Twenty-Five Clues the Man of Your Dreams Will Become the Man Your Children Only See on Weekends

by Patricia V. Davis Are you engaged to be married, but no one in your circle seems as rapturous about it as you are? Is it possible that they see something to which your infatuation might ─ just might ─ have blinded you? Well, once again, I, your Expert in Failed Relationships is here to […]

“The Mommy Trenches” Why Don’t Some Moms Know Their Kids are Jerks?

In a few short months, my daughter will be starting kindergarten. I don’t know if I’m ready for this. Aside from the fact that she will be coming home with disgusting kid-germs every day and will most likely be sick ALL THE TIME, I’m just a tad worried about the social aspect. I know she […]

Against All Odds: On Being Dragged Against My Will By My Teenage Daughter to See James Franco’s New Movie

by Lorrie Goldin Would you cut off your right arm to save your child? That’s a no-brainer. Of course you would. OK, something harder, then: Would you go watch a movie about a guy who cuts off his right arm when your 18-year-old begs you? Hmmm. Even parental self-sacrifice has its limits. “Can’t we see […]

Things They Never Tell You About Your Partner’s Pregnancy

by Grace Bon I wrote a previous article for women about things they never tell you about your own pregnancy. This one’s for the men… 1. Your partner is tired. Do you have any idea how hard it is to make a baby? There are eyelashes and fingernails and lungs and other various organs to […]

At the Threshold

by Christine Falcone   There is a certain element of forgetting involved in being human.  Just to be able to function everyday, we must somehow overlook the fact that, as an example, we’re all going to die.  It’s this particular type of amnesia that I pray for every morning when I open my eyes, and […]

Fat Loss, Not Weight Loss

by George Louris Have you given up on your New Year’s resolution yet? If you’re like most people, you didn’t get past week two. But have no fear, if you follow these five simple rules you can accelerate your fat loss, increase your energy and improve your overall health. 1. Eat More Vegetables: Yup, mom […]

A Parent’s View of Cutting

by Tom Hames When I was in high school, if one of my friends was ‘cutting’ it meant they were skipping class. Today, the term can refer to something else completely. Cutting is a form of self-injury where a person takes a sharp object such as a knife, razor blade, pen or even a paper […]

Nonna Flora’s Pasta Genovese

by Ann Casolaro Minard ~My Nonna with my dad and siblings~ La Genovese is a bit of a mystery because it does not come from Genoa, but from Naples, and some even say that this is one of Naples best kept secrets! Pasta Genovese is in fact one of the highest praised dishes to come […]

Surefire Success Strategies for Your Writing Life

by Sage Cohen Creating a successful writing life depends as much on our attitudes, strategies and systems, as it does on great writing. Follow the steps below to create your own productivity blueprint, and make 2011 your best writing and publishing year yet. Define what success means to you Since we generally accomplish close to […]

The Code

by Sashana Kane Proctor Photo by Chrissy Maini   Hey! I was eating that cheesecake! Give it back! I wasn’t done eating that! Who do you think you are anyway? Who let you in here? Who gave you the gate code? You can’t get in here without the code! Oh… Look! What if I promise […]