Wise Advice From Dads

Many of us are fortunate to receive wise advice from our dads. Maybe not always welcomed advice at first, but nonetheless, insights that helped shape our thinking, our decisions and our day-to-day routines. A few weeks before Father’s Day 2005, my dad and I were...
Why Mom Deserves More Praise

Why Mom Deserves More Praise

The dirty diapers, the 3 a.m. feedings, the unending laundry. Mom deserves more praise. The millions of meals cooked, the boo-boo kisses, the bedtime stories. As an unattributed quote reminds us, “Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother.” If my mother...
Why Dads Deserve Our Thanks

Why Dads Deserve Our Thanks

Dads deserve our thanks. If I could, I’d pick up my phone and call Dad right now. “Hey, Dad, do you remember feeding us as babies on the living room sofa? Which of us three kids kept you on your toes the most? Do you remember the time you . . .?” On and on I’d pepper...
Love Always . . . Letters from Our Moms

Love Always . . . Letters from Our Moms

Letters from Mom are often simply priceless. Now days we’d add emails, posts, texts, and YouTube videos. Beyoncé’s mother wrote this note to her four daughters for Mother’s Day 2015, “I remember slumber parties after my divorce, when we watched old movies and ate a...