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Call for Submissions – My Adult Parent is Toxic, This is How I Deal

How do you handle toxicity in adult-parent relationships? Often, as adults, our relationships with our parents is difficult, whether leftover from childhood or because of something that happened later in life. If you have a toxic or emotionally challenging relationship with your mother, father or with both of your parents, how do you handle it? […]

3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Help People In Need

He did all he could to save his mom but realized you shouldn’t always help people in need. — “F#%k!” There was no better word to describe how I felt at that moment as I sat on my bed feeling dazed and confused while trying to understand what I had just heard. My mother had returned to her abusive relationship with […]

Chimney Swifts

Seldom does one see a coming-of-age story as stark and as inventive as Marc Frazier’s award-winning poem.

Letter to My Daughter

Joy Ladin captures both a parent’s love and a sense of deep loss in this villanelle.

I am an Only Child

Experiencing loss as only a mother and son could.

Too Soon Without His Mama

How does a young boy deal with understanding the death of the most important woman in his life?

One Change for 2016: Believe in Yourself

You know what, if you aren’t up to someone else’s standard, so what?!

Are You an Emotionally Present Father?

The statistics are staggering on the effects of a fatherless home.

The Gift

Christmas morning provides the occasion for this poignant and vaguely disturbing poem about the sometimes convoluted relationships between mothers and sons.

Empty Nest

Tom Mallouk’s speaker reaches out in sympathy to the mother of his grown child in this emotionally impactful poem.

You Don’t Need a Woman to Grow and Be Happy, You Need Men

Author Jay Cradeur shares the rare opportunity of working with men over the past 15 years and the powerful impact on relationships.

Five Ways to Raise a Son of Character

We live in a society that doesn’t reward or respect character as often as it should or even as it used to.

Surprising Reasons Why My Son Wears Nail Polish

How do you let your boys express themselv

10 Powerful Ways Men Can Create a Rock-Solid Relationship

A strong, lasting relationship is not always easy, but it is possible.

Why Isn’t a Mama’s Boy a Good Thing?

View image | Mary McLaurine’s sons have been called Mama’s Boys. And that’s OK. Why? Because they love their mother. They are also independent adults with lives of their own.   My sons and I have always been close. Today, one is 30, and the other 34. Like most siblings, they have much in […]