…It was all meant to be Kids are curious. They want to know what’s in things, under things. How things work. They’ll keep tinkering and toying with something until they get it. Later in life, that can turn into snooping. I’m guilty as charged when it came to snooping. It was how I learned about…
… family did not come first. I was raised with the understanding that family comes first, that the world revolves around your loved ones. This was all fine and good, but in a large, Hispanic and Catholic family, the expectations are far greater. You’re expected to love, honor, and respect your aunts, uncles, cousins, and…
Father Time is a weekly column dedicated to the concept of time in a parent’s life, particularly a father’s life. The point of view comes from a father of two young sons, both under three-years-old, and how time really is just that: a concept. ◊♦◊ In New Mexico, where I grew up, people talked a…
We’ve become a nation of dysfunctional families. But Kenny Porpora survived being raised in one and explains how you can, too.
Think your family is annoying? Maybe it’s time for YOU to get over yourself.
You’ll thank Thomas Fiffer for this helpful guide to surviving hellish holiday dysfunction.
Emma Johnson has a premonition about her first marriage, then gathers a lesson following its end.
If your family will not be kind to you this holiday season, please: be kind to yourself.
I could have been a decent, if reluctant, father, just like my own father was. I’ve made a different choice.
Jared Karol had to broach the subject of his gay father more than once with his co-worker, Amie Shea, before she wanted to open up about her own gay dad.