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First Night It's Sunday! If you've got nieces and nephews by relation or by choice who live nearby, this is the time to spend
It becomes more complicated (and pretty weird) when the comments involve body parts. For example, someone might say, "She
Before maturing into Mom-hood, I mastered Bad Aunt-hood. Once upon a time my sister went into labor while I was visiting
And as far as the love we give to your kids goes, well, that comes naturally to us. Babies are born from the womb, but maternity comes from the soul. There are many way to be maternal. Thank you for giving us a deeply meaningful way to exercise our maternal muscle.
I get a lot of motherly input in my life. I have an amazing mom, a fantastic mother-in-law, a one of kind older sister, world class sisters-in-law, aunts, great aunts, and friends. And over the course of those very many relationships, I have received countless pieces of advice -- both solicited and unsolicited (my personal favorite).
It takes so little to show your appreciation on a more frequent basis. Whether it's a quick cup of coffee, a movie, going shopping, a day out on the town or simply telling your Mother how much you love, appreciate and treasure her. Consider doing this often.
This little girl's aunt is in the doghouse for saying "poop." Two-year-old Josie was pretty angry when her aunt Mimi said
The load of responsibility placed on the shoulders of women in our society is heavy. It's stressful. It's hard work. It's not easy.
It starts something like this: You go to a relative's house for the holidays. Soon, the adults start to drink a little, lose their inhibitions and start to regress to their younger selves. You start to tell old stories. Oh no, you have forgotten that your teenage children are in the room.
As my nieces and nephews become teenagers, they seem busy with their own lives. I don't know what to do to get closer, other than friending them on Facebook. Do you think having relationships with their aunts and uncles matters to kids?
When my mother had a kidney stone, she called me to tell me to get to the hospital first: "Go get a Sharpie at the nurses' station and blacken out my age on the side of the bed," she told me.
The problem with Marjorie's scrambled eggs was that they didn't smile like my mom's eggs. They seemed pale, like they'd had a bad night out. They looked like their estimated taxes were due.
We are all sons and daughters. This truth unites all people from all parts of the world. Many of us don't think about it, but our identity as a son or a daughter is a gateway.
I tend to be the grossest person in the room. I used to always describe myself as one of the guys...with female parts. I consider it a gift really. But lately, I come to realize it's more than that. It's genetic.
March is (was?) Women's History Month. Now that it's over I would like to get this in just under the wire: a simple tribute to those women who inspired me.
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