too, was in the garage. It was the scene of five of her most important life lessons.

A Daughter in the Garage With Dad: Motor Oil and Smoke

A daughter cherishes her time with her dad. It was not glamorous. In fact, it smelled of oil and smoke. But, it was with dad.

The Face of Joy

Where does pure joy come from? John Faithful Hamer can tell you.

Why I’m Not Sentimental

Tim Mousseau explains why he lets go of sentimental stuff and keeps moving forward with his life.

Call for Submissions: Fathers, Do-Overs, and What Matters to Me

Three special topics. We want to hear from you.

The Day a 10-Year Old Held His Dad’s Hand

The act was a simple one. It was an impromptu gesture. But for this dad, it moved his world and awakened his heart with a moment he would savor forever.

A Dad Takes a Moment With the “Measuring Wall” and Discovers Life’s Truths

Mathew Lajoie makes marks on a wall as his kids grow. Recently he stared at the wall and it gave back some profound insights.

Losing My Parents Made Me a Better Father

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

Remember When We…?

Why sharing memories is soul food