What She Taught Me

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Even though he’s never had a conversation with his Mother, Mark MacDonald is eternally grateful for all she has taught him.

R. Kelly’s Son Jay Came Out As Trans, And His Mother Couldn’t Be More Supportive

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The son of the infamous R&B singer has come out amidst intense media scrutiny. His mother has been by his side through it all.

Fourteen

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“Fourteen” is Telaina Eriksen’s heartfelt letter to her teenaged son, and the man she hopes he becomes.

“Aren’t those staying home to raise their kids working?”

Dual Incomes

Why Two-Income Families are Happier Than Single Earner Households

How to Spoil Your Mum on Mother’s Day

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There is a rule of thumb with the gift giving on this day. Do it well.

Sunday Night in My Thirties

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Thom Ingram reflects on the pressure some of us face to have children.

Back Off My Wife! My Jealousy of a Little Girl

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Doug Zeigler used to get frustrated and angered by his daughter’s constant attempts to get his wife’s attention. But then he saw what was really the issue: his jealousy.

Bringing Your Girlfriend Home: Tips for a Smooth Introduction

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Fellas. You’re in love. She’s the One. Now, it’s time to take your lady to meet your folks. Here are a few tips on how to introduce the light of your life to your parents.

Mom’s “Rules for Dating My Son” Are as Bad as Dad’s “Rules for Dating My Daughter”

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Do you think this is funny? Why or why not?

A Boy’s Life Is Changed On A Jamaican Road

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Some lessons change a life. Some lessons change as many as they can. Jeff Bogle shares the moment that changed his . . .

The Drill Instructor and the Lonely Boy: A Powerful Video

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There is a lot to be said for discipline, and even more for positive male role models. This video has both.

On Making Amends and Finding Gratitude

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There are many paths to gratitude. Matt Clapper’s led him through a series of amends, and he is the better for it.

How My Dad’s Serial Marriage Affected Me

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I never expected how my father’s serial divorce would affect me over time.

Dad Profiling: The Double Standard

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Mike Spohr was trying to console his crying niece. Unfortunately some people only see what they want to see.

Somewhat Deaf and Completely Scared

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Doug Zeigler was born with a hearing defect. He tried all he could to hide it from everyone for one reason: FEAR.

Dear Son: There’s Life Outside a Glowing Screen

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D. Alva reminds her son about the differences between real life and virtual life.