37 Weeks Pregnant – A Letter To My Wife

Appreciating what is right before me

Frank Prather is a self-identified “badass” with credits as a break-dancer, body-builder, Harley owner, gun-toter, and worst of all – a blogger. Now he is graduating to being a “badass dad.”

Be Prepared to Receive Something Special

Understanding My Mother by Cabot OCallaghan

When Cabot O’Callaghan befriended a young woman with borderline personality disorder, he wasn’t ready for the wisdom he’d receive.

The Unintended Consequences of Parental Expectations

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As an abused child she knew the negative power a parent could have, but she didn’t know the power of positive parenting could be almost as frightening.

Targets

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David Eye’s poem of shooting involves both literal and metaphorical guns.

The Power of Black Money in the Aftermath of Ferguson

What Can Mike Brown Buy

If you can’t appreciate my right to live, I won’t appreciate your right to profit!

5 Tools to Rock the Hell Out of Being an Entrepreneur

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Britt Bolnick believes that if you’re going to start or run a successful business, you have to do your “inner work” first. She offers five tools to help.

Emptying the Nest

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As her son goes off to college, Jennifer Weiss-Wolf realizes she has been raising him for independence all along.

When My Father Woke

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Pay close attention to Ed Madden’s poem about an invalid father; the speaker reveals perhaps more than he intends to.

I’m Tired Of Having To Fix, Learn, And Improve All The F**king Time. When Does It Stop?

Give me a break.

Steven Lake is at the end of his rope. Or is it the beginning of a new way of being?

To Meddling Parents of Grown Children: STAND DOWN!

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As parents our ultimate goal should be to produce self-sufficient humans who will make good choices in life.

Orphan

Orphan by Faisal Akram

On Parents Day, Tammy Palazzo reflects on her version of growing up alone.

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

Mom and Son

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

Can Philadelphians Afford to Pay for Fresh Air?

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Philly is the 11th most polluted city in the U.S and a metropolis with the highest rate of deep poverty, so if someone did sell cans of fresh air, could anyone afford it?