Father’s Day hasn’t always been an enjoyable experience for me. My parents divorced when I was eight years old. Before they separated I was “Daddy’s little girl,” but after the divorce, the time with my father was limited. That, plus the addition of a new stepmother and stepsiblings, changed everything. Late into my 30s, an excellent [...]
Editor’s Note: Read Part 1 Here, and Part 2 Here After falling in love at first sight, marrying eight days later, then moving to the new husband’s village, a young couple began life together. It was the early 1900’s in the country of Turkey. Armenians by heritage, they were part of a minority population within the [...]
Ever had one of those days? The house has been flooded (twice) by a curious youngster with numerous rolls of toilet paper, the dog has turned shedding into an art form, your daughter’s best friend moved away three hours ago (taking her mother and one of your closest friends with her), the neighborhood pool is [...]
A great mother-in-law?? Okay, most days, I’d settle for just being a good one or even simply not messing up a relationship too badly. I’ve been a mother-in-law for 17 years now. We have five kids — three daughters and two sons. All of them are married, so I have both sons- and daughters-in-law. And the things [...]
For me as a single mom, one of the most difficult things about Father’s Day is purchasing the card. It’s agonizing standing there looking at all the “Dad! You’re the greatest!” cards, knowing that they simply don’t apply. My children don’t choose them. That makes me sad and angry. I want my children’s dad to be their hero. [...]
My husband and I just celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary! It doesn’t seem that long ago. We told a friend’s little daughter that we were celebrating our 40th anniversary, and with wide eyes, she gasped in disbelief! It was fun. So the question some have asked, what makes marriage work? I was raised by a single mom. [...]
Editor’s Note: Read How to Talk to Children about Disasters, Part 1 Here The spring of 2011 has been a season of weather disasters in the U.S. To all of us watching, and especially to those of us who have experienced it, we are sure there have never been so many tornadoes and damaging storms. And [...]
Better than ties and aftershave is encouragement! Find ways you can encourage Dad this Father’s Day.