Let Children Go

By | September 21st, 2017|Categories: Culture & Life, Family, Featured Author, Popular, Top Stories, Women and Life|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Our children didn't follow a traditional straight line, and they still don't. In their current lives as fathers, they eschew much of cultural dogma, and stand their ground with definite ideas and principles. We didn't trace a straight line for them, so we couldn't expect them to follow one. Yes, it is hard to leave them be when they face the adult world threshold after high school. One has to let go, take a leap of faith, trust that you have done your best, and hope they figure it out successfully their own.

Happy Not-My-Mother’s Day

By | May 4th, 2017|Categories: Culture & Life, Featured Author, Holidays, Popular, Top Stories, Women and Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

As a society, we have seen a break in the mold of the traditional family. However, mothering isn’t limited to a child’s family dynamic. In fact, often we as adults continue to look for maternal guidance.

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Getting Assistance With Depression in the Family

By | May 2nd, 2017|Categories: Dilemmas for Emma, Family, Popular, Women and Life|Tags: , , , , , |

If your daughter had a life-threatening physical illness, your support system would gather around you and help. Fortunately, there's a wonderful organization called NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) that provides support for friends and family of the mentally ill. 

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Perfect Husband, Not-So-Perfect Father?

By | April 18th, 2017|Categories: Dilemmas for Emma, Parenting, Popular, Relationships, Women and Life|Tags: , , , |

So, you say your husband is perfect except in this one area and that you are the only one bothered by the situation.

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Two Languages, One Family: Portrait of a Bilingual Marriage

By | January 22nd, 2017|Categories: Culture & Life, Featured Author, Popular, Top Stories, Travel, Women and Culture, Women and Life|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Language is a bedrock of who we are. We identify with a culture through it, and we expose our personalities through it. It's how we learn and communicate. While most of us don't have the chance to start out in life with two languages, we don't have a choice of the one we are born into. We can choose to learn another one, or several. It opens windows to the world, bringing awareness of other worlds.

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On Loss: Missing a Loved One During the Holidays

By | December 3rd, 2016|Categories: Culture & Life, Events, Family, Health & Wellness, Relationships, Top Stories Headline, Wellness, Women and Culture, Women and Life|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In a perfect world, the holidays offer the best of times filled with warmth and companionship. We luxuriate in the love of those who mean everything to us. When a loss occurs, not only are celebratory patterns threatened, but suddenly it becomes painful to negotiate a regular day.

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