mothers and sons

I would remind myself that he wouldn't be 2, or 5, or 10 forever. Enjoy every moment you can, I would say to myself on the
Post 50
This weekend my older son and family came to visit for their son's first birthday celebration. Conversations covered many topics and reminiscing became part of the pattern of the days. As I thought about our moments I recalled a memory from long ago shared by my father and me.
3. Rudeness and self-absorption? Unacceptable. If I'm entering a building with my sons and they go in ahead of me, I wait
This happened in 1982. Guess not much has changed. 7. Be aware of the female experience. 5. First Time. How to talk about
Queer Voices
When I booked a memorial Mass for my mother, Mama Jean, at St. Patrick's Cathedral, it wasn't to pray for the repose of her soul. I was seeking a formal ritual to grieve, but I was also making up for the time I couldn't get her into St. Patrick's.
Angie claims she is scared of her 19-year-old son, Nick, who she says has a “long history of irrational and volatile behavior
These are my top three favorite things I have learned so far on my colorful adventure of being the mom to two amazing boys. These insights I've been gifted through motherhood are applicable to everyone -- enjoy!
When I was a kid, I tried everything. Soccer, baseball, football, basketball, rollerblading, it didn't matter. In 6th grade, I learned the trumpet; in 7th grade, I started dabbling in guitar; and in 8th grade, the junior high marching band lost their tuba player so I stepped in.
My son doesn't need to "man up." Other kids need to stop acting like jerks. But we don't live in a perfect society, so instead of teaching him to man up, I will teach him to stand up.
Culture & Arts
The most critical relationships in life are often those between parents and their children. Whenever such relationships are ruptured (or destroyed) by family tensions or an inability to communicate, it's easy to be haunted by film titles, song titles, and advertising slogans that evolve into angry ear worms.
GPS for the Soul
I work as a counselor in Hospice. This is a quick request of you guys out there who have mothers who are either under Hospice care, or in a nursing home.
I'm completely and totally happy with the hand I've been dealt, and my heart is overflowing with love for my three boys. I think we'll be just fine without any daughters; my three sons are enough for me.
The time is short now. Your cap and gown are hanging in the closet. Your graduation announcements have been ordered. High school is almost over. You are ready. You are more than ready.
"I hope you'll both be gentleman, because I think the world needs more gentleman. So I hope you'll both be the kind of men that open doors for others, that take your hats off at the table, that say 'please' and 'thank you' -- and that are kind."
You have to shut out the external noise--the articles about six-figure advances, the dire news about book sales plummeting